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Thread: Yonex Sunrise and Yonex Japan
10-15-2010, 10:14 AM #1
Yonex Sunrise and Yonex Japan
Hi, I am a keen badminton player that play twice a week. 5 years ago I started buying Yonex badminton shoes, SHB99. I love them, very light and comfortable.
Today I just bought another pair, SBH101LTD, totally diappointed. Not to mention that it is heavier but they actually cause me a great deal of pains. I play about 6 games today and towards the last 2 games, the pain was so much that I felt like taking them off. But I can't because I was in the middle of the games.
Okay, for what I know, one can buy from Yonex Sunrise, which is a local agent for Yonex or buy from those who sell Yonex shoes that are directly imported from Japan. My question is : are those from Japan have better quality compared to those from yonex Sunrise.
[ My other question is, for the high end shoes, why Yonex produced worse instead of better shoes over the time. ]
Any Yonex shoes expert out there that can enlighten me regarding this puzzled issue. Many thanks.
10-15-2010, 11:19 AM #2
i can only say jp versions are slighlty higher ( the price )
10-16-2010, 02:50 PM #3
6 games on a new pair! And complain about pain . I believe 101 is not as wide as 99 as well but you haven't described what kind of pain and where ...
10-16-2010, 04:07 PM #4
Maybe you have't broken in the shoe yet since there new. I also find the 101 models kinda heavy, probably because of all that tech and cosmetic stuff on the shoe.
10-17-2010, 04:50 AM #5
10-17-2010, 04:55 AM #6
10-17-2010, 05:18 AM #7
10-17-2010, 08:51 PM #8
I would suggest you spent a little of your time and do have a look at the many of the SHB101LTD review posted before in this forum, by using the search functions. Those "things" inside the the 101LTD are not cosmetic. 101LTD are designed to be tighter (at the front, where your toes are) compared to 100LTD, and those WM suffix models (e.g SHB200WM). Secondly, SHB101LTD is a "high cushioned" model, meaning the cushioning inside are thicker than other model, to absorb better the jumping vibration upon contact with the ground when you land.
NOT everyone likes it, and those that prefer thin cushioning (such as those in ASICS models) will not like 101LTD and may even feel pain at the high cushioning area, such as in the inward, middle part of your feet. (which i believe, is your case)
Whoever sell you this shoes should have tell you the differences between all Yonex High end models. All have different designs meant for different end users' likings. I have been using SHB101LTD for few years and have no pain no problem with it, to me that is the BEST design Yonex has come out in years.
As for JP shoes Vs. SP (Sunrise) shoes, the difference is there, in finishing and long lasting. I played 5 times a week, each session lasting 3 hours or more. After more than a year, my JP SHB101LTD still looks like brand new, can show you if you interested (within Klang Valley-lah )
Hope this helps.
Want to sell me your SHB101LTD ?
Last edited by tckang; 10-17-2010 at 08:53 PM.
10-19-2010, 03:11 AM #9
10-19-2010, 04:18 AM #10
Thank you tckang and kkwm83, at least you guys clear my doubts on Yonex high End Shoes. I decided to give it a few weeks trial, to see if the shoes will break in for me... Thanks
Btw, I saw there are SBH101-Ltd-Red in the shop, the seller told me those are sent in from Japan "Directly". tckang said they will be more lasting. Anymore?? Comfortability?? Any difference between the SBH101-LTD Red and Blue? I know the Blue ones are Thomas Cup Edition. How about Comfortability? Any comments? The Japannese Version is selling for about RM100 more, tckang, can you comment on this?
10-25-2010, 09:22 PM #11
As for Yonex shoes, JP ones, the only difference i feel so far is the long lasting ness.....in terms of comfort, design, they are about the same. Price wise, depending on models, some can cost more than RM100 in difference than the local SP model.
For me, i have no regrets switching to JP Yonex shoes. I only import from Shuttle-house Japan whenever my JP shoes reaches its old age. So far, my JP SHB101LTD is still going strong, serving me 5 sessions of badminton a week for more than a year now.
10-25-2010, 10:13 PM #12
10-25-2010, 10:55 PM #13
10-25-2010, 10:57 PM #14
10-26-2010, 12:43 AM #15
10-26-2010, 02:36 AM #16
Anyway, it surprised me as well. I used to owned SP 101LTD and by the 5th month, it has obvious wear & tear and by the 7th, the right side front open its mouth to say "hello" (i.e open mouth tear).
Not sure about difference in material but unlike the bag, the JP and SP shoes really can't tell much difference from the physical look. Oh well Evil empire .......
Last edited by tckang; 10-26-2010 at 02:38 AM.
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