In badminton, shoes are usually the last equipment in most player's mind but to me it is one of the essential equipment for the sport. In fact my priority is more on the shoes than the badminton racquet. A neat footwork and a good grip on the court will ensure a player has the upper hand.
Somewhere last year I bought this shoes, the Mizuno Lightning Wave 3. It costs me some RM300++ but it is worth it.
The shoes provide good grip on the court, light and comfortable to wear while playing competitive game
The most important feature on this shoes is the "wave" technology embedded into the shoes. The model "wave" plate layout distributes impact over the entire surface. It provides a high level of both cushioning and stability.
The waves act as suppression in the direction of impact, softening the shock of landing. It also suppress the collapsing inwards at the right angles to the progress direction
The shoes definitely provide better shock absorption compare to other badminton shoes I tried before. In fact I hardly feel the shock effect after and during playing session. For aging player like me, proper shock dissipation is essential to avoid joint pain in the future especially the ankle, knee and hips area.
My only issue with this shoes is this slight tear on the side of the shoes. It should have been manufactured with a more durable material as this is a high stress areas
Overall, Mizuno wave shoes definitely received my approval and I am likely to get another of this brand should my current shoes is no longer fit to play anymore.
With the "wave" technology, Mizuno shoes should be a good for running and jogging as well. The "wave" technology is pretty well illustrated in their website. I will definitely try one after my existing running shoes had wear off.