The perfect balance between agility and stability – S82
The idiom “the devil is in the details” is a perfect description of S82.
As the latest generation of VICTOR’s Speed series badminton shoes, S82 is simply designed on the outside yet functionally sophisticated on the inside. Apart from the upgraded lightweight anti-slip patterns on the bottom, S82 also adopts the compound fabric upper that’s never been used in Speed series. If looking closely, it can be seen that there are five delicate layers of cut parts on top of each other to achieve incredible breathability, stability, and wear-resistance.
The upper of S82 is not only made with a large area of breathable mesh, but also resilient, stable, and durable. The lateral outside is further reinforced with TPU to provide greater support during side-to-side movement. To achieve better wear resistance than regular leather shoes, the inner toe of S82 is built with wear-resistant TPU material up to the V-Durable+ standard.
The special sole design for Speed series remains in use. The NeoDuplex midsole consists of an upper and a lower layer. The lower part is made with highly dense EVA to support midfoot when landing on tiptoes and facilitate force transmission from heel to forefoot—an ideal structure for reducing fatigue from longtime wearing.
The comfort on soles can definitely not be neglected. EVA padding is used throughout the foot sole to provide softness and shock-absorption. The ENERGYMAX V on heels further brings better elasticity.
The newly emerging Malaysian men’s singles player Lee Zii Jia and men’s doubles player Tan Kian Meng both choose S82 as their competition shoes. “S82 fits perfectly with my foot shape. It’s really comfortable to wear them. I especially like its overall design and color combination,” said Lee Zii Jia, who is particular about the last and shoe fitting. Lee also mentioned that S82 makes his footwork more agile and stable in fast offense play and multi-direction defense.