yeah man I noticed that. given that I wear fibram 5 fingers and train muay thai, im not used to have my toes crammed. boxing shoes in generally are all pointy and tight in the toe area. thats the problem with ordering online. you cant try first. I originally ordered a pair of i cant remember now if it was asics or reebok. they were much wider and comfortable in the toe area. I ended up getting them too large, returned them, didnt have my size, so i grabbed the nikes. different brands design them differently one thing about boxing shoes is they need to fit very snug, comfortable but snug otherwise it will hinder your footowork if your tripping over shoes 0.5 size too big.