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  1. CapnMunchh is offline

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    Posted On:
    12/23/2013 11:30am

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    Question on sparring shoes

    Switching schools to a Tang Soo Do school, so I thought Iíd get myself some new sparring shoes. Iíve never liked the old standard vinyl covered foam shoes Ė feels like Iím wearing a couple of tires on my feet. I noticed there are other alternatives, padded shoes with a regular sole made by Ringstar and Fight Pro, but Iím not sure if these are padded well enough. Saw a nice looking pair on Amazon made by Hapkido Gear, but they're out of stock and can't find them anywhere else.

    I donít want to wear a less padded shoe than my sparring partners. Does anybody use these? Sparring in my new school is moderate contact to head and body Ė harder than point sparring (points have to be decisive), but not full contact.
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    Posted On:
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    Meh, I never liked the ones that were sent to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Supreme View Post
    Meh, I never liked the ones that were sent to me.
    Why not?

    Would the padded shin/instep guards for muy thai, etc be more comfortable than the standard foam shoes:

    http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Light-in...muay+tai+shoes
    Last edited by CapnMunchh; 12/24/2013 5:51pm at .
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnMunchh View Post
    Why not?

    Would the padded shin/instep guards for muy thai, etc be more comfortable than the standard foam shoes:

    http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Light-in...muay+tai+shoes
    They were clunky and the didn't seem like they would protect my partner's that well. As for those shin guards; they first came up in 1996 I believe. My first experience with those were through Revgear and were adopted by the American Krav Maga machine at the time. You have to mold them similar to a baseball glove giving the mold 24 hours and offer a lot of protection. It goes through the laces and tends to last a long time but eventually tears at the instep.

    In both cases it is a matter of preference. I liked neither but if you have to wear shoes the former are quicker but doesn't offer the same protection.

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