Looking For Some Boxing Shoes

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  1. shincheckin

    shincheckin Brown Belt

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    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.
     
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  2. Noodles03

    Noodles03 Blue Belt

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    That's cool and also, do you run in them as well? I'm debating in buying a pair because I hear they help strengthen your feet.
     
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    shincheckin Brown Belt

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    thats exactly why i bought them. run and jump rope in them.
     
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    Vols1891 White Belt

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    I bought these and the leather ripped the first time I put them on...had to return them.
     
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    Vols1891 White Belt

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    My favorite boxing shoes are the Nike KO Mids. They are really stiff at first but feel great when broken in. I also like the Reebok boots, Nike HyperKO, and Nike Machomai. I really want to try those Adams boxing shoes too...their main model basically looks just like the Reebok boots. Everlast makes a couple good models too...go for the ones with the Michelin soles, the Elite High Top and the PIVT.
     
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    The 5 Fingers (primarily their benefits) were proven to he hokum. But I used them for years and still have my old pair in my bag for gym work. They did the business for me
     
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    anyone know some good brands for wide feet?
     
  8. Jonathan Mohr

    Jonathan Mohr White Belt

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    I use Nike Takedown 4 wresting shoes and am very happy with them. Great fit and feel, very responsive, just don't get them in white like I did, the sweat and dirt have made them look disgusting.
     
  9. smittywerben_box

    smittywerben_box White Belt

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    I've decided to save up and invest in the HyperKO. Reason being it has arch support (I'm flat footed) and I've always wanted this shoe ever since I decided to focus specifically on boxing. Do you guys know any other sites other than AthletePS and Dicks that are reliable? I found this place https://www.fighters-inc.com/boxing-shoes-nike-hyperko-1130.html but is this legit?
     
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    [<diva2] Why would you want arch support if you are flat footed ?? You dont have a arch to support.
     
  11. smittywerben_box

    smittywerben_box White Belt

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    Flat feet and flat shoes causes my ankles to be misaligned due to the excessive eversion. The ankle support gives me proper ankle alignment
     
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    So, do you want ankle alignment or arch support for the arches you don't have ??

    In boxing you are more on the ball of your foot, ideally. I remember coming up when I was young in PAL boxing and sometimes coach would make us do pushups if he caught us with our heels on the floor ( if that was an area of focus for the day ).




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    j-boxing Human, all too human

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    I own Adidas Box Hog II boots. They fit well and they're comfortable. But certain sections of the soles began to detach after only a few months of use. I glued them on again and they've been fine ever since.
     
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    Yeah if you've got flat feet while boxing you need to assess your style.
     
  16. smittywerben_box

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    What I typed definitely sounded wrong looking back. By flat feet I mean that if I stand regularly, my arches are so flat that my I have excessive inversion or pronation syndrome. Because of this, this keeps my ankles out of place and cause knee valgus and other kinetic chain misalignments. Having arch support in my shoes is great because it sets my foot in a neutral position eliminating the misalignment. I also have to do corrective exercises to alleviate tight muscles and "awaken" the muscles in the arch. Makes me wish I walked around barefoot more when I was younger

    "Your heels have no reason to be on the ground."

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    Here is a great guide to finding boxing shoes. The Otomix Stingray Escape Bodybuilding Weightlifting MMA Boxing Shoe are a good choice if you dont like the major brands. I have them for training and they have lasted me a long time.
     
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    Championstuff Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Title has a 25% off coupon right now.


    That being said, I always used wrestling shoes
     
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    I have found the Nike Machomai, Nike KO, and Nike HyperKO’s to be the most comfortable and best performing shoes for me personally. The only negative is that the sole on these shoes (all 3 have identical soles) can wear down fairly quickly, especially if you are using them a lot outside of the ring. So I would definitely not recommend using them much for running, especially on hard surfaces like concrete or asphalt. I like the Reebok and Adams Boxing shoes as well, but they are just really annoying to get on and off. Plus I feel like all that ankle support is a little unnecessary, at least for me personally.
     
  20. Woldog

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    HyperKO are the goat if you ask me.
     

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