Yonex 65 Z3 Kento Momota Badminton Shoes
The new POWER CUSHION 65 Z (third version) is designed with the goal of a “shoeless feel” in mind. The new model combines an upgraded comfortable fit and increased traction for an overall elevated badminton shoe that glides across the court with ease.
To achieve an improved fit on this all-around model, a new seamless upper and lateral shell was introduced to the classic synthetic leather build. The new seamless upper is an expanded synthetic leather piece that minimizes material overlap. This releases the stress from when the shoe is flexed, allowing a more comfortable fit. The hardened shell-like portion near the ankle, also known as the expanded lateral shell, provides a secure fit around the ankle.
In addition, the RADIAL BLADE SOLE, a sole reminiscent of a ninja star pattern, is implemented to provide ultimate grip for sudden vertical, horizontal, and diagonal movements.
An exclusive design collaboration with world no. 2 men’s singles Kento Momota (JPN) brings a matching look with the new ASTROX 99 Pro racquet design known as White Tiger.
Seamless Upper + Lateral Shell
The seamless upper is an expanded synthetic leather piece that minimizes material overlap. This releases the stress from when the shoe is flexed, allowing a more comfortable fit. The hardened shell-like portion near the ankle, also known as the expanded lateral shell, provides a secure fit around the ankle.
RADIAL BLADE SOLE
The grip pattern of the sole has been redesigned creating the RADIAL BLADE SOLE. By finely arranging a windmill shape that combines areas with large and small indentations, the weight of the shoe is dispersed, and the grip is improved by approximately 3%*. Resulting in a grip that supports quick dashes and sudden stops.
The 65 Z features a specially shaped wedge of POWER CUSHION+ in the heel designed specifically to absorb shock associated with the footwork of badminton. By improving shock absorption, our POWER CUSHION+ technology transforms impact into energy. A 28%* increase in shock absorption and a 62%** increase in repulsion when compared to the standard EVA materials.
How to Choose the Right Shoe Size?
- For the best accuracy, use (CM) as your benchmark.
- CM measures the length between the back of your heels to your largest toe.
- It’s always a better choice to buy a shoe that is slightly loose than buying a shoe that is slightly tight. Because you can always wear thicker socks to make your foot bigger.