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volleyball shoes for squash?

Published: 12 Jun 2006 - 22:12 by shib

Updated: 24 Sep 2008 - 17:01

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is it ok to use volleyball shoes for squash?
ive seen more shoes made for volleyball than squash.
are there any differences between the 2?
please advice thanks

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From dpiedra - 18 Sep 2007 - 13:22

All I meant was that some volleyball shoes are not made for the extreme lateral movement which squash requires. Yes, there are some good voleyball/squash shoes ... I think I mentioned Mizuno, and I believe Asics and Adidas have some as well. However having played volleyball for more than 10 years, there is no way you move laterally with as much weight transfer in volleyball as you do in squash. Squash simply requires way more sudden changes in direction. Outside hitters for example do a lot of north-south movement anticipating blocks or spikes. Squash is way more punishing on the feet and as a result require better support.

Definitely basketball and indoor football shoes are not recommended.


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From drop-shot - 18 Sep 2007 - 00:37   -   Updated: 18 Sep 2007 - 00:39

I can't agree with you on volleyball shoes, dpiedra. All the dynamics and foot movement (lounges, splits, agility) is so similar to squash that you can find players from top 10 of PSA wearing "volleyball" shoes (look at Ramy's adidas shoes). Lightness that you mentioned is very important in squash as well, so I do not really understand what are you trying to say. Thumbs up goes for badminton/hand ball shoes (Asics, Wilson, Yonex).

I would definitely not recommend any indoor football nor basketball shoes.

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From dpiedra - 15 Sep 2007 - 13:10

You have to be carefull with volleyball shoes. While both are played on wood floors, volleyball players do not move laterally as much, so make sure the shoe is not too light and provides the right support. I understand that Mizuno makes a good line of volleyba;ll shoes which many squash players have used and rate highly. Remember thatin volleyball you do a lot of jumping, so the shoes are often very light.

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From rippa rit - 13 Jun 2006 - 14:47

Shib - mostly any indoor court shoe should be ok.  Squash is mostly played on a timber floor, and badminton would be the same. The gripping on the floor is important and also the ability to twist and turn without wrecking your knees and ankles.  Check out the soles.

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From shib - 13 Jun 2006 - 11:26

thanks for your reply. ive another question:which is better for squash: indoor volleyball shoes or normal indoor court shoes for badminton 
i have alot of questions i know

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From rippa rit - 13 Jun 2006 - 08:06

If it is Indoor Volleyball sounds like it would be a good "indoor court shoe".

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From Viper - 13 Jun 2006 - 08:03   -   Updated: 13 Jun 2006 - 08:04

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