I am trying to get back into badminton after suffering a catastrophic ankle injury last year. A little background on what happened... I was traveling and only had an 8 yr old pair of badminton shoes to play with. When I got on the court, I noticed that the rubber on the shoes didn't provide much traction, probably due to the rubber hardening (and maybe some dust from construction nearby), but continued playing anyways. I played a few games and everything was going ok so far, but during my last game I needed to stretch out wide to hit a forehand and my shoe slipped causing my ankle to roll. I am a big guy 6'1 210lbs, and my ankle bent all the way until it hit the floor. I ended up fracturing my ankle and also tearing 3 ligaments on the interior and anterior side of my ankle. The injury caused me to develop some knee pain after a few months as well, probably from compensating for the way I walked. After 10 months of physio I am considering getting back out on the court, but I am having fears of playing badminton again. With the lock down and my injury I have also gained a fair bit of weight the past 10 months and I am scared of re-injuring my ankle. Just wondering what shoes you guys would recommend me to get. I am looking at the Yonex 65 Z2 and the Comfort Z2. Which would provide better traction, support and comfort? Are there any other shoes out there that I should take a look at? Maybe a pair of basketball sneakers with higher ankle support (might give me some psychological confidence)?