Why do boxers wear boots?
Hate to sound dumb but they look heavy. Is there a reason they don't wear something as light as running shoes? (Again, sorry if this is a dumb question.)
- 4 months ago
It maintains the alignment of the foot relative to the ankle/leg to reduce the changes of rolling your ankle over which is very painful.
- 5 months ago
While practicing all the boxers wear running shoes. Which provides them better grip while releasing a punch.
- snafuLv 75 months ago
Given the amount and range of movement a boxer goes through, it would help support the ankle/foot ligaments etc.
- TomLv 55 months ago
Maybe for balance.
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- RichardLv 75 months ago
They are not boots. They are a type of athletic shoe.
- ArimatthewdaviesLv 75 months ago
Boots keep your ankles stay stable yes they're harder to move around in but if you get hit they help you to stay on your feet and not go down
- CarsonLv 65 months ago
Probably part tradition and part keeping their ankles supported.
Mike Tyson wore lower style boots and no socks. He would also pay a fine to wear black trunks.
That's from the days of black and white T.V. so viewers could tell which boxer was which.
The boots are custom made and are very light, comparatively.
- Anonymous5 months ago
they need ankle support while jumping around and boxing