Shoes for older players?

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  1. London_Player

    London_Player Regular Member

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    Hi Guys,
    I'm in my mid 50s and have a Achilles pain, which flares up if I play too much, so wear a compression sock during games on my left foot.

    Currently I'm using ASICS Gel Tactic which is 3 years old now. Want to upgrade to a cushioned shoe with good ankle support. Not looking for speed or lightness, as I need more support not more speed at this age. Not overweight just need more support.

    I play doubles only and play twice a week, would have played more but due to ankle pain would get worse. So which shoe do you guys recommend?
    Yonex Comfort Z3
    Asics Gel Tactic 2
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  2. Rimano

    Rimano Regular Member

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    Over the years I've gone for ASICS volleyball shoes when I wanted maximum cushioning. Currently using elite FF MT, which has the higher cut on the ankle as well. There is number 2 out now.

    Should be careful with volleyball shoes though, because the cushioning is higher then there is a higher chance of rolling your ankle. I solve this for myself by using ankle locking shoe lace method. (Seems like it's common for running)

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