Teuton squash shoes are a new-ish brand coming onto the scene. According to this press release from the World Squash Federation, Teuton are “German indoor shoe specialists” and are the Official Shoe Partner of the WSF.
Teuton’s first shoe is called the SpeedEngine. Bit of a strange name but here’s the product description:
Teuton’s SpeedEngine 1017 indoor series is a lightweight shoe meant for speed.
It offers the player maximum stability, while protecting the ankles and providing the player with an excellent ventilation system to avoid blisters and bad foot odor.
Equipped with an original design on the upper part of the shoe, the SpeedEngine 1017 allows the natural flex movement of the foot.
Get ready to enjoy the immediate comfort and freedom and lightness as you quickly move around the court.
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Teutons have popped up on the feet of several pros. Amanda Sobhy was wearing the blue version at the 2019 TOC:
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So was Mohamed Abouelghar:
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Danielle Letourneau was wearing the white ones at the 2019 Manchester Open:
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Teuton’s second range is called BooStability (thanks JK).
That’s also kind of a weird name. It makes me think about my boo, and about my stability.
These models seem to have a Salming-esque stability element on the outer part of the foot.
I’ve got two reviews of these shoes. The first is right out of the box:
And the second is after 1.5 months of play:
Teuton Boostability (Followup Review at 1.5 Months)Transcript
what’s up squash players have got a review for you of the two-ton boost stability shoes this is a follow-up review I did an initial testing which you can check out on YouTube and this is my second review this is after about a month and a half of playing with these full-time I wanted to give you an update on how they feel how the durability is going and all that thanks to to time and to Xavier from Teuton for sending me these shoes to review for everybody so the shoes took about two sessions to actually break in it was probably the third one where I felt completely comfortable with the grip I had a little bit of sort of slippage on this outside piece that’s not gum rubber in like the first two days that I wore them and after that I’ve had zero traction issues whatsoever they’ve been very comfortable and I’ll show you the wear and tear which is to show you that there is not much wear and tear I don’t see a whole lot of degradation anywhere on the outside parts of the shoe they’ve remained very comfortable very stable this is where I dragged my feet there it’s showing some wear but not nothing nothing dramatic so far just surface abrasion the insoles we have more wear and tear on them
So these are removable first of all they’re quite comfortable the shoes have by the way room in the toe box they’re there I would say normal in terms of their width except for the toe has a little more room than my than the Asics GEL tactic that I have been using here’s the insoles they have worn down on the big toe area you can see there and that one’s actually just starting to wear through I mentioned in the first video that they have padded insoles that I’ve never really before and it’s actually kind of interesting to see most of this padding for me is still there except here it’s starting to kind of get compacted and by the heel it started to get compacted and I land on the I guess that’s the left shoe the I have completely worn down the little padding there on the heel portion the rest of its pretty well intact and there’s no padding here that’s just where my toe is I guess sliding around as I scoot around the quartz as I mentioned in the other video to town sends you two pairs of insoles so I have a completely fresh pair here that I will throw into these shoes at the moment when I feel like the other ones are no longer comfortable I I’m pointing out this wear and tear but I don’t feel that at all when I’m playing and whenever I decide that it’s time I will swap it out for some more insoles and this is actually a great feature of the 2-ton and I don’t know if they sell these separately if you can just keep keep going with some insoles to keep the padding fresh rather than buying a whole new pair of shoes which I mean obviously at some point these are gonna wear down as well but you could extend the life of your of the shoes in terms of the insole portion just by replacing the insoles and of course you can use third-party insoles as well overall
I’m finding these shoes very comfortable there was a commentary on squash source that said that they weren’t really up to snuff in terms of durability because they were kind of new but like I’ve liked I’ve shown you I really don’t see in the first month and a half any sort of problems with the structural with the durability of these shoes and they have been playing and performing really well with me so so the only question is gonna be how fast the insole goes and we’ll see how that develops over time the weight of these shoes is I’m going right now just for reference I’m wearing us 11 and a half and this shoe is three hundred and thirty five and a half grams that’s I put in a the fresh install to see get the full full experience they feel they feel light and maneuverable in terms of mentally in terms of how they feel so hopefully that was helpful again this is the Teuton Boostability shoe they have a few different models or two different models and other ones called speed engine they have a few different pros that they’re sponsoring including a man too so be I saw that she switched from the speed engine to the Boostability model this exact color at the tournament champions and AB well gar and and a few others so they’re making some moves in the squash arena so definitely keep an eye out for them again that’s the 2-ton squash shoes alright hopefully that was helpful
Blue / Lime
Mohamed Abouelghar using these in 2019 at the Channel Vas tournament:
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White / Navy / Red
Amanda Sobhy at the 2020 Windy City Open:
Zahed Salem too:
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