Thread: Savate shoes

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    Savate shoes

    where to buy? A number of kicks in my FMA material are supposed to impact with the shoe, and I'd like a nice durable shoe that won't jack up the rug, but will be able to dig the point in when doing my harder contact sparring? Not having to pay $50 in shipping from france would be a plus.

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    They're very hard to find in the US, my friend. If you want to do the translations/conversions here's a french site that has them

    http://www.sport7online.com/produits...?rayon=1&cat=0

    You might also want to try contacting The School of Savate Los Angeles and asking where they get theirs

    http://www.schoolofsavate.com/

    Failing that I've found that boxing and wrestling shoes are nearly identical to savate shoes. And they're a lot easier to find. Any good, sturdy shoe will work anyway. There's nothing particularly special about the commonly used shoes in France.

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    selfcritical, I personally favor the Adidas Samba indoor soccer shoe. Fits well, won't scuff/wreck indoor surfaces/mats and has a stiff toe for the savate kicks. I've worn them for my last 4 Gatherings and will probably never go back to another shoe for fighting. I can count at least 4 fights I've ended with the fouette kick to the floating ribs/solar plexus.

    If you can't find that particular model, just look at the indoor soccer shoes in general, I've seen some really good looking ones out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poidog
    selfcritical, I personally favor the Adidas Samba indoor soccer shoe. Fits well, won't scuff/wreck indoor surfaces/mats and has a stiff toe for the savate kicks. I've worn them for my last 4 Gatherings and will probably never go back to another shoe for fighting. I can count at least 4 fights I've ended with the fouette kick to the floating ribs/solar plexus.

    If you can't find that particular model, just look at the indoor soccer shoes in general, I've seen some really good looking ones out there.

    Aloha, Poi
    Yeah. I'm mainly looking for that nice stiff toe to give my body-kicks some authority, and sturdiness so I don't have to buy a new one.

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    i've not worn any of these shoes but I have ordered stuff from Karatedepot before they are fairly prompt.

    http://www.karatedepot.com/martialartsshoes.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by poidog
    selfcritical, I personally favor the Adidas Samba indoor soccer shoe. Fits well, won't scuff/wreck indoor surfaces/mats and has a stiff toe for the savate kicks. I've worn them for my last 4 Gatherings and will probably never go back to another shoe for fighting. I can count at least 4 fights I've ended with the fouette kick to the floating ribs/solar plexus.

    If you can't find that particular model, just look at the indoor soccer shoes in general, I've seen some really good looking ones out there.

    Aloha, Poi
    Samba was the shoe of football casuals and young team members in Britain in the early 80's if that's any recommendation of it's sturdiness.

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    where to buy shoes in the US

    one of the only US suppliers for Savate shoes :

    www.isbausa.com

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    I've been sparring with my wrestling shoes on lately. I find that they're sufficiently to allow to throw pointed savate-style kicks, and protect my feet quite nicely. I still prefer the shin for leg and body kicks, but a pointed kick to the head is a wonderful, wonderful thing. Hard to block, too.

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