DinkALot's Shoe & Insole Review

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  1. hanser

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    Hi, asking the same question..Do we rip out the original insole?
    Hope Dinkalot can help. I have tried adding the polysorb but its too tight (shb101)
    Buying either the new 8600ace or the shb102 but feel its such a shame to discard one of the features that the shoe's enhanced price demands..:confused:
    Are there any badminton shoes thats actually made with a change/add of insoles intended ??
     
  2. DinkAlot

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    Yes, for every instance, you need to remove the original insole and then place in the replacement insole. If it's an addition, it should say it's supplemental or an addition to the insole.

    With the exception of ultra-premium running shoes, just about all non-custom shoes made have just an average or basic insole.
     
  3. hanser

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    I am really glad for this thread and thanks for the inputs.

    Best thing I could do for my ankles and my game. I found my shb101 original insole to provide little cushioning and feels a little more than a piece of cardboard.
     
  4. Blitzzards

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    I recently discovered the currently discontinued Sof Sole Stability Performance insoles, and here is a little review I would like to share.

    Most of the cushioning insoles that I can find in the market tend to have this characteristic, which is that they have a thick and more often than not, noticeably overweight body compared to the stock insoles that come with badminton shoes. However, the Sof Sole Stability is one of the lightest insoles that I have ever encountered, especially given the fact that I would not want to change the feel of the shoes too much from the "stock feel" in terms of making it feel heavier etc.

    As a test, I weighed the Sof Sole Stability and compared them to the stock insoles that I obtained from the SHB200WM and SHB81WM. The stock Yonex insoles average at 30gm each while the Sof Sole averages at 48gm, which is a 18gm increase from the stock although it is very unnoticeable once my feet fit into the shoes.

    In terms of specs, the Sof Sole Stability has a pretty flat arch reminiscent of the stock insoles which is good for almost all types of feet and cushioning thick enough to not make the overall shoe fit feel elevated. The foot cup is made of a soft dual density plastic which when I land hard on my heel during big lunges, does not make me notice the fact that it is made of plastic at all. The material itself is quite tough but yet gives adequate cushioning which gives me the correct amount of bounce that I like during lunges and landings from jump smashes. The deep heel cup also fits snugly into my foot each and gives me that comfortable sunk-in feel.

    Another magnificent thing that I find about it is that out of the box, it fits my super-wide 4E shoes nicely at the same size of the shoe. There is however a very small 2mm gap at the very tip to the side of the toe area but having used the insoles for two months now my toes have yet felt the gap being there nor have they gotten themselves caught in the gaps even during extreme lunges. For this matter, those wearing the normal 3E shoe sizes may want to trim the top a little for a better fit.

    Mark, do you mind weighing your Spenco Polysorb Total Supports and give us a comparison to the stock insole weight? Are they medium arch by the way?
     
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    Spenco Ironman All Sport

    Anyone tried this one yet? Local website describes it as suitable for a wide range of sports, including those stop-start sport like basketball, tennis, volleyball and badminton

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    (Not to be confused with http://www.amazon.com/Ironman-Sport-Replacement-Insoles-Large/dp/B001ID1G2O)
    Almost thought it was only available here since it's not even listed on the Spenco website but: http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10801944

    20% of as well at ****'s on all of the insoles including the Total Support untill Nov. 21 if you were thinking about getting one for you locals
     
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    the iron man insole page on ****'s sports page describes it as having low friction. but don't we want more friction for badminton?
    i have the polysorbs and i like them a lot.
     
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    The polysorbs (total) have a similar low friction toplayer according to their promo vid. And also according to the description on ****'s "Low friction antimicrobial top cloth prevents blisters and odor". I can't find anything in Yonex' description of their soles that the waves are there to stop or minimize any slipping although you'd assume it. As long as you have the correct size and lace up well that should be enough anyway imo. The friction with these waves heats up your feet is what I feel :D

    Iron Man has or had some kind of colabo with Spenco (so there should be no difference, just in the packaging): http://ironman.com/ironstuff/irongear/spenco#axzz1eMBhbEuI
     
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    demolidor,
    did you order a pair? perhaps you can post a brief review after trying? ;)
     
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    Well I'm not in the US so didn't need to order before the offer ended because they don't ship abroad anyway ;). Shipping was free as well for the ****'s offer ...
    Will have a look in the local Footlocker, actually spotted some Spenco's there the other week but had no prices on it and wasn't the Total Support anyway iirc; and as a friend brother said that used to work at Footlocker that's what they make the most money on so will probably order online anyway. Just checking if anyone had used the All Sports so in case they are crap I wouldn't have to bother trying and perhaps get two Total ones. Don't know what Mark A paid but the Totals here are 28 euro and the All Sport is €15 ...
     
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  11. DinkAlot

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    Updating shoe review with some surprising results:

    Best shoe for heavier players: Victor SHW8000 with Polysorb Total Support insoles

    Best overall shoe: Victor SH9000 ACE with Polysorb Total Support insoles

    Will have a permanent link for the shoe review as well as all the other reviews with updates hopefully some time this week.
     
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    Glad to hear that, Sir Dink...
     
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    Sir Dink,

    Any new reviews on the latest shoes? I see the last one as on 2005....

    Thanks
     
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    so even after 2 years you prefer the 8k over the 9k ace?
     
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    Sir, you need to read more carefully. It cannot be said any more clearly. :p

    One is the best shoe for heavier players and the other is best overall.
     
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    yup, cause i'm a "heavier" player too :p
     
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    oh, and have you tried the new yonex f1's? I read that F1 MX is wider than the F1 Ltd which is wider than SHD86ex.
     
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    I have. It is no wider than the standard Yonex 3E width and I will not recommend it for people who have wide, voluminous feet. For that, Yonex (or Mizuno) 4E shoes is the only option..
     
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    in other words,it must come with polysorb total support insoles,otherwise it will just as common as another. am i right sir panda? is 9000ace standard insole not perform well sir?
     
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    I have read that the polysorb total support insoles have a huge squeaking noise problem from an amazon review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R14VOD...UTF8&ASIN=B000Q8R9EQ&nodeID=3760901&store=hpc

    Granted the review is from 4 years ago, does this problem still apply? I plan to use this insole for more than just my badminton shoes so I just wanted to see if Dink experienced the same problem.

    Otherwise, I would definitely want to get these insoles as my previous ones are worn and ripped.
     

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