While boxing gloves are the most important component in this sport, the boxing shoes of your choice will influence your speed and agility in the ring. Boxing shoes are essential if you plan to box frequently, as they provide greater support than regular running shoes. Everyone has different personal needs as to what their feet demand, so be sure to make a good choice.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BOXING SHOES
1) THAT ARE REALLY BOXING SHOES
Visit a sporting goods house that specifically sells boxing shoes. Wrestling shoes can be confused with boxing shoes, but have a slightly superior traction in the sole and other differences in size, materials, and height. Although it could be a minor difference for a beginner, if you are an experienced boxer or professional, you will need boxing shoes.
2) SIZE AND COMFORT
The most important thing when buying boxing shoes is a comfort, that the footwear of your choice does not damage your feet.
If you have wider feet, look for shoes that are of a broader shape, or stretch easily. They also have to contain the proper filling and not be too stiff.
While your shoes are on, stand on your toes and bounce several times. Check anything that could pose a problem, such as misaligned tags or uncomfortable arches. Even a little nuisance can become a big problem in the ring.
3) THAT ARE LIGHT
Look for the lightest shoe possible. Boxing shoes should be a help, not an obstacle in the ring. Most boxing shoes are breathable suede and leather, with a rubber sole that allows you to get a good grip on the canvas while you move around the ring.
The boxing shoes should be checked at their points of support and shock absorption elements. This is a very important part of your security control. Look for a half sole that acts as a shock absorber. This prevents the joints from suffering as well as adding more comfort. Some of the best footwear will have support elements located in the arch, which provide more cushioning while reducing slippage.
5) FOOT SHAPE
The shape of your feet also affects the type of shoes you need. To know what kind of foot you have, analyze your footprint. You can do it by looking at your old shoes or putting your foot in the water and then stepping on a cardboard or cardboard. If you see the complete footprint, you probably have a flat foot or a fairly low arch, and you need support throughout the sole. If you see only the outside of the foot, you have a high arch. That means you need more padding to protect the outside of your feet. And if you see the footprint half full, you have a normal or neutral bow, neither too high nor too low, and you need a shoe that combines support and padding.
Be sure to find boxing shoes that have good ventilation for your feet. They usually come in the form of small mesh windows that surround each shoe and allow your feet to breathe properly during a workout or fight session. If you have your shoes wet after the session, this indicates that the feet are choked and do not have adequate cooling. The sweat will make the shoes heavier and that can decrease the resistance of the boxer.
Boxing shoes are generally offered in three different heights, high ankle (boot), medium height, or low tops. You should analyze each type to see which one fits your needs. Take into account your boxing style when you choose the most appropriate boxing shoes for you.
Low shoes do not provide much support to the knee like boot shoes, but they can help the feet and knees to move faster. If you are a fast boxer, choose low shoes.
If you do spinning maneuvers or fights in reverse, wear boot shoes that support your knees and blackheads (anterior part of the leg cuff) as you rotate and move your legs.
8) TRACTION AND NON-SLIPPER
Make sure that the traction of the shoes is enough. You need the shoes to have rubber soles and a non-slip pattern on them.
These shoes combine traction with maneuverability since non-slip rubber soles allow pivoting without jamming to the canvas and adequate support at the time of unloading the blow.
Although there are many brands, you should not be limited to the coolest or elegant when choosing a pair, sometimes the most expensive does not necessarily provide better advantages to your feet. You can choose a very good product, that suits well to your needs, at an average price.
However, keep in mind that durability often becomes a problem if for cost reasons you opt for something cheaper. If you wear your shoes every day or several days a week during high-intensity training, you may want to wait until you can afford to buy a pair of high quality. Comfortable feet mean fast feet and better movements.