An easy guide through the FZ FORZA ‘shoe technology’ terms and what this means to you, when you are on court.
With the right badminton shoes, you can prevent injuries and perform better on court. Put simply badminton shoes have to be comfortable, improve your game and prevent injuries. These three factors are the basics in all FZ FORZA shoes.
A lot of people focus on the racket when buying badminton equipment, but shoes and the right shoe, are at least as important as the racket. A pair of good shoes is essential to perform.
Badminton is an extremely fast-paced game that requires a lot of movement indifferent directions. You move back and forth, from side to side and jump. The game requires quick changs in pace and direction, making quick footwork essential in badminton. Any slip hurts your performance or even worse, your body!
The FZ Forza shoes are made in materials quality checked in rigorous tests to make sure that it is suitable and stable. Before the shoes enter the market they are furthermore tested by professional badminton players and if necessary, improvements are made before you find it on the shelves.
DRYLEX: Consists of special mesh layer and holes in the shoe that provides excellent breathability for the feet. Drylex helps transporting moisture away from your feet to keep them dry and comfortable.
DURA-COAT: Is a high-tech microfiber PU treated with a thin coating. The combination of Dura-coat gives the shoe an extreme durability and a unique abrasion resistance. Dura-coat is applied on areas where the shoe is most exposed for abrasion.
F-ZONE: With the FZone Grip this ensures excellent grip with the court which supports the slip resistance. FZone Grip consists of various patterns that support variety of movements in badminton, so the grip on the court is optimal in all game situations. Only rubber of the highest quality in the soles, to ensure an extremely wear resistant outsole.
TUCK-BOARD: With the Tuck Board increases the shoe’s torsional flexibility. Torsional flexibility supports the foot’s natural movement and allows the foot to move faster. The Carbon Tuck Board is made of three-dimensional carbon fiber sheets that support the torsional movement and reduce stress on the arch tendon.
LAT: The lateral stability technology enhances the durability pf the shoe and the lateral stability of the forefoot during intense and rapid transfer of direction. Lateral stability is important in a badminton shoe when moving quickly around the court from side to side.
X-TECH: The ankle is exposed for twisting in many sideways motions in badminton. A twist in the ankle is one of the most common injuries in badminton, but with the evolutionary FZ Forza ‘X-Tech’ (X-Technology) the stability on the ankle is increased which helps prevent/reduce twisting.
ASE: By inserting the light weight TPU piece under the arch creates both a lighter and stronger shoe but also more stable. ASE supports the arch and helps prevent pronation and torson in the shoe for increased functionality and comfort.
F-ZORB: A fantastic material for shock absorption. By molding the FZorb into the heel-area of the sole, decreases the many hard shocks that player’s feet are exposed to during the game, as well as providing increased comfort for the player.
FZorb+ is moulded into the forefoot area of the sole, to provide a greater shock absorption, particularly when during jumps and sidesteps, in addition, FZorb+ enhances the comfort compared to FZorb.
FZord++ for larger shock absorption. These shoes are provided with a hole under the heel, making room for an increase deformation of the material which increases the shock absorption.