Saturday, 31 December 2011

ASICS Gables - take part in the new survey!

Those excellent people at Worldwide Sports Supply - have produced another survey to seek your thoughts on new colorways for the classic ASICS Dan Gable wrestling shoe. Get over there and cast your votes for the pairs you like best!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Adidas Boxing Boots - youtube video

This excellent youtube video shows a female boxer working out in adidas gear, with a special focus on her pair of Box Champ Speed 2. Great boots, great gear, great work!

Adidas Elite International

A tour of these vintage Adidas wrestling shoes, in white/grey/yellow, purchased about 10 years ago.
Please note: these shoes are not for sale or trade.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

On the Ropes

A pair of original Tyguns apparently getting the better of a pair of Tygun 2's!

Converse XXhi - custom design

I designed these at These could go well with my black/red wrestling tights!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Today I Am Mostly Wearing

... my new Adidas Decade hitops. White leather with blue trim, there take me back to a similar (but not identical) model I had when I was about 17.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Adidas boxing boots in action

BOXINGBWIMG_9779 by Pompeypete
BOXINGBWIMG_9779, a photo by Pompeypete on Flickr.

Great photo of great shoes in the gym. I'd love to add a pair of these to my collection. Can anyone help! :-)

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Rare Wrestling Shoes - Adidas

If anyone can help me get hold of a pair of these in size UK7 or UK8, I could offer good money and a good home to a pair of these classic wrestling shoes: original version Adidas Tyrints in red!

Adidas Decade Hi

Here they are, my latest acquistion. Adidas Decade Hi in splendid white and blue - very similar indeed to a pair of basketball boots I loved wearing in the 1980's. More soon!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Awesome Wrestling Shoe Collection - for sale!

How's this for an awesome selection of wrestling shoes (not mine!) and they are all for sale! See more here on Flickr.

Adidas Boxing Boots SOS!

A fellow Adidas boot fan has asked me to name this model of boots, but I don't know the answer. Can anybody help please?

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

100,000 visits!

Thanks for your interest! 100,000 hits is a knockout!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Monday, 4 July 2011

Name Those Toecaps

Can you name the shoe that bears these excellent toecaps? :-)

I'll post the answer - and some more photos - in a day or two!

Reebok Boxing Boots

knockdown by Ruan Niemann
knockdown, a photo by Ruan Niemann on Flickr.

I really wish I could find out how to get a pair of these black and white Reebok boxing boots!!

A wall of wrestling shoes!

An awesome collection!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Adidas "Wrestling"

Picture 354 by patrick 1974
Picture 354, a photo by patrick 1974 on Flickr.

Reissued for the fashion/street market. I have a pair in black.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Friday, 17 June 2011


Lifting by lars62
Lifting, a photo by lars62 on Flickr.

Check out those cool vintage adidas wrestling shoes!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Today I Am Mostly Wearing

...classic black hitop Converse All Stars.

White Converse Xhi's - a video

It seems I am not the only one who enjoys the sight of a pair of full-height Converse All Star Xhi's.I'm really feeling this mint condition white pair. Thanks so much to dmboots for sharing this!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Converse Xhi's

At last, I've got around to taking some laced-up photos of my new Converse All Star Xhi's in grey. Loving these!

Monday, 30 May 2011

Hangin' out at ringside

Hangin' out at ringside by highchucker
Hangin' out at ringside, a photo by highchucker on Flickr.

Boxing gloves and black Converse All Stars. A great combo!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Today I Am Mostly Wearing

...New Balance ProCourt Hi.

River Island slip-on plimsolls

Not everybody likes them but I'm delighted to see River Island selling these neat slip-ons. Also available in black.

Shoe library

Shoe library by hadley78
Shoe library, a photo by hadley78 on Flickr.

Is this the biggest collection of Converse ever?

From the Back of my Sneaker Cupboard #29

Classic ASICS wrestling shoes: the Reflex IV. You can't beat black wrestling shoes with white detailing.

Monday, 9 May 2011

In Memoriam #1

Alas, these once pristineASICS Mexico 66's are now no more. I'll be getting a new pair soon though!