Savate Live boxing shoes

Savate means ‘shoe’…

Savate boots are one of the most important item in your kit bag. Savate literally means ‘old shoe‘ and appropriate footwear is required for every class. Good boots should feel comfortable, light, effective, and be safe for your training partners.

What should I get?

Please hold off buying anything before you start. Best to save your money until you have trained a few times and know what will work.

For your first class.

Safety and hygiene are paramount. Please follow the guidelines below, and contact us in advance if you are having trouble. If your shoes have ever been worn outside, please wash the soles under a tap with washing-up liquid before training.

✘ Jagged edges.
✘ Sharp tread.
✘ Metal eyelets.
✘ Barefoot.

Best: Savate boots.
Good: wrestling boots.
Acceptable: boxing boots.
Maybe: other sports shoes or (last resort) trainers.

We will help you find the right Savate boots once you have settled in. They will become your best friends and fighting companions in due course.

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Rules about boots in Savate

  • 14.3.3 Boots
  • The upper and top parts must be supple
  • The sole must be rigid without being hard, without a protruding heel, and being neither sharp nor serrated
  • They must be tied with laces, without hard ends or eyelets, with the knot tied behind the top of the boot
  • The tied laces must be covered with soft adhesive tape around the ankle
  • The upper should not exceed the length of the malleolus by more than 5cm
  • The front surface of the upper should be as rounded as possible without being hard and be padded with a thin layer of protective material
  • The same protective layer lines the entire shoe internally.
  • A delegate will check the boots for confomity
  • 14.3.3 Les chaussures
  • Elles ont une tige et une empeigne faites en matière très souple (cuir ou peau retournée ou non)
  • La semelle rigide sans être dure est plate, sans talon ni talonnette, et ne doit pas remonter sur l’avant ou l’arrière de la chaussure, ne doit pas être coupante (ex. chaussures de Boxe Anglaise), ni striée.
  • La fermeture se fait par lacets, sans extrémités dures ni œillets, et dont le nœud devra se situer derrière la tige.
  • Comme pour les gants à lacets, la boucle de fermeture doit être recouverte par un ruban adhésif souple, non coupant, entourant la cheville.
  • La tige, semi longue, ne devra pas dépasser de plus de 5 cm le niveau des malléoles.
  • L’extrémité avant de l’empeigne, sans être dure, est aussi arrondie que possible, et est “matelassée” d’une mince couche interne de “latex” (ou toute autre matière similaire et protectrice).
  • Une même couche protectrice double intérieurement toute la chaussure.
  • Le délégué aux tireurs (en dernier ressort le D.O. ou le D.O.G.) appréciera leur conformit