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DamionW
05-17-2015, 05:59 PM
Hi

I'm searching for some new table tennis shoes. I really like the Asics Attack SP2, does anyone know where they sell them?
The shoes that I now wear are the Adidas TT30. Do you any other suggestions?
(Sorry for my bad English.)

TT_Rogue
05-17-2015, 10:33 PM
I can recommend the Asics Gel Blade Series. I always got a lot of back pain when i was playing in the usual table tennis shoes. Since i have the Asics it is much better, furthermore they are very light weighted and the durability is better.

foo
05-18-2015, 08:44 AM
Look at http://tt-japan.net/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=4
Or http://ta-q.jp/en/new-cgi/en_product_list.php?ko=16
They are Japanese and sell genuine goods with reasonable prices.

I would recommend you to try Mizuno Wave Medal 4 shoes. They are light and very comfortable.
http://ta-q.jp/en/new-cgi/endetail.php?mk=MIZUNO&hid=18KM35027

TareqPhoto
05-18-2015, 09:11 AM
Look at http://tt-japan.net/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=4
Or http://ta-q.jp/en/new-cgi/en_product_list.php?ko=16
They are Japanese and sell genuine goods with reasonable prices.

I would recommend you to try Mizuno Wave Medal 4 shoes. They are light and very comfortable.
http://ta-q.jp/en/new-cgi/endetail.php?mk=MIZUNO&hid=18KM35027

I do read many posts about members using Mizuno shoes, so i wasn't sure if that name is a model or a brand company name, but i was surprised to see that it is popular or highly recommended brand for TT shoes, then i keep looking at which model of this brand i should go with.

Now you mentioned Wave Medal 4 one, is it the best one out of other models? aren't other models light and comfortable too?

I was thinking what alternative to Mizuno with other known brands of TT such as Butterfly, Stiga, DHS, Tibhar,...etc, i only or ordered so far from some online stores with those names and none of them have that Mizuno brand even for only shoes, so it was like i have to use another site link to order just Mizuno, that may cost me more then to buy only shoes, not planning to buy another items from that sites unless the prices are almost same good enough and shipping is fast and the items are genuine.

say_lapata_plz
05-18-2015, 11:36 AM
I have Asics Attack SP2, does anyone know where they sell them , bought it on tt-japan.net. iruiru also have in stock.
i like it very much, good for hard surface (wood floor) and teraflex. much better than mizuno wave drive on wood floor. on teraflex both are good.

P1ngP0ng3r
05-18-2015, 01:00 PM
For several years I'm using Mizuno Wave Medal shoes. Very good comfort and support.
I tried the Wave Drive A2 but didn't like them that much. Too light and did not provide decent support.

NextLevel
05-18-2015, 01:25 PM
I would like to suggest something a bit different - I have found Nike Free Trainer 3.0 (supposedly supposed to imitated barefoot play) to be extremely helpful.

TTFrenzy
05-19-2015, 01:30 AM
http://www.amazon.com/ASICS-Mens-Gel-Blade-Squash-Shoe/dp/B00AJNBB7Y

Im using this currently after using stiga and butterfly shoes. Much more comfortable and this "gel" technology makes it very easy for the shoe to adjust when you use constant footwork with fast pace.

Its the first shoe Ive tried that after some hard multiball training with fast footwork + 3-4 matches (2-2.5 hours of play total) my tendons,toes and balls of my feet dont hurt at all. Totaly recommend it, a bit expensive but its really worth it!

Baal
05-19-2015, 03:13 AM
Hi

I'm searching for some new table tennis shoes. I really like the Asics Attack SP2, does anyone know where they sell them?
The shoes that I now wear are the Adidas TT30. Do you any other suggestions?
(Sorry for my bad English.)

The Tibhar Blue Spirit is very similar to the Asics Attack SP2. Best TT shoes I have ever tried are the Asics SP2 but the Blue Spirits feel the same and wear a long time.

DamionW
05-19-2015, 04:37 AM
Thanks for all your suggestions !

UpSideDownCarl
05-19-2015, 04:54 AM
Also worth knowing that the Butterfly Energy Force X shoe:

http://www.butterflyonline.com/inventoryd.asp?item_no=8074p

Is the exact same shoe as the Asics shoe and either one are excellent:

http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7385&stc=1

If you blow that image up, or the image from the Butterfly site, you can see that the sole of the shoe says Asics and that this sole is the same exact sole as the one in the original post.

foo
05-19-2015, 01:00 PM
Now you mentioned Wave Medal 4 one, is it the best one out of other models? aren't other models light and comfortable too?

Almost all items in Wave Medal and Wave Drive lines are good. Choice of a specific model depends on personal preferences.
Look at Equipment Reviews (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/equipment/) topics.

raazzz
05-19-2015, 05:49 PM
Don't think there is any "best" table tennis shoe but I'm still playing with Stiga Instinct which I think is great. I have heard that many prefer badminton shoes but I think it's just personal taste. Do you have broad or narrow feets?

DamionW
05-19-2015, 06:26 PM
I have Asics Attack SP2, does anyone know where they sell them , bought it on tt-japan.net. iruiru also have in stock.
i like it very much, good for hard surface (wood floor) and teraflex. much better than mizuno wave drive on wood floor. on teraflex both are good.

Thanks for your review. I'm from Belgium and I never shopped on a Japanese webshop before, Can I trust this webshop ? I can't find a lot of different pictures of this shoe and certainly of users. Can I see pictures of your shoes? Thanks

say_lapata_plz
05-20-2015, 06:46 AM
Thanks for your review. I'm from Belgium and I never shopped on a Japanese webshop before, Can I trust this webshop ? I can't find a lot of different pictures of this shoe and certainly of users. Can I see pictures of your shoes? Thanks
Yes u can trust, tt-japan.net and iruiru.com are reliable sites, support paypal. If u need box, write about it when order. tt-japan.net didn't send box to me for lower shipping cost. two pair shoes was in one big box.
u can check photo here (https://www.flickr.com/gp/say_lapata_plz/5dn27w)

AndyCouchman
05-20-2015, 01:49 PM
Surely there's no 'best shoe'
It depends on your body fitness, the surface on which you play, etc.
Specialist TT shoes are great if you play on perfect floor surfaces, and unlike me, are fit, flexible and not overweight.
i have flexibility issues (due flying incident), and slightly over weight.
Therefore, I need shoes with good support as well flexibility which is why I looked into it and bought
Asics Gel Progessive 2 shoes which are general court shoes with a lot of support due to the gel.

AndyCouchman
05-20-2015, 05:29 PM
Yes u can trust, tt-japan.net and iruiru.com are reliable sites, support paypal. If u need box, write about it when order. tt-japan.net didn't send box to me for lower shipping cost. two pair shoes was in one big box.
u can check photo here (https://www.flickr.com/gp/say_lapata_plz/5dn27w)


And best of all they take PayPal so you're guaranteed to either get the item or if not, Paypals money back guarantee which
i have had to use now and again

htfu
05-20-2015, 06:07 PM
i've been using asics gel blade 3 shoes for 3 years now, the serve as gym and table tennis shoes. they have taken an absolute pounding and still have not broken in any way (now that i've said that they are probably going to explode when i next use them ;).

eduardo1995filipe
05-20-2015, 06:55 PM
mizuno wave drive! no doubt! try it!

VicVoc32
05-25-2015, 10:38 PM
i'm playing with Mizuno and they are working good.

phamster
06-14-2015, 04:48 PM
I olay with indoor soccer shoes. The rubber bottom works great for table tennis. And it is easier find in usa stores. Soccer shoes stores are more available than mizunos stores for table tennis.

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TareqPhoto
06-14-2015, 10:00 PM
I ordered another expensive shoe from Butterfly, and just received them yesterday our time [Sunday], i should give it a try yesterday evening when i picked it up and went to the club, but maybe next time when i will go there i give it a try and see if it will be any good [it says it is new one], i do like the design though.

UpSideDownCarl
06-14-2015, 11:51 PM
Tareq, just making sure you know, TT shoes are indoor court shoes and shouldn't be used outdoors. They will wear out really fast if you wear them outdoors because the sole is gum rubber.


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AndyCouchman
06-15-2015, 12:31 AM
I can recommend the Asics Gel Blade Series. I always got a lot of back pain when i was playing in the usual table tennis shoes. Since i have the Asics it is much better, furthermore they are very light weighted and the durability is better.

I agree. Great support for my bad back. I'll only buy Asiics from now on

AndyCouchman
06-15-2015, 12:33 AM
Very much depends upon the floor surface upon which you're playing as to how much support you need

TareqPhoto
06-15-2015, 05:00 AM
Tareq, just making sure you know, TT shoes are indoor court shoes and shouldn't be used outdoors. They will wear out really fast if you wear them outdoors because the sole is gum rubber.




Sure, i have another shoes for outdoors, so i bought those TT shoes only for TT indoors.

Zynisal
02-04-2020, 02:25 PM
Sorry for bumping this old thread but I've stumbled across the same issue and this was the only relevant thread I could find.

Indoor Soccer (also known as Futsal) shoes are the most similar to TT shoes I've ever saw with low & grippy sole, but they're probably too hard to find at USA. Here at Spain you can find them on every sports store.

As most people said, indoor shoes do the trick (handball, volleyball, badminton, squash, futsal...), I've been using some Asics Gel handball shoes for some years and had no problems until I've got a no-brainer offer from presports for some adidas TTenium blue shoes, previously I used some adidas Tanglin indoor shoes (when they where advertised as indoor, not only for TT). I don't really like regular TT shoes, they have a thin sole and my feet hurts, so I prefer other indoor alternatives.

Basten4
02-05-2020, 02:39 PM
Sorry for bumping this old thread but I've stumbled across the same issue and this was the only relevant thread I could find.

Indoor Soccer (also known as Futsal) shoes are the most similar to TT shoes I've ever saw with low & grippy sole, but they're probably too hard to find at USA. Here at Spain you can find them on every sports store.

As most people said, indoor shoes do the trick (handball, volleyball, badminton, squash, futsal...), I've been using some Asics Gel handball shoes for some years and had no problems until I've got a no-brainer offer from presports for some adidas TTenium blue shoes, previously I used some adidas Tanglin indoor shoes (when they where advertised as indoor, not only for TT). I don't really like regular TT shoes, they have a thin sole and my feet hurts, so I prefer other indoor alternatives.

Neither Futsal nor TT shoes are difficult to find in US. Don't know how it is in Spain, but here in the us just about any sports store has futsal shoes :)

I've been using futsal shoes since I've started playing, don't need anything else. However, get good ones, don't get adidas samba or some crap like this.

Baal
02-06-2020, 12:06 AM
Whichever ones you can move really well in without sustaining injury. And that will be different for different people. So no single answer will do.

yogi_bear
02-06-2020, 12:42 AM
My Stiga liner 2 is still good after 1 year.

hleett
02-06-2020, 03:12 AM
Yes u can trust, tt-japan.net and iruiru.com are reliable sites, support paypal. If u need box, write about it when order. tt-japan.net didn't send box to me for lower shipping cost. two pair shoes was in one big box.
u can check photo here (https://www.flickr.com/gp/say_lapata_plz/5dn27w)
Yes. You can trust tt-japan.net. I bought my Asics Bladelyte 3 from them with no problems at all.

TareqPhoto
02-07-2020, 05:47 PM
I know it is an old thread, but since 2015 i am still wearing my Butterfly Energy Force XII, it was or still my best shoe i am wearing until now, it has the age signs and wearing off, so i must find another one similar to it or even better, i bought 3 more shoes including another butterfly but different models and i am not happy with those.

I keep looking at Asics and Mizuno models as i hope to find one from them that is same as my Butterfly shoe or even better, mostly i prefer Mizuno design and colors than Asics, but i remember in the past they said that Asics is the manufacturer that design other shoes brands too, but i really like the color and look more than the manufacturer reputation, will see which one i will choose.

momus
02-09-2020, 02:12 PM
I'm between these table-tennis shoes by ASICS

ATTACK DOMINATE FF (with the new Flyte-Foam tech, very light at 225gr, sell exclusively in Japan)
https://tt-japan.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=3832

and
ATTACK BLADELYTE 4 (seems to be a little more cushioned, but also heavier at 325gr)
https://tt-japan.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=4007


any opinions/feedback would be much appreciated!

P1ngP0ng3r
02-09-2020, 08:55 PM
FYI: The Japanese Bladelyte 4 is the same as the GEL-Blade 7 which is being sold in EU/US.

Arkady
02-10-2020, 05:18 AM
I consider Mizuno the best table tennis shoes. The high end models of Mizuno are quite expensive -no doubt about that- but are really worth their money, if you can afford them: They are very light, soft, comfortable and have perfect grip.

The best model of Mizuno that I've tried is Wave Drive A3. Very long lasting, I've been training daily for the past 2,5 years and they are still in good condition.
They are discontinued, but there are some left over sizes in various stores on discount.
I recommend them without any hesitation.