Yonex 308s!!

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  1. Lukhas

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    ^I said outsole, not midsole. The midsole provides cushioning. The outsole is here for traction and durability since it's the part of the shoe that is in direct contact with the ground. And I prefer the outside of the heel to be more durable than the inside.
    And there are still plenty of SHT-308 at TW.
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/catpage-MSYONEX.html
     
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  2. Nostradamus

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    true, but by next month, it will all get sold out. I sure hope 309' s will be faster than 308. I need more speed
     
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  3. Lukhas

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    I don't think so. The shoe isn't very popular for some reason. And usually, Nike or Adidas sales are almost $20 cheaper than Yonex, so it doesn't really help.
     
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  4. Nostradamus

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    I know but those Nike Vapors are just way too Inferior to Yonex 308's in Cushioning department. My knees like Yonex better for that reason.
     
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  5. srvnvly

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    I really wish Yonex would a 6-month warranty on their shoes, as Nike, Adidas, Asics, KSwiss and others do. A lot of money for a toe-dragged like me to fork out, knowing I will have to buy a new pair in 2-4 months.
     
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  6. WildVolley

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    They'd need to go with a harder outsole. I definitely burn through my 304s faster than I go through Prince or Nike durability outsoles.

    Still, I think that Yonex makes some of the best shoes out there.
     
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  7. Nostradamus

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    harder outsole means less traction. and worse shoes
     
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  8. dr325i

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    Fedace...smart as always...
    It also costs that much to make Yonex.
    Yonex charges $100 for 308's, Barricades are $120 and you get two of them within 6 months...
    Air Ballistecs are $130 and again, you get two pairs for that money...
     
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  9. Nostradamus

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    Question is how does Yonex compare to Babolat Propulse 4 in cushioning ?
     
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  10. hcb0804

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    Better.
    I did the TW Propulse 4 playtest. 308 is more comfortable and cushioned. I just wore my 308's to play in today. Great shoe, one of my favorites.
     
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    I have 2 pair of 308s and there is no way Babolat shoes would ever be as good for cushioning. But just my opinion.
     
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    I actually have a pair of Propulse 4's as well as the 308's. They are not even close to each other in cushioning. And the winner is Yonex. I have bad knees and when I play in the Babolats they hurt my knees. I don't have that problem with my Yonex.
     
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  14. Nostradamus

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    Right Yonex dropped an Egg from 5 story building on the shoe and Egg did not break.
     
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  15. edwincen

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    maybe they gave it lower rating because yonex not familiar with western market?
     
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  16. Carolina Racquet

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    KS... couldn't agree more. I've been using the 307/308s now for 3 years.
     
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  17. Lukhas

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    I remember asking something about shoes to TW testers. I remember Andy saying that the shoe didn't fit well for most of them for some reason. Not to mention the rather weak ventilation.
     
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  18. ricki

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    are they as wide in toe area as Prince T22?
     
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  19. WildVolley

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    I've found the 304 series to have a wider toe box than the T22, and less pointed. The 308 isn't as wide as the 304, so I don't know how different it is compared to the T22.

    The superergo-shaped last (304) on Yonex shoes is good for those with wide toe boxes. The more recent 254D series is said to have a similar last.
     
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  20. 3fees

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    I have 308ex and 254D both are comfortable and light,as durability no problems there either.
     
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    How does the toe box width compare between the two models?

    In the past, the 304s were wider than the 308s. Are the 254D wider than the 308?
     
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    I tried a pair of 308 on today. I liked them , a good solid shoe but the arch support felt like it was too far back. It missed the center of my arch by 3/8 inch. I'm afraid it would rub me raw.

    anyone else have this happen?
     
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  23. imajica77

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    Nope. I also think if you wore them they could conform to your feet more after breaking in.
     
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    The 254D's are more roomier in the toe area, yet the 308's fit without discomfort as well.

    I used to have aches in my foot( like Plantar fasciitis ) from non arched and well cushioned tennis shoes,happy to say no more, Thx Yonex your a cut above the rest of the tennis shoe mfg's


    Nostradamus send me your telephone number so we can blah , blah ,blah, I'll be nice ,,well at first anyway,,,:)
     
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    Looks like Wawrinka is wearing the new Yonex shoe at the Australian Open
     
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  27. Nostradamus

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    HOY COW. I need this SHOE now, Pleases,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, where can I get it ?
     
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  28. Trout

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    This appears to be the clay court version
     
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  29. Nostradamus

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    that is so dumb. because that white shoe will become dirty so fast it will look like the red shoe in 1 week
     
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  30. Nostradamus

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    where are the Stan's pics ?
     
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  31. Nostradamus

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    Stan the MAN 308's with red shoe laces

    Ask Stan, If he is Willing to sell his old model shoes with STAN the MAN with red shoestring on it ?? he must still have several pairs left.

    I will pay him $500 EACH.
     
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  32. edwincen

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    It's available in Japan market now, last night Stan wearing it in his match with Falla.

    I have Japan 308/SHT 26M and it supplied with 2 sets of lace, black and red one.
    Even the insole is different from what we have at 308.
     
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  33. Nostradamus

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    Please do you have any pictures and Black and RED shoelace ??? Can I buy the RED shoelace from you ??
     
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  34. rokaldo

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    I am loving the clay court version.
     
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  35. Trout

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    Whatever Stan is wearing, it is working!
     
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    yes it is, plus StantheMan stitching on HIS pair is an added bonus!
     
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  37. Nostradamus

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    It is the SHOES, this shoes WON Stan the match tonight against Novak.
     
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  38. Rozroz

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    mmmm... yea, sure.
     
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  39. Nostradamus

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    how much will this cost and how much will this weigh ?
     
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  40. Rozroz

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    i would wait till after the final for a final decision, no? ;)
     
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  41. Nostradamus

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    No, this shoes beat Novak and that is good enough for me.
     
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  42. Nostradamus

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    HOLY cow, this shoes won the match... I have to go buy this shoes NOW. when will tW have this ?
     
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  43. Greg G

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    Now that Stan won the AO... Is it safe to assume that TW will stock up on the new Yonex stuff pretty soon???
     
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  44. tistrapukcipeht

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    LOL, the reviews will be jacked up too so they can sell more/
     
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  45. Nostradamus

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    does this shoe come in 2 different colors for hard court version ? and how much do guys think it will cost ?? I almost never pay full price for a shoe and wait til they go on sale but this might be an Exception occasion I have to make... lol
     
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  46. racertempo

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    Except that someone at TW confirmed in another thread that the US warehouse will not be getting Yonex clothing this year.
     
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  47. Nostradamus

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    Will this new Stan shoes ever go on sale ? There are NO projected date of release in USA market. It is no time soon, that is what I am being told. Yonex site already has the shoe like it is being sold everywhere.
     
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  48. Tazz44

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    I just ordered a pair of these 308's largely because of this thread. I hope you guys know what you're talking about lol. :)
     
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  49. Lex

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    You can order the new Yonex "Stan" shoes from a certain online global market in Rakuten
     
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  50. Nostradamus

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    Isnt' the shipping charge super expensive ?? it will have to come from Japan via Boat route. and that also takes 3 weeks to get. and what about taxes in Japan ?
     

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