Saturday, 30 June 2007


This black-clad wrestler has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged me to get my boots on and face him on the mat. Clearly, he reckons that I'm gonna get a damn good scissoring from his Adidas Box Champ Speeds. With boots as good as those, and that mean-looking mask, I may well have to accept the challenge!

Friday, 29 June 2007

Adidas XOB-05

These are the 5th and, so far, last of the XOB series by Adidas, a range of funky upgrades to their Tygun boxing boots, which became a fashion hit too. I couldn't resist a video of me posing in my pair!

The soles of these boots are particularly noteworthy, so here's an additional photo:

Only trouble is, the only way you'll get to show these soles off in the boxing ring is to get knocked out!

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Nike Competition Boxing Boots

What do you think of these? I stumbled across this design forum thread and was delighted to see what appear to be a new Nike boxing boot. More details on that thread but I would love to lace up a pair of these! Reckon they'd be good for wrestling purposes too.

Friday, 15 June 2007

Adidas Boxing Boots in action #2

Originally uploaded by skillfull
This is a superb photograph by skillfull. There's something fascinating for me about seeing two fighters in the same gear, especially when they are both laced in identical - and awesome - Adidas boxing boots. I almost wonder whether they're fighting over who will have the right to wear them exclusively....

Reebok Boxing Boots

These white, red and blue boxing boots have got to be the hottest shoe Reebok ever made. I've never seen a single shop, online or otherwise, that sells them and I'd wrestle an angry gorilla for a pair. They're almost enough to distract my attention away from the Adidas Box Champ Speeds being worn by the other boxer.

Friday, 8 June 2007

Plimsoll Portrait

Originally uploaded by Martha Mae
A fine image of a striking pair of plimsolls, this. Well lit, nicely posed, and with the plimsolls showing just the right amount of wear to making them interesting rather than just plain filthy!

This week, I tried on a pair just like this. Unfortunately I couldn't get the right size. Pity!

Awesome Chucks Closet

Originally uploaded by abby28xyz
What a collection! I'm just blown away. You could lock me in there all day, I'd be happy!
Congratulations to abby28xyz on this collection. I just wonder if it beats this collection which I featured in an earlier post.
I'm off for a lie down!

Chucks that Suck #4

Dear Converse Inc,

Now you're just me making angry....

Thursday, 7 June 2007

Vintage Converse Wrestlers

First, a big thank you to my friend Jim who, knowing how awesome I think these wrestling shoes of his are, has kindly allowed me to post some images.

I so want a pair of these wrestling shoes laced on my feet that it hurts. They are so very similar to my Bata Bullets wrestling shoes, of a similar vintage, but how awesome would it be to hit the mat in Converse wrestling shoes!

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Big Black Boxing Boots Vibe

These awsome black Adidas Box Champ Speeds have long been favourites of mine - the wear on the toes is from a number of wrestling matches - but I'm really feelin these boots right now.

Anyone else out there in Bootsland getting the vibe too?

Monday, 4 June 2007

Wrestling Direct - ASICS publicity image

Those good people at sent me another of their excellent sales emails recently, with this striking image of a pair of yellow ASICS Dan Gable Ultimates. You can really see the detailing of the shoe so well.

Needless to say, I now want a pair BAD! ;-)

Friday, 1 June 2007

Boots160 ready to wrestle

This is me, geared up in adidas singlets and wrestling shoes.

Any opponents out there wanna take me on? Click here for my full wrestling profile

Adidas Boxing Boots in action

Here's what boxing boots were made for. COMBAT!

I love this pic: you can see that the Black Adidas Box Champ Speeds (left) are on the attack. They're launching their wearer forward into (I imagine) a sequence on punches. They've been laced to perfection too - leaving a few laceholes unused means lots of loops of white laces round the top of the boot. I think this gives them real style and attitude.

The Adidas Tyguns (right) are clearly on the defensive. Those boots would look much better without the tights spoiling their lines. Has he got tape round them?

Vintage Boots Drool Moment

Why don't Adidas make these any more??!?!!? I'd wrestle a herd of buffalo to get to lace up in either (or both!) of these!