Tiger Claw Feiyue Martial Arts Shoes - White/Black
|Price:||$17.00 - $24.59|
- The #1 shoe choice for Shaolin monks and masters
- Simple, durable canvas lace-up top and a padded yet light sole.
- The tread is perfect for all martial arts styles
- Providing maximum traction for ultimate performance
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To address some other concerns raised in customer reviews:
- Yes, the shoes smell like rubber, but not overtly so and not more so than any other rubber product. There is no noxious smell.
- The shoes are canvas with a painted logo. For those expecting a Nike-style fancy plastic logo, you might indeed be disappointed. But I think canvas and paint look pretty cool, especially as these are functional shoes and not status symbols.
- The inside is canvas, very clean, without any insoles of the kind that rips out after limited use.
- The soles are sturdy and well glued. As advertised, they can be worn indoors or outdoors, but are probably best suited for a gym or a studio.
- Some customer complained about a narrow sole you have to balance on. There is some truth to this complaint, as the sole bows outward slightly. I think that, like with any shoe, the sole will wear down as the shoe breaks in, providing an individualized fit.
- The soles of these shoes are designed for traction. From midfoot to heel, the sole is ribbed for traction; from midfoot to toe, the ribs point backwards so that the wearer can slide forward but cannot be pushed back. If you are not looking for shoes with traction, or if your martial art requires a shoe that slides, then this might not be the shoe for you.
- If the shoe is a good fit, I do not see narrowness being a problem. My own feet are rather wide, yet there are no pressure points or restriction in my one-size-up shoes (44 instead of 43). If anything, they are rather roomy all around.Read more ›
What can I say? They feel very bouncy, good grip on many surfaces, great feel for railings, I like the style... Not suitable for heel-strikers, though, and you may have to learn to land with more control & silence. Which will only do you good.
The sole does disintegrate over time as the concrete and gravel etc eat away at it, but then that's because it's got awesome grip.
Price unbeatable. Wonder who glues these together...
The shoelace eyeholes can grate against my foot on the interior of the shoes, especially on roundhouse kicks. Be sure to cover the eyeholes with the canvas provided inside the shoes. Its very easy for these to become folded & not provide coverage.
Also the lack of laces or means of securing the shoe to the heel, as its just canvas around the heel. I often feel like they're going to fly off, although they never have.
These are minor comments to optimize the shoes, and not really necessary since they cost $15. They've worked well in numerous sessions, and I plan to continue wearing them.
The shoes are made of a nice canvas upper with a sole made of very soft rubber.
They're very lightweight and flexible, making them ideal and comfortable for minimalist running. The sole is very grippy, but you still get a lot of groundfeel. Since the sole is made of soft rubber you get a lot of grip, but they also pick up a lot of dirt. The downside is that they seem to wear out fairly quickly, especially if you are running on hot pavement.
My only other complaint is an aesthetic one. While the upper itself is very nice canvas, the decal on the side is painted on, and doesn't show up very well on the black canvas, perhaps it would look nicer if they had another coat. It wouldn't be such an issue if the logo wasn't so prominent on the side.
Eventually, I ended up trading up to the Merrell Barefoot shoe: Men's Merrell Barefoot Tough Glove Which so far, I'm very satisfied with.
Disclaimer: If you are new to barefoot and minimalist running, please do your research before jumping in. The motion and biomechanics of minimalist running is completely different from walking and running in traditional shoes. Aim for a naturally shock-absorbing forefoot strike, and avoid striking the heel, as this can lead to bone and joint damage. Above all, take the transition slowly and listen to your body.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've worn these for years, and ordered a 2nd pair about a month ago. One issue that came up: the white toe rubber may scuff hardwood floors. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by techDeveloper
Wow I am amazed, these shoes are light weight, comfortable, fit great, I have been looking for shoes a long time but many are like casts that hold Yr feet, these shoes allow You to... Read morePublished 2 days ago by ringerfiona1900
I bought these for my brother. These are the only shoes he will wear. He said it's affordable and stylish. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amanda
interesting looking. fit ok for not trying them on in advance. i wanted something for my Tai Chi class, so if you are a man, they will look better than those kung fu shoes, just... Read morePublished 8 days ago by david21001
Wow. Inexpensive minimalistic shoes. Good quality. There's a reason they've been around for 100 years.Published 9 days ago by Antonio
I get a lot of compliments on these shoes. Who doesn't want to go around telling people you bought karate shoes? I don't do karate.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love this shoe. Lightweight, nimble, good traction. Almost feels like a slipper!Published 18 days ago by kevin suttmoeller