August 23rd, 2011 by Jackson
Mizuno Tornado 6 Shoes
When I first saw these shoes I wondered how much support the shoe could have with the gap between the bottom of the shoe and the rubber sole. I have a weak ankle, and support is key to me when it comes to racquetball shoes. I thought I would give these a try. Most recently, I have been wearing the Asics Gel Volley Lyte and the Adidas 6-3-1 CC shoes. Both of those shoes have been performing well for me, so I was reluctant to try another shoe, but went for it.
I have a narrow foot, and these shoes are ideal for individuals who have a hard time with the fit of the typical wide racquetball shoe. When I put the shoe on, it fit great. Was a little snug initially, but after about 10 minutes, was as comfortable as any shoe I have worn in a while. The look of this shoe caught my attention right away. It is sharp, classy and not overdone with colors. The material is breathable and so far, rugged.
I have now worn this shoe approximately 16 hours playing both indoor and outdoor racquetball. In both locations, the shoe performed well beyond my expectations. The shoe is light enough to allow quick movements on the court, but sturdy enough to give the support on quick cuts and change in direction. I have even slipped on a wet spot on the court and these shoes held up great.
Breathability is good. I didn’t notice an issue good or bad on these shoes in that area, which tells me that they breathe good enough. Even after several games on an outdoor court in 85 degree weather, my feet were not hot.
Overall, this is a great shoe. As I mentioned earlier, I have been wearing the Adidas and Asics shoes over the past 6 months. This shoe provides better traction and support than the Asics shoe, and is more comfortable than the Adidas. Again, this shoe is not for individuals with a wide foot. It has a narrow fit and will fit tight to your feet.