Yonex SHT 308 Clay Blue - Any opinions?

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  1. chiapants226

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    ugliest shoe ever
     
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    I don't have any experience with that shoe, but I love Yonex shoes. I always have a pair of 304s as my match shoes.

    In general, Yonex should be good clay court shoes. The hard courts chew up the soles on the regular Yonex fairly quickly. I'm sure you'll get much more durability out of the clay court versions if you stay on clay.
     
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    Yonex Clay

    This shoe has the same Clay court sole pattern as the previous model (307) it replaces. The 307 came on top of every consumer test conducted in France and Germany over the last few years.

    Apparently, the specifically designed sole offers more traction and stability whist still enabling slide than standard herringbone pattern. the shoe was also favourably noted for its exceptional comfort.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    I have the previous version and they are some of the best clay court shoes on the market. Good comfort, good fit, and great traction. I would definitely get a pair if I were you. I think the blue colors rocks! Wish they had one in all red though.
     
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    I've never been a fan of the colors of Yonex shoes, but I have loved my 307s, both the clay and all court models. The new 308s are more out there in the look, but it appears they shaved off more weight.

    The clay sole is awesome on the dirt and if you don't mind the blue color, I believe you'll really like the performance.
     
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    I bought a pair of 308's from TW, i will get it next tues
    307's clay were Great. regular one is good too. but this 308 is supposed to be an improvement. Slightly lighter which is exactly what they needed.
     
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    Awesome! If you could let me know how they perform that would be great! I think I'm pretty keen on getting a pair haha
     
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    but rly ugly...:C
     
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    Anybody had experience with the Yonex claycourt sole, in comparison with the old Adidas CC Feather dimple claycourt sole?

    I found a pair of Feather's and I'm faced with a tough decision to either buy the Feathers or the Yonex's!!!
     
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    when the time comes, you'll give up the style for comfort:)
     
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    I just tried on the 308 yesterday and it feels just as stiff as previous models...
    I remember trying out the 304s and really liking them, they felt so light & springy.. But these are anything but...
    Or is it just me? Somehow the shape of the Yonex shoes isn't the best for my feet.
    I definitely couldn't play my brand of tennis in these clogs...
     
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    these look SHTy, how do they play?
     
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    my SHT-306 are the best tennis shoes i've ever worn. Light weight and ultra comfortable. So if these are anything like that i couldn't care less how they look.
     
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    I've tried both. Both offer great traction, but I found the Feathers really tore up the Har Tru clay surface. They also were pretty narrow IMO,
     
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    I have the 307s... Best clay shoe I've owned, they might even help your volleys Chia.
     
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    I had these as well. They were fantastic.
     
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    i own 307s and they are reallllly good.i dont tend to play too much clay a year, but everytime so far traction was good. thinking about getting one more all courtsole 307s (the gold white ones) before they disappear cuz they are, as mentioned above, really comfortable.
     
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    So I ended up buying a pair of the blue SHT-308clays and they are the best and most comfortable shoe I've ever worn! Good decision to buy them haha
     
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    Told ya'. :) Glad you like them. I'll probably pick some up when clay season rolls around in a couple months.
     
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    SAme here. It is the most comfortable shoes right out of the box i have ever had. Nike makes some nice shoes too, but they just can't beat these yonex in comfort dept.
    Also they have improved the lateral stabilities over the last version. this is great news for ankle protection. and I feel like i can move 10% better
     
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