Monday, November 14, 2011
Badminton shoes Asics vs. Yonex
Model Asics Gel Blade 3 and Yonex SHB65CF. Currently, the Yonex SHB65CF is my go to shoe.
These older model shoes are not the highest end models but roughly upper mid range.
I bought these shoes as they are reputable brands and offers a lot of cushioning and looked good to boot.
The Yonex shoe felt somewhat lighter and more comfortable. The Asics shoe is somewhat bouncy (owing to its gel cushioning) and slightly lower to the ground.
In terms of cushioning, both are comparable and felt there's no difference. But on hindsight of Asics reputation, one would give it the benefit of the doubt that it has better cushioning. On the other hand, this cushioning comes at the cost of extra weight and hence heavier. The Yonex model felt so lighter and more mobile.
I guess to each its own pros and cons. On a lazier day I would stick to the Asics and on a more active day the Yonex shoe.
It's great to be able to choose. Bah! now I know why the ladies are so into shoes...