Yonex SHB-65z 2

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  1. badmintonpog1

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    Good question. The difference between the SHB 65 Z and X is the material of the outsole. 65 Z has a carbon fiber plate in the middle and the gray Z like part under the shoe is made from carbon. SHB 65 X on the other hand doesn’t have a carbon fiber plate but a plastic one. The Z shaped part under the sole for the SHB 65 X is plastic also.


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    I assume playability wise there wont be differences? Given the lack of li ning shoes i will give yonex a go
     
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    Yeah not much. Just different material.


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    What is the difference between 65z2 and 65zm2? My local stores only have 65z2’s in stock. They look almost the same?
     
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    65 Z M 2 stands for the men's version of the shoe. There should be a 65 Z W 2 (unisex, wide feet) and 65 Z L 2 (For ladies). 65 Z 2 is a series of a shoe. Maybe you can send a picture of it so I can get a better understanding?
     
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    I would just like to correct you if I so may. And this applies to @zeddie 's question as well.
    Zeddie, if the shop just says Z2 in your area, they should be just lazy and selling the Z2M, unless they are importing the JP version.

    Yonex's code nomenclature is (in EX non japan market terms) is:
    SHB65Z2M / SHB65Z2L / SHB65Z2W / SHB65Z2KM
    First, product code SHB (Shoe-Badminton)
    Then, series. 65Z2 (Z series second generation) in this case.
    Then the sex and or wideness or player.
    One of the special edition cases, for Kento Momota's blue, SHB65Z2KM.
    There also SHB03LCW.

    NEVER ZM2, ZL2, ZW2. Generation is before sex/spec.

    Same for Aerus 3 for example, SHBA3M.
    In Japan and the Comfort Z2 that managed to get released out of Japan, there is a mid ankle cut version.
    Such as Eclipsion Z Mid (SHBELSZMD).
    And also limited runs, mostly single run of a colorway where outside of Japan availability is more but still limited, such as the orange 65Z first gen, SHB65ZY. Y for limited. Don't ask me Y (pun intended).

    If you are in Japan, there is no such thing as M and L. Just a color (or two), and that's it. Guys and girls just go for the size.

    Now, for the sizes and measurement.
    Let's use the SHB65 or really any shoe.
    In Japan, the 65Z2 goes from 22cm to 29cm. That's it.
    Outlier is the new Aerus Z Ladies which AFAIK is the same but 22-26cm, wideness seems the same as men's, considering they have the same colorway. Weird.

    Outside of Japan,
    Male shoes start from 25cm, goes to 31cm.
    Some series goes the full 22 to 31cm. Some till 30. No idea why. A mess.
    Above 29cm a bit hard to find but it exists.

    Ladies (sometimes in their more girly or pastel colorway), 22cm to 27cm.
    Anything above 26cm is rare and hard to find. But they exist.

    Third. Appearance. Again using 65Z2 as the template.

    Japan's version has no M or L. Just Z2 and Z2W for wide.
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    Kento's has no M. Just Z2.
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    EX version, there's M, L, and W.

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    Kento's version also has an extra M.

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    I hope this post helps the mess. I've been wanting to post this but just no time.
     
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    Thanks for correcting me. So it is just Japan versions of Yonex 65 Z 2 series that doesn't have M, L, or W?
     
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    W yes, for wide shoes. It's the first pic I posted, all 3 of them. The wide has the W.

    Irony eh, they don't take sides with the sex for the shoe. No M or L.

    So Jap girls dont have pink 65Z, pale green 65Z, vermillion 65Z2, etc etc...
     
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    What is the weight for shb65z2?
    I could on find the weight of aerus 3 (270g) and aerus z (250g)
     
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    Around 302?

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    Please share your experience using both shoe on court. Thanks
     
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    I have the 65Z2 75th anniversary version, and was looking for shoes with slightly more slipperiness to the soles, since the one I have now feel too grippy on mats. Those who have the 65Z with colored soles (like the Kento version), can you confirm whether they have less grip to them when compared to the 65Z with non-colored soles?
     
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    I have a bright orange 65z and Mizuno wave claw (non-colored outsole). nothing much difference in terms of grip. lets see what others can say about the difference hehee.

    edit: sorry you meant non colored outsole 65z. I'm basing on what shoes I have
     
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    How is the cushion (heel and forefoot) of 65z and Wave Claw?
     
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    for forefoot I think it's somewhat the same. i still have to check.

    For heel, 65z is better.
     
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    I got done playing with both SHB Z2M Kento Momota version (Blue and Gold) and Z2M 75th Anniversary version (White)

    The only real difference between the two, outside of aesthetics, is the outer sole. Momota version is colored blue, while the 75th is clear. I bought the Kento one as my secondary, as I felt that after being used to playing with the white ones on a relatively well-maintained gym floor, playing on a badminton play mat gave me way too much traction. I heard colored soles were more slippery, so I felt that I could play with those on mats, while sticking with the clear soles on gym floor would help me have less of an issue adjusting. If I were to play professionally, of course I would play with a clear sole on court mats to give me the best possible traction, but that's not what I was going for. Since I'm playing on gym floors with say 8/10 traction, I wanted something that would give me something like an 8/10 traction on court mats.

    In conclusion:

    Traction with 65Z2 White on court mats = 10/10
    Traction with 65Z2 White on my gym floor = 8/10
    Traction with 65Z2 Momota on my court mats = 8 or 8.5/10
    Traction with 65Z2 Momota on gym floor = have not played with it, but would not recommend unless the floor is maintained well.

    All in all this was a perfect purchase for me, and I hope this can be something like a reference point to all future purchasers of Yonex shoes who are contemplating on whether they should get colored or non-colored soles. I'm happy to say that I found usefulness in both versions, so I'm glad Yonex isn't sticking with producing just one kind.
     
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