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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-Rocket 9 Mens Indoor Court Shoes View

Asics Gel-Rocket 9 Mens Indoor Court Shoes

Offering a tremendous upgrade over the comfort and fit when performing around the courts, the Asics Gel-Rocket 9 indoor court shoes are meant for male players seeking a perfect blend of breathability, cushioning and stability to ensure a superior playing experience. Additionally, the pair offers incredibly soft and responsive underfoot due to the EVA midsole, and provides increased impact absorption in the forefoot section with the GEL® cushioning system. The shoes offer increased interior ventilation with an open mesh material used in the upper which also features synthetic overlays. Furthermore, there is the Trusstic System® for greater structural integrity, and the NC Rubber® outsole proves to be highly durable and offers enhanced traction on versatile playing surfaces.

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Yonex Power Cushion 65 Z Mens Badminton Shoes View

Yonex Power Cushion 65 Z Mens Badminton Shoes

Designed specifically for dynamic players with very nimble move set, the Yonex Power Cushion 65 Z Mens badminton shoes feature a durable PU leather material in the upper, as well as the Lateral Shall technology to improve energy transfer and smooth out the footwork even more. Furthermore, to enhance the fit and bring more support, the shoes feature Toe Assist Shape, whilst the Power Graphite lite plate in the midsole establishes impeccable stability and prevents feet from rolling over. Additionally, the underfoot section is built around the Power Cushion technology for proper shock absorption and expanded responsiveness throughout the whole gait. Also, the pair includes a rounded sole for a more agile footwork, and it’s fitted with a non-marking rubber outsole for increased durability.

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Karakal Prolite Indoor Court Shoes View

Karakal Prolite Indoor Court Shoes

Best suited to players searching for a combination of comfort and stability, the Karakal Prolite indoor court shoes are a super-lightweight pair featuring an upper made of high quality microfibre and mesh materials for support and breathability. To prevent the foot from rolling on sideways movement, there is a special Lace Loop system and the Phylon comfort midsole offers an EVA top layer for improved shock absorption. The non-marking outsole features a built-in turning circle for quick directional changes and a tacky gum rubber compound for great adhesion when the foot is planted. Plus, the trainers are used by players on the Karakal Squash Pro Tour.

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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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Yonex Power Cushion Eclipsion X Mens Badminton Shoes View

Yonex Power Cushion Eclipsion X Mens Badminton Shoes

Gain more confidence on the court with the Yonex Power Cushion Eclipsion X men’s badminton shoes offering a stable, supportive fit thanks to Durable Skin upper. These stylish shoes ensure soft landing, high shock absorption and great resilience with Power Cushion+™ technology in the midsole and for reducing stress from leg and knee, there is Tough Brid Light technology. To increase stability and decrease weight within the shoe, the Eclipsion X boast Power Graphite Light technology and the use of Syncro-Fit insole results in an improved fit between foot and shoe. Plus, to deliver a better grip and agile footwork, the shoes feature a durable outsole with Hexagrip technology.

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Salming Kobra 2 Mens Indoor Court Shoes View

Salming Kobra 2 Mens Indoor Court Shoes

Designed for the finest combination of comfort and stability, the Salming Kobra 2 court shoes are a male indoor choice for distinctively dynamic players who take advantage of speed and fast motion around the court. The pair features a synthetic leather upper with mesh panel to ensure a proper combination of breathability and optimised fit, it also provides a sublime, low to the ground feeling and lightness. Furthermore, the shoes take advantage of the SoftFOAM™ and anatomical Heelcup to ensure excellent shock absorption in the rearfoot landing zone. The underfoot section features increased cushioning with the Recoil™ ERF Midsole which offers substantial responsiveness and bounce back, whereas the LMS+ (Lateral Movement Stabiliser+) ensures top-level stability when moving in every direction. Also, the pair includes a vastly superior Hexagrip™ outsole for increased resistance to abrasion, as well as enhanced traction.

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Yonex Power Cushion Aerus 3 Ladies Badminton Shoes View

Yonex Power Cushion Aerus 3 Ladies Badminton Shoes

An excellent footwear for badminton players should be agile, lightweight and offer extremely cosy fit, and that’s where the Yonex Power Cushion Aerus 3 Ladies Badminton Shoes come with double russel mesh upper design ensuring proper ventilated shoe interior, whilst the Durable Skin Light technology trims excess weight and improves tremendously the fit. Furthermore, the shoes feature the Synchro-Fit insole which is designed to improve the energy transfer, whilst superior underfoot cushioning comes from the Power Cushion™+ technology utilised in the midsole. The Aerus 3 takes advantage of the round sole to ensure maximum stability and control over movement, and includes a non-marking durable rubber sole for excellent traction and abrasion resistance.

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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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