2015 Best Badminton Shoes
Check out the 2015 Best Badminton Shoes here. This year brings eight new pair of badminton shoes to the market. Victor and Yonex are two of the largest badminton shoe manufactures in the world. The badminton world takes notice when the new badminton shoes for 2015 are released with the newest technologies for foot comfort and badminton footwork performance.
Victor’s 2015 badminton shoes consist of 2 models for men and 1 model for women. The flagship model is the SH-P9100. Victor has taken the best features from their previous flagship model and added upgraded features. Prior Victor models were designed with alternating layers of leather. The SH-P9100 uses No-Sew technique to give the shoe a smoother look. The red and black upper sits on top of Victor’s updated Energy Max 3.0 Technologies. The highly elastic material is installed between the footpad and sole at the mid foot and heel and increases rebound ability by 22% which can help your height during overhead smashes. The shock absorbency increases by 6%, which can help cushion your foot during landing from an overhead smash. The Trinetic 2.0 heel offers 35% more shock absorption to offer increased comfort over the previous version found in the SH-9000ACE. The SH-9100 comes in 3 different colors: The SH-P9100D is red and black, the SH-P9100E is yellow and black and the SH-P9100FG is blue and green. Available in men’s US sizes 6-11.5 (women’s sizes 7.5-11)
The Victor SHA-610G Badminton Shoes are featured in green, white and black. These shoes offer the latest Victor technologies such as Energy Max 3.0 which contains highly elastic material for increased rebound activity. Resilient EVA helps the shoe’s midsole retain its shape. The Brace-Tec provides increased foot comfort and stability. The Radiation shaped pattern on the sole provides more grip during forward and backward movement which is helpful during intense court movement. Available in men’s US sizes 5-14 (women’s US sizes 6.5-11)
The Victor SH-980 AI Women’s Badminton Shoes are the official shoe of the Women’s Korean Badminton Team. The SH-980 AI is an updated version of the SH-980 LJ. These shoes feature pink and white coloring with silver accents along the outside of the shoe. The outer sole distributes the landing force evenly throughout the sole and helps to avoid injuries caused by frequent court movement. The energy cushion system provides a better rebound while supplying more shock absorption in the heel. Available in women’s US sizes 5.5-9.
Yonex has introduced 5 new models of badminton shoes for 2015. The SHB-02LTD, SHB-02MX and SHB-SC5MX models are for men while the SHB-02LX and SHB-SC5LX are for women.
The SHB-02MX is the update to the red, black and white SHB-01MX. These shoes provide an asymmetrical fit to secure and support the foot, providing greater stability for precise footwork. The shoe features 3 layers of Yonex PowerCushion Technology in the heel and the one in the forefoot. These shoes feature blue and white coloring with orange laces and an orange emblem in the heel. Available in Men’s US sizes 4-13 (Women’s US sizes 5.5-11).
The SHB-02LTD is the update to the SHB-01LTD and offers the same specifications as the SHB-02MX. In typical Yonex tradition, this LTD model denotes a very bright and eye catching upper color. The previous version of the limited model featured the colors of yellow and black. For 2015, the chosen color is crimson/bright red and black with a silver logo. Available in Men’s US sizes 4-13 (Women’s US sizes 5.5-11).
The SHB-02LX is the women’s model and is updated from the SHB-01LX. This model is known as one of the best women’s badminton shoe on the market. The previous model featured white and green coloring. For 2015, the look of the shoe is freshened with a white and orange upper with orange laces. Available in women’s US sizes 7-10.5.
The SHB-SC5MX is the 2015 version of the SHB-SC4MX. The SC4MX has arguably been one of Yonex’s most popular models. The updated version is sure to keep with that tradition. The SHB-SC5MX offers one layer of power cushion absorption in the heel and the forefoot. The colors have been updated to feature a funky light and dark blue camouflage type pattern around the outside of the sole. The upper is white and blue with a splash of orange and orange laces. Available in men’s US sizes 7-13 (women’s US sizes 8.5-11).
The SHB-SC5LX is the 2015 version of the SHB-SC4LX. The technical and comfort specifications are the same as the SHB-SC5MX. The colors have been updated from white, red and black to an eye catching light and dark orange camouflage type pattern around the outside of the sole. The upper is white and orange with a splash of purple to update the look. Available in women’s US sizes 6.5-10.5.
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