Yonex ™ Power Cushion 65Z2
This model is the upper end of Yonex’ 65 series. This model includes midfoot support for athletes who jump.
This shoe was created specifically for badminton, but that does not mean it can be used only for badminton. In fact, this shoe is suitable for a wide variety of sports, including:
- table tennis
- floor hockey
- stage combat
Keep in mind that the sole of this shoe works best on surfaces such as hardwood, mats, vinyl, and carpet. It is not ideal for use on hard acrylic tennis courts, concrete, asphalt, or clay, but it can be used on all of them.
Width of the Forefoot
Each shoe manufacturer describes the width of their shoes in different ways. This shoe is a men’s narrow or a ladies’ standard. Some brands call this a B, some call it a Ladies 2.0 SL, some call it both, some call it neither.
Shape of the Toe Box
This shoe follows the general shape of what we call a T2-taper — sometimes called an Roman foot shape. This foot shape features two long toes of approximately equal length followed by three toes that shorten in succession.
As always, we strongly recommend trying shoes on before buying them. There is a lot more to a proper fit than just the length/width. The shape of your toe line plays a major role in overall comfort.
If your feet are wide, book an appointment for a professional shoe fitting.
If your feet are standard width, order online and choose SHIP TO STORE. You will be able to try them on in the pro shop before committing to them.
The most common warning signs that your shoes do not fit correctly:
- chaffing, calluses, corns, blisters, bunions, hammertoes
- pain in joints or knuckles of toes
- blackened or bruised toenails
- busting or tearing through sides of shoes
- busting or tearing through tops of toe boxes
Contrary what what other players may tell you, shoes that are causing injuries to your feet are not the right size. If you are getting injuries of any kind from your shoes, they are the wrong size, the wrong width, the wrong shape, or all of the above.
Shoes that fit properly allow your feet to move athletically inside of the shoe. This includes toe spreading as well as up-down toe movements that are essential for balance and recovery. Shoes that are too tight restrict your feet from making the adjustments necessary for balance.
If standard-width shoes are causing injuries, you may be too wide for them. Book an appointment for a professional shoe fitting with a coach who is ethically bound to give you good advice.
Try this Shoe on
Our bricks-and-mortar pro shop and our website are completely separate business units. However we do work together on some things, such as shoes.
The pro shop does not stock standard-width shoes. They do not stock ladies shoes in standard widths. They do not stock junior shoes in standard widths.
The pro shop stocks unisex shoes in wide to double-extra-wide widths. This is because the pro shop specializes in fitting athletes with hard-to-fit feet.
If your feet are to wide for standard-width shoes, you may request an appointment for a professional shoe fitting.
If your feet are standard width, you may order online and choose SHIP TO STORE. You will be notified when your shoes arrive in the pro shop. You will then be able to try them on in the pro shop before committing to them.
New POWER CUSHION+ construction enables a new level of fast and light footwork
The YONEX Power Cushion absorbs shock then reverses the impact energy for smooth transfer into the next movement. Compared with urethane, the YONEX Power Cushion construction provides 3 times more shock absorbing power. When dropped from 7m above a Power Cushion sheet, an egg will bounce back 4m without damage.
Yonex Power Cushion Plus
A raw egg can be dropped from 12 meters above the POWER CUSHION+ mat, rebounding to a height of 6 meters without breaking. **Tested by YONEX** POWER CUSHION™ is a trademark of Yonex Co., Ltd. *Research by the Japan Vehicle Inspection Association & Boken Quality Evaluation (based on JIS standards) in comparison to conventional cushioning material (EVA).
ToughBrid Light retains the exact performance as ToughBrid yet is 11%* lighter, generating a significant reduction in leg and knee stress.
*Tested by YONEX
3D Power Graphite Sheet
A graphite plate is inserted under the middle portion of the sole to increase stability and reduce weight within the shoe.
The redesigned 3D Power Graphite Sheet positioned at the mid to outer part of the sole improves torsional rigidity where it is needed most.
New 3D Power Graphite Sheet Torsional Rigidity: +20%
Power Graphite Lite
A super-light graphite plate is inserted under the middle portion of the foot to increase stability and reduce weight within the shoe.
The Lateral Shell located on the outside of the forefoot prevents sliding at the edge of the sole. It reduces power loss, increases footwork response and creates smooth, fluid and offensive foot movements.
Synchro Fit Insole
YONEX ™ Synchro-Fit Insole construction creates a secure contact between foot and shoe, reducing energy wastage through an improved fit.
Fig 1. Compared with conventional badminton shoes, the mid to heel section on the insole is elevated to provide an improved fit between foot and shoe.
Fig 2. By holding the heel firmly against the insole, the gap between foot and shoe is reduced, improving comfort and performance, ensuring the foot has maximum grip inside the shoe.
Toe Assist Shape
A toe-centric design that cuts down on pressure in the big toe, as well as offering improved support at the mid-foot and heel for a stable fit. Power loss is reduced, allowing for swift footwork.
The YONEX ™ Round Sole is designed to provide all-around support for quick and smooth footwork. The Round Sole ensures smooth movements and transfer of maximum energy.
Yonex Hexagrip Traction Technology
For agile and stable footwork, the hexagrip pattern provides 3% more grip and is 20% lighter than standard sole material.
Court Shoe Advice
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