Low Top Boxing Shoes vs. High Top Boxing shoes
Something to consider when shopping for boxing shoes that will fit you best is whether
they are low tops or high tops. There are few differences between the two but only you
will be able to tell which ones will work out best for you and your game. While the best
way to know what feels great on your feet is to actually try a few pairs on, there are some
things that may help you along the way to making the right choice.
Low top shoes are typically made from leather with suede tops that are ankle height.
They look a lot like regular running shoes except these boxing shoes have straps that
support the foot’s lateral arches. These straps offer the maximum amount of safety. They
come with rubber soles or a slip free pattern so that your footholds can be strong enough
as well as enabling you to make sharp cuts. Both men and women can enjoy these shoes
as they are manufactured for both in all sizes and colors.
High top shoes are made to lace up the shins. Made of material that is all leather, they
offer the maximum in comfort and ventilation. With amazing lateral support, these shoes
assist boxers in executing the side to side and front to back movements. These boxing
shoes generally are made with non-slip rubber soles to get the best traction available.
This compensates for the missing tread. These shoes typically have laces but they can
also come with Velcro straps at the ankles. This offers the maximum in security.
It is easy to see that the higher the tops, the more support the ankles get. These are the
shoes that most serious boxers or kick boxing students choose as they need that extra
ankle support when doing their fancy foot work or kicks.
Dave Toub is a strong believer in high quality boxing shoes. Please check out one of my
favorite LoTop boxing shoes and see the Punching Bags Pro homepage if you are
interested in other gear as well.