BOXING BOOTS-LOW TOPS Reviews
When I started my boxing training three years ago I didn’t see the need to buy boxing shoes, after all, I had my gym shoes which were just as good, or so I thought. My trainer kept insisting that I needed to buy a pair of good boxing shoes and after a week of disappointing shoes stares from him; I gave in.
How I wish I had taken his advice earlier?
Let’s just say boxing shoes felt more comfortable, gave me more speed and mobility.
I am no longer a trainee boxer, and for the few years I have done professional boxing, I have tried a lot of high and low top boxing shoes. One of my favorites is the Rival low top boxing boots. So here goes my review of these boots.
Things To Consider When Choosing Low Top Rival Boxing Boots
The sole is one of the most important parts of your boxing shoe as it provides the grip you need to be at your feet. The sole also provides enough traction so that you can comfortably move around your opponent without tripping of slipping.
The Rival low top boots have rubber soles which allow for flexibility. The rubber sole is durable, allowing for more grip. The sole is also thinner than other training shoes which allows you to feel more connected to the ground and more power transference when throwing that punch.
Aesthetics And Upper Material
While the shoe aesthetics do not affect your performance, it is an important factor to consider as it is the first characteristic people notice when you wear the boot. For me, the twelve colors and seven different classy styles available for these boots set these boots apart from rivals. You can’t lack a preference here.
Most boxing boots upper material is made of a mix of leather, synthetic materials, and suede. The rival low top boot is made of leather and nylon allowing for breathability when your feet sweat during rigorous training or a fight.
Just like other athletic shoes, the sizing of boxing shoes is the same. However, some shoes are sized full sizes such as 10,11, etc. some shoes are also narrower than others so be sure to read the size carefully before selecting.
The Rival low top boxing boot run half a size bigger. I am a size 10, and my size 9 rival boots fit just fine. At the start, they felt small, but they were a perfect fit after a week of wearing them.
When it comes to boxing shoes, cost does not always equal quality. You can get a good boxing shoe at a reasonable price. Some people think that an overpriced boxing shoe will offer them the best boxing experience, which couldn’t be further from the truth. When you buy the rival low top shoe, you get more for your money. It is a well-known fact that the price of this shoe is one of the most affordable and the quality is also good.
- Quality thin sole made of rubber and breathable upper body with added breathable mesh material
- The ergonomic insole and low-high profile offers great stability and support
- Various attractive styles, colors and classy looks to choose from
- Perfect for both wide and narrow feet
- Affordable price for such quality
- Weighty at 390 g compared to other low top boots models that are under 200 g
- Can be a little slippery if you are a pro on the ring
- much better for training than fighting in the ring as they do not slip outside the ring on places such as at the gym and on mats.
- Genuine patent leather upper top
- Microfiber breathable mesh for cooler and drier action and mesh sock liner for enough airflow
- Thin durable and flexible rubber outsole for perfect grip
- Ergonomic insole for arch support and cushion
- A high-top profile at 5.5” high providing great support and un-inhibited speed
- Comes in 12 different colors and 7 different fun styles
- Weights 390 g
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the sizing for men or women?
A: The sizing is in men American sizes. If you are a female boxer, order two sizes smaller as the shoes are unisex.
Q: Should I order or buy the shoe according to my normal shoe size?
A: Do not order your usual shoe size but order ½ or one size smaller according to your foot size in mm as they run on half a size bigger shoe size. The shoe might feel a bit tight at first but will get comfortable after some time.
Q: Can they be used by someone with wide feet?
A: Yes, the fact that the shoe is made from a mixture of leather and rubber material ensure flexibility. The material is softer and will accommodate wider feet. These shoes provide a moderate fitting.
Beyond the great looks and classy styles, the rival low top boots have given me value for my money. They are comfortable to wear and made from durable and comfortable material so the pair will not only last but give you as good experience boxing. The boots quality is good, and the price is reasonable. They are also very supportive, and they will provide you with just enough grip. After using them for some time now, I recommend them as a good fit for beginner and intermediate boxing boots.