Adidas produces various boxing equipment including boxing gloves and having already produced many different sports shoes definitely gives the company an advantage.
Considering my experiences and research, Adidas has many high-quality boxing shoes which are quite popular. And Adidas Box Hog 2 is one of them and it is also the newer model of Hog series. Below you will find what Adidas Box Hog 2 Boxing Shoes provides for you in the ring and after the overview, there is a short comparison between the new model and the old model.
Adidas Box Hog 2 Review
Durability: 9.0 / 10.0
Comfort: 10.0 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
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- Pivot and move faster
- Synthetic suede
- Decent grip
- Very comfy
- Great price
Adidas Box Hog 2 is made of synthetic suede which is quite sturdy and most commonly used material by popular shoe companies like Nike. It provides you to move your foot comfortably without any discomfort.
It has a single layer however it is sturdy enough and as you may know, the stretching capacity is quite high. Well, I have used many boxing shoes which are made of synthetic or different materials and this material (suede) is just superior and the construction of sides of your shoes will stay solid for years.
It provides not too much grip so you can easily pivot and move faster and this helps you punch faster. So if you can control your body quite well, Adidas Box Hog 2 can be a great option.
Sole is thin and it actually makes sense since it provides a lightweight and you can feel the ground more. So the sole is also an important factor for quick footwork.
What about Ankle Support?
The ankle part is a bit bulkier and it is reinforced with extra stitching at the upper side. This also has crucial importance for speed since it provides more freedom for your ankles and this allows you to move without any restriction. Above the ankle compartment is quite soft and it is a personal preference. For example, I just feel better when it is a bit tighter and soft and this shoe provides it. This is actually another quality which provides a lighter weight.
Shortly, Adidas Box Hog 2 is for people who want to move quickly in the ring.
Grip: Adidas uses rubber which is the most common material for grip. So “the feel” of it is same for any other boxing shoes.
Upper part: This part can also stretch and it is a bit softer than normal. Normally upper parts of shoes don’t provide it so if the top of your foot is bigger than average, this shoe can accommodate your foot quite well and I know that many people are looking for this.
Comfort: As I mentioned above, it has a single layer and thanks to that, as other Adidas Boxing Shoes, this one gets A+ for comfort. And the capacity of wicking moisture is quite high.
Price: Considering all of these, the price is really good. In addition to that, Adidas generally overprices everything, however, Adidas Box Hog is definitely not one of them. So I strongly recommend you check out the most recent price on Amazon.
Differences between Older Model and This model
Adidas Box Hog 2 (this model) is the newer model of Box Hog series. It and the older model have some differences. The older model has honeycomb mesh. It actually provides less air flow and it is rougher than Adidas Box Hog 2 (this model). So this model has a single layer of mesh which is lighter and allows more air in. Shortly, comfort is definitely improved a lot. As a side note, I really don’t like the honeycomb pattern which irritates my skin a lot. This is a personal experience, however, I also know that many people complain about the air regulation of it. However, good thing is that Adidas Box Hog 2 Boxing Shoes are made of different materials (synthetic suede) for comfort and your feet will remain cool.
This shoe can accommodate most people and as a side note, if you also prefer moving faster without having “tripping problem”, Adidas Box Hog 2 is a great choice. I hope that this Adidas Box Hog 2 Review is informative for you and if you have experiences or any questions, just have a comment below. I would love to hear your thoughts!