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Yonex Power Cushion 36 Mens Badminton Shoes View

Yonex Power Cushion 36 Mens Badminton Shoes

Great for avid players wanting to practice in a comfortable fashion with feet properly cushioned underneath, the Yonex Power Cushion 36 Mens badminton shoes are designed for upmost comfort and breathability thanks to a PU leather and mesh fabric upper construction. There is also more stability in the forefoot and heel area of the footwear to ensure confidence and safety when moving really dynamically around the court. The footwear also prevents the risk of injury and goes really easy on the knees and joints thanks to the Tough Brid Light technology in the lightweight EVA midsole. The shoes feature a round sole design to ensure the smoothest feet motion, and the outsole is crafted from fine durable rubber to make them last much longer.

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Asics Gel-Hunter 3 Mens Indoor Court Shoes View

Asics Gel-Hunter 3 Mens Indoor Court Shoes

Get your opponent off the court and maximize performance wearing the Asics Gel-Hunter 3 men’s indoor court shoes. These lightweight, flexible and responsive trainers with an asymmetrical lacing system feature an open mesh upper that keeps the feet cool when playing your hardest and offer a cushioned, soft feel due to Rearfoot GEL® system in the midsole. Stay comfortable and protected as you perform, gain more confidence on the court and move more aggressively thanks to a non-marking rubber outsole featuring AHAR+ material for increased traction and a non-slip grip.

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Yonex Power Cushion 36 Ladies Badminton Shoes View

Yonex Power Cushion 36 Ladies Badminton Shoes

Perfect for club players wanting a blend of light performance and a stylish design, the Yonex Power Cushion 36 ladies badminton shoes have a durable and well-ventilated upper made of polyester mesh and P.U. leather. To provide a comfortable fit around the toes and more stability, there is Ergoshape technology and the shoes offer cushioned E.V.A. midsole for soft landing. These all-round shoes boast Power Cushion technology that reverses the impact energy into your next movement and ensures excellent shock absorption. Plus, they feature a rubber outsole with Hexagrip technology delivering an improved grip and stable footwork.

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Salming Hawk Mens Court Shoes View

Salming Hawk Mens Court Shoes

Perfect for indoor performance, offering substantial amount of support and breathability, the Salming Hawk men’s indoor court shoes are made with special Exo Skeleton upper design to prevent skin friction. The shoes aim for impeccable underfoot cushioning with Recoil™ ERF midsole (Energy Rebound Foam) granting responsive feel and improving overall energy transfer, whilst in the heel area there is an additional layer of cushioning with SoftFOAM™ technology. The shoes also work with your stride during dynamic on-court motion, to ensure the most natural movement, increased stability and added flexibility thanks to the Torsion Guide System 62/75™. Finally, the Hawk are an excellent choice for any type of court with remarkable HexaGrip™ technology, whereas placed on the inner edge RollBar™ grants an enhanced lateral push-off.

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Yonex Power Cushion 65 Z2 Mens Badminton Shoes View

Yonex Power Cushion 65 Z2 Mens Badminton Shoes

Best suited to agile players who appreciate a blend of comfort and speed, the Yonex Power Cushion 65 Z2 men’s badminton shoes offer a customised fit and ensure great air flow thanks to a lightweight Double Russel Mesh upper construction. These stylish shoes are packed with technologies providing optimum performance on the court and feature a cushioned midsole with Power Cushion + technology delivering increased shock absorption and more repulsion. They boast Power Graphite Lite technology to reduce weight within the shoe and have a grippy and durable rubber outsole with Hexagrip pattern for stable footwork. In addition, all-around support is guaranteed by Round Sole technology.

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Badminton, like squash, is an indoor game and pretty fast-paced so to play it well and avoid injury you need shoes that are built for the purpose.  There are a great many badminton shoes on the market and they’re a worthwhile investment. Good badminton shoes will enhance your game and significantly reduce the risk of injury whether you’re a recreational player or a serious shuttlecock smasher.


 

A good badminton shoe will be comfortable to wear, give you the stability you need to play and great grip against the indoor court’s surface.  If you’re new to the game don’t be deceived by the drag of the shuttlecock – ‘badders’  is fast and there are lots of sudden stops and changes in direction so if your feet are not properly supported injuries will ensue – twists being one of the most common – taking you out of play for significant periods.


The part of the foot that requires most support in badminton is the toes, they endure the most impact with all those lunges, so ensure that the shoes you pick have excellent reinforcement around the toes.


You’ll also notice that badminton shoes tend to be a slightly different shape to other sports footwear, this is to give the foot the support and movement it needs to safely stop, turn and start at speed. Accordingly you need decent support for the ankles and all those sudden lateral moves.


Don’t forget badminton is a high impact sport, consider the impact when you land from a powerful jump smash. The indoor floor surface is tough so cushioning is crucial and shoes that help absorb the shock will protect the knee joints in particular from taking the strain. Badminton shoes with shock absorbers are cushioned beneath the heel. Inserts are also available that serve the same purpose.


Depending on your playing style any one of the above factors will wear out before the others, so if you start to experience aches and pains it’s worth checking whether your shoes are the cause and replacing them before a niggle becomes an injury.


Needless to say a better quality shoe will generally have more mileage but even if they’re looking box fresh still and you’re noticing you’re beginning to slide admit the grip has gone and invest in a new pair for on-going, improved play.

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