Asked by: Krystal Stendl
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What shoes are good for fencing?

Last Updated: 20th January, 2020

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What's a good fencing shoe?
  • the adidas engarde. The branded entry level shoe.
  • The Nike Air Zoom. More commonly known as the Nike Ballestra.
  • the adidas fencing pro 16. Great cushioning is the biggest reason why fencers buy this shoe over the Nike Ballestra.
  • the adidas d'artagnan v.

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Simply so, what shoes do fencers wear?

The rundown on some common models of fencing shoes:

  • Nike Air Fencing Shoe, AKA the Nike Ballestra.
  • Kempa Attack Pro.
  • Adidas Fencing Pro.
  • Adidas D'Artagnan IV.
  • Adidas D'Artagnan V.
  • Hi-Tec Razor Shoes.
  • AF Elite 2017.
  • Blue Gauntlet MVP Product Line.

Additionally, what do you wear for fencing? The basics. Students in fencing classes should wear comfortable athletic clothing. A short-sleeved T-shirt will help you keep cool in the fencing jacket. Long pants such as sweat pants or athletic warmups are required for safety reasons.

Also to know is, are fencing shoes worth it?

No, fencing shoes do not "make the difference". Yes, they are "worth the investment". But there are acceptable alternatives, as people have pointed out already. ( I used racquetball shoes for years myself. )

Why do fencers wear white?

Fencers wear white uniforms because early on, before electronic scoring, white was easiest to see marks from their opponent's weapon. This helped in scoring as fencers score when they make contact with their opponent. Before washing machines and stain treatments, white was also the easiest color to wash.

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