Babolat Shadow Spirit Court Shoes

(1 customer review)

$150.00

Babolat Shadow Spirit Men Court Shoes.

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Custom Monogram (+$5.00)

We will laser engrave up to three letters (usually initials) into both of your shoes to make them identifiable in the event they are lost or stolen. The letters will be 3-5mm tall and will be placed on an outer facing. In most cases they will not be noticed by anybody who doesn’t know they are there.

Description

Babolat ™ Shadow Spirit Men Court Shoes

The Brand

Babolat is a French company that has been around since 1875. Over the past 25 years, their court shoes have consistently improved in quality.

Babolat Logo
Est. 1875

In part, this is because they have partnered with Michelin — also a French company — to develop one of the best out-soles for badminton.

Michelin Logo
Est. 1889

The Babolat Shadow Spirit is a good shoe for upright sports like badminton, racquetball and pickleball. This shoe is also suitable for lower level recreational squash player who do not drag their back foot while going into the back corners. However it is not durable enough for high level squash players.

The Category

This court shoe is in our Adult Recreational category. Shoes in this category are suitable for continuous adult use over prolonged periods of time. On average, players tend to move about 3 kph while playing doubles racquet sports and about 4 kph while playing singles. So you can get an idea of how long this shoe should last by figuring out how many hours you play per week on average. Please note: this is an average. Some players are extremely hard on shoes and will have to take that into account.

The Insole

This shoe features an upgraded Otholite insole that is better than we expect to see in comparable shoes. As with all athletic shoes, players should monitor wear on their insoles over time and expect to replace the insoles at about the halfway point in the life of the shoe.

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In our opinion, Ortholite insoles are the best overall factory insoles in the court shoe category.

The Shape

We describe this shoe as a D width with a standard toe taper. D-width is standard-width for men’s shoes and wide-width for ladies. Standard taper shoes tend to fit younger athletes better than older athletes because forefeet tend to widen over time.

As always, the best advice we can give you is to come into our store for a fitting before buying any new court shoes. As we age and as we engage/disengage in athletics, our feet change shape. On average, a player’s foot size increases by one and one-half sizes between the ages of 16 and 60. During this period, feet also widen by one to two widths. As a result, we have learned that the most common cause of foot pain in our athletes is that they are wearing shoes that are too small. Because their feet have changed so gradually over time, they have not noticed it. By coming in for a fitting, players can be sure they are buying the right size and shape for their feet right now.

The Outer Sole

The outer sole of this shoe is a soft, organic rubber that heats up and provides additional traction as the player moves around the court. This type of sole offers maximum traction on hardwood floors. Although wear patterns will vary from athlete to athlete, we rate this sole at 1000+ km.

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Michelin rubber gives this shoe the best overall sole in the court shoe category.
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A sneaky-smart graduated traction pattern on the sole of this shoe increases friction on the outer aspect of the sole for stronger push back to the tee.
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The roll bar on in inner aspect of the sole on this shoe makes easy to roll your trailing foot flat as you go low into the back corners.

The Platform

We rate the platform of this shoe as athletic, which is is our highest rating for court shoe platforms. The platform on this shoe is wide enough and stable enough for aggressive athletic movements in all directions.

Ride

This shoe features a high cushioning EVA heel pad for an enhanced ride. However, this is an athletic shoe for younger players not a highly cushioned “comfort” shoe for older athletes. Older players who want to enhance the ride of this shoe can do so by upgrading it with custom insoles.

The Upper

The upper on this shoe combines polyurethane leather and polyamide fibers over most of the remaining upper. Four reinforced rigid fiber straps provide structural support. This combination of materials makes the entire upper stable, durable, breathable and impressively lightweight.

The Lacing system

The lacing system on this shoe features six pairs of eyelets plus an additional lace-lock eyelet for those who need it. The bottom four pairs of eyelets are punched; The top pair (plus the lace lock eyelets) are reinforced. The remaining pair are replaced by fabrics loops, which is rarely a good idea on a court shoe. The laces are half round, which is the best overall lace for high performance athletic shoes.

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Babolat Shadow Spirit – Red


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Shoe Widths Guide

Companies describe their shoe widths in different ways. Therefore, 4E shoes that fit in one brand may not fit in another. As always, we strongly recommend that players come into our store for an expert court shoe fitting before buying any unfamiliar brands.

ASICS VICTOR LADIES MEN
2A 2.0 SL ladies extra narrow men’s double extra narrow
A 2.0 ladies narrow men’s extra narrow
B 2.5 F ladies standard men’s narrow
D 2.5 U ladies wide men’s standard
E 3.0 U ladies extra wide men’s wide
2E 3.5 U ladies double extra wide men’s extra wide
4E ladies triple extra wide men’s double extra wide

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Product Details

ESW 0.874 kg
ESD 34 × 19 × 12 cm
Gender

Men

Brand

Sport

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Grade

Adult Recreation

Shoe Size

US MEN 8, US MEN 8.5, US MEN 9, US MEN 9.5, US MEN 10, US MEN 10.5, US MEN 11, US MEN 11.5, US MEN 12, US MEN 13

Shoe Width

Colours

Black, Orange

Item Type

Conditional Item

Conditional Item Notes

Conditional items are typically available in-store in common sizes, colours and styles, while uncommon sizes, colours and styles may be treated as Special Items and may have to be special-ordered.

1 review for Babolat Shadow Spirit Court Shoes

  1. Brent Johner

    I have been using this shoe for pickleball at the Southland Leisure Centre. It provides good traction and is exceptionally comfortable. All around, this is a good shoe for pickleball.

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