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    Yonex Aerus 3 Badminton Shoes

    Yonex Aerus 3 Badminton Shoes

    Yonex Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the release of its lightest badminton shoe ever — about 270 grams (for a size 26).

    The POWER CUSHION AERUS 3, designed to absorb the impact of the intense footwork of badminton while not inhibiting a player’s movement speed, releases in late September 2018.

    Modern badminton continues to become a faster and faster game, and players need shoes to meet the demands of the more intense footwork. Adopting Yonex’s proprietary shockabsorbing material, Power Cushion +, the AERUS 3 also features a redesigned midsole structure, further increasing shock-absorption and resilience, while remaining lighter and allowing for greater agility than ever before.

    The upper part of the shoe realizes improved fit and decreased weight by adopting a new material that combines elasticity and toughness. Additionally, weight is reduced by the upper part of the shoe being one seamless piece, eliminating the need for fabric overlap and seams.

    New Features

    Seamless Upper

    The Aerus 3 now features a softer upper which is 100% seamless

    Power Cushion +

    25% more shock absorption and 12% more repulsion for faster footwork

    Wider Arch

    Improved wider-fit compared to previous Aerus models







    Power Cushion Plus, a new formulation and redesign of Yonex’s original shockabsorbing material

    The shock-absorbing, resistant Power Cushion material, able to bounce an egg dropped from a seven-meter height without breaking it, offers spring and reduces fatigue.

    Power Cushion Plus, treated with a special high-resistance resin and redesigned with plus-shaped treads featuring optimum placement and depth, retains the original lightweight quality of Power Cushion while offering 25% more shock absorbency and 12% more resistance.


    Durable Skin and seamless upper combine to create a great fit and the lightest badminton shoe in Yonex history

    By adopting the elastic and tough polyurethane material, Durable Skin Light, an upper which is lightweight and well-fitted was created.


    In addition, the breathable mesh area has been increased by about twice to enhance ventilation, while the seamless upper design eliminates overlapping fabrics and seams.

    What Is The Difference Between Low End and High End Badminton Shoes?

    What Is The Difference Between Low End and High End Badminton Shoes?

    Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a low end shoe versus a high end badminton shoe? 

    There are 4 key differences that really set them apart from each other. 

    1) Cushioning

    Low end shoes typically have less cushioning compared to the higher end shoes.  For example, a low end shoe from Yonex will have only a single layer of cushioning compared to a high end shoe which will have multiple layers or thicker cushioning.  It is recommended for higher level players to get shoes with more cushioning as they will be playing at a higher intensity compared to recreational players and will benefit from the extra support.  People who are on the heavier side should also consider getting shoes with more cushioning because it will help protect their knees and joints better.


    2) Technology

    As you may gave guessed, lower end shoes will have less technology used.  The technologies in the shoes are used to provide extra support and stability.  That being said, high end shoes have better support and stability as well as cushioning compared to the low end shoes.

    High End SHB03ZSHB03ZLow End SHB65R

    For example, the higher end SHB03Z has an asymmetrical lace design compared to the lower end SHB65R which has straight laces. The asymmetrical design allows a closer fit as it contours around the shape of the foot.

    3) Design

    When comparing the designs of low end and high end shoes, you will find that the low end shoes are more simplistic with plain looking colours such as white.  High end shoes on the other hand are seen in more flashy and bright colours.  They also feature finer detail in the design when looking at the shoe up close.

    High End SH-P9100DLow End SH-A501F

    4) Price

    And of course, low end shoes are cheaper compared to high end shoes since they have less features and cushioning.  Prices for a low end shoe can range from $79 to $100 while a high end shoe can range from $120 to $169  While it may seem like there is a huge difference in price, a pair of badminton shoes can last for 6 months on average depending on how frequently you play so in the long term it can be worth while to invest in a nicer pair of shoes.

    Yonex Badminton Shoe Material and Technology

    Yonex Badminton Shoe Material and Technology


    All Yonex footwear is equipped with the POWER CUSHION technology.  This thin and lightweight shock absorbing material smoothly reverses the impact energy into your next movement.  A raw egg can be dropped from a height of 7m onto the POWER CUSHION mat and can rebound back up to a height of 4m without breaking.  This material also absorbs 3 times more shock than Urethane.


    Higher-end shoes will have the 3-LAYER POWER CUSHION.  They use higher density POWER CUSHION for the top and bottom layers which improves shock absorption by 30% compared to just POWER CUSHION.  The 3-Layer POWER CUSHION is used only in higher-end shoes. 

    Full Cushion Sole+S
    Features POWER CUSHION throughout the entire midsole.  This increases the level of cushioning and reduces the stress placed on the ankle and heel for a pleasant fit.
    [Only found in the SHB Comfort Tour Badminton Shoes]


    3D Power Graphite Sheet
    Provides reinforcement under and outside the center of the foot, reducing shoe twist.
    [Only found in the SHB Aerus 2 Badminton Shoes]


    Toe Assist Shape
    A toe-centric design that cuts down pressure in the big toe and offers support at the mid-foot and heel to provide a more stable fit.


    Flexion Upper
    Asymmetrical upper design with eyelets following the curved shape of the instep, creating a better fit around the inner arch.  It allows all the stress on landing to be absorbed through the toes and instep.
    [Only found in SHB03Z, SHB03, and SHBComfort Tour]



    Tough Guard III
    Extremely durable wear-resistant synthetic leather

    Durable Skin
    Polyurethane material offering improved high shape retention, wear-resistance and heat-resistance

    Double Russel Mesh
    Highly breathable open mesh

    Lateral Shell
    Situated at the outer area of the upper, it prevents sliding at the edge of the sole.  This reduces power loss, increases footwork response and creates smooth and fluid movement.

    Removes pressure an provides a comfortable fit around the toes.  It shifts the center of gravity to the big toe for a painless fit that offers more speed in your step.




    ToughBrid Light
    New ToughBrid Light offers 11% reduction in weight while maintaining its cushioning, shape retention and high elasticity.

    Hyper msLite
    10% reduction in weight compared to previous Super Feather Lite midsole material, while preserving a consistent shape over a long period of time.

    Power Graphite Lite
    Graphite plate placed under metatarsus reduces weight and improves stability on landing.




    Synchro-Fit Insole
    Creates a secure contact between foot and shoe, reducing energy wastage through an improved fit.

    Fig 1. Compared with conventional badminton shoes, the mid to heel section on the insole is elevated to provide an improved fit between foot and shoe.

    Fig 2. By holding the heel firmly against the insole, the gap between foot and shoe is reduced, improving comfort and performance, ensuring the foot has maximum grip inside the shoe.

    Fig 1.

     Fig 2.



    Hexagrip pattern provides 3% more grip and is 20% lighter than standard sole material, creating agile and stable footwork.


    Round Sole
    Designed to provide all-round support for quick and smooth footwork.  Ensures maximum transfer of energy when moving around the court.

    Below is a chart from Yonex that shows you what type of material and technology is used in each shoe.



    How To Find Your Shoe Size & Width

    How To Find Your Shoe Size & Width

    This guide will help you find your shoe size as well as determining if you have wide feet.  Buying shoes can be hard especially if you are buying them online since different shoe brands may be sized differently.  We will teach you how to measure your foot length and width so that the next time you buy shoes, you will find the right size for your feet. 

    Many shoe stores carry a Brannock Device which is used to measure feet length and width.  This is the most common method as it is easily adjustable and quite portable as well. 

    Since most people won't have this available at home, they will either have to go to a shoe store or find some other way to measure their feet.  The method we will be using is very simple and can be done anywhere.


    What you will need to measure your feet:
    -pen or pencil
    -ruler or tape measure


    To begin, make sure you put on socks that you normally wear shoes with.  Put your foot on a piece of blank paper and trace the outline, making sure the pen is pointing straight up.  Once you have drawn both feet, you can start measuring.


    To measure the length, draw a straight line from the tip of the big toe to the heel.  Subtract the measurement by 5mm (0.5CM) to get your true size.  Take the bigger measurement between your left and right foot as your length.


    To measure the width, draw a straight line across the widest part of your foot.  Subtract the measurement by 5mm (0.5CM) to get your true size.  Take the bigger measurement between your left and right foot as your width.


    Tips to help you:
    -your feet are at their largest at the end of the day so do the measurement then
    -measure your feet when you are standing for the most accurate measurement (have a friend outline your feet for you)


    Once you have the measurements for your feet, you can take a look at this chart to see what shoe size you should wear.  It also tells you if you have narrow, medium, or wide feet.


    How to use this chart:

    To use this chart, first find out what your shoe size is in US sizing.  Next, determine if you have narrow, medium, or wide feet by comparing your feet width to the chart. 

    Eg.  If you are size US 8, then you would look at the US8 row and compare with 3.5", 3.8", and 3.9".

    Notice that the width of your feet may fall in between categories.  This is because the chart is just a rough estimate and most shoes are only made in these measurements which fit most people.



    This guide should be used only as a reference only. Shoes may fit differently depending on the design of the shoe as well as the shape of your feet, so it is best to try them on in store to ensure the best fit. Yumo Pro Shop is not responsible for any incorrect measurements or ordering of the wrong size.






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