How to choose badminton shoes?

It's easy to be impulsive when shopping for sneakers. We often place orders on a "face value" basis and ignore other items, making it very inconvenient for us to wear them on court.

Proper badminton shoes are basic and most important equipment for playing badminton. Faced with a dazzling array of brands, how do you find right pair of "colorful auspicious clouds"?

How can we choose

How about a pair of badminton shoes that suits you?

Before we figure it out

A good pair of badminton shoes

What features are needed

Slip resistance

The outsole of badminton shoes has good slip resistance. Since badminton is usually played on rubber courts, slip resistance must be good, otherwise it is easy to slip.

A raw rubber outsole with good slip resistance typically has following characteristics:

1. Good cross

As rubber enters service, it is "vulcanised" to increase its wear resistance. Generally speaking, rubber outsole with better permeability has excellent anti-skid performance.

2. Softness and excellent elasticity

High elasticity is a characteristic of rubber, but after vulcanization, molecular weight of rubber will increase significantly, characteristics will shift towards plastic, its elasticity will decrease, and its hardness will increase. A simple and rough vulcanization process will greatly increase hardness of rubber, and elasticity and slip resistance will be greatly reduced.


In badminton, there are many sudden stops and jerks that put a lot of stress on knees, especially for heavy players. Many heavyweight players have knee problems. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to improve heel cushioning of a pair of badminton shoes in order to discuss safety issues.

Sneaker cushioning is difficult to tell directly from outside. It is recommended to wear them in physical stores. After all, cushioning is not as good as anti-skid property. You need to wear it to know if cushioning is good or not. Just jump in and you'll find out.

Abrasion resistance

After proper footwork, which is a hallmark of badminton, antero-medial side of left foot (for right-handers) is particularly worn due to greater resistance. To prolong its service life, it is necessary to choose shoes with better wear resistance.

Leg protection

It is recommended to choose badminton shoes with a softer collar so that you are not afraid of chafing your feet, and at same time, this can significantly reduce damage to your ankles due to sports.

Leg protection focuses on two aspects:

1. Arch of foot: Badminton is played with a lot of running and power, which very easily causes leg fatigue and soreness. Therefore, good running shoes should have significant arch stiffness.

2. Ankle protection

If understanding badminton equipment isn't comprehensive and professional enough

So choosing a big brand is usually not a mistake

The following is a brief description of three main brands of badminton shoes.


Yonex is world's leading manufacturer of badminton rackets and shoes. They are designed with latest high-end YY patented technology. They have excellent cushioning performance, good elasticity, wear-resistant sole, professional and more comfortable. It has always been main sponsor of major international competitions. In past few years, with emergence of domestic brands such as Li Ning, YY's "big boss" status will not be shaken in least.

Li Ning

Although Li Ning only started playing badminton in 2009, thanks to brand awareness in recent years and sponsorship of major competitions, Li Ning's products have taken a large share in China and achieved success. In addition to signing with national team, he became sole sponsor of Chinese badminton team. Although Li Ning brand is not as old as YY badminton shoes, it is slowly gaining popularity.


Victory was founded in 1968. Its products are sold under its own VICTOR brand name in over 20 countries in UK, USA, Germany, France, Japan, Northern Europe and Southeast Asia and are widely loved by golfers all over world. Worldwide. The South Korean team sponsored by Victory has also achieved very good results in recent years. Victory badminton shoes have always been known for their high quality and low price, and their popularity has increased in recent years.

After studying effectiveness of badminton shoes and several big brands

Next step for me

It's time to choose sneakers

At end

How to choose for yourself

How about a good pair of badminton shoes?

01Choose correct size

If shoes are too small, circulation will be poor, motor skills will also become low and even damage toes; The most suitable size should allow 1-2 fingers to be inserted when wearing socks and leave a gap of about 10 mm in front of toes.

Generally speaking, badminton shoes are half a size larger than regular shoes. Badminton shoes are usually thin and long.

Here is a simple yet reliable measurement method (for friends who like to shop online):

In evening (the time of day when your legs are at their most developed), put on your football socks, step on a sheet of white paper, place wide side of ruler against your heel, perpendicular to your foot, and trace edge of ruler on paper along mark; keep your foot still and use same method to place a ruler on your longest toe to make a mark; then use a ruler to measure vertical distance between two marks and you will get your legs long.

Having learned exact length of your foot (for example, 262 mm), you must also find out what shoe size corresponds to it. It is a pity that there is no absolutely universal standard for shoe size in world - European size, American size, Chinese size all go their own way.

Fortunately, most shoe manufacturers label their shoes in different sizes.

The code number is usually CHN or JPN. What they have in common is that they both use millimeters as units, but there are usually no units in Japan like CHN265mm, JPN270.

After knowing length of foot, it is more accurate to choose according to these two sizes. It should be noted that JPN shoe size of one size is usually about 5mm larger than CHN (that is, CHN265mm is approximately equal to 270 yen).

Shoes made in China are of course standard for CHN size comparison. According to your foot length, add 5-8mm to corresponding CHN size (for example, if your foot length is 258mm, you need to buy CHN265mm or JPN270). shoes).

Try not to use European or US sizes. Currently, European and US sizes are not same for different brands.

Precisely because size is chaotic and inconsistent, it is best to go to a physical store to try it on and buy it

02 Determine type of foot

If you want to choose running shoes that suit you, you must first understand shape of our foot.

Common feet are divided into Egyptian feet, Roman feet and Greek feet:

Egyptian foot: big toe is longer than others and becomes shorter from thumb to little toe. This type of foot is more suitable for wearing round toe shoes.

Roman feet: Also known as square feet, this type of foot is relatively rare. The thumb, index and middle fingers are same height, or five fingers are approximately same length. There are no prominent fingers. , and it looks like a square. When choosing shoes for Roman feet, you can choose between round and square toe shoes.

Greek foot: The second toe is longer than rest, which is suitable for wearing pointed shoes.

03 Sole hardness

Badminton artificial rubber soles can be divided into hard and soft. Hard soles are suitable for cement or terrazzo, while soft soles are designed for playing on plastic courts. It doesn't matter what kind of badminton shoes you wear, most important thing is to have idea of ​​wearing professional badminton shoes for playing is that badminton shoes that are played indoors can only be worn while playing.

The quality of shoes affects normal operation of game

And protection from damage and other problems

Learn how to choose right running shoes

Good badminton shoes will help you walk like you're flying

Hurry up and grab your running shoes~

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September 04, 2023