Don't go cheap on stuff you use every day. #200wordsTIL
This one isn't technical but it's gonna make you feel good about that $3000 laptop you bought even though you can get one for $200 these days. 😉
I box. A lot. Like 3 to 4 times per week a lot. _every_ week for 5 years straight at at least. It's a lot of time at the gym. 🥊
For boxing you need a couple things:
3. Boxing shoes
Everything else is optional. You can even go topless.
Wraps are cheap. $15 a pop. Mine last forever until I lose them.
Gloves go for anything from $50 to $300. You want leather and solid hand protection so you're looking at about $150. Anything more is unnecessary pro shit.
Now shoes ...
You can get boxing shoes on discount for $30 or up to $200 for a pair of Nike or Adidas.
But even the best shoe wears out. After 2 years of near daily abuse my toes were nearly poking through the sole of my previous pair. Adidas makes good shoes.
2 weeks ago I bought these shoes.
Holidays, traveling, no PTO contractor style, all took a toll on my wallet. So I figured you know what I'll go cheap this time.
2 weeks and now look at them. Worst $30 I ever spent.
$200 boxing shoes --> $0.64/workout
$30 boxing shoes --> $3.75/workout
Cheap shoes are almost six times more expensive. Fuck 😳