I have used five boxing shoes until these are useless and I prefer more grip and amazing ankle support. Obviously, it is harder for me to pivot with these. This is my preference and I need to choose my “best boxing shoes” according to these. However, you may prefer the opposite. For example, you may want a shoe which has less grip and pivots easily.
There are some boxing shoes which can provide these qualities (grip, comfort, ankle support, etc.) just better. And below I will explain these boxing shoes’ exclusive features.
Even though these shoes below are the best some of them have cons and if a shoe has it, I also mention them. Some of these incredible shoes are preferred a lot by women and you can also find them in features part as well.
With that if you are a beginner there are some “more” suitable shoes (number 8 and number 5) for you and you can also find them below. Also, at the end of the writing, you can find a simple and easy to follow guide for choosing your boxing shoe.
If you do any boxing training, boxing shoe is a must and benefits you in so many ways. I can easily say that you will show better training performance in the ring after you wear a good one. Obviously, there are some more affordable boxing shoes, which have decent quality but the boxing shoes below are just a couple of giant steps ahead of them and provide you many things (durability, pivoting the target) which you just can’t get it from “standard” boxing shoes.
Note: All boxing shoes on this list have good fitting rates, feedback.
Without further ado let’s start best boxing shoes reviews…
10. TITLE Speed-Flex Encore Mid Boxing Shoes
Training Quality + Ankle Support Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
Durability: 7.9 / 10.0
Comfort: 7.7 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.1 / 10.0
- Ideal for speed
- Very easy to pivot
- Incredible price
- Good ankle support
- Many color selections including shades of red and blue
Title Speed-Flex Encore is truly built for speed. You can pivot quite easily. Its sole is also thin and this helps for quick footwork.
With that, it is made of synthetic leather and obviously this shoe won’t be comfortable or durable as natural leather ones, however, it has truly an incredible price, you can go and check out here for the current price. Also, Title’s lining is quite decent and provides air in and out. And lastly, this shoe has a very short break in time. This is another plus of Title Speed-Flex Encore.
9. Ringside Diablo Boxing Shoes
Training Quality + Ankle Support Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
Durability: 8.0 / 10.0
Comfort: 7.8 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
- Good ankle support
- Suitable for people who want more grip
- Good air regulating features
- Women also prefer it
- Many color selections including blue, orange and pink
- Good price
- Break in period
- Synthetic leather
Ringside Diablo is very popular in gyms. You may even have seen it more than once. This shoe is excellent for people who prefer more grip. Also, it is hard to pivot with Ringside but it is not that hard.
Its nylon mesh gets decent ratings and it has incredible price as well.
Ringside Diablo is made of synthetic leather and obviously, it is not durable as natural leather however it is a bit harder than many other leather types. It makes this shoe sturdy but it also extends the duration of the break-in period. I have seen that people on Sherdog reported that they have three, four weeks of a break-in period. So you need to train a couple of weeks to get the most out of this shoe.
Many females also prefer it and the reason might be many color selections and comfort. You can also see sizing information and latest price on here.
8. Title Lo-Top Boxing Shoes
Training Quality + Ankle Support Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
Durability: 8.3 / 10.0
Comfort: 8.5 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
- Made for speed
- Flexible materials
- Good and comfy sole
- Most “popular” shoe of Title
- Suitable for beginners
Title Lo-Top boxing shoes are also made for quick footwork as the first Title Shoes on this list. However, why does this shoe get better ratings? Title Lo-Top firstly has a comfier sole and the design is more suitable for foot and thanks so this, the shoe just fits better and its liner wicks sweat quite effectively. If you will get a boxing shoe for LONG sparring sessions, with its good quality-price ratio, Title Lo-Top Boxing is obviously an incredible choice.
It is really flexible and supportive. When it is the case, especially beginners can do footwork movements faster and learn them faster as well. In my opinion, this is the reason why it is one of the most preferred boxing shoes in commercial gyms.
7. RIVAL BOXING BOOTS-LOW TOPS
Training Quality + Ankle Support Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
Durability: 8.8 / 10.0
Comfort: 8.9 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
- Good ankle support
- Durable fabric
- Perfect for people who want more grip
- Good thermal regulation
- The upper part is made of natural leather
- Suitable for flat feet
This shoe is made of flexible materials and it stretches according to your foot and this does not make the construction of the shoe worse. So what does it exactly mean? It means that your foot will be incredibly comfortable and this feature also makes this shoe suitable for wide feet.
Also, I have seen many people, who have flat feet, on boxing forums have this shoe and it gets great feedback. They can basically move without slipping or any other issues. My trainer also suggests this very shoe for people who have flat feet. I checked the material of sole and it is made of a material blend which is suitable for flat feet.
It provides a good amount of grip and the upper part of it is made of cowhide. It is really sturdy and this shoe has many color and design selections. You can check out these and also see the latest price on here.
6. RIVAL BOXING BOOTS-RSX ONE-HIGH TOPS
Training Quality + Ankle Support Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
Durability: 8.6 / 10.0
Comfort: 8.3 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
- Great ankle support
- Flexible materials
- Perfect for people who want more grip
- The upper part is made of leather
- Very light for its class (390 gr)
- Sleek design
Basically, it is a long cut version of Rival shoes above. Lots of features are exactly the same. This shoe provides good traction too and it is perfect for people who want more grip and it is boot type so it also provides more ankle support. However, due to more material, it is not light as the shoe above (number 7).
The upper part is made of cowhide. It is comfortable and stretches just enough without hurting the construction.
Also, its sole is made of rubber which is very sturdy and this rubber is really thin. I simply move better with the shoe which has a thin sole. If you are like me and also want to get great ankle support, Rival Boxing High Tops is for you. I can easily say that its quality is so much more than the shoes in the same price range.
Let’s continue with perfect shoes for beginners and wide feet…
5. Reebok Men’s Boxing Boot-Buck Sneaker
Training Quality + Ankle Support Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
Durability: 8.9 / 10.0
Comfort: 8.6 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
- Incredible ankle support
- Ankle strap
- Flexible materials
- Provides decent traction
- Most quality shoes for wide feet
- Perfect for beginners
This shoe’s ankle support is just superior. But why this is the case? First of all, its ankle part’s design is just superb and there is an added support in that part as well. On top of that, it has an ankle strap which wraps your ankle quite well. Many boxing forum members, reviews say amazing things about ankle support of Rebook’s Men Boxing.
Also if you have wide feet then it is vital for you to put your feet fully in the shoes. In this way, you don’t lose your balance while wearing it. You can do that with this shoe and it is made of very flexible materials. I actually explained its features way more detail in another post. For that, you can have a look at shoes for wide feet or if you like the features of it you can get this shoe on here.
Also, lots of beginners sprain their ankles like crazy and this boot definitely lowers the possibility of it. If you are a beginner Reebok is definitely a very solid option (In my opinion it is the best for a starter).
As a side note, Reebok has 1/2 sizes.
4. TITLE Predator Boxing Shoes
Training Quality + Ankle Support Rating: 9.1 / 10.0
Durability: 8.9 / 10.0
Comfort: 8.9 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
- You can move quite fast
- Very easy to pivot
- Good thermal regulating features
- Anatomical structure (good fit)
- Flexible materials
- Perfect for people who want to do explosive punches
Title Predator is the best shoe of Title. As you may understand from the name it is truly made for people who love speed. It is light and provides anatomical fit for your foot. Normally companies don’t produce shoes which have an anatomical fit because it is really hard to pull it off and requires some serious work. Thanks to that, it will help you to move faster than usual.
When you move a lot and fast, you will need premium air regulation and Title Predator has it. Now you may ask that this shoe has excellent features but why is it at number 4? Well, it is made of synthetic leather. It is durable but it is just above “average”. If it was made of genuine leather, Title Predator would be at the top of this list. However, considering all these incredible qualities Title Predator is the perfect shoe for people who want to do quick footwork and pivoting.
3. Otomix Stingray Escape Boxing Shoes
Training Quality + Ankle Support Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
Durability: 9.9 / 10.0
Comfort: 9.8 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
- Comfortable ankle support
- Perfect for people who want good grip
- Extra thin sole
- Very light
- One of the most durable shoes on the market
- Many women also prefer it and there are female sizes
- Very good quality price ratio
- One of the most popular shoes on the market
- Very cool color selections including camo and red
This shoe is made of genuine leather and synthetic blend. It is extra thin and flexible. The rubber gum provides a decent amount of grip and yet it does not make you trip or doesn’t cause any training performance issues.
The cover material is mixed natural and synthetic leather. This blend is used for many shoes and thanks to it, this shoe is quite sturdy.
Lastly, this shoe is very popular. I see it a lot during sparring. I don’t have any statistics however I think it is fair to say that it is preferred a lot. If you are looking for a shoe which has very lightweight, good durability and provides decent grip, definitely check out Otomix. It has even 1/2 sizes and female sizes as well. Let’s not forget that this shoe will LAST. So the price is actually quite good and I can easily say that you get more than what you pay. And I really can’t say this for many boxing shoes.
2. Adidas Pro Bout Boxing Boot
Training Quality + Ankle Support Rating: 9.8/ 10.0
Durability: 9.9 / 10.0
Comfort: 10.0 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
- Very good and comfortable ankle support
- Very good pivoting
- Flexible materials
- Perfect for people who prefer a decent grip
- Best mid-cut shoes on the market
- Natural leather
Firstly I want to say that Adidas Pro Bout’s heel is designed for better pivoting. Some boxing shoes may force you to pivot in a certain axis and I honestly hate it and yes it happens with many shoes. In my opinion, it is the second most important thing after grip. And Adidas Pro Bout allows you to do pivoting with precision.
This shoe provides more grip.
As you can guess Adidas makes sure that your feet are comfortable with its natural leather and airflow. The inner part is quite soft and does not irritate your skin.
This is the huge advantage of shoe companies. The company already has the best materials and just hires designers for boxing shoes and this simply works. This is why you see regular shoe company products more and more in boxing gyms. Even Adidas reinforced the most used parts of this shoe and this makes the shoe more durable.
If you are interested go and check out Adidas Pro Bout.
1. Cleto Reyes Leather Lace Up High Top Boxing Shoes
Training Quality + Ankle Support Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Durability: 10.0 / 10.0
Comfort: 10.0 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
- Best boxing boots (high top) on the market
- Very flexible materials
- Very good ankle support
- Perfect for people who want decent grip
- Genuine leather
- Best about ankle support
- Gets only incredible feedback
- Cool design
- My all-time favorite boxing shoes
Cleto Reyes is really comfy and this boxing boot also provides really good grip, however, there is a unique feature about this shoe. It is easier to pivot than many other boxing shoes which provide incredible traction. Obviously, this will give you an advantage and I can even say that after you wear it you will immediately show better training performance. I also used this one for 3 years and I generally sparred, did focus mitt training with it. Shortly, in my experience, it is definitely the most quality boxing boots on the market.
It lets a good amount of air in and the leather will not get too heavy even after you train with them for a long time. The sides are flexible, have zipper closures and the upper side is just wider than normal. Shortly it is really comfortable.
Cleto Reyes Leather Lace Up is simply the best pair of shoes which I have ever worn, and if you like boot type as I do, I highly suggest you get your own Cleto Reyes.
All these shoes on this list get very good feedback from forums (Sherdog and couple of other martial arts forums). In addition to that, I also used two of these shoes and I am really sure that none of these shoes will disappoint you.
How to Choose the Right Boxing Shoes?
Grip: Some people prefer more grip and there are many people who actually get wrestling shoes instead of boxing shoes for boxing training. The difference between wrestling shoe and boxing shoe is that wrestling shoes provide way more grip and you simply lose your balance harder. Obviously, you will have a harder time to pivot with these. I have seen that many people wear wrestling shoes during sparring sessions and the same people wear boxing shoes for pads and punching bag sessions because these offer more mobility and agility.
Lighter shoes, which offer less grip, allow you to pivot faster but you are more likely to lose your balance. So even though there are some superior shoes, still you need to sacrifice from somewhere (grip or mobility). So always consider what your preference is before you invest any money.
Also, many low-quality shoes force you to move in a certain direction. Well, pivoting is just a nightmare with those. I had this problem only with shoes which I borrowed from my friend. Because I always search very thoroughly before I buy them. And I also know that you won’t have this problem ever with any shoes on this list.
Weight: There are very light shoes which provide less grip and you can move with them really fast. However, these have less grip but still, these are not too slippery. After all, these are boxing shoes. These very light shoes are generally made of special material blends which are suede and some kind of fabric. These also have special designs and the upper-sides of these shoes have little material. As you can guess, these have more expensive price tags. The bulkier shoes tend to provide more ankle support and also tend to have more classic boxing shoe look.
Sole: Shoes with really thick soles are heavier and you don’t feel the ground with them. These are heavier, however, these also provide more support. Many people actually prefer this, because they feel “safer” with them. Also, there are shoes which have “thinner” soles. For example, Title has many shoes which have very thin soles and provide incredible mobility. Some of them also made this list as well.
Another important factor is that the sole of the shoe should let you feel the ground at least a bit. So what will this bring to you? When you punch, you need to position your foot for maximum shock transfer and you might not be able to do that if you can’t feel the ground. This is another really important criterion.
When you put your foot in a shoe, it should be fully placed on a sole and this shouldn’t have extra room. So you don’t lose balance and move naturally.
Rubber: Rubber can cover the whole bottom of a shoe and this provides more traction. However, this also may cause you to trip. However, the shoes on this list have good rubber and soft leather ratios and you won’t have this problem with these.
There are also shoes with bumps as well. Actually many people only prefer shoes with bumps. It provides more mobility but you need to sacrifice from traction. As you can see, there are many things to decide and these are up to your preference.
With that, whichever category you fall into, there are really quality boxing shoes above and I included qualities of these. You can check out them and choose your shoe accordingly.
Low, Mid or High Tops(boots)? Boxing requires you to move all the time, change direction ultra-fast, dodge and do many more movements which involve your ankles. Shoe’s height is one of the most important factors for protecting your ankle.
High top shoes (boots) are heavier and as you can guess low top boxing shoes are lighter and provide more mobility.
With that, if you think about ankle support, high-tops are much better for providing support and you will just feel safer with those. You also need to consider your own body when you get a shoe. For instance, if you have big calves high tops can bother you.
When you consider the price, low tops have less material than others and if the quality of low tops and high tops are close, you can expect that low tops are cheaper.
Prices of custom-made boxing shoes can be up to $600. I have never used them and based on my researches, these don’t provide any “extra” qualities however you can expect them to be comfier and look cool.
Don’t Go with Only One Shoe Type! If you always get one shoe type, you will never know that maybe another boxing shoe type is more suitable for you. For example, I had started sparring with heavier shoes which provide more grip. I always thought that this was my style. However, over the years, I had way more conditioned feet. Once I forgot to bring my shoes to a gym and I borrowed my friend’s shoes. These were very light and I could move way faster with them without losing my balance. I just felt great and after that, I always have trained with light shoes which allow me to pivot and move fast. So, you need to experience other shoe types and it may be a better fit for you.
The inner part of a boxing shoe’s sole should be really comfy. It should be made of quality materials which can stretch since it needs to withstand deformation all the time. The material quality really matters since this just doesn’t provide you comfort but it can also extend the durability as well.
With that, some of you have wide or flat feet and you need the check the construction and design to see whether that shoe is suitable for you or not. I also included these within the sections in the writing.
Also, there are some companies like Cleto Reyes, Adidas, and Rival which are just expert for producing shoes which have good thermal regulating qualities. Obviously, you want to get a good boxing shoe with great thermal regulation because the construction of your shoe will last for a long time and these shoes also dry quicker. Obviously, you will feel better with them and these smell less.
The best material for upper-part of a boxing shoe is suede. It stretches well and doesn’t lose quality during stretching. It is also relatively soft so it is preferred by many companies.
Upper-side of your shoe should not be so bulky (heavy) because it can slow you down for no reason. The material type also has vital importance for this.
Traction can be provided with fabric and some other material types, however, almost any boxing shoes have rubber for it.
Leather Type: There are suede, fabric, some genuine leather types, and synthetic leather. The most preferred and quality one is suede. However, considering my experiences and online reviews; suede and fabric blends are used for “very light” boxing shoes. These are also the most durable material types as well. Obviously, the price tags of these are higher. With that, if you decide to get a shoe which is made of synthetic leather, don’t expect to use it for more than two years. Because these will stretch and lose elasticity. Sides of these shoes stretch more than it should and in this situation, it is just a matter of time for you to lose your balance. If you ask me, just get a quality leather type because it is really worth the money.
How can you Clean Boxing Shoes: Some boxing shoes are machine washable and you can just throw these in a washing machine. However, some of them are not so you need to use antibacterial wipes which don’t cause any harm to the cover material. You can remove the sole and clean with the desired cleaning method. You can check whether your shoe is machine washable or not in the product description.
Which Boxing Shoe Brands Are Good? Cleto Reyes, Title and Adidas know what they are doing. These provide what you expect from boxing shoes. If you know your style, which I explained above, you can surely find quality shoes from one of these companies. Rival is also a very good company which produces all types (low, mid and high tops) with good materials.
However, I want to mention that Adidas gets better feedback for comfort and obviously, the reason is that Adidas produces many shoe types and knows where to put the ventilation system or mesh panels.
Which Boxing Shoe Brands Should You Avoid? Well, normally I bash companies in this section but even some companies, which have a myriad of very low-quality boxing shoes, generally have a few good products. So just have a look at the boxing shoe reviews, which you can trust, and get it accordingly.
Boxing Shoes Vs. Other Shoe Types
Boxing shoes provide many things which regular shoes (running, weightlifting, etc.) simply can’t provide. These include grip, pivoting… Boxing shoes also have a design which allows you to deliver the shock in a maximum way.
Shortly, it does not matter whether you are a beginner or not, other shoe types are built for other sports, period. Boxing shoes and these regular sports shoe types (running shoes etc.) have a myriad of differences. These simply can’t provide some of the necessary qualities like traction for boxing and can be slippery.
How I Gathered This List? First of all, I have been doing boxing training for years and I am really active on boxing forums. I also consulted my trainers as well. According to all of these, I picked top 10 best boxing shoes and included their qualities (which one is light, which one provides more grip, etc.) so you can choose them according to your preference.
Don’t Settle For Low-Quality Boxing Shoes!
As you can see there are many things to consider when you get a pair of boxing shoes. I included everything you need to know in this writing. With that, when you get boxing shoes, you should always need to check reviews which you can trust so you don’t flush money down the toilet.
After you train with high-quality shoes, you will immediately feel a huge difference in training performance, agility, and safety. As of now the most quality boxing shoe on the market is Cleto Reyes Leather Boots which I also have experiences with. It is comfy, provides very good mobility and decent traction. It is my all-time favorite shoe and I am confident that you will love wearing it. If you are interested definitely check out Cleto Reyes.
If you have any question about a specific boxing shoe model or anything at all, just have a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
40 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Boxing Shoes Review”
This post is very informative, and really provided me with an in depth look at boxing shoes. Anyone who reads this is going to be better equipped with the knowledge they need to find what they are looking for. Great review!
Thanks man I really appreciate it, I am glad that it helped you.
Design wise, I like the one by Adidas the most. I also like that it’s made of leather. Is this design also available for women?
Yes Adidas has many design and colors I am sure you will see something you like 😉
I feel that this article has some good information on boxing shoes for both the beginner and the elite boxer. Most people do not know where to start when it comes to picking equipment for a hobby such as this and it’s good to know that a resource like this is available for those who might be confused.
Thank you for helping us narrow things down.
Man I totally agree and getting a boxing shoe should be according to you. After all you may prefer faster movements then you get a chose according to prefer. Or better pivoting. It all changes and I did my best 😉
You are welcome man.
I like the features of the Otomix Stringray , light, durable, genuine leather. I am watching a soap opera where the heroine, the main character, is a professional boxer, she is gorgeous with a great body, of course she practices everyday lots of hours; I do not know if she really competes, because in a scene where she is in the arena fighting with another girl that looked like a real professional boxer ( more muscular), the professional had a better technique. Anyway, they both looked great. I do not want to fight, just do the techniques, I know that it burns a lot of calories and makes you strong. Great article about top ten boxes shoes.
Yeah Otomix is preferred a lot. And many females are achieving great bodies with boxing 😉 I am sure that Otomix Stringray will be great for. Have a nice training 😉
Once again, Furkan, you have taken me back in time, when I used to order boxing shoes for my son from Amazon. And I think I can recognise the brand he used to get from the list above. His were the Title Lo-Top. At the time we tried to match safety features, such as the all important ankle support, with a reasonably priced brand.
I am glad to see that ankle support in your reviews goes as far as the fashion aspect of these shoes.
Hi again Giulia 😉
Title Lo-Top is widely used for years and it is definietly a good shoe. Ankle suppert truly matter and looks like your son picked up a very good product for it.
I love the looks of #2! Do those come in Women’s as well?
Yes you can find the sizing information at the product page 😉
One of my best friends is really into boxing and I wanted to get him something for his birthday. And I remember he needed some boxing shoes. Glad I stumbled across this website. Many great shoes available.
You are welcome man. If you know your friend’s fighting style you can get it accordingly, with some of these your friend can even move faster. I am sure if you get shoes for his/her style, I am sure that your friend would appreciate it 😉
All the information you need is right here, excellent reviews and I like the ratings of each item. This gives you the info you want before you make a decision on what is the best choice.
If all sites had as much detail then it would it make life much easier for the consumer. keep up the good work,
Thank you so much, man. I always provide details and what you can expect from products in details (training performance, durability…) and here it is boxing shoe. I am seriously glad that you found it useful man.
When I fought in tournaments in the art of Tae Kwon Do, it was bare feet with shin guards. In one tournament the building had poor ventilation. It was hot and humid. The mat was wet and it was hard to get any traction – we were slipping down. Not able to get any power behind the kicks or the punches.
I would assume boxing is this way too. Shoes make the difference. If you don’t have the traction, you don’t have the power behind the punches. It’s one reason ice isn’t allowed in the ring today. And by the way, those are really nice looking shoes!
All the best to you,
Exactly man. If you want to make the most powerful punch the traction is just needed and shin guards probably slow you down a lot. You also need a light shoe so you can make the punch faster. These will help you to have good sessions man.
I really love how you break down the different styles of equipment in your posts. Very helpful and informative.
I wanted to say that I really appreciated your comment about trying different types of shoes before deciding that it is the only one for you.
I think this is true with all kinds of equipment and in all sports.
If you only try one thing how would you ever know if you would be better with another? Most of us can’t afford to buy all the different styles, but I think it is a great idea to try out friends’ equipment when possible. And a lot of training facilities and workout gyms have loaner equipment where you can give other equipment a try.
Thanks for all the great information!
I generally tend to try my friend’s equipment but I always have at least 2 different style boxing shoes. Seriously you never know which can be better for you. You are welcome Jamie!
Thanks for the great review and guide to choosing which shoe is best for you. I have read before that you prefer Cleto and I can see why. You obviously want to pay for quality rather than have something cheap that won’t last.
I can’t see any reason why I shouldn’t go for this one. I’ll check it out and get back to you on how I go.
Man Cleto Reyes is just amazing and can last for years. When I get low-quality shoes, these generally tore apart within months and that literally sucks. So I always get quality leather for years. Cleto Reyes is a solid choice, you are welcome man.
I have to direct my cousin to your site, particularly this post lol. He is into boxing these days and I think the Adidas Pro Bout Boxing Boot is the best looking amongst them hehe. (I love Adidas)
Anyway, amazing review Furkan. Will have my cousin check your site later today. 🙂
Thanks man. Many people in boxing gyms only wear Adidas and Pro Bout is definitely shines the most among all. It also provides very good grip and you can pinpoint the target quite naturally.
Hi Furkan, I can see you certainly know your stuff in the boxing shoe field. What a thorough review! It makes perfect sense that you would need a good shoe for boxing as there is just so much stress being put on the feet and ankles when doing boxing moves. I do a bit of boxercise in my normal trainers and I do feel it on my feet and knees afterwards. Maybe I need to invest in something a bit more suitable for my needs. Thanks for bringing this to light for me.
Hi Stefanie, I always get a shoe which has “enough” ankle support and lets me move fast. I think this style is also suitable for your needs and there are many shoes above which have these 😉
Nice list and great breakdown of what makes a good boxing shoe for style and type of boxer. I myself like #7 the Rival low-tops. For me, speed, movement, and grip are important for balance and maneuverability. With a good grip it also allows for better balance and power when throwing a big punch. However, I think all of the shoes on the list are great for any boxer out there depending on their style and need.
Rival low-tops are preferred and I see it constantly in gyms.According to your needs (grip, maneuverability), it will be a perfect fit. Thanks man I did my best 😉 And I am also sure that there is a good boxing shoe for every need on this list.
Reebok Mens Boxing for me. Traction is something I need when practicing my MMA and they’re so stylish
Great review here!!
Had no idea there were so many different aspects to consider to a boxing shoe.
Definitely going to forward your post through to some friends who are into boxing.
Thanks for the great article. I’ve always wanted to take up boxing, if just for the fitness and workout benefits. Is there a particular price point or type of boxing shoe that you’d recommend for a complete novice? I’m not sure I’d buy the most expensive shoe starting out, but definitely don’t want a piece of crap either. Thanks!
Reebok (number 5) provides good ankle support and quite good grip. You will need both of these qualities as a beginner and you don’t need to break the bank ; )
I use to do a bit of boxing in my younger years. I can certainly attest to twisting my ankle and slipping due to poor as dirt boxing shoes.
My ankle as never been the same since and it actually just loses power sometimes at the most awkward moments – can’t even put any weight onto it.
Anyone who is currently an active boxer should really just bite the bullet and spend only a little extra for your own safety = NOT NICE GETTING KNOCKED OUT COS YOUR SHOES SLIPPED! LOL – happened to me once.
Great article and I learned a good few things here as I am thinking of going back to the boxing ring – as a work out.
Well, I hear you man. When I first started boxing, It happened to me more than I can count.
And this time I hope it won’t happen but you should definitely have a look at the shoes which have good ankle support.
Very good informative article about boxing shoes. What is the main difference between boxing shoes and cross training shoes?
If you will do boxing, considering the grip and sole, running shoes and cross training shoes have a very similar structure. You can check out this writing and learn about the differences between them.
I like your site, I will actually and it on my favourites because my son likes boxing a lot. He is actually 6 years old. I will need to know which shoes are the best?
I bought him shoes and the shoes did not last and also he was always complaining about the shoe comfort.
Please advise! Thank you.
I remember you commented on one of my other posts as well : ) Actually if there is a youth selection or a boxing shoe model has a suitable size after you specify his needs (too much grip or mobility) you can get one.
As you know Reebok is a shoe company and they know what you are doing about comfort and Reebok Men’s Boxing Boot offers firm wrist support and the sole offers good grip.
The Cletos, definitely the Cletos, would be my number one recommendation here. Why? My MMA friends, well most of my MMA friends, own a pair of these and have nothing but excellent things to say about them. If I were to pick one pair listed above, it would be the Cletos.
If they do heavy bag training for MMA that one is the way to go. These provide slightly more ankle support and generally, these prevent twisting. And I know many MMA guys just can’t perform boxing footwork well for a long time and when it happens, this one is great for preventing the possible injuries.