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. London Savate recommends Savate Live boots (pictured above). Please contact us for how to order from the UK.
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.
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.