A decent pair of badminton shoes is important to not only maximize court performance but also to prevent injury. It is certain that legs and feet experience a lot of stress when playing badminton, so it is important to carefully consider the various functions and options. Let's take a look at some things that are important in badminton shoes:
Most badminton shoes have rubber or rubber soles. For players who use a PU or wooden plane, the rubber soles are preferred. They give a very high grip on the court. Alternatively, the standard rubber soles are sufficient for cement-based floors.
There are also shoes that have non-marking soles to avoid leaving a lot of marks on the floor from the fast movements from the back to the front of the court.
Proper ventilation is sure to be appreciated in shoes that are worn when operating at a fast pace. A sweat build-up can lead to wet shoes that can easily develop into bacteria and fungi. In addition, they will probably smell very bad after a short period of time. Ventilation in different places on the shoes helps keep your feet cool and makes the time on the track much more comfortable.
Badminton means a lot of moving around and jumping, so shoes with excellent cushioning are sure to benefit. Good damping will ensure that the body is given the desired shock protection against the constant movement. One area of the body that will see a lot of stress is the knees from the regular jumps or a jump. But with the right shoes, it is possible to rely on the cushioning to accept part of the load, and not completely on the knees.
The light shoes for badminton are the most desirable option. With a need to constantly move the course, the heavy shoes will only slow down the player after a short period. A typical weight is in the range of 250-350 grams. With this weight, it will be easier to quickly move across the court to hit the shuttle.
In general, badminton shoes are built with minimal footrests compared to running shoes or trainers. The ankle support is useful for running shoes as the feet and legs must be kept in a straight line. But with badminton there is a constant need to move aside, backwards and forwards. The preferred choice with badminton shoes is to allow the ankles to bend naturally, and they will develop flexibility and strength on their own.