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There is a club I go to, and I noticed that almost everyone there wears table tennis shoes. I would appreciate if you could tell me the difference between TT shoes, and your average everyday running shoes. And are they worth the investment?
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Thanks for the kind words about the show. We feel like the new format is an improvement as well.
Regarding shoes, they are not essential. The main benefits are that they tend to be lighter which help with movement. They have better grip on the sole for better stopping. They also tend to have a lower heel which means that when you are moving sideways you have less chance of rolling your ankle.
The downside of some of them is their lack of support especially if you are doing a lot of movement on hard floors.
I find the general indoors sports shoes are quite good as long as they have good grip and support.
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