Sometimes you want to wear shoes on the mat, to protect your feet and give you a better grip when sliding around or grappling. Sometimes you just want to wear something sporty when you’re out and about, and you are a martial artist that fancies some martial arts footwear.
I’ve found the Tiger Claw martial arts shoes to be the best of both worlds. They can be worn on the mat, give you decent traction, and they are comfortable. In addition, they are sleek, made of soft leather, have a fine design and look good in black. You can wear them when you’re out and about town and you will be looking good, for sure.
You might also be interested in the traditional Kung Fu shoe. This light weight shoe is comfortable and made of soft cloth with a durable sole that protects the foot and also has fairly decent traction and flexibility. For an even more comfortable shoe, you will want the Cotton Sole Kung Fu Shoes. They are soft, comfortable and good for wearing around the house, during workouts and even for any number of other such activities in which you are on your feet and just needing something soft but supportive. And because they are soft, flexible and light weight, they are easy to store and can be tossed in the gym bag without taking up much room.
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If you practice traditional Japanese arts, you might prefer the Tatami. These are made like the traditional Tatami mats, out of straw, and are very comfortable and good for around the house.
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So, whether you are looking to wear something on the mat for your workouts, something comfortable to wear around the house or something stylish for going downtown that shows your interest in martial arts, the Tiger Claw shoes are ideal. For something more traditional to identify your Kung Fu roots, and that are comfortable and durable, you can get a pair of Kung Fu shoes. If you come from a Japanese tradition, you might be interested in the Tatami shoes, which are comfortable and have a unique look resembling traditional tatami mats.