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Did you mean https://www.racquetballwarehouse.com/ That previous link is a misspelling that lead to some scammy holding page.
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Originally posted by WingTT WingTT wrote:

Did you mean https://www.racquetballwarehouse.com/ That previous link is a misspelling that lead to some scammy holding page.


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I thought volleyball shoes are for jumping more than for rapid side to side.
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Much of the movement in volleyball is side to side.
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Due to my plantar fasciitis I have bought quite some pairs of quality shoes. Mostly for badminton, but the best I found so far is this.
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Originally posted by Kolev Kolev wrote:

Due to my plantar fasciitis I have bought quite some pairs of quality shoes. Mostly for badminton, but the best I found so far is this.

Looks like these shoes also have a ventilated bottom like my favorite, the Butterfly Energy Force 3. It really helps to keep your feet cool and thus very comfortable.
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Yes, there is a ventilated bottom although I don't find them most breathable pair from my collection. What is important for me is the outstanding cushioning and stability , best grip so far and the  light weight.
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Something I personally don't cheap out on is shoes.
I've switched over to Asics completely and even went to their outlets to buy 2 pairs of nice shoes for only $120 it was BOGO free and I also use the Asics dominate ff from tt11 best decision ever. I have both the blue and white/red ones. Compared to Mizuno there much more lighter and breathable. Wave drives were way too heavy and I sold them
Wave neo z was good but didn't last long the bottoms ripped off
Wave medal z was not bad lasted the longest but again the durability is still not that good on them. 
Wave drive neos were funky 
I personally do not endorse using non tt related shoes because you won't know till later if it really helps or damages your body more so than you think. 
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For me the best shoes are Mizuno Wave Medal 5 and Wave Drive 5, 6 and 7
Blade: TB ALC, ZJ SZLC
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I got my plantar fasciitis because of mine (two pairs)Mizuno wave medal 5. They are NOT made for playing on a hard floor and their grip is quickly gone. I realized this when it was too late.Anyway good looking shoes, but thats all
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I think it all depends on if you are looking for support or mobility, I guess it will depend on your body type and footwork requirement.  I prefer Yonex over Asics where I am but neither of them sell TT shoes here.  I have been recently using Mizuno Wave Drive 8 which for me is more appropriate for TT
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How do you find badminton shoes for TT?

I don't know if its because they are dirty or the flooring as i am briefly playing in a new location, but my reasonably new [ < 20 - 30 hrs of play] Wave Medal 6's are now moving very slowly. 

I moved quicker in my significantly heavier tennis shoes even.

I tried my badminton victor [A-920 shoes] and they are unbelievable. As quick as the WM6's were when they were cleaner / on the ideal floor.

The badminton shoes are in the middle of their life and haven't been cleaned either [will give both of them a big scrub when i get home]..unfortunately i think when walking small distances to catch public transport etc, i sometimes walked with the TT shoes which didn't help

I don't see why one couldn't use badminton shoes. They are 374 g per shoe [size 10.5 US / 28.5 cm]
so only 70g more than the very light WM6.

They are both very quick sports with a lot of lateral movement, although of course badminton is largely 45 degree movement.

Maybe TT shoes are more temperamental with regards to different flooring, in any case, [these] badminton shoes seem to excel on a wider range of either floors, or state of dustiness/[un]cleanliness.


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I'm between these table-tennis shoes by ASICS

ATTACK DOMINATE FF (with the new Flyte-Foam tech, very light at 225gr, sell exclusively in Japan)

and 
ATTACK BLADELYTE 4 (seems to be a little more cushioned, but also heavier at 325gr)

any opinions/feedback would be much appreciated!




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I heard Asics tend to run a bit narrower. My friend owns both models and he says the Attack Dominate FF (the lighter weight ones) are more comfortable. Definitely go up a size if you are in between size! 

Originally posted by momus momus wrote:

I'm between these table-tennis shoes by ASICS

ATTACK DOMINATE FF (with the new Flyte-Foam tech, very light at 225gr, sell exclusively in Japan)

and 
ATTACK BLADELYTE 4 (seems to be a little more cushioned, but also heavier at 325gr)

any opinions/feedback would be much appreciated!


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thanks for your input KiwiPong, very helpful!
I already own Asics shoes (Blade 5 & Rocket) so the sizing is no problem
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I just bought an Adidas Cloudfoam with gum rubber and it works quite well in terms of feet comfort (i accidentally hurt my foot in badminton and am recovering), but I feel I have way more control and power from the ground when I'm playing in Vibram Fivefingers (but that is a lot more demanding on the feet which is not so great when you're recovering).
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Originally posted by momus momus wrote:

I'm between these table-tennis shoes by ASICS

ATTACK DOMINATE FF (with the new Flyte-Foam tech, very light at 225gr, sell exclusively in Japan)



I used play far away from table lobbing both sides so I always looked for the lightest shoe & actually weighed my shoes.
That is freaking awesome at 7.934 ounces weight.  But in general, the problem with mail order shoes is same as mail order brides(or grooms) . Ha Ha just kidding . If you buy the wrong size , what do you do ? Send them back at at shipping more than cost of shoes ? 

I have found that most tennis / basketball / cross-training / volleyball shoes are very heavy. 

Tried wrestling shoes - These are great with ankle protection but heels too flat & somewhat heavy

Tried sprinting shoes with rubber spikes are great except that they are designed for forward movement not lateral. I once sprained my ankle REAL REAL bad.
Of course I don't screw in the spikes on............yet.......unless there is a future outdoor table tennis event.     BTW the most metal spike outdoor sprint shoes are awesome light-weight but since the screw-in pins on the shoe side render them unusable indoor .

Many racing flats are decent but tend to get heavy. There are many many Nike / Adidas / Reebok flats but you have to find the right ones.

I have even bought some beach shoes ($5) at Walmart . They were great but no longer available. Most new ones are very heavy on the sole side (that breaks my soul) 

I like some of the five finger shoes though they are a pain to put on.  Lot of good stuff from China at good prices but again the size & availability are the problems.

But if you are not very mobile and play close to the table , you are better off using heavier tennis or basketball shoes for most protection of ankles & feet

 
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asics gel rocket 9 (volleyball) best shoes under 65$, long last comfort, stability, amazon etc
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well, I tend to move a lot and at all directions, so lightweight, stability and comfort are all crucial!
I've already placed an order for Asics Dominate FF at ttjapan
I'll report back when i recieve them


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Good choice I've ordered 3 more as backups. Bought one 6 months ago and still good as new. 
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