Monday, 8 December 2008

Tyguns v Tyguns

Black versus the rather rare red version.

I have both in my collection, of course ;-)

Monday, 1 December 2008

Retro Toecaps

New Greens
Originally uploaded by jimshooz7
A Chuck Taylor toecap just the way it ought to be, as shown on a vintage USA-made Chuck in the collection of my good Chucker buddy Jimshooz. Good work Jim!

Shoe Review - White Feiyue

Well at last I am now the proud owner - and wearer - of these awesome martial arts shoes and I am now an official Feiyues nut! I think they could one day be as big as Chuck Taylors. They're that good. Have a closer look, guys:

There are several remarkable things to note about these great sneakers.

1. The squared toecaps, extending along way down each side of the shoe, very much encasing the lacing. Highly distinctive and original, in my opinion:

2. The very rounded sole unit. Designed to give maximum grip and traction even when the ankle is flexed to extreme angles during combat. This makes the shoes feel as though they rock a little from side to side during wear, but the feeling of grip is also very strong:

3. The very sticky rubber sole unit, again for maximum grip and traction:

STOP PRESS: Black Feiyue shoes now on order. Photos and review soon!

Friday, 28 November 2008

Friday, 21 November 2008

Purchased - Feiyue martial arts shoes

Fantastic. Pictures of my own pair will appear here soon but I couldn't resist a preview shot or two from Flickr.
The original of this image can be seen here at Flickr

Adidas Adistar Boxing Boots

Originally uploaded by sneaksnboots
Blue or black? Now you don't have to choose any more!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Vintage Red Adidas

Love these shoes, and congratulations to Combatspeedwannabe in Combatspeedwannabe on Flickr for these superb images!

Saturday, 25 October 2008

First to the punch

First to the punch
Originally uploaded by blue_rat
Classic Adidas boxing boots in action!

Chuck Taylor Tribute Socks

These great socks are available from UK retailer I might just have to get a pair and see how they look with some genuine red Chucks hitops!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Wrestling Shoe Collection

Originally uploaded by lilbusta2318
Mighty fine! I can boast the two black pairs on either end as part of my own collection too!

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Converse One Stars - like or loathe?

Click the title to visit this auction on eBay. A very interesting idea from Converse and one I kinda like. BUT surely those toecaps are way too big? What do you think?

Thanks to my friend Jim for the tip-off.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Prescott KOs Khan

I'm sorry that Amir Khan got KO'd in less than 1 minute, but I gotta say that his opponent's black adidas boxing boots looked way cooler than Khan's stoopid silver Reeboks:

Friday, 5 September 2008

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Saturday, 30 August 2008

TopMan hitop plimsolls

Top Man have been doing a range of plimsolls for some time, and none had impressed as much as my River Island hitops. Until now. These babies are worth a look - although maybe a bit overpriced at £28? The zoom and move function on the webpage allows for a good close inspection!

Vintage Adidas on eBay

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Combat Speed x 2

Why have one wrestler taking to the mat in awesome teal blue Adidas Combat Speeds when you can have two?:

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Rubber Chucks

Gray rubber
Originally uploaded by jimshooz7
These need further investigation!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

My Website - An Annoucement

Due to changes in the service provided by my ISP I am no longer able to provide my wrestling website

Thank you to all those who visited and enjoyed the site, which had over 20,000 hits in its lifetime. I am giving some thought to how I best display my many wrestling photos (both gear and action) in the future and you can be sure that I will post many more on this blog, as well as at my pages on Flickr - see here

Wrestling Shoe video

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Converse - Hi or Lo?

Originally uploaded by dieyoung~
Nice chucks, these. I want :-)

Reckon you can work out whether these are hitops or lowtops? I reckon they are lowtops myself. (But I don't know for sure?)

Monday, 4 August 2008

Wrestling shoe collection - photos from an eBay auction

These shoes are taken from a (now ended) eBay auction of a whole bunch of classic Adidas wrestling shoes, all featuring the famous split sole design of a decade or so ago. The collection (NOT MINE, SO PLEASE DON'T MAKE ENQUIRIES!) was for sale for $1500.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Most Wanted

Adidas Adistar Boxing Boots - now very rare. Anyone got a pair in UK size 7 or 8 they want to send to a good home?