The best kickboxing attire are items that fit comfortably and securely. Whether new to kickboxing or a pro, the best equipment will help you to succeed. Kickboxing is a type of boxing that is done with your feet rather than your hands. Therefore, shin pads and mouth guards are crucial for safety. The proper boxing shorts, hand wraps and gloves are also essential.
Shin guards need to fit snug so they don’t spin on your legs while kickboxing. The shin guards are used to protect your legs from bruises and burns. MMA Outlet offers Master Tobby Lightening Shin Guards for $89.95. Cage Side MMA shin guards are available from $15.99 to $89.95.
The mouth guards that are recommended for kickboxing are the boil and bites. These type of mouth guards are made from a special material that when boiled shape to your mouth. The process is simple. Boil the mouthpiece, run it under cool water for 2 seconds, place between your teeth and bite down. The mouth guard protects your teeth while kickboxing. Mouth guards may be purchased at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Schields and other sporting good stores. Prices range from $10 to $30. Fight Dentist and Sportsguard Laboratories offer boil and bite mouth guards at reasonable prices.
Kickboxing shorts are a loose fitting boxing short. They may be purchased at Target, Wal-Mart and local sporting good stores. Muay Thai Art offers personalized designed kickboxing shorts for $37.50. They also provide in-stock kickboxing shorts for purchase.
Hand wraps have become more common over the past few years for kick-boxers. The hand wraps available include cotton wraps, gauze bandage hand wraps, and elasticized wraps. Hand wraps are available in 120″ and 180″.
Comfort is the key to the hand wrap used. Elastic hand wraps or “Mexican Style Wraps” are the most desirable. This is due to the fact there is more elasticity or stretch to the wrap making it more comfortable. The elastic hand wraps are more expensive than other wraps but well worth the money. Elastic style hand wraps are available at the Boxing Depot starting at $3.95.
Kickboxing gloves protect your hands and fingers. This is essential to prevent breakage when throwing punches. Leather gloves with secure wrist straps are the best. Leather lasts longer and doesn’t rip as easily as plastic gloves. The dependable strap helps to hold the glove on your hand and offers confidence that the gloves will stay put. Look for gloves that have reinforced finger loops, and 18″ hook and loop strap, anatomical thumb padding, and odor guard. Everlast Kickboxing Gloves may be purchased at Wal-Mart for $24.77. Century Boxing Gloves are available at the Boxing Depot for $67.95 a pair.
Kickboxing apparel is dependent on personal preference, cost, whether you are doing kickboxing for leisure or in competition, and availability of kickboxing merchandise. Speak with your local kickboxing training center to find the best location near you to purchase kickboxing supplies.