Player Level What level of player this is designed up to50%
Durability What degree of durability the shoe provides50
Short LastingLong Lasting
Support What degree of overall foot and impact support the shoe offers60
Low Foot/Ankle SupportHigh Foot/Ankle Support
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- Perfect beginner badminton shoes
- Long Lasting Protection
- Comfortable & Breathable Upper
- Soles by Michelin
The Babolat Shadow Team are a great indoor court shoe for any developing player. The Shadow Team is there to support you while you learn. The lateral support and heel cushioning are perfectly suitable for the specific moves in badminton. The friction areas of the forefoot are reinforced, for a longer life cycle than a standard shoe.
The shoes themselves feature a gripsole designed in collaboration with tyre giant Michelin. The Michelin rubber has been developed specifically for badminton to offer the best combination of grip and durability on all types of indoor court.
MESH 3D - The 3D mesh of the upper is an open material that ensures optimal breathability and comfort.
INTERNAL PROTECTION - A hard-wearing protective piece covering the inner forefoot to improve the durability of the upper.
|Beginner / Intermediate
|Shoe Size Length Fit
|True to size
|Shoe Width Fit
|Standard / Slightly Wide
Badminton Shoes Buying Guide
Badminton Shoes – what are the key things to look for when choosing?
- Shoe Support
- Comfort & Fitting
- How lightweight they are
- What Player level the shoes are intended for
- Shoe Durability
- How it looks
A number of the above aspects we try to answer for you in our product performance bars, giving you an understanding of both support and what player level the shoes are intended for.
1. Shoe Support
In our opinion probably the most underappreciated aspect of choosing badminton shoes. Look at the amount of players our there that need knee supports later on in life! Why is this often the case....well usually its because of either bad technique or poor footwear.
You can see on all our Badminton Shoe pages, the level of support the shoe offers is graded, use this as a guide.
2. Comfort & Fitting
These are technically 2 aspects but effectively they cover the same thing. We list all shoes stating how true the fit of the shoe is, both in terms of length and width. This is particularly key for players with narrow or wider feet than the normal person.
In addition to this, look out for the “Designed For” Feature shown in our description section, this will sometimes say “Comfort”. Where this is the case, it means when we've checked the shoes out, and the main strength/focus on the shoes is to provide comfort to the foot when playing.
3. How Lightweight they are
A lightweight shoe is great for players who need fast movement, however this often comes at a cost in reduced shoe support & durability.
On our product pages for Badminton Shoes you can see under the “Designed for” feature if it says “Lightweight”.
4. What Player level the badminton shoes are intended for
We list below each shoe the player level from 0-100, in a graph bar. Obviously if you're a lower level as a player you can still go for a higher level shoe. It simply shoes up t