I was asked:
Can you recommend a minimalist shoe that would be good for squash? I want to be able to feel the floor better when I’m playing. I have a suspicion that shoes in general cause a lot of injuries that people get from running and sports like squash.
I have heard of minimalist shoes as a concept from running, but never tried such shoes.
I tend to view squash shoes on a spectrum of more padding / less padding but I’ve never seen one that was framed as minimalist. I think the Asics Gel Upcourt might be one of the lightest / thinnest around but I’m not sure if you would necessarily call it minimalist.
I posed the question on the squash subreddit and got some additional suggestions.
“Typical” squash shoes:
There’s more detail about these ideas on Reddit if you want to learn more.
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