If you are not running barefooted on the court, then shoes are a very important piece of your armor. Rackets will help you send the shuttle back to the opponent’s side, but shoes are the ones that will help you reach the shuttle. So keep these parameters in mind before you go shoe shopping.
Oh, Big Foot!
It goes on without saying that size is the foremost thing that you should look for in badminton shoes. It is like stating, that you need hands to eat. But people have a tendency to buy shoes of a size bigger than their current size. This is something that should be highly avoided. Badminton is a sport where the rigorous movement will be needed, you need to have that free movement while moving so that injuries are avoided.
No one likes to be heavy-footed while playing. It restricts your movement and asks you to expend more energy on each run. Lightweight shoes should always be a preference. With the numerous options that are available in the market today, finding a pair should not be that hard.
Badminton is one of those sports which requires a specific sole. A gum rubber sole is always the best one to go with as it will provide you with control, grip, and traction. But a gum rubber sole shoe is only suggested to those who play on a wooden court. For those playing on a cement court, any shoe with rubber sole should do. Just ensure that you take proper care of the sole, as over the time it tends to get dirty which might lead to some slips.
Like shock absorbers in a car, Cushion in badminton shoes plays the same role. The ride on a court is always bumpy, you have to move forward, backward, stretch, bend, etc. The amount of pressure exerted on the foot especially toes is immense. A shoe with good cushion helps you tackle these problems.
And some basic things that you should always keep in mind are, provide your feet reasonable time to get accustomed to the shoe. Try to avoid wearing badminton shoes to other events, KEEP them specifically for use on the court. Cleaning your shoes once in a while will also help.
Just keep these things in mind, and you are ready for the battle.
Watch the video to know more.