Collection: Li -Ning Badminton Shoes, Trainers & Footwear

Li-Ning, a prominent sports brand, was founded by the legendary Chinese gymnast, Mr. Li Ning, in 1990. The brand's headquarters is situated in Beijing, China. Initially established as a footwear company, Li-Ning quickly expanded its product range to include various sports equipment, including Li-Ning badminton shoes.

Since its inception, Li-Ning has been dedicated to providing high-quality and innovative sports products. With a strong emphasis on research and development, the brand continuously seeks to enhance the performance and experience of athletes across different sports, including badminton. From its very beginning, Li Ning has placed immense significance on original design. In 1998, China witnessed the establishment of the first clothing and footwear product design and development center by Li Ning, marking a groundbreaking milestone in the sporting goods industry as a self-developed Chinese company. Li Ning's commitment to innovation and self-reliance has propelled it to the forefront of the market, setting an example for other domestic sporting goods companies.

Li-Ning's entry into the badminton market was a significant milestone for the brand. They quickly gained recognition for producing high-performance Li-Ning badminton rackets, shuttlecocks, Li-Ning badminton shoes, and other accessories. The brand's commitment to excellence and innovation has attracted the attention and endorsement of top badminton players and teams worldwide.

Li-Ning's foray into badminton has been marked by the launch of various signature series rackets, designed in collaboration with renowned badminton players. These rackets offer players a combination of cutting-edge technology, superior craftsmanship, and personalized features that cater to their playing styles.

Over the years, Li-Ning has sponsored numerous badminton events and players, further solidifying its presence and reputation in the badminton community. The brand's sponsorship of elite athletes and national teams has contributed to its global recognition and popularity.

As Li-Ning continues to push the boundaries of sports equipment design, they remain committed to elevating the performance of badminton players worldwide. With their focus on innovation, quality, and athlete-centric approach, Li-Ning badminton shoes continue to be a trusted and respected in the world of badminton.

As an authorised Li-Ning dealer all Li-Ning badminton equipment sold at Badminton HQ is 100% genuine. We accept nothing less than the best.

What are the best Li-Ning badminton shoes?

The best Li-Ning badminton shoes available at Badminton HQ are the Li-Ning Thunder mens badminton shoe. These shoes have been packed full of Li-Ning's premium cushioning and stability technology including CARBON FIBRE PLATE, LIGHT FOAM, BOUNCE+ AND TUFF TIP. 

Alternatively, the Li-Ning Dagger II mens badminton shoe offers a slightly more budget friendly option, but still offering Drive Foam technology for excellent cushioning and high rebound performance. 

How do Li-Ning badminton shoes fit?

In general Li-Ning badminton shoes fit true to size so most players will be able to order their regular shoe size. It is however worth noting that players who prefer a more roomy fit in the toe box may wish to order 1/2 up to allow for this. In comparison to Yonex badminton shoes we would say that these shoes generally fit bigger than the average Yonex shoe. 

Which pro players use Li-Ning badminton shoes?

Li-Ning Badminton shoes are worn by some of the worlds best players including notorious singles speedsters Anthony Ginting (Indonesia) Jonaton Christie (also Indonesia) and Loh Kean Yew (Singapore). Other high profile players include world championship gold medallist PV Sindhu (India) and 4 time All-England champion Yuta Watanabe (Japan).

Can you use running shoes for badminton?

Selecting running shoes for badminton is not recommended due to their unsuitability for the sport's multi-directional movements. Running shoes are primarily designed for forward motion, whereas badminton involves rapid lateral movements to the corners and sides of the court. This mismatch in design can potentially lead to risks like ankle twisting or rolling during intense play. However, you can mitigate these risks by choosing appropriate footwear.

In specific indoor sports halls, non-marking soles are mandatory to protect the court surfaces from scuff marks and damage. Unfortunately, many running shoes lack non-marking soles, making them unsuitable for badminton in such facilities. On the other hand, all badminton shoes come equipped with gum-based, non-marking soles as a standard feature. This ensures that players can confidently move across the court without leaving any undesirable marks on the playing surface.

Li Ning badminton shoes excel with their reinforced areas around the ankle, providing greater stability and a lower heel drop compared to most running shoes. This results in a lower center of gravity and a more solid base. Opting for Li-Ning badminton shoes not only reduces the risk of injury but also guarantees indoor court-specific grip, promoting faster and smoother movement around the badminton court. Making the right choice of footwear will lead to a safer and more dynamic badminton experience.


More information on choosing the correct badminton shoes for you can be found via our badminton shoes buying guide

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