ppgear on 4/3/2014
Now let's see how it shows.
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Omega740 on 5/14/2011
There are a few factors to these shoes that influence the stats about these shoes.
Stock - There is almost no padding for the soles of the foot.
That being said, since there is little padding, there is little structure to the overall form of the shoe. Not that is a bad thing, but it depends what you want. I like these shoes because they are extremely flexible. If they had a stiffer in-sole, flexibility would be lost. If flex is lost, grip goes down.
You defiantly have to get used to them, and will probably be sore the next day if you decide to play with these for long amounts of time on end.
I noticed that my across the table dash would suffer because these shoes had to padding to spring me across the table. So instead of depending on the shoes, my feet got stronger and now I can get over there whenever I want.
Another plus about the flexibility of these shoes is the localized movement. If someone decides to blaze a ball right at me, the shoes are so light and flexible, that it isn't very difficult for me to shift my stance from a front position to a side FH position (I play Penhold ^^).
Another factor that isn't really talked about much with shoes is Recovery. Some shoes are too stiff for a player to shift weight/direction enough to get back into the point. A light shoe with flexibility will always yield better Recovery.
Comparatively, I found the Stiga Shoes Pro Play's to be much stiffer than this shoe. My localized movement suffered greatly.
Bottom line, these shoes are not for everyone. If you are looking to increase you foot strength and have extremely quick localized movement, these shoes are for you.