When in comes to Badminton equipment, everyone is talking about the best badminton rackets and good strings. But we should not forget, that badminton shoes are an incredibly important piece of badminton equipment as well. They may not help you hit the greatest drops and hardest smashes…but think about how quick you have to move on court and how often you need to change direction. And thats where your shoes will help you – to feel good while moving and to stay healthy. In my opinion it is much more important to buy high-quality badminton shoes than buying the most expensive racket.
You can do well with a 50 Dollar racket. But dont play badminton regularly with 20 Dollar shoes! You need to have shoes with a cushioning effect at least. Your feet, your legs, ankles and your back will thank you. Make sure to select a size that fits very well on your feet. The shoes should never feel loose, neither too tight.
So lets have a look at the Top 10 badminton shoes.
Best Men`s Badminton Shoes
Yonex Power Cushion Aerus 3
Fantastic badminton shoes in stylish black color with the well-proven Yonex power cushion system. Other advantages are the integrated ventilation system, the seamless construction and the extremely light weight. You feet can breath and are well supported in every step.
Yonex Comfort Z Mens Badminton Indoor Court Shoes
These shoes set focus on the comfort by improved shock absorption. So if you feel your body aching a lot during or after playing badminton, you should give these a try.
Li Ning Lightweight-Anti-Slippery-Breathable-Professional Badminton Shoes
Li Ning is a well-known badminton brand and they provide high-quality badminton shoes. You have fantastic grip in this, which makes stopping and changing direction easy. Li Ning even prevents a typical badminton shoe problem. Quite often the fabric on the “big toe area” begins to crumble after some time of intense playing. I have actually seen holes in that area appearing after a few months, because if the high pressure that is applied to that spot. Li Ning prevents it by adding an extra layer of reinforcement to the toe area. Great shoes.
Babolat Shadow Spirit Indoor Court Shoes
Babolat is usually more at home in tennis equipment. But they also provide good badminton equipment and its definitely a little cheaper than Yonex and Li Ning, because they are not an established badminton brand. The Babolat Shadow Spirit puts focus on comfort and stability for fast movements in all directions and stopping without problems. Looks incredibly stylish as well.
Asics Mens Gel Tactic 2 Training Shoes
Another brand thats not known for badminton. But Asics has specialized in indoor sports and always provides quality equipment. The Asics Men Gel Tactic 2 is no exception. Very durable shoes with comfort fit and high stability during movement on court.
Yonex Power Cushion 65 X2 Wide Badminton Shoes
One of the very best Yonex shoes. Improved cushioning combined with comfort and stability. And I just love that color combination of yellow and black. Works so well.
Victor SH A710 Indoor Badminton Shoes
The best Victor badminton shoe for a very reasonable price.
Yonex Power Cushion 65 Z2
Of course with the trademark power cushion technology. Great stability and feeling, while playing. Available in several color combinations, but I like Black & Blue a lot.
Asics Mens Gel Rocket 9
Includes shock absorbtion, cushioning and a light weight. Very nice to wear, I love the feeling of the Gel Rocket 9. The gel soles makes you feel like floating on court almost. A good choice for badminton.
Yonex Power Cushion Comfort Z2 Mens Badminton Shoes
Now here we have my favourite pair of badminton shoes. Of course its Yonex and they are called the Power Cushion Comfort Z 2. They just feel sooo comfortable. They have something that Yonex calls Power Cushion +, which is an enhanced cushioning effect. I dont know how it works exactkly, but you can feel it for sure. An integrated feather bounce foam makes every step so much lighter. Usually the feets tire out after hours of playing. With these shoes, their is no pain after a badminton match. Good job, Yonex! The only downside is the price. You have to pay for quality, these are not cheap badminton shoes.
So these are the Top 10 best badminton shoes on the market. Feel free to leave a comment, if you know other recommended badminton shoes.
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