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The Butterfly Lezoline Rifones shoes are the shoes for competitive play. They are the harmony of performance and style in one tantalizing package. These are the shoes of Tim Boll, who is ranked 6th in the world right now.

They are the top choice of professional table tennis players and therefore do carry a costly price tag. However, you will not find a better supporting and comfortable shoe out there that is built to suit the demand of professional table tennis play.

At a glance

ColorBlack, Lime Green, Navy, Pink
Weight274 g / 0.6 lbs
MaterialAnti-skid KPU material, synthetic leather, air mesh
Sizes4.5 – 12 (US); 34 – 49 (EUR)
FeaturesSTB torsion protection, B Armor reinforcement, B-Absorber shock-absorbing midsoles, Durable Winggrip outer sole
Lifespan1 – 1.5 years
(@ 40-50 hrs practice time/month)


Grip6.8 (fantastic grip)
Durability9.0 (long-lasting)

Who is it for?

Who is it not for?

Competitive players, both men and women looking for a bit of an x-factor.
Periodic and social players. Only more advanced players will really see the benefits of using these shoes in play.

Butterfly Lezoline Rifones Review
The Butterfly Lezoline Rifones in Navy

Overview of this Butterfly Lezoline Rifones Review

Through our product reviews, we like to give you key information as efficiently as possible. For this reason, we have broken this review up into concise but thorough sections covering the main aspects one should consider when buying a table tennis shoe. Those being:

  • Comfort
  • Support
  • Grip
  • Shock
  • The brand
  • Pros and cons


The use of B-Armor in the design applies a cushion on your forefoot, specifically the front upper part of your foot, with KPU material that adds comfort during any rapid foot movements or high impact lateral movements.

The shoe’s midsole design is very flexible creating a very cushioned support increasing the wearer’s comfort. You feel as though you have the perfect fit on your foot during competitive play due to the one-sided shoe tongue. This design connects only the inside part of the shoe tongue, which prevents undesired shoe movement


This shoe comes with a B-Ridge, or bridge-shaped, middle sole that supports any sliding motion in your footwork during gameplay. Your support is amplified from STB that stops any distortion during the specific footwork movements in table tennis, which provide more stability to the wearer and resultant enhanced confidence while playing.


Wingtip design creates a uniquely formed outer sole that creates a high level of grip allowing for quicker response and assists in footwork movement. The result? The player wearing these shoes is able to react faster, especially important and effective when facing an opponent that is trying to rush you with fast play.


This shoe’s B-Absorber is a specially designed shock-absorbing material that has a great deal of flexibility and support to maintain stability through any quick movement. Wearers also benefit from the shoe’s lightweight-sturdy design that prevents shoe distortion during those peculiar or incorrect foot movements.

The brand

Tamasu is a Japan-based company that maintains the Butterfly brand. They were founded in 1950 by Hikosuke Tamasu and are a worldwide provider of table tennis equipment and apparel. They sponsor many athletes, tournaments, training camps, and clubs due to their success from the sale of top-quality products.

Pros and Cons

  • Professional quality shoes used by the likes of Timo Boll, Jun Mizutani, and Harimoto
  • Comfort-fit, great grip, and excellent cushioning
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy build quality that supports a variety of movements and speeds
  • Visually appealing
  • These are no doubt some of the best shoes out there but they carry a hefty price tag
The Butterfly Lezoline Rifones in Black


This professional-grade performance shoe has all the characteristics needed to enhance any pro or amateur athlete’s gameplay. It is trusted by several world ranking table tennis athletes to get them through intense levels of play, so why shouldn’t you trust it in your tournament or club play?

You will not regret the investment in this shoe (provided you have the budget for it) that provides increased response time due to its grip and stability, extra support that maintains excellent comfortability, and lightweight design that helps with missteps and feels as though it isn’t there.

Don’t forget about its long-lasting life span that will allow for 1,000s of hours of practice and play. You could not find a better shoe to back you up in your next match. They may not be cheap, but they are a worthy investment for any serious player.

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