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Thread: quick yonex/asics question...
07-26-2011, 05:18 AM #18
07-26-2011, 05:49 AM #19
OT: Slack on my part, I admit but I was just having a go at him as it was ironic of him of all people to make that statement.
<hugs Yonex SHB-100 LTD> ... *I won't let them bad people hurt you*
Last edited by justinwyyau; 07-26-2011 at 05:51 AM. Reason: Feet or foot? I'm confused.
07-26-2011, 07:57 AM #20
To quatify? How about telling your SBH sorry that he won't even survive his 3rd birthday
07-26-2011, 07:06 PM #21
I think "if you want good shoes go to a shoemaker" is missing the point that different activities demands different properties of shoes.. I would say.. If you want good Cycling shoes, go to a cyckling shoe maker like Sidi, Shimano, Dromarti's etc. You dont buy Babolat or Asics. If you are into tapdancing you go to a good tap-dancing-shoe-maker like Bloch, Capegio etc. Not to Puma and Saucony etc.. If you want good basketball shoes, you go to a basketball-shoe-maker like Nike,Air Jordan, And1 etc. Not to brands like Puma, Asics..
Sorry for being a bit long winding but you get my main argument.. The size is not relevant if you don't put the effort into the specifics for that shoe type and properties/demands. Just because Puma researches alot about fotball and runningsshoes, does not make give them any advantage in fencing shoes imop. I think it could be rather the oppsosite actually, like some Tennis companies that only researches tennis-rackets and then directly transfers that technology over to badminton rackets (which they just produce, as it is in the same product segement, not becuase it is a core business, and research priority for them). Usually with not so great results, as a technology good for tennis isn't neccessarily any good at all for badminton. I think makers who focus on badminton generally makes a better job making badmintonstuff, than companies who just treat badminton as a "nice-to-have" addition to their core product line.
Even shorter.. I don't think you have to be good at making badminton shoes, just because you make great fotball shoes, or spike-shoes for 100m dash.
Another personal aspect for me is to try to promote badminton as a sport, so even if a basketball shoe from Nike was great to use, I would much rather buy a shoe labeled "designed for badminon" and promoted as a "badminton shoe".. Just to show my support to the maker that at least aknowledges our sport.. Not just treats it as just any "indoor sport".. I would like more companies to focus more on badminton, and I would liek to have "badminton shoe sections" at all my sports store.. not just "volleyball" or "handball" sections.. So I also thinks (maybe a bit naive) that buying shoes labeled as "badminton shoes" makes a tiny, tiny contribution to helt our great sport as well.. voting with my small wallet :-)
Anyway.. lots of ramblings here.. My 2 cents anyway :-)
Last edited by twobeer; 07-26-2011 at 07:11 PM.
07-27-2011, 05:40 PM #22
I used to exclusively use Yonex shoes. Then I switched to Asics and my knees stopped hurting so bad. Down side is Asics are slightly heavier and taller. I tried Mizuno and they are lower and lighter than the Asics but I started getting knee discomfort. Went back and bought Asics Lyte Gel and they are AWESOME and light.
Just be mindful that these shoes will have a slightly thicker sole than Yonex.
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