Back in 1990 when I started boxing, the footwear was very functional. Light, flexible, supportive and durable as well as being stylish. Boxing shoes then featured a single sole construction and were available in high top and sometimes a mid-ankle height. A vast array of colors and combinations were available. The shoes were specifically made for the ring.
Around the mid 2000s the shoes started to change. Boxing shoes were replaced by much heavier, bulky and clumsy shoes that looked more at home on the hardwood floors of a basketball court than in the ring. The high top boots were gone, replaced by a low top, even the mid ankle shoes were not being made. The single sole construction that let you glide across the ring, while being thin, and providing flexibility to pivot and shift your weight, was replaced. Bulky, think split sole designs were being made. A heavier shoe, none of the flexibility, none of the ankle support and twice the weight. The big shoe companies thought that the young athletes would forego performance in favor of flash. Style over substance.
The new designs were not popular or functional at all. The old designs that worked were only found as deadstock or used shoes, and were going for big money, as everyone wanted a pair of the throwback high performance shoes. Ordering a pair of high performance shoes from overseas, if they had your size, cost more than a whole year of gym dues. Something had to be done.
Enough was enough. I set out to design footwear that boxers loved and would serve them best in the ring. I needed to make the lightest weight shoe. A shoe that offered ankle support, without being too restrictive, and did not take all day to lace up. Flexibility in the extreme, a shoe that bends when you bend, allows you to both be on the balls of your feet when you need to, or plant yourself, and throw a punch. A single sole construction that allows you to glide across the ring. Tough, durable, and stylish. Flexible, strong, and flashy, just like the boxers who were to wear them.
Our shoes are without a doubt, the lightest, most flexible boxing shoes out there. A single sole construction allows you to glide, while the smaller, shallow herringbone grip design grab the canvass when you want to plant your feet and punch. A mid ankle height allow you to have excellent ankle support as well as mobility, not present in high boots. These are boxing shoes made for boxers, by boxers. A variety of colors and combinations are available as well as custom orders.
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