Shoe durability

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  1. dave010

    dave010 Regular Member

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    How long do your shoes usually last? I'm asking here because I ripped part of the outsole from the bottom of my SHB02s in just 3 months...
     
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    depends how often and how hard you play. hours/week. court surface. drills, games, etc?

    I used to play in this carpeted gym. shoes don't last more than 2 months with 2-3 sessions/week.
     
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    I'm playing rather fervently, about 2-4 times a week (3-10 hrs) over the three months. Surface is almost always the rubber mats specifically for badminton.
     
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    I have the yonex aerus and they are still really good after 8 months. I play about 3-4 times a week (~3 hours each time). The extra cautions I take is to not wear them outside, and also storing it inside only. The outsole is still in really good condition and very grippy after a wash, some of the colour on the outer material has rubbed off but not damaged, insole has a small hole where my big toe is but I think that is quite common.
     
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    How much do you weigh by the way?
     
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    60kg, that is a factor I forgot to mention
     
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    Generally 6 months maximum, though it has varied from 2-6 months.

    Current pair is some Dunlop's that are holding in really well - just had to restitch some parts where friction from trailing foot has worn the stitching. Also had to replace the insoles a 4-5 mo in, as my rear foot wore a hole through it where the ball of my foot is.

    I find my shoes break where the upper meets the sole on the outside edge of the front of my racquet leg - this is almost certainly because my lunging foot points inwards (which is something I'm keen to fix...).

    Play about 6-10 hours per week on mostly wooden flooring/rubber matting, weigh 70kgs but throw myself around quite a lot.

    It would be nice to have a pair of shoes last a year...
     
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    Get out 6-9 month depending on model and how much I train/play. Used to play most of the time on decent floors, not much dragging. It gets more towards 6 when I train/play around 9hours per week and more towards 9 when I train/play 6 hours per week. Most reason for new shoes: Inside worn out and cushion gone.
     
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    I am aroung 100kg an 185cm. I train 4-5times a week and a pair of decent shoes will vanish after 9-12month. But I am always wearing a currex insole.
     
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    Yup, same. 6-12 months, depending on how sturdy they are. I always drag the toes of my left foot so the sole sometimes becomes loose there. Also, some shoes get really soft after a while. The SHB-02MX has now lasted me the longest ever, because of the plastic bonded on the sliding part of the shoe.
    Oh yeah, I always play hard gym floors or wooden floors (but not concrete). And always change the inner soles to something sturdier, standard insoles don't last 3 months for me.

    (80 kg, 1m83)
     

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