Not all forms of karate and martial arts are practiced in bare feet. Even those that traditionally are call for times when karate shoes or other proper footwear is appropriate. After all, there’s never a bad time or place for training!
Having the right karate shoes can certainly make a difference in your martial arts training. Some of the things that we look for in a pair of quality martial arts shoes are:
- High quality materials – you want to know that your new martial arts shoes are going to last for a while
- Experience – whether for karate, Kung Fu, Taekwondo or another martial art, it’s important that the manufacturer knows what martial artists need in a shoe
- Solid reputation – we only offer shoes from well-known, trusted companies. This way we know our customers will be more than satisfied with their purchase!
Each of the karate shoes shown below offer these qualities. You can find out more about any of the shoes by clicking on them, where you’ll find thorough reviews. You can also read up on the different brands we offer, such as Adidas, Feiyue or Tiger Claw, by using the dropdown menu at the top of the page.
Train more with the right martial arts shoes
Most anyone who has trained martial arts for a period of time has done so both in bare feet and with shoes on. Wearing your sneakers while doing karate can feel clunky and strange if you are used to practicing in bare feet. On the other hand (or foot), some people don’t like the feel of having nothing on their feet.
In either case, it proves the point that having the right shoes can make a huge difference in your practice. Even if you usually practice martial arts in bare feet, a good pair of kung fu shoes or Taekwondo shoes can come in really handy. Sometimes you may want to practice outdoors, at the park, or even just in your own yard. Doing so in the wrong shoes can be a bit awkward… they aren’t necessarily made for martial arts. They might be heave or stiff and almost definitely won’t give you any real “feel” while practicing your art.
However, karate shoes are made specifically for this purpose. They’re light, flexible and best of all offer great feel of the ground or any pads you may be working with.