babolat sfx3

ichaseballs

Semi-Pro
it seems to be pretty popular at the club level. and seems to always sell out online, better than the other babolat shoes.

anyone who likes this shoe tends to have wide feet and finds most if not all other tennis shoes un-comfortable.
personally i have purchased a few pairs already. but the new color option is meh, and just the one. (the older color options are no longer made it seems)

please babolat release this great shoe sfx3 in more colors (y)
 

Tennisist

Semi-Pro
Having used ~6 other shoes, I do find these the most comfortable . And yes, I wish they would improve the colors or at least made more of them.

They are narrower than all other shoes I used, so I am not sure they are for people with wide feet.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Having used ~6 other shoes, I do find these the most comfortable . And yes, I wish they would improve the colors or at least made more of them.

They are narrower than all other shoes I used, so I am not sure they are for people with wide feet.
Can you get the SFX 3 in white?
 

WildVolley

Legend
Having used ~6 other shoes, I do find these the most comfortable . And yes, I wish they would improve the colors or at least made more of them.

They are narrower than all other shoes I used, so I am not sure they are for people with wide feet.
When you say that are narrower, what part of the shoe are you talking about? What other shoes are you comparing them to?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
it seems to be pretty popular at the club level. and seems to always sell out online, better than the other babolat shoes.

anyone who likes this shoe tends to have wide feet and finds most if not all other tennis shoes un-comfortable.
personally i have purchased a few pairs already. but the new color option is meh, and just the one. (the older color options are no longer made it seems)

please babolat release this great shoe sfx3 in more colors (y)
Now what i am hearing about this shoe is that it has GREAT cushioning but it lack support meaning Lateral support is poor compared to other top tennis shoes in the market
 

WildVolley

Legend
Now what i am hearing about this shoe is that it has GREAT cushioning but it lack support meaning Lateral support is poor compared to other top tennis shoes in the market
I think that's generally true.

Also, the shoe is soft feeling underfoot. So while it is cushioned, it also allows a lot of foot movement, so I don't consider it to have a lot of support under the foot either. I prefer shoes with a slightly less soft feeling underfoot.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
I think that's generally true.

Also, the shoe is soft feeling underfoot. So while it is cushioned, it also allows a lot of foot movement, so I don't consider it to have a lot of support under the foot either. I prefer shoes with a slightly less soft feeling underfoot.
Suspect this is partially due to the factory insole
 

WildVolley

Legend
Toebox is narrower compared to Adidas, Nike, KSwiss, New Balance, Wilson and Head.
This is an interesting observation. When I playtested the SFX3, I found they were comfortable for my very wide toe spread (I have wide feet that aren't very high volume). This wasn't because the outsole is particularly wide in the forefoot, but because of the soft upper, my little toes were able to push out the side of the shoe without causing me pain.

I haven't played in Nike for a while, but I found the SFX3 squeezed my toes from the side less than KS Bigshot 2.5s I used to wear and less than Yonex Sonicage Wide, which I still use. I also play in Adidas SoleMatch Bounce shoes, which have good toe box room, but a flange on the outside that slightly constricts the width. My main shoes at the moment are actually Costco Adidas Court Spec shoes. Even though I'm wearing a 1/2 size up, they fit quite well and give me plenty of toe box room.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
It is a highly cushioned insole. I pulled a pair out of the last pair I killed, but I haven't tried to swap them in my other shoes.
Yes it is a highly cushioned insole. But flat with little support for the arch. Btw, most cushioned replacement ins0le IMHO is the Tuli Roadrunner.
 

Power Player

Bionic Poster
Yes it is a highly cushioned insole. But flat with little support for the arch. Btw, most cushioned replacement ins0le IMHO is the Tuli Roadrunner.
Would these be a good replacement for the Babolat insole? I ask because I'd like more cushion under the base of my big toe.
 
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