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February 10, 2014
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Hello All

Following on from my last clothing post…does anyone know where i can obtain the victor sh9000 ace shoes in yellow in a size 10.5 or eu45??? Im very keen on getting this shoe but i cant seem to find it in either right colour or size….v difficult to come by given it seems to be their flagship shoe….. im using yonex shoes atm but find they wear v quickly and im loathed to spend 50-90 pounds every couple of months on new shoes. The victor ones seem to be harder wearing with protection in the right areas. Any help folks??

February 12, 2014
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9000Ace shoes is very good indeed although it will soon disappear from shops with the new 9100 due to arrive from March.

 

Either Direct Sports or Central Sports are the only stockists I know of. That said if they don't have your size, call them and ask them to check with Victor Europe if your size is available. If they won't do this for you, then contact http://www.badmintonbase.co.uk Ask Ben the same question and he will check for you.

 

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February 13, 2014
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Thanks for the reply Paul. Phoned both badminton direct and central and both said what they have advertised is literally what they have…so.

After reading up on new sh-p9100 think im gonna wait until they are in stock in the next few weeks and pick up a nice new shiny red pair!! I know theyll go perfect with my victor tournament and taiwan shirts!! Thanks for the advice as always.

February 13, 2014
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I'll be having a pair of the 9100's very soon although I'm not sure on colour yet. Most likely I'll go for the yellow and black.

 

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February 14, 2014
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Good to see you taking the plunge and going for coloured shoes paul!!

February 17, 2014
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Until they arrive and you see me wear them i wouldn't get too excited.

 

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February 21, 2014
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Just wanted to share my experience with my shoes.  I remember owning a pair of Hi-Tec squash shoes, as these were the most suitable I could find from my local high street sports shop at the time.  This was way back before the days of internet shopping.  These were fine when the courts were clean, but more often than not, they would be dusty and therefore I wouldn't get the squeaky friction sound at all. 

I played/struggled on with these for years as they were hard wearing and I didn't know any different.  However, admiring other players shoes, I noticed that their Yonex shoes seemed to get a better grip, at least judging by that squeaky sound, so one day I decided to take the plunge and splash out on the top of the range Yonex ones at the time ( Yonex SHB99 LTD ), this time via online shopping.  Eight years on, I'm still wearing these!  Admittedly I did take a couple of years out from badminton but the shoes are still going strong and I still get a good grip with them. 

On my squeaky test, I think I get more squeaky sounds than a friends Asics, though this is far from a scientific test of course as movement pattern will play a big part.  I've tried a pair of Victor SH9000 and I love the design but I found them a bit too narrow for my feet.  I also felt I could not get as good a grip with them as I can with my trusty Yonex pair but maybe the SH9000 needed wearing in a bit.

The soles are starting to go now though on my SHB99 LTD so I'm going to be hunting for a new pair soon.  I will probably wait until the 2014 releases before I take the plunge, but it will be a sad day when I have to retire these!

February 22, 2014
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The key to shoes lasting is to only use them for badminton. There’s nothing worse than driving for destroying the grip pattern

February 26, 2014
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Paul – you are probably the best placed person to answer this but, from a sizing point of view, are victor shoes similar to yonex in that you should aim for a size bigger than normal shoes?? I currently use yonex shb sc2ex which are size 11, quite wide and very comfortable. I had tried victor before opting for yonex but found them to be quite small fitting, especially width. Now the new victor shp9100 which im hoping to purchase are reputed to be wider than the sh9000ace and are better padded. That being the case im assuming by ordering a size 11 should be ok? Am i also right in saying that 285mm shoes are size 11??? It seems to vary between 285 and 295mm depending on which site u use to compare which is odd……

Any advice you or anyone else can offer would be appreciated.

Sadly due to there being no shops near me to actually try shoes on i have to resort in buying from the interweb.

February 27, 2014
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This is a difficult question.

 

I took a size 8 Yonex shoe and I am exactly the same in Victor. However, I know guys with size 10 who need an extra size so I guess it depends on your feet. If you are my size then you may be OK, but if you are a bigger size I would go with the next up for comfort.

 

What I always recommend is to check the alternate sizing. I know my shoe size is 26.5 cm. This helps to identify the correct shoe for me more than the standard sizing.

 

Paul

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