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harveyaquino
06-30-2013, 08:25 AM
Hey guys!
I would like to replace my table tennis shoes(which was given to me by my teammate) because it's clearly worn out. I "slide" when playing (even with damp cloth) so I guess that's a pretty significant sign to finally replace it.LOL

ATM, I found Joola, Stiga, Donic, Butterfly, Mizuno brands here selling TT shoes. I really want Mizuno and Butterfly shoes but I'm not quite sure about their authenticity. The rest are pretty authentic.

Can you recommend me some shoes based on the brands I mentioned? If you're using some from a particular brand that I mentioned, can you tell me it's features? And what should I consider when buying TT shoes? I want mine to last for at least 2-3 years.

Thanks guys!:)

P1ngP0ng3r
06-30-2013, 10:11 AM
I suggest Mizuno Wave Drive or Wave Medal. Very comfortable shoes, especially when you have wide feet. The shoe sole is grippy, but not too grippy, so you won' t break your ankle. ;)

harveyaquino
06-30-2013, 11:19 AM
I suggest Mizuno Wave Drive or Wave Medal. Very comfortable shoes, especially when you have wide feet. The shoe sole is grippy, but not too grippy, so you won' t break your ankle. ;)

Nice! I have wide feet so that may suit me. Anyway, what's the difference between Mizuno Wave Drive and Medal?

Dan
06-30-2013, 11:35 AM
I have wide feet to and find the Butterfly Energy Force trainers are great for this. I have a pair of Stiga trainers to, great attribute about them is Stiga trainers are very light.

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Sali
06-30-2013, 12:08 PM
Mizuno crossmatch are very list and comfortable and cheap

UpSideDownCarl
06-30-2013, 12:48 PM
I have a pair of Stiga Table Tennis shoes. They are the Center Court shoes. They are Stiga's "top of the line" shoes. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THEM. For the first 3 months they were great. But the material they use to make the shoes is really weak. They cannot support LATERAL MOVEMENT!!!!!!

On both the left and right shoe, the material of the upper (not the sole), is ripping at the sides on both the inside and the outside. Both shoes, INSIDE EDGE AND OUTSIDE EDGE, THE MATERIAL IS RIPPING FROM LATERAL MOVEMENT. On the inside of both shoes, from the big toe to the center of my inner arch, and on the outside, from my little toe towards the heel about 3 inches, the material is tearing from side to side movements. The soles are great. The shoes look great. 3 months of wear and they are just about done. I have never had a shoe or sneaker or trainer or what ever you want to call them, OF ANY KIND, fall apart like that. They are extremely light. But they cannot hold up to the stress of 3-5 days a week of play.

My previous pair of Table Tennis shoes lasted 3+ years and the sole wore out, the material never tore on the upper part of the shoe. The old ones were Butterfly.

EricTian
06-30-2013, 12:59 PM
Yes like Dan said, I find the Butterfly Energy Force shoes very suitable and durable for all players. They can very in width, grip, height and weight, all for a reasonable price (~$100 a pair). They will most certainly last you at least half a year unless you're just hitting puberty which I doubt :~)

harveyaquino
06-30-2013, 01:49 PM
They will most certainly last you at least half a year unless you're just hitting puberty which I doubt :~)

LOL.what do you mean by that?

Anyway, thanks for the replies. I think I'll go with Butterfly then.:)

harveyaquino
06-30-2013, 01:56 PM
I have a pair of Stiga Table Tennis shoes. They are the Center Court shoes. They are Stiga's "top of the line" shoes. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THEM. For the first 3 months they were great. But the material they use to make the shoes is really weak. They cannot support LATERAL MOVEMENT!!!!!!

On both the left and right shoe, the material of the upper (not the sole), is ripping at the sides on both the inside and the outside. Both shoes, INSIDE EDGE AND OUTSIDE EDGE, THE MATERIAL IS RIPPING FROM LATERAL MOVEMENT. On the inside of both shoes, from the big toe to the center of my inner arch, and on the outside, from my little toe towards the heel about 3 inches, the material is tearing from side to side movements. The soles are great. The shoes look great. 3 months of wear and they are just about done. I have never had a shoe or sneaker or trainer or what ever you want to call them, OF ANY KIND, fall apart like that. They are extremely light. But they cannot hold up to the stress of 3-5 days a week of play.

My previous pair of Table Tennis shoes lasted 3+ years and the sole wore out, the material never tore on the upper part of the shoe. The old ones were Butterfly.

Whoa! Stiga shoes are on sale here and I'm quite tempted to buy the shoes you just mentioned. I'm glad I've created this thread to ask your opinions. Thanks for your input Sir Carl!

harveyaquino
06-30-2013, 01:59 PM
Thanks for your input guys! Really appreciate it...

I'll now go with Butterfly.:)

htfu
06-30-2013, 02:20 PM
afaik butterfly shoes are rebranded asics. the gel blade 3 shoes that i have are pretty solid and have taken an absolute beating from me with no obvious signs of degradation (i am seriously hard on equipment). the upside is they are cheaper and may be easier to get hold of ... ymmv

Iczy
06-30-2013, 02:28 PM
My wife and I use Donic Waldner Flex II. They are light, cheap (about $40 on sale here) and reasonably grippy. Each pair lasts about 2 years.

tsunami902
06-30-2013, 04:20 PM
On of the response no one mention to you about genuine brand. A lot of fake shoes that are cheap. Be aware my kaibigan

Desto F3
06-30-2013, 09:40 PM
go for Stiga mate

harveyaquino
07-01-2013, 12:29 AM
On of the response no one mention to you about genuine brand. A lot of fake shoes that are cheap. Be aware my kaibigan

Hey there! You're a Filipino? Baka may alam kang magandang pagbilhan ng authentic Butterfly shoes sa Philippines? May alam ako pagbilhan pero hindi ko sure kung authentic nga yun(from Wadjad Table Tennis) It makes no sense to buy expensive shoes that are not even authentic.

Thanks!

tsunami902
07-01-2013, 02:52 AM
Rakuten: Nittaku Shoes Table Tennis - Shopping Japanese products from Japan (http://global.rakuten.com/en/category/sports_outdoor/table_tennis/shoes/nittaku/)

Bro. these is a good website and good prices and authentic direct from japan. Oskie Santelices is my long time friend noong bata pa kami. Do you know him?

harveyaquino
07-01-2013, 01:17 PM
Rakuten: Nittaku Shoes Table Tennis - Shopping Japanese products from Japan (http://global.rakuten.com/en/category/sports_outdoor/table_tennis/shoes/nittaku/)

Bro. these is a good website and good prices and authentic direct from japan. Oskie Santelices is my long time friend noong bata pa kami. Do you know him?

Si kuya Oskie?? Wow, kalalaro lang namin kanina! :)
BTW, if I ordered from Rakuten, how long usually yung delivery?

harveyaquino
07-01-2013, 01:26 PM
Butterfly is now out of the thread because the only source I know said it ran out of stock.
Now, Donic, Joola, Mizuno, Stiga will battle it out for me.LOL

tsunami902
07-01-2013, 02:06 PM
I'm here in San Diego California. It took 2 weeks. I don't know dyan sa pinas. You can ask them. Send me your emai para sa email tayo magusap or FB. Give my regars to oskie. Oly

DruvCarbonBlade
07-11-2013, 10:55 PM
I use Stiga Premier and they seem to work pretty well. But to be fair it is the only shoes I've ever used.

dici
07-12-2013, 02:34 AM
you can try badminton shoes, like yonex

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MDanielCRO
07-12-2013, 06:47 AM
Anybody know where to buy online mizuno wave shoes, shipping to euorpe included.

Der_Echte
07-12-2013, 02:55 PM
If you play every day for 3-5 hours and train hard and play hard with lots of explosive movement... it really doesn't matter who makes the shoes, they will NEVER stay serviceable after 6 months, no way. NOBODY can make a shoe that will be near 100%.

If you accept the fact that for the benefit of traction and performance, and the #1 reason, your HEALTH, you should change out shoes at or before 6 months if you are an everyday warrior.

The missing link people neglect is how well the shoe fits and how well it molds to your arch dynamics and how well they support during all the sudden and explosive lateral movement under force with direction change. Although you can luck out and find something serviceable in the $50 to $70 price range, I would say do not restrict yourself to the bargain bin. You have to consider the health of your feet, and also how it affects the rest of your joints. THAT is where one should consider investing the big money, your body will thank you.

I have been lucky that almost every brand I tried could work for me after I put in custom inserts for my feet. I have played successfully with Dawei, Stiga, Tibhar, and Nexy shoes. The last two shoes I have used are Nexy and they are 80% at the 6 month mark using them daily. Although they are still in good shape, at that point, I had better get moving to replace them. it isn't worth it to get injured or have crappy performance with bad shoes.

harveyaquino
07-12-2013, 03:09 PM
If you play every day for 3-5 hours and train hard and play hard with lots of explosive movement... it really doesn't matter who makes the shoes, they will NEVER stay serviceable after 6 months, no way. NOBODY can make a shoe that will be near 100%.

If you accept the fact that for the benefit of traction and performance, and the #1 reason, your HEALTH, you should change out shoes at or before 6 months if you are an everyday warrior.

The missing link people neglect is how well the shoe fits and how well it molds to your arch dynamics and how well they support during all the sudden and explosive lateral movement under force with direction change. Although you can luck out and find something serviceable in the $50 to $70 price range, I would say do not restrict yourself to the bargain bin. You have to consider the health of your feet, and also how it affects the rest of your joints. THAT is where one should consider investing the big money, your body will thank you.

I have been lucky that almost every brand I tried could work for me after I put in custom inserts for my feet. I have played successfully with Dawei, Stiga, Tibhar, and Nexy shoes. The last two shoes I have used are Nexy and they are 80% at the 6 month mark using them daily. Although they are still in good shape, at that point, I had better get moving to replace them. it isn't worth it to get injured or have crappy performance with bad shoes.

I appreciate your good advice Sir and you certainly have a good point regarding health.
However, I am only a student representing our university so I play for 9-10 months because that's one academic year here. I do not play everyday, just 2-3 times a week, (but not like every week) for 3-4 hours per training. I would love to change shoes every 6 months, but I do not have enough money to spend. So what I'm planning is to buy a reasonably priced (80-100$ will do) shoes that can last at least a year for me or even for 2 years.

Thanks again.:)

TaTe-Maniac
07-15-2013, 01:15 PM
I love the mizuno wave series. totally recommended.My wave flick was good for many many years.

MDanielCRO
07-20-2013, 06:35 PM
http://www.tabletennis-sport.com/products/footwear/

Did anyone try any of these? I heard adidas shoes are very good but not sure which model

decoy
07-20-2013, 09:45 PM
http://tt-japan.net/index.php?cPath=4&sort=20a&main_page=index&filter_id=6 i think this is where i got mine if yo are a new customer you get initial 10-15% off coupon number

http://www.iruiru.com/goods_list.php?ct=N#Mizuno or it could have been from here.. at the cheapest place to get wave a's anyway i think

http://www.ping-pong.tw/index.php?cPath=85_105 careful they also have badminton shoes in there

Parliam3nt
07-27-2013, 04:10 PM
i just use running shoes but i really want to upgrade at some point

MDanielCRO
07-28-2013, 10:22 AM
Can anyone please recommend me some mizuno, adidas or butterfly shoes model that is very comfortable and wide? Please guys I really need help