Yonex sht 308

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  1. boinz

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    Read about many positive review regard this show. Esp on the cushioning and weight.
    But does this wear low? I like my shoes to have a low to ground feeling maybe like the Vapor9 ... kinda assure me more stability

    Also is the tongue comfortable?
     
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    I's say it's a fairly low shoe. It's not so much a tongue as it is a half sleeve that leaves your toe and heel exposed. Very comfortable.

    I like them marginally better than the GR4s, but the GR4 warranty makes it a no brainer choice.
     
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  3. hcb0804

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    They are very comfortable, but I would not say it is a low to the ground shoe at all. The heel actually feels noticeably elevated compared to most tennis shoes, as has been noted in reviews and other comments.
     
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    I believe it is actually more elevated, though I don't have measurements for it.

    Actually, about a year ago, I believe, newyorkstadium started a thread about getting measurements from current shoes as to how high off the ground they actually were. We were the only two posters who expressed interest/saw the thread. We were having the easiest time measuring heel height, though I'd really like to see how high the forefoot is too, which would allow us to also measure the drop of the shoe.

    Here's the small table newyorkstadium created.

    Propulse 3 - 3.45cm
    Barricade 7 - 3.2 cm
    Asics gel game 3 - 2.85 cm
    Yonex SHT-304 - 3.4cm
    Used Prince Viper VI - 3.2cm

    Unfortunately, neither of us had a current pair of Nike shoes to measure. But you can see that the Yonex 304 (which is my current game-day shoe) has a higher heel height than the Barricade 7.
     
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  5. boinz

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    hmm... interesting, I hadnt worn any Propulse before but I remember reading TW playtesters review saying its a low to ground shoe.
    maybe the high/low arc of shoes gives a false perceived height than it what it actually measures
     
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  6. Nostradamus

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    its got pretty thick cushioning so no low to the ground feel. You don't want low to the ground feel, it is a ripoff gimmickery. You want good thick cushioning so your feet will feel good after 3 hours of tough play and also thick cushioning will let you Launch into the sky and cover more overhead smashes. Yonex let you do that.
     
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  7. hcb0804

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    Yeah, I just wore mine yesterday in a match... what a great shoe it is! It is one of the rare shoes that is so comfortable you are not even aware of them on your feet. Foot and shoe become one unit!
     
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    did you notice that the cushion makes you jump about 1.5 feet higher than normal ?
     
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  9. hcb0804

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    Absolutely! At my age and condition, only 1.0 feet, but that's still pretty good!
     
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    Good looking shoes 308

    Yonex power cushion 128 and 228 -Carbon Light Power Quattro fit - SHT-128 and 228, launched 1/2013 to be launched 1/13.
    got them from yonex 2013 catalog, found it in drop box, pdf file.

    Nimble footwork soft flexion

    size:
    22.0 ~ 29.0cm


    PU leather + Double Russell Mesh Midsole: Hyper Feather Light + Power + T.P.U + solid cushion EVA + Power Carbon Outsole: Endurance Rubber Upper material

    3E-low-cut for court artificial turf with sand, clay, Remark
    R5 Power Hyper Feather Light Round cushion sole / R5
    Carbon Light Power Quattro fit

    :mrgreen:

    heres the link translated from japanese:

    http://translate.googleusercontent...._shoes&usg=ALkJrhj0Z6KRcEF0L5GCViMl9zS6Xrg9Mw

    Courtesy Post: order thru official yonex distributor.
     
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  11. evanjj

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    So no upgrade to the Power Cushion 308? Which is an amazing shoe :)
     
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  12. 3fees

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    Yonex Power Cushion SHT 128 and 228 1/13(release date) $76.35 USD from yen.

    outstanding !

    you heard first on TW tennis talk....:)

    TW needs to get these like yesterday..


    :mrgreen:
     
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  13. evanjj

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    Yep...no doubt...but are they a downgrade though?
     
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    From this,,I'd say at least the same:

    The Yonex Power Cushion 308 is the latest generation Yonex tennis shoe for 2012 and continues the tradition of lightweight performance. The 308 offers new cosmetics with all of the performance of the last generation SHT models. Tough Brid cushioning lasts longer and is more responsive than traditional EVA. New stability outrigger for improved lateral stability without adding weight. Outstanding cushioning, lightweight, and improved stability, the Power Cushion 308 is an all-around performer! Worn by Stan Wawrinka.•Color: Metallic Red/Black
    •Upper: synthetic leather
    •Outsole: Round Sole, Endurance Rubber
    •Midsole: Super EVA, Power Cushion, TPU, Graphite sheet
    YONEX POWER CUSHION: Drop an egg onto the Power Cushion and it will bounce back without breaking. Yonex Power Cushion Technology responds to quick and sharp movements by transforming shock into kinetic energy. Furthermore, this unique characteristic reduces muscle fatigue on your legs, so you are fresher going into the fifth and final set.

    YONEX ROUND SOLE: Round Sole provides a feeling of increased comfort while maximizing the transfer of body energy into every shot. With Round Sole positioned on the side and heel of the shoe, it prevents any awkward landings and permits quick, smooth footwork around the court.

    •Average weight: 14.3 oz. (Size 10.5)

    colorway of the 308 metallic red looks awesome,,wait till they go on serious sale.


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  15. evanjj

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    I would guess going by their shoe number and cheaper price, they may not be top end like the 308? I am waiting to see how they improve such a great shoe like the 308 :)
     
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  16. 3fees

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    308 is - super ergoshare
    128 and 228 - Quattro Fit

    "quattro version" is brand new as far as I have read, its being release 1/13.


    :mrgreen:
     
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  19. evanjj

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    They do. Waiting on some reviews to compare to current 308 before purchasing :)
     
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  20. 3fees

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    Looks like theres more than one coming out quattro fit(light) and durable, The 308 still looks awesome red or black, sale time yet on the 308's ?

    Yonex Newones 2013
    Power Cushion Durable unisex-for men and unicorns
    Power Cushion Light
    the Power Cushion Durable is nearly an ounce lighter and costs $10 less than the brand’s new Power Cushion Light

    :)
     
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  21. Midguytenis

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    I bought 3 pairs of the new SHT 308 color orange for Clay courts, while in Australia last week, they are awesome, superb grip and still easy to slide and light.

    I agree, they look very nice.
     
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  22. evanjj

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    New Orange in Australia? Where?
     
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  23. Midguytenis

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    A few places, top serve, tennis warehouse and another one or 2 places have them. Both for clay and hard court, on my way back for the Australian Open I'll get the hard core ones, right now I'm on red dirt.
     
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  24. evanjj

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    Good find :)
     
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  25. imajica77

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    Love the new orange color. Killer look.
     
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  26. Midguytenis

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    Yeah, I looked at it and there was no second choice, that was the one, next week in about 7 days i'll be flying there again, this time i'll take a few of the red ones for hard court sessions .
     
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  27. 3fees

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    Thanks for sharing,,I like the red Yonex SHT 308EX, with the new line coming out-2013, the 308 should go on sale and then I'll bag a pair.
     
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    Um, they have been on sale for a while now, was $109 now $89. Better snag some quick or they will be gone!
     
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    They'll drop even further, look at barricade 6.0's at $50, they were $100 plus on the cutting edge.
     
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    How do the 308s fit compared to the 304s? TW says the 304s are roomy in the forefoot and the 308s are standard. I would prefer a roomier forefoot. I've used an older model 304 and 107s, both fit me well.


    They could drop more but they may not because the supply of Yonex shoes in the US is a lot smaller than Adidas shoes. Try looking for some older model Yonex shoes. If you do find any, they will likely be in extreme sizes like 14 or 6.
     
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  31. hcb0804

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    There are never any sizes left that any body actually wears in Yonex shoes after the initial markdowns. There are only size 4, 5, or 6 left after the first markdowns to $89, then they mark them down to like $69 to try to incent someone to buy the leftovers in the crappy sizes. If u wear a normal size like size 9 thru 12, you better grab them at $89. I just did, ordered a red size 11!
     
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    That New color 2013 that Hewitt is wearing in Brisbane looked Awsome. Black and Red. Cool
     
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  33. Midguytenis

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    Wawrinka is wearing the white and blue yonex shoes, I liked the older red one, if I find them in promotion I'll get them instead the newer ones, it's the same shoe essentially, when I'm practicing a lot with players on hard court it is a shoe a month, so cheaper prices will help me
     
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    back at 109 now lol
     
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  36. hcb0804

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    Yeah, WTH??!! That's bogus, man! They were $89 for like 2 months, then they jack the price back up?
     
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    supply and demand
     
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    even here the price of 308 fluctuates. i saw the other day it was $89. now it is $109.
     
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  39. boinz

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    after many months after starting this thread, I finally ordered a pair in white/navy.... honestly it was a tough one for me, to choose between the 308 and the Vapor9 in holiday colors (really love that colorway).
    Now I cant wait for it to arrive and hit the courts
     
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    Don't forget to post a review!
     
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    You will like them!
     
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  42. edwincen

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    i found its toe box little tighter than 307, but more stable
     
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  43. 3fees

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    There's many more than one supplier for 308's..lol , I got vapor tour 8's for ~$60 while they were a lot more in some stores
     
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    Does anybody have experience with this shoe coming apart on the inner side where rubber meets the synthetic leather. I only had mine for 4 weeks and it is starting to come apart. Is this normal ?
     
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    On sale at tw again $80 except all blk ones.
     
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    Is this Defect ?

    I really love this shoes but this last one I got 3 weeks ago is coming apart in the edges where the rubber is Glued to the synthetic leather. Should I call TW and try to return this since this seem like a Defect ?
     
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  47. imajica77

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    I have never heard of this happening with Yonex shoes. They don't come with a 6 month warranty; but they do sound defective. I would give TW a call and ask them if they is anything they can do for you or maybe even contact Yonex. Hope someone can help you out. They should last a lot longer then that.
     
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    Seems like Yonex is a very high quality shoe, so many people are giving it high compliments here. think i'm gonna order a pair of the blue ones today at $79.99.
     
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  49. evanjj

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    Won't be disappointed...best shoe I have ever worn :)
     
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    you rate this shoe very highly.
    What makes it the best?
    I thought you were a big Fila fan
     
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