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Shoe Review: Babolat SFX Ergo-Motion

Saturday, April 14, 2012 /by


MSRP: $99
Weight: 14.5 oz.
Sizes: 6.5-13, 14

Dr. Sharnoff's Ratings; Weartesters' Ratings

Stability: 8; 9
Cushioning: 8.5; 9.5
Arch Support: 8.5; 9.5
Weight: 8; 9.5
Ventilation: 8; 9.5
Break-in Time: 8; 9.5
Overall Satisfaction: 8.2; 9.4

Combined Rating: 8.8


MSRP: $99
Weight: 12.1 oz.
Sizes: 4-9

Dr. Sharnoff's Ratings; Weartesters' Ratings 

Stability: 8; 8
Cushioning: 8.5; 9.3
Arch Support: 8.5; 8
Weight: 7; 8
Ventilation: 8; 8
Break-in Time: 8; 9
Overall Satisfaction: 8; 8.4

Combined Rating: 8.2 

Ideal foot types: Supinated, Neutral
Best surface: Clay
Outsole warranty: 6 months

Final Analysis: The new Babolat SFX features Ergo-Motion technology, a midsole design made from Revax (rubber and ethylene vinyl acetate) as well as shock-absorbing, EVA Light materials that allow players to move more freely and naturally without sacrificing durability and support, according to the company. The shoe also features Kompressor System, a shock-absorbing system in the heel, as well as an ergonomic shank in the midsole to accommodate lateral movement. Weartesters indeed found the shoe very comfortable throughout their entire gait. And while some said that the ventilation could have been better, several weartesters commented that the shoe’s herringbone tread gave great traction on clay courts. The SFX also has a wide toe box, which makes it a great fit for women with narrow heels and wide forefeet, as well as men and women with such foot pathologies as bunions or hammertoes.

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