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Cheap Badminton Shoes

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Ahaz, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Ahaz

    Ahaz Well-Known Member

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    There was a thread on Superfuture about slim shoes, and someone posted about some badminton shoes he/she had heard about. Well, I googled them up and found the company's website, and where they sell the specific shoe in question (http://www.hiquasports.com/badminton/baikyshoes.htm). The pictures kinda suck, and who knows about the shoes, but I figured for $16 shipped, why not try them out? They are VERY minimalistic and low profile, which I like. Makes my clown feet less obvious. Up close they're kind of an ugly design, but they fit well, look good at a distance, and my Diors drape nicely over them. Plus, $16. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. familyman

    familyman Well-Known Member

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    I sort of like those. For $16 shipped I really like those. Might be a good project shoe to try some stuff on. Good find.
     
  3. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    not feeling them, sorry
     
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    What's the purpose of the webbing on the heel? I guess I kinda understand the toe part...
     
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    Rye GB Well-Known Member

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    They look no different to anything I saw in Scout LA this weekend, for $16 they are a deal. I think I'll gets me a few pairs and dye them up.

    Good one
     
  6. Ahaz

    Ahaz Well-Known Member

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    What's the purpose of the webbing on the heel? I guess I kinda understand the toe part...

    Although I took two semesters of badminton, I have no idea. Maybe just to give the shoe some structure? If they're already making that webbed/ribbed material, maybe it was cheaper to just plop some on the heel instead of making something nicer.

    For $16 shipped I really like those.

    for $16 they are a deal. I think I'll gets me a few pairs and dye them up.

    Pretty much summed up my feelings.
     
  7. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    they're used to be called 'dragonfly', and was quite popular among badminton players here in asia back in the 80s.
     
  8. patricia

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    That is pretty cheap! But are those safe? Cheapest badminton shoes i found was like $65 from Yumo Pro Shop. They are the victor SH501D. pretty comfortable and looks nicer.
     

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