Top 10 Shoes Worn by World-Class Athletes

4 June 2016

Behind every athlete’s success story, there is a pair of signature shoes.

Sport gears hold an important rule to the athletes’ performance. No matter how talented and skillful an athlete is, he cannot be as successful without choosing the right gears, including shoes.

In terms of choosing the right shoes, it is not just about the quality, but also about its compatibility with the athlete. It is all what it takes to help the athlete brings the best out of himself.

World-class athletes don’t even have to worry about choosing one from the options available on the market. They have their shoes custom made for them to suit their needs. Plus, they get paid instead of paying for the shoes’ price tags.

We gathered ten pair of shoes worn by these world-class athletes. They may not be the most expensive, but they are definitely the bestsellers. Let’s take a look!

10. Floyd Mayweather – Reebok

Top 10 Shoes Worn by World-Class Athletes | Floyd Mayweather - Reebok
Top 10 Shoes Worn by World-Class Athletes | Floyd Mayweather – Reebok (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) | source: solecollector.com

Boxing may be more of an upper-body sport. But the legs movement is also crucial. The late Muhammad Ali knew it best. Before you can sting like a bee with your hands, you need to float like a butterfly with your legs.

The use of shoes in boxing is important to keep you moving swiftly yet to prevent slipping. You cannot afford being knocked out by your shoes in front of the million viewers.

Floyd Mayweather, the highest-paid athlete, wears the Reebok boxing shoes. These were custom made for him. And they are not sold for public. However, the replica was sold in a limited edition for approximately $300 per pair.

Mayweather’s Reebok endorsement was unfortunately ended. The boxer is known for his splurging lifestyle. One day, he went into Nike’s store and spent thousands of dollars. How did Reebok find out? Well, he posted it on his Instagram. This is one of the reasons why he does not have big endorsements like other world-class athletes do.

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