Cushy, cushy shoes for SV

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  1. max

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    What's a good, cushy shoe?

    I've never found a good replacement for the Reebok Bonzer.
     
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  2. Klatu Verata Necktie

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    Yonex 305, 306, and Asics Gel Resolution get a lot of attention on these boards due to their superior cushioning. If I weren't so happy with my Barricade IIs, I'd give them a shot.

    Good luck.
     
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    A bit expensive but the Lacoste Repel is one comfy shoe.
     
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  4. El Guapo

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    Why not look at the Reebok pumps if you're used to their shoes?
     
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  5. MTXR

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    The yonex 305 was good but the cushioning didn't last long for me.
     
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  6. fridrix

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    ASICS = cushy, snug fitting
     
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  7. siow_a

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    These are the shoes for a SV. You won't know you have them on.
     
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  8. El Guapo

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    Except for the weight. 305s are lighter and more cushioned, but harder to find.
     
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  9. bluetrain4

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    Prince T20s - amazing cushioning. And, the black/white ones are on sale right now.

    If you buy Prince, get 1/2 size smaller than normal.
     
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  10. goosala

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    Nike Breathe Free II and Vapor IV or V
     
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  11. Aerial

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    That's the problem...They are hard to find...wish Yonex would bring them back. like barricades 2.
     
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  12. zapvor

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    the new Prince OC-1 is very cushiony so far. i just got them. good fit too. the only thing i dont like is the tongue is too short.
     
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  13. mctennis

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    I have found the Nike Air Max series have a very cushy feel to them. I've tried lots of others on but seem to get back to the Air Max series.
     
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  14. bertrevert

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    Vapor 4s.

    They're fast (as fast as you are at least).

    There's not a lot of rubber on them however there's just the right amount.

    If getting to the net is the main objective then you're gonna want light-weight and stable. I've used a lot of cheap shoes but these are very fast and light, witrh just enough stability coming from the flanges on the bottom under footpad. If you're lunging and landing heel-first (to get to those nasty passing shots) then thankfully there is enough rubber under-heel to cushion the blow.

    Not cheap though.
     
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  15. origmarm

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    I found the Reebok match day pumps to be incredibly cushioned. Heavy as bricks though.

    The Yonex's are great but as another poster pointed out, I can't them over here in the UK at all! I can't stomach the extra postage from the US at the moment (50% the price of the shoes!). Maybe when I have a big order. They are quite high on the foot though if that makes a difference

    I hear good things about the Asics Gel Resolutions. I have their Gel running shoes and they are great, the only ones I wear
     
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  16. siow_a

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    Max are you feet wide or narrow? Flat, medium, or high arch. If they are normal size any of the shoes listed would do. Prince/NB/Wilson have a tendency to have a wider cut in the toe box. Cushion-wise the T20 are really cushioned but not really supportive for some players. The best bet is Yonex 306, Asics resolution and the Nike IV/V. Give them a try and walk around the home with them and see which fits better for you. I personally used the Asics.
     
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  17. 007

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    I used Bonzer's for years and must say that the Triple Break Pumps are very well-cushioned and comfy. I wore sz.9 Bonzers and bought 3 pair of TBP's sz.9 without even trying them and they fit me perfectly.
     
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  18. Virtua Tennis

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    I loved my Nike Air Zooms which was like walking on a bag of marshmellows those shoes made playing on hardcourts enjoyable. But since my last pair has gone to the garbage I found KSwiss Staiblors to be a very nice replacement.
     
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