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Top Badminton Shoes for 2024

Top Badminton Shoes for 2024

Check out our expert selections for the best badminton shoes for 2024.

Prince NFS II

Adidas Stabil 16

Yonex Aerus Z2

Asics Gel Rocket 11

Karakal KF ProLite

With many different models and makes of shoes, it is hard to know which ones to pick. To help narrow down your decsion we have picked our Top 10 Badminton Shoes of 2023.

1. Asics Gel Rocket 11

One of our best-selling models year after year!

  • Weight: 325g

A clear customer favourite, the Asics Rocket has been our best-selling beginner and intermediate shoe for a number of years. For the price, it's hard to beat! The updated Trusstic system in the latest Rocket 11 improves stability for quick side-to-side movements and the flexible upper facilitates for a more natural foot movement. The colour options change regularly but the performance is consistent year after year. The medium fit suits a lot of people too. Also available in Black Gunmetal and Women's

“These sell out super fast every time we receive stock! One of our all time favourite mid-priced shoes loved by customers worldwide!”

Reasons to buy: You're looking for a fantastic shoe offering cushioning, support and durability for under £80.
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for even more cushioning and support and budget isn't a deciding factor. Try the Asics Powerbreak FF instead!

PDH Offer
£55.25 £65.00

2. Yonex Aerus Z2 

The ultimate streamlined shoe!

  • Weight: 250g

The ultimate streamlined shoe packed with technologies. The Power Cushion + offers great cushioning and improved responsiveness. The Syncro Fit Insole provides a closer fit for smoother movements and improved comfort. 

“I absolutely love the look of these shoes and they are a great choice for fast and agile players”

Reasons to buy: You want a low to the ground profile shoe for quick movement around the court without sacrificing comfort.
Reasons not to buy: You need a wide-fitting shoe and would prefer not to spend more than £100. Why not check out the Prince NFS II instead?

PDH Offer
£119.99 £150.00

3. Adidas Stabil 16

Super supportive and stylish shoe designed for fast movement!

  • Weight: 380g

The Boost technology in the Stabil 16 provides fantastic responsive cushioning. Added to this, the chassis construction keeps your foot locked in, helping you to reach every shot! By trying to reduce their carbon footprint, Adidas have created this shoe using recycled materials. 

“I love the fact that this shoe is made with recycled materials. Also one of the most supportive shoes on the market with its unique upper construction”

Reasons to buy: You searching for a good-looking shoe which will give offer you a secure fit and support quick movements. 
Reasons not to buy: You prefer a lighter weight shoe, why not try the Adidas Crazyflight 5?

PDH Offer
£118.99 £140.00

4. Asics Gel Tactic 12

More support than ever before!

  • Weight: 365g

This shoe has so many features, it's no wonder it's always so popular with intermediate through to professional players. Offering ASICS's GEL cushioning in both the rearfoot and the forefoot and extra stability from the midfoot reinforcement Trusstic System. Also one of our most durable shoes, it's sure to keep selling out quickly. 

“We've sold this shoe to a number of professional players over the years!”

Reasons to buy: You're a fast, attacking player looking for an agile, high performance shoe to match!
Reasons not to buy: You're a beginner looking for a shoe under £50. 

PDH Offer
£84.99 £100.00

5. Babolat Shadow Spirit

Superb shock absorption!

  • Weight: 365g

Designed in collaboration with Michelin. The OCS tread pattern increases stability and grip by 20%. The TPU frame also offers excellent ankle and heel support. A narrower fit than other brands which makes it a great choice for players with a slimmer foot. 

“Packed with technologies, this a really high performing shoe at this price point. Babolat are a lesser known brand in badminton but this shoe competes with the best and is proving super-popular”

Reasons to buy: You're looking for fantastic traction and shock absorption. 
Reasons not to buy: You've got a wide foot. Check out our next pick from Prince below! 

PDH Offer
£67.99 £80.00

6. Prince NFS II
Topselling wider fitting shoe!

  • Weight: 370g

Back by popular demand, this is our best-selling wide fitting shoe made of lightweight synthetic Nubuck upper. The unique Natural Foot Shape technology in these Prince shoes+ follows natural foot movement for maximum comfort. 

“This iconic shoe is loved worldwide by players seeking a wider fitting shoe with maximum comfort.”

Reasons to buy: You need a wider fit and minimum break in time so you can head straight to the courts!
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for a narrower fit. 

PDH Offer
£72.49 £85.00

7. Adidas Crazyflight 5

Great-looking shoe designed for speed!

  • Weight: 365g

One of our favourite lightweight shoes on the market right now. The Bounce midsole feels very responsive and the outsole offers just the right level of grip to allow quick directional changes. 

“Brilliant lightweight shoe and responsive feel!”

Reasons to buy: You're looking for a lightweight shoe from one of the leading brands.
Reasons not to buy: You're more budget conscious, why not try the Adidas Court Team Bounce 2.0

PDH Offer
£110.49 £130.00

8. Yonex Cascade Drive 2

Incredible shock absorbing!

  • Weight: 335g

This updated design of the Yonex Cascade Drive is a great choice for the performance player looking for a light weight shoe with great cushioning. Yonex's Power Cushion construction offers more shock absorption than before, whilst the Hexagrip sole design increases traction on the court. Also available in White Water Blue

“This shoe offers an incredibly soft landing!”

Reasons to buy: You're looking for a top of the rnage shoe which is going to improve your game.
Reasons not to buy: You're just starting out, so looking for something more budget friendly. 

PDH Offer
£99.99 £125.00

9.Karakal KF ProLite

Club player favourite at a great price!

  • Weight: 330g

Karakal's lace loop system helps to prevent rolling in lateral movements. The High-Density insole increases shock absorption and provides maximum comfort. Also available in RedBlack, and White

“If you're looking for a wider fit shoe at a great price”

Reasons to buy:  You're looking for exceptional value without compromising on quality. 
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for a more classic colourway.

PDH Offer
£49.99 £55.00

10. Babolat Shadow Tour 5

Excellent traction and comfort!

  • Weight: 350g

With a Michelin design sole, the Babolat Shadow Tour offers incredible traction on all indoor court surfaces. As well as this, it uses DCS technology to create a dual-density sole which offers excellent shock absorption for a faster response. Also avilable in Ceramic Blue, Wide, Women's English Rose and Women's White Cockatoo

“This is a great looking shoe with some great features!”

Reasons to buy: You're a stylish player looking for great performance!
Reasons not to buy: You're a beginner looking for an entry-level shoe at this stage.

PDH Offer
£93.75 £125.00

A UK size 9 was used for the weight of one shoe given above. Weights may vary slightly. Prices may change from the time of publication.