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Boxing

Best Boxing Shoes

Shoes certainly aren't the first thing that people think of when boxing equipment comes to mind. That being said though, the right shoes can have quite a bit to do with a fighter’s success inside the ring. You need a shoe with good traction, that fits well and that will be comfortable through the constant moving of 12 rounds inside the ring. When considering a boxing shoe you also need to take weight into account. You can be “light” on your feet while evading and attacking your opponent during the action if you've got an extra heavy shoe weighing you down. Based on factors like cost, comfort and performance we have put together this list of the five best boxing shoes available today.

Nike Machomai Mid Boxing Shoe

Professionals in a wide variety of sports wear products, especially footwear, from Nike for good reason – this company focuses heavily on performance. Professional boxing is no different – pro fights love the high quality, innovative boxing shoes that Nike produces. The Machomai Mid is super light, has excellent freedom for movement and delivers great support. This shoe is also ultra comfortable. The Machomai Mid keeps your feet fast and allows you to battle through the longest of fights with the same speed you had at the opening bell.

Everlast Suede Lo-top Boxing Shoes

Everlast Suede Lo-top Boxing Shoes

Everlast Lo-Top Boxing Shoes have breathable air vents on all sides combined with a shock absorbing EVA mid-sole that ensures comfort. The shoe features lateral arch support straps combined with a suede lateral forefoot support. The new "Hyper Flex" technology and rubber sole with anti-slip pattern allow for sharp cuts and top notch traction. Plus the Everlast Lo Top is lightweight and will not be a distraction when in the ring. All these features make for a comfortable and safe boxing shoe.

Everlast Pro Suede Hi Top Boxing Shoe

Everlast Pro Suede Hi Top Boxing Shoe

The Everlast Hi Top Boxing Shoe may not be quite as light as their Lo Top but they are insanely light for a high top shoe. These boxing shoes perform as well as the low top version and provide a little more support around the ankle area. The Hi Top Boxing Shoes feature excellent grip, which is critical as the fight goes on and the boxers begin to sweat more. These Hi Top shoes are also very comfortable to wear, even during the longest of bouts. If you think you need a little more support than a low top shoe can provide, this might be the perfect addition to your arsenal.

Ringside Power Boxing Shoe

The Power Boxing Shoe from Ringside may not be as flashy as the shoes you seen on fighters in Pay Per View events, but they certainly perform as well. This boxing shoe has a grooved rubber sole that ensures the best possible traction at all times in the ring. This means that you have a better chance of scoring points on your opponent because you’ll be stable at all times instead of trying to recover from slips. The Ringside Power Boxing shoe also provides great support and fits very well. You’ll have no issues at all performing up to your potential in this great all around boxing shoe.

Ringside Undefeated Boxing Shoes

Ringside Undefeated Boxing Shoes

The Ringside Undefeated Boxing Shoes have a little bit more flash and flare than the Power Boxing shoes that also made the list. This extra attention to detail doesn’t mean that Ringside didn’t put in their focus on performance though. The Undefeated are very light for a high top boxing shoe. In addition to the light material these shoes are very breathable to keep your feet comfortable and cool no matter how hot it gets inside the ring. You also get a snug fit and great support from the Undefeated – this shoe feels as good in the later rounds as it did when you first put it on.

Jeff Wilson
I started  competing in athletics 29 years ago at the age of 5, since then I've participated in a large number of team and individual sports including: baseball, soccer, running, boxing and cycling.  I've worked as a coach, a trainer and a personal fitness consultant and I've had health and wellness articles grace the pages of a number of popular websites and print publications.
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