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Clothing > Sparring Shoes > Sparring Shoes *CLOSEOUT*

Sparring Shoes *CLOSEOUT* by Ringstar

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Sparring Shoes *CLOSEOUT*


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For sparring and training
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Product Description
    • The first and only patented martial arts shoes designed exclusively for SPARRING
    • Can be used for both sparring and forms
    • Flexible and padded
    • Covers the entire foot reducing hygiene concerns, unlike traditional open foot guards
    • Unique Flex Grooves and Pivot Point provide superior flexibility and traction
    • Foam pad covers laces
    • Extra padding around the tongue
    • Endorsed by NASKA and IKSA
    • Sized in men's sizes, see our conversion chart for correct women's sizing
    • Available in black and white, and in children's sizes

    This shoe's innovative design makes it a great choice for everything from forms to full-force sparring. The shoe is constructed of lightweight material making it comfortable and flexible for forms and training, but it is layered with protective padding making it a great replacement for traditional sparring footwear. The Ringstars can be worn either with or without the included laces. The laces can also be covered by a padded velcro flap that adds additional protection to the shoe. The sneaker-like design of the Ringstar covers the whole foot, reducing hygiene concerns and increasing the protection provided by the shoe. This shoe comes in mens sizes. See our conversion shart for correct womens sizing. The Ringstar is the only product of its kind endorsed by both the NASKA and the ISKA. Available in children's sizes.


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Great shoe for sparring. I really need the toe protection and I've got a lot of complaints about my mat shoes so I got these. Light weight and soft soles that don't hurt your partner. I should have bought a couple pair.  
by: kane8
3/4/2011 11:51:56 AM
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shoe size

is there a size ten in this type of sparring shoes?  
by: Osakaman
5/17/2010 1:55:37 AM
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Hey Osaka. Size 9 is the only size we have left in stock.
by: okiken108    
5/18/2010 3:23:04 PM
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for long days at the dojo

Although these are called sparring shoes, I have found that they are most useful for me in a variety of other ways. During long days at the dojo or at a tournament, I've found (as has many other people) that bare feet can make you cold and stiff and sore. These shoes are perfect to slip on as they are very dojo-floor safe. They are comfortable and well paded, making the support provided very valuable as the day goes on. Unfortunately, they are sometimes flagged during official sparring competitions as they are rather firm, especially in the sole region.  
by: okiken108      
1/29/2010 12:06:20 AM
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These shoes really help protect my feet.
My toes were always getting injured during sparring. Now I never have an issue of injury and much better support for jumping and landing. Another great thing is no more funky feet from the dojo floor. I wear clean white socks and have not had any foot issues. The shoes do grip the floor a bit too much at first but now they are just right.
I am 51 years old and do not kick much during sparring so these shoes provide great foot support for my punches.  
by: jptpjs
5/7/2007 1:35:41 PM
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Great shoes

They fit nice and snug and comfortable. Coverage in the toe area is a little light but not bad. Overall protection for the instep is very, very good and that was what I was looking for. You can hit something fairly solid and they take the blow and don't put it thru to your instep bruising it. They are light in weight and have a good texture for gripping the floor. The bottom almost grips to well making spinning moves more awkward and necessary to relearn some spinning moves such as spinning back kicks and spin hooks. They are lightweight and that is a great feature as well. All in all a good buy for the money.  
by: tsdsenseisr
8/28/2006 2:26:37 AM
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Nice for show

These are nice shoes that are good for forms or weapons routines. Can't be used in the sparring matches I compete in despite being NASKA approved.  
by: bozmomy
3/13/2006 7:23:21 AM
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I've encountered this as well - they are just a bit too firm and 'shoe like' to be approved during some competitions.
by: okiken108    
1/29/2010 12:04:01 AM
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Perfect fit, perfect feel.

I've purchased several brands of sparring shoes and these are by far the best. They are comfortable, light-weight, and the only punishment to be had is on the receiving end. To top it all off, they look great!  
by: anonymous
3/10/2006 12:00:38 PM
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Black Marks - Soles came out

The first time these were put on the sole inserts came out. Trying to put them back in is very difficult because they are very spongy. You would think that would have kept them from coming out in the first place but it didn't.


Also, the first time they were worn at the gym they left black marks all over the mats. NON-Marking soles would have been a better choice.


That said, the shoes are very comfortable and bouncy.  
by: anonymous
1/4/2006 4:14:58 PM
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Sizing Info
Sizing option is in US men's. Women order one size smaller (if you are a women's 7, you are a men's 6)
European Shoe Size Coversion Chart
American 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
European 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
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