Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what players think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Both long-time and new badminton players applaud the comfort offered by the Power Cushion 47.
  • Many consumers consider the price of this Yonex badminton shoe to be budget-friendly.
  • The grippy outsole has impressed a lot of athletes because it allowed them to move fast on the court.
  • Multiple testers feel that their ankles are supported while wearing this model.
  • The lightweight nature of the trainer is a quality adored by more than a few people.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A considerable number of Power Cushion 47 owners have complained that it is not durable; the upper tore and the outsole detached after a few weeks of use.
  • Several wearers have experienced numbness in their toes after wearing this badminton trainer for a few hours.

Bottom line

The Yonex Power Cushion 47 has many laudable qualities, including the bouncy Power Cushion midsole and the sticky rubber outsole. The lightweight and breathable top also contributes to the player's comfort.

If it wasn't for the lack of durability, the shoe would have scored even higher for its performance on the court.

Facts

Price: $70
Brand: Yonex
Colorways: White, Blue
Size
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Never worry about missing a shot when wearing the Power Cushion 47. Its bouncy midsole allows players to move in all sorts of directions and return to base swiftly. The underside of the trainer is made of a grippy material that permits quick direction changes without slipping. The upper is constructed to support agile movements.

Traction. Slipping and sliding on the court is the least of your worries when wearing the Power Cushion 47. This badminton trainer is equipped with a grippy rubber outsole. The traction of the compound is amplified by the Hexagrip tread pattern. The shape of the tread allows the rubber to expand in multiple directions to better bite the floor.

Agility. The outsole is crafted with beveled edges called the Round Sole. This construction allows the foot to roll inwards and push off the floor using the inner side of the foot. It makes for faster foot transitions. The Round Sole feature is commonly found on Yonex badminton shoes. Another model that uses this innovation is the Power Cushion 65 Z.

Cushioning. Just how shock absorbent is the midsole of the Power Cushion 47? You can drop an egg on it from 7 meters high and the egg will bounce back up unscathed. What it means for wearers is that the foot will not feel the impact of each step as the force is transformed into energy for take-off.

Comfort. The upper of the Yonex Power Cushion 47 is made of polyurethane (PU) leather and polyester mesh. The mesh fabric lines the inside of the trainer and covers the tongue. The materials help aerate the interior and keep the foot fresh during intense games.

Foothold. The PU leather makes up most of the upper. The material maintains the Ergoshape of the top, which helps provide a comfortable foot containment. The overlays, made of the same compound, amplify lateral foothold and heel steadiness.

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