Yonex SHT 305

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  1. MTXR

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    Anyone like these shoes? I read the reviews and the feedback and decided to pull the trigger..


    My barricade 3s ran out of cushioning...
     
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  2. Richie Rich

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    good shoes. did you do a search? there are quite a few posts about the 304/305's
     
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  3. MTXR

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    Alrighty... Seems like its a good shoe. I took the plunge they are coming friday....
     
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  4. rabidcow

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    good shoes, you wont be dissapointed
     
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  5. Ripper

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    You can put more spin on the ball with them :p
     
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  6. tenis

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    Very good shoes, cushion, light, stable.
     
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    I've been using Barricades IV untill last year. I'm using Sht 305 CL now and I like them: they are very confortable and less bulky than Barricades IV and let me move with confidence
     
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  8. rasajadad

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    I got a pair. I am usually a B III guy. I found the 305's light and well cushioned. I also liked the way the tongue is connected all around the foot. I think they call it "sock-like." They are good on clay as well as hard courts. I was concerned for their durability as I usually like the outsole warranty, but mine are lasting well. (I am a toe dragger.)
     
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  9. aidenous

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    The 305 is a huge improvement over the BIII but I still like the 304 & the 304R better than the 305. The 304's were more comfortable. The 305 seemed a little tight in the toe box.
     
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    In my case, I didn't find the toebox tight on the 305. Anyway, what's the difference between the 304 & 304R?
     
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  11. aidenous

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    Very little difference between the 304 & 304R. The 304R is the updated version with a little more rounded sole and about an ounce lighter.
     
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  12. MTXR

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    I have the 305 now and its a bit tight... I thought these were made for wider feet.

    I had the same problem with the BIIIs when i first got them to, i think i just have to break them in a little. Hopefully all goes well.

    Does anyone know how to revive a shoe? My uppers and such on my BIIIs are in good shape but the cushioning is gone. Where does most of the cushioning come from? The insole? Can i just put a new insole in so my BIIIs last longer?
     
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  13. Richie Rich

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    cushioning (90% of it) comes from the midsole. once that is gone there is no way to bring back the cushioning properties of the shoe. wearing shoes that are like that can do a great deal of damage to your body over time - there is nothing absorbing the pounding except your body. you've done yourself a great favor by buying new shoes. keep the old ones for gardening or something.
     
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  14. MTXR

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    I haven't played in the 305's yet and still using the BIIIs. I have noticed that my legs are hurting every time i get done playing. I think its time to start wearing the 305s around a bit to break them in and then switch over.
     
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