How often is it necessary to replace shoes?

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  1. AreYouEvenMad

    AreYouEvenMad Regular Member

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    My current shoes are Yonex SHB-SC2EX, I bought them about 2 years ago. For a few month now, I feel like I loose grip and traction really fast. Right after I clean the shoes at home, the traction is really good, but after 2 points its completely gone and I start to slip again. Between points I always have to rub with my hands over the sole to regain grip and traction (and as I said, I have to do this between almost every point)
    I know that the floor is definitely one of the reasons (the place is normally used by a school as a gym and therfore is really dusty and dirty), but I still feel like I loose traction faster than other people at my club.

    Do you think my shoes are the problem or is it just the floor?
     
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    clawhammers Regular Member

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    Suggest to read this thread :
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/for...dminton-shoe-outsoles-became-slippery.163278/


    Btw, i would rather pour water to the floor and just move / step on until the outsole dry. Dont rub your hand to the sole, especially the hand holding your racket grip. Lolz :D:D:D

    If the floor is dusty / dirty, it is strongly advisable for you to mop the floor before playing, or ask some staffs there to do that for you.


    Last but not least, here are examples of pics of 2-years old shoes, in this thread :
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/index.php?threads/mizuno-wave-fang-rx.150131/page-3

    I used the RX for 2 years too, and just got new replacement recently.


    Hope this helps. :)
     
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  3. lurker

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    Dirty floor>clean with sole>dirty sole>clean with hands


    Gulp
     
  4. ucantseeme

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    IMO it's more important to buy shoes than rackets. Some people believe that you can wear badminton shoes until they fall apart. As long as I play badminton no shoes lasted longer than a year. In average they last 7-9 month. IMO years are not an exact statement. I play and train 3-5 times per week, which equals around 10 hours in average.

    I change my shoes because of following reasons

    - cushion worn out
    - inside worn out and falling apart
    - outside getting soft -> support worn out
    - sole isn't grippy anymore

    For the sole I can recommend to sand it a tiny bit with rough sanding paper, but be very gentle. If you play on a dusty floor, you can't do nothing, just mopping it. I play seldom at a place for fun and always need to mop the floor.

    Never the less, I recommend to buy shoes once a year. According to my physio: He recommends to buy new shoes after 6 month. If you play once a week you can get maybe 2 years out of it, but as long as you are not light as a feather and play more often, you should change them once a year. Regardless if the look like new or not, the cushion is worn out.

    IMO it's better to buy shoes more often. If you have a small budget or are cheap just avoid the top of the range models and wear them for 2 years, and buy a budget but real badmintonshoe and change them more frequent. Don't buy old models and deadstocks. Old models which are 3 years past their release, the sole get harden and the cushion is reduced.

    New insoles can help to keep your shoes a month longer, but don't await a wonder...
     
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  5. AreYouEvenMad

    AreYouEvenMad Regular Member

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    Well, I wash my hands after I've played anyway, so what? And its better than losing a game because of slippery soles ;)
     

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