Badminton's lightest shoe - maximum speed and shock absorption.
The AERUS series are a lightweight series aimed at providing agile footwork for all players who like to stay light and on their toes.
The new AERUS Z is the lightest ever badminton shoes from Yonex, weighing in at just 250 grams per shoe*. These shoes are slimmed down by adopting a new sole made of Feather Bounce FOAM, a material that is 8% lighter in weight, while generating more repulsion than the previous AERUS models. With a new seamless upper design, the Durable Skin Light and Double Raschel Mesh bring less weight with better fit, flexibility and breathability.
With the POWER CUSHION+ and Power Graphite Drive, the AERUS Z is not only light, but also converts the impact of each step into repulsion and power for the next.
*Measured with industry standard 26 cm shoe.
Verification: When dropped from 12m above a POWER CUSHION+ sheet, an egg will bounce back 6m without breaking.
Power Cushion +: The AERUS 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.
Power Graphite Drive: The sole of the AERUS Z is built with Power Graphite Drive, a carbon sheet that prevents twisting of the foot and improves stability during the most strenuous of movements. Working together with POWER CUSHION +, the absorbed impact power is converted into a propulsive force to help propel you into your next step.
Feather Bounce FOAM: A lightweight, high repulsion material built to support agile, fast-paced footwork. The Feather Bounce FOAM is 8% lighter in weight, while generating 20% more repulsion than the previous AERUS models.
*Tested by Yonex
Seamless Upper Design: The upper is built with a single primary piece which is a combination of the Durable Skin Light, a strong and lightweight material, and the Double Raschel Mesh, a highly breathable fabric. The two materials are fused together using a vacuum-pressing method which enables the upper to be built with less material.
3D Power Graphite Sheet: 3D Power Carbon plate is inserted in the midsole, reducing weight and reinforcing your stability when landing.
Power Graphite Drive: A graphite sheet is inserted along the sole for increased stability and to propel you forward to the next shot.
Round Sole: The YONEX Round Sole is designed to provide all-around support for quick and smooth footwork. The Round Sole ensures smooth movements and transfer of maximum energy.
Syncro-Fit Insole: YONEX Synchro-Fit Insole construction creates a secure contact between foot and shoe, reducing energy wastage through an improved fit.
Toe Assist Shape: A toe-centric design that cuts down on pressure in the big toe, as well as offering improved support at the mid-foot and heel for a stable fit. Power loss is reduced, allowing for swift footwork.
Double Raschel Mesh: Double Raschel Mesh is an ultra fine mesh that is extremely lightweight and durable. It provides eight times more air-exchange for releasing moisture than ordinary mesh fabric.
Durable Skin Light: Great Fit Leaves you Light on your Feet. Combining rubber-like flexibility with the stiffness of hard plastic, the polyurethane-based Durable Skin Light lets you play light on your feet while maintaining a robust fit.
Hexagrip Sole: For agile and stable footwork, the hexagrip pattern provides 3% more grip and is 20% lighter than standard sole material.
- Description: Yonex’s lightest shoe at 250g. Superior ventilation and solid fit.
- Material: POWER CUSHION+, POWER CUSHION, Double Raschel Mesh, Durable Skin Light, Feather Bounce Foam
- Upper: Synthetic Fiber
- Midsole: Synthetic Resin
- Outsole: Rubber
- Colour: Dark Grey
- Sizes Available: UK 4.5 - 8.5