The NEW Power Cushion SHB-65 Z C-90 Natural badminton shoes is a limited edition release for the Badminton World Championship 2023; only limited quantities are made. The shoes is designed with the goal of a 'shoeless feel' in mind. The new model combines an upgraded comfortable fit and increased traction for an overall elevated badminton shoe that glides across the court with ease.
As the iconic design of POWER CUSHION 65 series evolved, the challenge was to combine maintained shoe effectiveness with enhanced sustainability. In 2015, Yonex discovered the soft, eco-friendly [ ECOPET ] material and later implemented it in the shoe designs. Multiple prototypes were crafted to create the series' greener innovation. Today, Yonex achieves the increased use of eco-friendly material in the series with the new limited-edition release - POWER CUSHION 65 Z C-90. This one-time production exclusive model will be available in stores from September 2023.
The POWER CUSHION 65 Z C-90 embodies a fusion of eco-friendliness and performance. The limited design features the upper material crafted with synthetic leather that contains approximately 90% recycled polyester (*1). This updated design upholds the series' iconic performance, providing support for fast and complex footwork. The [ C ] in the POWER CUSHION 65 Z C-90 represents [ Celebration ] of achieving the usage of 90% recycled polyester, and [ Commitment ] to continuing innovations that benefit the players and ensure sustainability for the future.
Seamless Upper + Lateral Shell
The seamless upper is an expanded synthetic leather piece that minimizes material overlap. This releases the stress from when the shoe is flexed, allowing a more comfortable fit. The hardened shell-like portion near the ankle, also known as the expanded lateral shell, provides a secure fit around the ankle.
RADIAL BLADE SOLE
The grip pattern of the sole has been redesigned creating the RADIAL BLADE SOLE. By finely arranging a windmill shape that combines areas with large and small indentations, the weight of the shoe is dispersed, and the grip is improved by approximately 3%*. Resulting in a grip that supports quick dashes and sudden stops.
*Tested by Yonex
The 65 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.
*Measured by the Japan Vehicle Inspection Association **According to research by the Boken Quality Evaluation Institute, JIS Law is applied
Features: Power Cushion+, Toe Assist Shape, Lateral Shell, Syncro-Fit Insole, Power Graphite Lite, Round Sole, Hexagrip, Double Russel Mesh
Upper: Synthetic Fiber
Midsole: Synthetic resin