Different shoes for Training / Tournament ?

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Hello all,

I’m 5’6″ and about 73 kgs in my mid thirties, play MD mostly, play mostly at the back but being more agile than my partner I have to cover the stray/pressure shots etc too.

I’m fighting this urge ever since I tried the new (for my city) Yonex Aerus Z2 WIDE at my local store.

It took me more than a month to feel comfortable in the Yonex Eclipsion Z2 (My first expensive footwear ever- the red black model) which was not a perfect fit for my wide feet. It’s been about 3-4 months and the shoe is doing well.

I always struggle when it comes to buying the right shoes.

1) I would like to know if you guys have different shoes for Training & Tournament days ?

2) How effective do you think the change to lightweight shoe would be ?

Is there a cheaper alternative for wide feet (same weight/support) ?