Product: Nike Speedsweep VII
Designs/Colours: Black, Red/Navy, Silver/Volt and Plat/Grey/White.
My Rating: 8.5/10
The Nike Speedsweep VII has to be one of my favourite boots I have ever used since I started boxing four years ago. At the time of originally purchasing I was looking for a good quality boot, that wouldn’t break the bank and this was the perfect fit for me! The Speedsweep VII is actually not officially a boxing boot, but is in fact for wrestling, which could come in handy if you partake in that sport too. In case of this review we will focus on the boot for a boxing experience.
The Speedsweep costs around $60-$100 / £50-£72 which might be bit steep for some, but it is a very durable boot that will last you quite a long time. I’ve been using this boot for the past three years (boxing training only) and has done me pretty well in that time. The sole of the rubber sole has proven to be very durable in that time and still has plenty of grip.
The boot itself if made out of breathable mesh and a firm suede to give the boot stability when you are pivoting or moving your feet. The top of the boot has a lace cover that stops your laces falling out or getting in the way as you move around, it also adds a cool style to the boot itself with the Nike branding.
As you can see in the review details above, the boot comes in a range of colour styles including:
I went for the traditional Black style when I purchased them, but I have to admit, I quite like the look of the Navy/Red version of the boot, great option if you care about style more.
- A durable lightweight rubber sole that will last you a long time.
- Lots of different colour options to choose from.
- Comfortable and breathable for your foot.
- Reasonable amount for a quality boxing boot.
- You will need to wash or fragrance them to make sure they don’t smell.
- The ankle support could be firmer
Overall I give this boot an 8.5/10 – It has pretty much done the job for me over the past few years and the main thing I like about them is the comfort and their durability. My only suggestion is that you make sure give them wash every couple of months or use a shoe spray to keep them fresh.
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