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10 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Twisted my ankle Feb 11, 2010
By Stefan Schindler
I play squash since 9 years, three times a week or more. After trying many many shoes I ended up with Prince NFS indoor that I played since a couple of years now. I first played the red ones (about five pairs) and then the yellow ones (2 or 3 pairs). I love them. When I heard, Prince had a new type called the MV4 I was not sceptical to try them since I know the good thing about Prince is they never really change the bottom plate. Besides I love how the MV4 look.
Today I played them and I tore my ligaments. Although I am aware of the fact this can happen anytime when you play squash I think it is caused by the shape of the shoe and I want to explain why I think this is.
The difference between a running shoe and an indoor shoe is most importantly the shape of of the bottom plate if you look at it from behind. Running shoes have a sharp edge. Should you ever cross that edge your ankles are gone, but you won't because you move only in one direction and that'll give you a good stability for running.
For indoor shoes the edge has to be round, so that when you twist or sprain or whatever, you'll feel it and you'll take off weight from your foot before you get injured.
Now take the MV4 and look at it from behind. It is shaped exactly like a running shoe. Even though the edges are round, the heels are hard, high and the angle of the edges won't allow a correction of a false movement.
So even though generally I had a very good feeling as long as I played I am not going to use them any more for obvious reasons and I cannot recommend them for anyone to play squash with because I think they are dangerous.
However I do understand if people like them. The look nice, have a good cushioning and somehow felt good.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Quite happy with these May 16, 2012
By Theodore Bush
I'm a big fast guy -- former racquetball player, I still hurl myself around the court way inefficiently. At 200 lbs, that's a lot of inertia for a shoe to handle and I've been hard-pressed to find a pair that can handle the change of direction and quick acceleration that mark my particular game (scramble, recover, etc). I play daily, 1-1.5 hours during the week, up to 4 hours a day S/S -- I work my shoes.
After being fairly loyal to a series of Head shoes that weren't kind to me (either blew out too soon, left me literally spinning my wheels, or in the case of the mid-ankle ones, applied too much pressure to my achilles), I decided to try these. The coach at my school sells them so I was able to get word-of-mouth from all the players using them and there was universal acclaim (also got a discount vs what's listed here as well as no shipping fees: bonus!).
So far so good. I've only been in them a couple of weeks but the difference was immediate: they don't feel overly tacky, but I have zero slippage on the court. They're a touch narrower than the Head, which I like: I lace my shoes down tight to prevent give while changing direction and these don't end up buckling under the pressure of the tighter lacing.
Obviously, cannot speak to durability, but given how often I play and the stress to which I subject my shoes, if I can go about 4 months in a pair, I consider it a good thing: six would be fantastic. Unless these die within a couple of months, I know I'll be buying them until Prince changes them in Bad Ways.
[Updated 8 months later]
Ok, of the 3 pair I bought last summer (rotating daily), I'm down to two, which are starting to near End Of Life; given how much I play, I'm totally pleased with their lifespan and will buy more. While I feel bad for the fellow who sprained his ankle in these, I can't ascribe it to the shoes: I play DAILY, at speed, sometimes for hours on end, and have yet to have these roll on me at all. And, no, I'm a cow on ice skates, so it's not some preternatural movement ability saving me from poor design: these shoes rock.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Light, durable, and comfortable. Jun 20, 2009
By Ali Nasseh
For the price, it's an excellent pair of squash shoes. My shoes take a beating on the squash court but these have lasted much longer than previous pairs. They're comfortable, light, and breathable. I recommend them.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Squash Dec 12, 2008
By S. Suprunov
This is a good product. If you plan to play indoor games, make sure that your shoes have the right sole. This one is the right one to prevent from injury. The vendor, Squash Pro, is exceptional. Want to get your purchases as soon as possible? Make sure you are buying from Squash Pro!
Ripped and heavy Aug 13, 2013
By Daniel Almond
I know there has been a lot of positive comments for this shoe, thats the reason I bought it.
However the shoe ripped along the side in no time, and also I found this squash shoe very heavy.
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