Choose the right badminton shoes – An important choice!
If you are looking for a new pair of badminton shoes or are in doubt whether your current shoes are good enough, you can find help in this guide! We tell you what things you should be aware of when buying badminton shoes and make it clear that the optimal pair of shoes is different from person to person!
Considerations when buying new badminton shoes
When choosing your new badminton shoes, there are several factors to keep in mind. There are many different models of badminton shoes, but with this guide we will try to help you find the perfect pair of badminton shoes for your needs.
The perfect badminton shoe is more important than people think. The shoe is just as important equipment as a perfect badminton racket.
Factors you need to be aware of that when buying shoes
Quality and price
There are shoes in different prices, but remember that often quality and price are related. We recommend that you find a badminton shoe which you think is comfortable to wear – If the shoe is not comfortable, your experience with the game will often be negative
When looking at the size of the shoes from the Asian brands, be aware of what size you are ordering. The shoes can be a bit small, and we recommend going half to a whole size up in the shoes compared to normal everyday shoes.
When researching the market and looking for the shoes you want, consider how wide your foot is. If you have a wide foot, you can therefore exclude the narrow models. It is seen that women’s shoes are a bit more narrow, as women usually have a more narrow foot than men.
Support in the shoe
The type of shoes you want to play with differs from person to person. Some want a lighter shoe whereas others want a shoe that is more supportive and has good shock absorption.
Support in a badminton shoe is incredibly important, as one’s feet and ankles are exposed to constant pressure because the many changes of direction that one performs during badminton. If you workout a lot, it is important to have a shoe that supports and helps you on the court.
If you are a beginner or exerciser, and you don’t need a shoes with that much support, as the changes of direction may not be as explosive as with experienced badminton players.
The heel cap
To get the best possible experience with your new badminton shoe, it is important with support in the heel. In badminton, you are exposed to many changes of direction, and every time you make a change of direction, you strain your joints in the foot.
In badminton, you are exposed to many extreme positions and therefore it is often required that you have a shoe that helps the foot to be held in place in both in the set off and the landing.
If your ligaments around the ankle are weak and easy to twist around, it is important to have a supportive heel cap which provides as much support as possible.
The outsole of your new badminton shoes prevents you from slipping on court.
Of course, it is not optimal with an outsole that makes you stick to the floor. Therefore, it is important the shoe has an outsole that is flexible but at the same time not too hard, which can help you do the perfect leg work without slipping and losing your footing.
Over the years, good shock absorption is the alpha omega for many badminton players. If the shoe has a good shock absorption, you will get a softer feeling when you land.
The shock absorption helps with a better feeling in the body and prevents unnecessary shocks in your joints.
If you choose a shoe with extra good shock absorption, the shoe will usually feel a bit heavier than shoes without as much shock absorption.
If you suffer from injury problems in your knees and back, we recommend you go for a shoe with extra shock absorption. Wave is a technology used in the insole, which helps to optimize the shock absorption and stability in the shoe.
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