Yonex Power Cushion Pro Shoes

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
OMG,,, I had this Eclipsion for good 3 month now and Cushioning and stability is Just as good as right out of the box. it is like BRAND new. I NEVER had Yonex shoe that kept its cushioning for 3 month just like new. This is CRAZY good. All Vapor and ballistec users must switch to this shoe. this is too good to be true.
 

THE MAN

Professional
OMG,,, I had this Eclipsion for good 3 month now and Cushioning and stability is Just as good as right out of the box. it is like BRAND new. I NEVER had Yonex shoe that kept its cushioning for 3 month just like new. This is CRAZY good. All Vapor and ballistec users must switch to this shoe. this is too good to be true.
Are you sure you are not a Yonex rep. or just work from them in general?
 

norcal

Legend
OMG,,, I had this Eclipsion for good 3 month now and Cushioning and stability is Just as good as right out of the box. it is like BRAND new. I NEVER had Yonex shoe that kept its cushioning for 3 month just like new. This is CRAZY good. All Vapor and ballistec users must switch to this shoe. this is too good to be true.

Yeah, you have HAD the shoes for 3 months but iirc you didn't USE them for quite a while.

edit: checked your posts and you got them 1/10 and hit with them 1/28! So not even close to 3 months (closer to 2) and if you hit that infrequently they should be like new! lol

I'm sure they are great shoes but you are exaggerating big time dude.
 

THE MAN

Professional
NO,MAN. I don't work for them. This shoes has NO weakness. It is Novak or Federer of tennis shoes. and it last Longest of any previous yonex shoes ever made
I was just kidding...glad your loving your Yonex shoes.
Once my vapors and evo raptors wearout and guess I will have to try them out.
You have sold me on them.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Yeah, you have HAD the shoes for 3 months but iirc you didn't USE them for quite a while.

edit: checked your posts and you got them 1/10 and hit with them 1/28! So not even close to 3 months (closer to 2) and if you hit that infrequently they should be like new! lol

I'm sure they are great shoes but you are exaggerating big time dude.
LOL,, I play 2-3 times a week EVERY week.................LOL
 

slanotran

New User
I am wondering is it possible TW to write review till the end of april ? I am very curious what is TW opinion for the shoes.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I am wondering is it possible TW to write review till the end of april ? I am very curious what is TW opinion for the shoes.
yes, I would love to know what Andy and Chris thinks about the shoes. but I will tell you right now this is by far the BEST ever shoes made by Yonex. and BEST ever shoes made by any other manufacturer. Blows away Vapors, Barricades, and everything else.
 

GioV

Rookie
Nost, there is nothing wrong with wearing clay court shoes on hard courts. There are two things to consider though. You have less tread touching the hard courts. So some people think it makes it more easy to slip. And second most people seem to think they wear out faster since the sole has less over all thickness.

I have used Yonex clay shoes in the past on hard courts and I am using the new Eclipsion clay version on hard also. I have never had a problem with slipping. In the past I thought the clay shoe wore out a bit faster. The Eclipsion has not shown any wear yet. I am wilingl to have to have a trade off in wearing out; to have the color I like.

Glad to hear your about success with clay shoes on hard courts. Are there any noticeable differences between the clay soles and hard court soles when quickly changing directions or making sharp cuts?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Nost, there is nothing wrong with wearing clay court shoes on hard courts. There are two things to consider though. You have less tread touching the hard courts. So some people think it makes it more easy to slip. And second most people seem to think they wear out faster since the sole has less over all thickness.

I have used Yonex clay shoes in the past on hard courts and I am using the new Eclipsion clay version on hard also. I have never had a problem with slipping. In the past I thought the clay shoe wore out a bit faster. The Eclipsion has not shown any wear yet. I am wilingl to have to have a trade off in wearing out; to have the color I like.
that is good to know. so you personally have not had any issues with slipping with clay version of Eclipsion, then, right ?? wearing out too fast isn't a problem for me. I just buy a new one.
 

imajica77

Professional
GioV, there has not been a single slip. I am up to about 50 hours of play now and I am starting to see some wear at the edge of the shoes where the big toe is on both shoes. This would be from pushing off.

Still loving the shoes. Most comfortable Yonex ones yet.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
GioV, there has not been a single slip. I am up to about 50 hours of play now and I am starting to see some wear at the edge of the shoes where the big toe is on both shoes. This would be from pushing off.

Still loving the shoes. Most comfortable Yonex ones yet.
No Slip is good. but do you think you can push off and grab the court with clay version just as good as you do with hard court version ?
 

imajica77

Professional
Yes Nost or I wouldn't play in them. I am not about to hurt myself. As I have said I have used clay court shoes on hard courts in the past. So this is not something new for me.
 

M Pillai

Semi-Pro
I really liked this shoe as well. Good overall performance. Good stability and durability. I know that some other shoes I tried provided some extra feel of stability but at the expense of a bit of mobility. So I would say, if you are not specifically looking for gain in a specific department, but rather looking for overall performance in all the departments, then this is a really good choice. The durability is excellent. And the support, comfort and cushioning is the best (obviously as the name says).
 

DJTaurus

Hall of Fame
Today i had my first experience with a yonex shoe and that was with Eclipsion Cushion Pro. No need for break in. When you just walk they may feel heavy.... but while playing its like doing ballet. They feel light but most importantly they reminded me of Nike Vapors... low to the ground with great feedback, great lockdown but with even more comfort than the Vapor's. Also they have very easy system of lacing/un-lacing and all the area from the tonque until the front end is super comfortable... the inside part of the upper front end has a smooth material that provides extra comfort on the contact between the shoe and feet toes. Totally impressed by Yonex.... we have a winner. I went to TennisWearhouse Europe to order another pair and for gods sake 47EU size is OUT OF STOCK.... whats GOING ON with big shoe sizes...??????????????
 

junk

Semi-Pro
Today i had my first experience with a yonex shoe and that was with Eclipsion Cushion Pro. No need for break in. When you just walk they may feel heavy.... but while playing its like doing ballet. They feel light but most importantly they reminded me of Nike Vapors... low to the ground with great feedback, great lockdown but with even more comfort than the Vapor's. Also they have very easy system of lacing/un-lacing and all the area from the tonque until the front end is super comfortable... the inside part of the upper front end has a smooth material that provides extra comfort on the contact between the shoe and feet toes. Totally impressed by Yonex.... we have a winner. I went to TennisWearhouse Europe to order another pair and for gods sake 47EU size is OUT OF STOCK.... whats GOING ON with big shoe sizes...??????????????
great mini-review. i agree on every single point u made, especially comparing to the vapors... i've already played 3 times in them and couldn't be more satisfied with the shoes. great shoe by yonex, and nike's loss since i was a long time vapors user but last couple of pairs were so low on quality that i had to return my last pair (it was digging into my ankle)
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
great mini-review. i agree on every single point u made, especially comparing to the vapors... i've already played 3 times in them and couldn't be more satisfied with the shoes. great shoe by yonex, and nike's loss since i was a long time vapors user but last couple of pairs were so low on quality that i had to return my last pair (it was digging into my ankle)
This shoe is so good, BEST ever in history of all tennis shoes. and I had this shoe for 4 month now, and cushioning is just like NEW. it is so comfortable you can Sleep in them and your feet will thank you.
 

norcal

Legend
I wonder if they use the same cushioning and rubber as the soles in the PCDII?

Because after 2.5 months of use I must say that not only are the soles not showing any wear, they are actually regenerating! They are like the Brad Pitt movie where he ages in reverse! And every day when I put them on I swear a little Yonex troll must have snuck into my closet and inserted mini throw pillows in them! The only unfortunate byproduct of this discovery is I will never be able to get the Eclipsion because I will never wear out the PCDII's!

/Yonexpeopleproblems
 

every7

Hall of Fame
I followed @Nostradamus advice and bought the Eclipsion and they are the best shoes I have ever had. I have had other Yonex shoes and loved the performance but I didn't like the looks.

The difference is the Eclipsion were the best performance but the looks (on the black version) are also the best.

It's the best Yonex shoe and also the best shoe available from any manufacturer IMO.

The only issue is the extremely high price which will be unacceptable for some people, and I understand this.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I followed @Nostradamus advice and bought the Eclipsion and they are the best shoes I have ever had. I have had other Yonex shoes and loved the performance but I didn't like the looks.

The difference is the Eclipsion were the best performance but the looks (on the black version) are also the best.

It's the best Yonex shoe and also the best shoe available from any manufacturer IMO.

The only issue is the extremely high price which will be unacceptable for some people, and I understand this.
Hey knowing how expensive those NIKE Vapors and Ballistecs are,,,these Yonex are a bargain. Think of all those people fork up high dollars for the NIKE shoes,,,,,i recommend they all switch to Yonex Eclipsion.
 

crism54

Semi-Pro
can you confirm the exact weight of the new eclipsion (clay version)? TW contains 13.6 oz for 10.5, lighter than preceding SHT pro (14.3 always for the 10.5)? I speak of clay version (but I think is the same thing for all surfaces).
Someone who has a similar number and can weigh his eclipsion clay?
Thank you
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
can you confirm the exact weight of the new eclipsion (clay version)? TW contains 13.6 oz for 10.5, lighter than preceding SHT pro (14.3 always for the 10.5)? I speak of clay version (but I think is the same thing for all surfaces).
Someone who has a similar number and can weigh his eclipsion clay?
Thank you
Ask TW because they are the one that weight them. I was told that Clay version is lighter because that outer rubber sole is thinner so it might be taking off some weight ?
 

GioV

Rookie
I wonder if they use the same cushioning and rubber as the soles in the PCDII?

Because after 2.5 months of use I must say that not only are the soles not showing any wear, they are actually regenerating! They are like the Brad Pitt movie where he ages in reverse! And every day when I put them on I swear a little Yonex troll must have snuck into my closet and inserted mini throw pillows in them! The only unfortunate byproduct of this discovery is I will never be able to get the Eclipsion because I will never wear out the PCDII's!

/Yonexpeopleproblems

The PCDIIs are on my list to try, but I'm loving my eclipsions. Not sure if I can justify buying another pair. Already have 3 eclipsions and a pair of fusion revs that are in rotation.
 

GioV

Rookie
can you confirm the exact weight of the new eclipsion (clay version)? TW contains 13.6 oz for 10.5, lighter than preceding SHT pro (14.3 always for the 10.5)? I speak of clay version (but I think is the same thing for all surfaces).
Someone who has a similar number and can weigh his eclipsion clay?
Thank you

From feel alone, the eclipsions feel lighter and faster than the previous model.
 

norcal

Legend
The PCDIIs are on my list to try, but I'm loving my eclipsions. Not sure if I can justify buying another pair. Already have 3 eclipsions and a pair of fusion revs that are in rotation.

After reading the above reviews on the Eclipsion, the only reason I would buy PCDII is for the warranty deal. Otherwise they are the same price and everyone who has owned both says Eclipsion is better.

Nost: Do you wear orhtotics or aftermarket insoles? If so, what brand as they can be heavy (like dr sholls active). I imagine you would go with the lightest one out there...
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
After reading the above reviews on the Eclipsion, the only reason I would buy PCDII is for the warranty deal. Otherwise they are the same price and everyone who has owned both says Eclipsion is better.

Nost: Do you wear orhtotics or aftermarket insoles? If so, what brand as they can be heavy (like dr sholls active). I imagine you would go with the lightest one out there...
Oh, man, I wear $600 custom made insole by the doctor. it is pretty heavy, way more heavy than any Dr.Sholl and others. so it adds tremendous weight to my shoes. but it is tolerable with Eclipsion. that is why I always look for very very light shoes because of that. also the Durability is great too with Eclipsion, I say it is way better than any other shoes by Yonex like SHT 308's or powercushion pro.

I say to ALL you NIKE users, This shoes blows away all NIKE topline shoes.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
After reading the above reviews on the Eclipsion, the only reason I would buy PCDII is for the warranty deal. Otherwise they are the same price and everyone who has owned both says Eclipsion is better.

Nost: Do you wear orhtotics or aftermarket insoles? If so, what brand as they can be heavy (like dr sholls active). I imagine you would go with the lightest one out there...
this is starting at 5th month now of these Eclipsions yesterday, and finally,,,i started to feel like the support was starting to wear little bit,,,,losing support a little from wear and tear I think.... that is pretty darn good. support is still good, just not as good as when it was brand new. this is month 5.
 

imajica77

Professional
Tennis Magazine did a bogus review. They listed the men's clays as women's. They also said playtesters said the break in time was long. Very untrue. They are comfortable right out of the box and need no break in. These shoes rule!!!!
 

norcal

Legend
Bogus review? They said the Eclipsion was the best shoe for stability! Only a couple shoes they reviewed got a 'best of' so I'm sure Yonex is thrilled with the free publicity.

Break in is subjective anyway, I don't see how anyone can wear a shoe out of the box and play a serious game of singles, despite what a review says. I always walk quite a bit in my shoes before wearing them on court.

@Nostradamus - ok the heavy insole now makes your whole weight obsession make sense! You should have mentioned that earlier lol
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Bogus review? They said the Eclipsion was the best shoe for stability! Only a couple shoes they reviewed got a 'best of' so I'm sure Yonex is thrilled with the free publicity.

Break in is subjective anyway, I don't see how anyone can wear a shoe out of the box and play a serious game of singles, despite what a review says. I always walk quite a bit in my shoes before wearing them on court.

@Nostradamus - ok the heavy insole now makes your whole weight obsession make sense! You should have mentioned that earlier lol
yea, I too felt it was very Comfortable right out of the box. but I have to admit I bought 1/2 size bigger than normal since that was all they had left in Stan the Man black and Pink color from last December. but next one, I like to buy my normal size, Do you think that will fit kind of tight and will need break period ? Should I buy 1/2 size bigger again ?
 

imajica77

Professional
I never need a break in time for the Yonex shoes. Go with your regular size Nost.

And yes Norcal I don't think they did the shoe proper justis in the review. It is far superior to most shoes.
 

Chotobaka

Hall of Fame
The PCDIIs are on my list to try, but I'm loving my eclipsions. Not sure if I can justify buying another pair. Already have 3 eclipsions and a pair of fusion revs that are in rotation.

Since you are wearing both, how would you compare the fit between the Eclipsions and the Fusion Rev, specifically width in the toe box and forefoot? Also, is the "collar" padding around the ankle and heel comparable on both models? Thanks.
 
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Nibali77

New User
Since you are wearing both, how would you compare the fit between the Eclipsions and the Fusion Rev, specifically width in the toe box and forefoot? Also, is the "collar" padding around the ankle and heel comparable on both models? Thanks.

Same question from my side. I ve the PCDII and the eclipsion. I m a fan of both. But I wonder how the Fusion Rev is compared to those two. More like PCDII or more like eclipsion?

I like the crazy colour mix on the Fusion Rev - and there is a awesome price offer for my size in my country at the moment. I m very tempted since I like the yonex shoes that much ;-)

A quick input on fit for the Fusion Rev would be very nice.
 

imajica77

Professional
The Fusion Rev fits more like the Eclipsion. The Fusion has a little more room in the forefoot but the Eclipsion has more toe room. Eclipsion to me has more over all cushioning. The Fusion fits tighter on the foot overall because it has the different lacing system.

My preference between the two is the Eclipsion hands down. To me its more comfortable and better cushioning. But we all have different type of feet.
 

Chotobaka

Hall of Fame
The Fusion Rev fits more like the Eclipsion. The Fusion has a little more room in the forefoot but the Eclipsion has more toe room. Eclipsion to me has more over all cushioning. The Fusion fits tighter on the foot overall because it has the different lacing system.

My preference between the two is the Eclipsion hands down. To me its more comfortable and better cushioning. But we all have different type of feet.

Thank you.
 

GioV

Rookie
Since you are wearing both, how would you compare the fit between the Eclipsions and the Fusion Rev, specifically width in the toe box and forefoot? Also, is the "collar" padding around the ankle and heel comparable on both models? Thanks.

The Eclipsions have a narrower fit than the Fusion Rev in the toe box and forefoot, which works for me. I love the glove-like fit. It is a really great performance shoe. The collar padding is similar to the power cushion pro (SHT Proex), if you have tried it, but I think the Eclipsion is a bit more comfortable. Also, my heel doesn't slip as much as it does with the Fusion Rev. I still have to use lock lacing on both models. I use my Fusion Revs mainly for long practices and drilling. Both shoes I could wear all day long. In fact, I have worn both for hours on end with no foot soreness.

Both models are some of the best tennis shoes I have ever tried. You can't go wrong with either one. My two cents... If you have a wider foot, stick with the Fusion Rev.
 

Chotobaka

Hall of Fame
The Eclipsions have a narrower fit than the Fusion Rev in the toe box and forefoot, which works for me. I love the glove-like fit. It is a really great performance shoe. The collar padding is similar to the power cushion pro (SHT Proex), if you have tried it, but I think the Eclipsion is a bit more comfortable. Also, my heel doesn't slip as much as it does with the Fusion Rev. I still have to use lock lacing on both models. I use my Fusion Revs mainly for long practices and drilling. Both shoes I could wear all day long. In fact, I have worn both for hours on end with no foot soreness.

Both models are some of the best tennis shoes I have ever tried. You can't go wrong with either one. My two cents... If you have a wider foot, stick with the Fusion Rev.

Thank you for the detailed response Gio. What you are saying makes perfect sense based on just eyeballing the shoe shapes from the top view. The Fusion Rev is a perfect snug, glove- like fit for my foot but with no stress points at all. I was hoping to get a litlle more durability by trying the Eclipsions. Even though the tread is long gone and the good-sized patches of the second layer of the sole are showing through, traction is still very good with my Fusion Rev's. Cushioning also remains great as are the uppers. I think I will wait and try the Eclipsions on in-store, when they are available locally, but I think they will probably be a no-go based on fit. I already have another pair of Fusion Rev's as back ups so I have time. Thanks again.
 
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every7

Hall of Fame
Are you sure you are not a Yonex rep. or just work from them in general?

They are the best shoes to get. There is no business with it. In Europe too this shoe is best. It is all over and not endoresement.

You should try them. Yonex shoes were always the best fit and comfortable but maybe the cosmetics were not to everyone's taste. Now the technology is best and they also look the best shoes.
 

Lord Anomander

Professional
I bought this shoes last week and tried them out on Hard Tru yesterday. I got the clay version (yellow), but it still felt good on the court. Behind the baseline it's often really slippery, but not with this shoe. Also the cushioning is amazing, my legs didn't feel tired today in the morning and my knees didn't ache at all. Best shoe I've played with so far. :) I'm looking forward to finally playing on clay this season and I'll buy the all court shoe (red) in autumn.
 

AMGF

Hall of Fame
Can anyone tell me if the Aerus runs cooler than the Durable II?

Also if anyone could make a quick comparison between the two that would be appreciated.
 

Emkay

New User
I agree, one of the best shoes I've ever worn. Fit was narrow, but more snug than tight. They don't wear as heavy as they feel in hand. I'll be interested to see how they hold up.
 
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Emkay

New User
Are these shoes more narrow than the Asics Gel Solution Speed 3? Or the same?
Not sure about the solution, but just a little more narrow through the misfit than the Resolution six. Still plenty of room in the toe box.
 
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