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Whether you're new to squash or an advanced player looking for the perfect pair of badminton shoes, you're in luck. There are hundreds of fantastic brands and styles out there. But with so much choice it can be hard to select the best squash shoe to suit your particular needs and budget. 
That's why we've written this Ultimate Top 5 list of badminton shoes for players of all levels. If you're baffled by too many features and options, don't have the time to browse endlessly or crave a helpful shortlist that's actually short, you're in the right place. You can make a confident decision from our Top 5 picks. 
We've selected 5 styles from our range that we and our customers love. Our recommendations explain briefly what makes each of these badminton shoes a winner and the reason why. 
You can always give us a call or drop us a line on email or via social media if you'd like more advice. At we're all racket sports enthusiasts and players and we love to help everyone find the perfect shoe for their particular game. 

1. Best-selling: ASICS GEL-Rocket 9

The ASICS GEL-Rocket is a top seller year after year for several reasons. The range is keenly priced, good-looking and both men's and women's versions are available in various stylish colourways - there's bound to be a GEL-Rocket shoe to suit your taste. Being a medium-width, these shoes are a good standard fit for most people (minimising the risk of buying online!). They require minimal breaking in time and are both stable and well-cushioned thanks to the renowned Trusstic System®  and Forefoot GEL® .
Sounds like the one for you? Buy it now. Available colourways: Men's Black Sunrise Red, Men's Black Fiery Red, Men's Glacier Grey Mako Blue, Women's White Aquarium and Women's Black Fresh Ice

2. Best for performance: Yonex Aerus 3
The Yonex Aerus 3 shoes are Yonex's lightest shoe yet at only 270grams, and you can feel the difference on court. They use Power Cushion+ technology to give a great under foot comfort so you feel like you can explode across the court all day long.
Sounds like the one for you? Available in Men's: Black, Blue and Red, and Women's: Rose and Navy.
Check out our review on the Aerus 3 shoes:

3. Best for durability: ASICS GEL-Beyond 6
The Asics Gel Beyond 6 shoes are designed for comfort and stability, by using Gel cushioning in the rear and forefoot of the shoes to absorb shock and reduce the risk of injury. They are a higher profile shoe compared to Asics other high performance models (Fastball 3 and Blast FF 2) to offer great stability and support when moving around the court. 
Sounds like the one for you? Buy it now

Best for speed: Babolat Shadow Tour
Babolat's high performance shoe designed for quick movements without the shock. The DCS technology helps to absorb shock and push you onto the next shot. The Michelin soles also offer great traction and durability. 
Sounds like the one for you? Available in Men's: White Estate Blue and Estate Blue Orange,  and Women's; White Rhodamine Red and Estate Blue Canary Yellow.

5. Best for value: Adidas Essence
If you're looking for a great shoe that not going to break the bank, then the Adidas Essence indoor court shoe is definitely the top contender. It uses a mesh upper for enhanced breathability and a Cloudfoam sockliner to support the midsole. Adidas use their icon 3-stripe design to create a simply trainer-style shoe designed for the badminton courts.   
Sounds like the one for you? Buy it now.

Sophie's verdict: "My personal favourite have the be Yonex Aerus 3 shoes. I have had two pairs over the last few years and I can't fault them! They may be slightly on the more expensive side but they are comfy, lightweight and have lasted me really well."

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12 November 2020

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