Shoe Review: Yonex Power Cushion 308

by: Justin diFeliciantonio | April 14, 2012

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MSRP: $130
Weight: 13 oz.
Sizes: 6-12, 13

Dr. Sharnoff's Ratings; Weartesters' Ratings

Stability: 9; 7.8
Cushioning: 8.5; 8.1
Arch Support: 8.5; 7.8
Weight: 9; 8.2
Ventilation: 7.5; 8.3
Break-in Time: 9; 8.8
Overall Satisfaction: 8.6; 8.2

Combined Rating: 8.4


MSRP: $130
Weight: 10.8 oz.
Sizes: 5.5-10.5

Dr. Sharnoff's Ratings; Weartesters' Ratings 

Stability: 9; 8.8
Cushioning: 8.5; 6.8
Arch Support: 8.5; 7.3
Weight: 9; 7.3
Ventilation: 7.5; 7.6
Break-in Time: 9; 6.5
Overall Satisfaction: 8.6; 7.4

Combined Rating: 8

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

Final Analysis: Preferred kicks for touring professional Stanislas Wawrinka, the Yonex Power Cushion 308 is loaded with technology and innovation. The shoe features 3-Layer Power Cushioning, which Yonex claims absorbs 30 percent more shock in the top and bottom layers of the shoe than their original Power Cushion; it also imparts five percent more repulsion for enhanced transfer of energy and greater quickness. What’s more, the shoe incorporates ToughBrid, a special molecular construction that provides the shoe with greater elasticity and shape retention. The result, Yonex says, is extended durability and cushioning performance. Women who weartested the shoe found it to have great stability, while men were impressed with the shoe’s cushioning and very quick break-in time. And because of its roomy fit, the 308 should be great for those who play with orthotics.

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