Yonex 308s!!

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  1. boogie

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    Just bought a pair of the Yonex 308's the blue grey colorway. My buddy is a Yonex pro and told me I should give them a try he said you'll play like Wawrinka...after about 30 mins on court i realized i was probebly wearing the best tennis shoe ever. Ok so i wasn't playing like Wawrinka but now I understand why he has improved so much since wearing Yonex!!!!I have always been a loyal vapor guy since way back to the zoom vapors. But after giving these a try i'm on the Yonx bandwagon. I've always used their rackets and was always impressed with the quality and craftsmanship, and shoes are the same. I don't know what more to say they feel just as light as the vapors but with more cushion and they gripped the court like pine tar!!!overall a great shoe no doubt!!!
    Does anybody else feel the same way??
    Yonex forever!!!!
     
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  2. zapvor

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    yea i am a big fan. they need to stock them more
     
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  3. edwincen

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    The 309 is coming
     
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  4. Lex

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    I LOVE the 308's!!

    My plantar fascitis is much better (might be the night boot I wear?). But, these are way more cushioned than the various Nike's that I've worn over the years.

    I'm sold on the Yonex shoe. Now, don't go changing it on us!!
     
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  5. boogie

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    The one downer is the coolest color ways are all clay court models
     
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  6. imajica77

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    Been raving about Yonex shoes for years here. I always say if someone who loves their Nikes or Adidas would try them they would switch in a heart beat. You are a case in point. Welcome to the club.
     
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  7. boogie

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    Yup, i always knew Yonex had good stuff i ave a bunch of their shirts and shorts. But was always reluctant to get the shoes that has all changed now. I never thought i would be a walking YOnex advertisment on the tennis court. Yonex from racket to sneakers.....hahahaha
     
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    How roomy is the toe box? I need a narrow heel but a wide and round toe box.
     
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    The Yonex 304 series were better than the 308 with respect to toe-box room, I found the 304 toe box significantly wider than the Prince T22s or anything from Nike or Adidas I tried. I still have a pair new in a box that I've yet to use for matches.

    I'm hoping the 254D have the last shape of the 304s.
     
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    Well cushioned and grip tenaciously. Only fallen over a couple of times on artificial grass when frosty.
     
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  11. edwincen

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    Go for SHT-light, very roomy toe box.
     
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  12. Gonzalito17

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    Fabulous shoe, comfortable, sporty, durable, good traction. Yonex is top of the food chain.
     
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  13. Lukhas

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    And I'm bracing myself for it. If it has better ventilation than the 308 I'll switch. Excellent shoe, just not breathable enough for me.
     
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    Great shoe and has a high quality feel. Only complaint is not enough vent.
     
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    I found the 308 Light one to be my favorite, I agree with the OP, Yonex shoes (suggested by a tennis guru) are better than the rest, by far, second bet are Asics.

    BTW when is 309 coming??

    Pics please!
     
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  16. Swan Song

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    The 309 is due during the Australian Open.

    Here is the information from the Japanese website. Note the Japanese market shoes are listed as SHT-27 and SHT-17 (Clay Court outsole):
    http://www.yonex.co.jp/news/2013/11/1311011500.html
     
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  17. boogie

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    Wow saw a pic of the 309s..... Better start loading up on the 308s....
     
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    ^ Where did you see a pic?
     
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    WHEN ?? and where are the pictures ??????
     
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    You mean Usain Bolt :oops:

    I love that red color, hope they bring those to the US, a lot of Yonex stuff never makes it over here.
     
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    Since the price was lowered, I had to get a pair of the black and red ones. One of the best looking shoes out there IMO.
     
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    Yea and also get the RED shoe strings like Stan has
     
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  26. hcb0804

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    Done......
     
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    I got the new 309s and I literally outran Hussain Bolt in a 50 yard sprint.

    He is the IT coordinator at a company in my building.
     
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  28. rdis10093

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    ^ new tech?

    it just has more syn material to make it more durrible, I have seen it in person, it is not so revolutionary. It reminds me of a better cage.
     
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    Hilarious :)
     
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  30. Nostradamus

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    yes that new material also allows you to jump over 9 feet
     
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  31. boogie

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    Come on guys this is suppose to be a thread about the 308s not Ussain Bolt.....hahahahha
     
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    Hingis wears Power Cushion 27 in exhibition
     
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    these are best shoes.
     
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  34. Nostradamus

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    Yonex claims that the Power cushion is even better than before. and it's got more cushioning. this is what the Yonex rep in Yonex USA told me. Is this not true ?
     
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  35. Power Player

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    ^^^

    Its totally true, but only if you buy 5 pairs, as the comfort is stackable based on pairs owned.
     
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  36. Nostradamus

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    which would you buy ? 309 or new nike vapor 9.5 ?
     
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  37. Power Player

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    He would do the right thing and buy both. You should do the same.
     
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  38. imajica77

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    why waste your time with vapors? Yonex are the best. You and I both know this.. don't waste your time with what the Nike fanboys say.
     
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    Agree, Vapor does seem to have better stability and low to the ground feel. but Yonex seem to have much much better cushioning and energy feedback off the ground to jump and quick starts.
     
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  40. rdis10093

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    both are awesome shoes. vapors feel a bit lighter and breath better, but yonex 308's last almost 1.5 times as long for me.
     
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  41. Power Player

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    Ironically, this is a very fanboy post.
     
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  42. imajica77

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    And what are all the fans of Nike and Adidas if not fan boys. I wear what is the most comfortable and best shoe out there. I don't fawn over the big companies that pay millions and millions to stars to wear their products just so they can pass those fees onto the consumer.
     
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  43. Power Player

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    :mrgreen: Ok, I think you missed the point, but it's no biggie.
     
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  44. Nostradamus

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    Agree, Nike Vapors and Court ballistecs are way too over-priced. It probably takes about $10 to make the shoes including the labor.
     
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  45. Nostradamus

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    See. this proves new model has better more advanced cushioning that will make you jump higher and faster.

    New features: thin midsole + power carbon
    Carbon in the sole from the foot of integrated toe kick and align the behavior and deformation. Carbon repulsive force generates thrust. Also, by thinning the lining more kicking the ground, creates great power.


    1 Three-layer structure power cushion ®


    with the lightweight shock absorber Lenz raw egg dropped from a height of 7 m 4 m more than bouncing "power cushion. Separate power cushion cake of three layers of the upper, middle, and lower ' hard-soft-hard "of hardness is set. Also, most improve its three-layer shock absorption and resilience than conventional パワーク tion 5% resilience, shock absorption is 30% improvement .
     
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  46. Power Player

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    My vertical increased to 49 inches after wearing these shoes just once.
     
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  47. imajica77

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    Power Player, I apologize if I misunderstood your comment.
     
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  48. Power Player

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    No worries, I was just joking around with you.
     
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  49. Lukhas

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    I seen some pictures of the next version, seems to arrive towards mid-January. I'm actually happy with the design of the outsole, I never understood why most shoes have a very thin outside heel sole while the inside of the heel is very thick. Especially after going in the shoe destruction thread and realizing that most people grinded the shoe on the heel on the outside rather than the inside. On the next version, this is actually the reverse: the ouside is thicker than the inside.
     
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  50. Nostradamus

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    but isn't the inside that provide you with cushioning ?

    and you can't get the 308's anymore. I think it is cause Yonex is only making 309's now.
     
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