Boxing shorts: evolution and purchase
We continue down the parts of the body to be able to complete with the boxing accessories and we arrive at the boxing shorts or shorts (Thai shorts, MMA shorts, English boxing shorts, men’s or women’s shorts, etc.).
The shorts are a wide garment that allows great mobility.
Shorts are an essential garment for any combat sport , although you can easily get them at any boxing club or at any internet retailer or in your city: Decathlon, Private Sport Shop, Boxeo y Honor, Rude boys, Club de la Lucha , RONiNWEAR, SHARK BOXING or Extreme Blow.
For intensive and recurrent use, it is recommended to choose pants that have an elastic waist and that the fabric is breathable .
During the 20th century, the rise and development of the sport took place, at the same time that the use of shorts became widespread.
In ancient times, its use was reserved for the British and European aristocracy, while the popular classes used long pants. The shorts were reserved for young people, both in summer and winter.
One hundred and fifty years of evolution of morals, sports and fashion caused the garment to reduce its length, from the lower part of the knee to the middle of the thighs.
The desire for freedom and to show the body made the use of shorts spread among the bourgeoisie, becoming a garment reserved for summer at any age.
There were several phases of evolution in terms of sportswear, its length and the style of the pants:
Before World War I: There were few rules regarding dress, players could wear their own clothes, pants or even baggy breeches.
Until the 20-30s, shorts only reached mid-thighs.
During the 50-60s: the big brands clung to the sale of sporting goods, influenced fashion and tight and very short shorts were imposed.
Until the 80s: sports shorts were tight and rose above the thighs.
From the 90s and the 21st century: the return to “long” (above the knee) shorts and roomy shorts has been experienced to facilitate footwork without having to be bothered by the seams.
In English and Thai boxing, the shorts are set very high, with an elastic band at the bottom of the abs to prevent them from hitting the abdomen or genitals.
In the market, you can find a wide variety of prices, but most range between. The price usually varies from the following factors:
The brand: Outshock, Adidas, Metal Boxing, Venum, Everlast, Twins, Fairtex, Fuji Mae, Nike .
The quality of the fabric.
The cut of the trousers (with or without slits; length) and the finish of the fabric (ultralight, high density, elastic waist, with or without drawstring, elastic band …). Boxing shorts: evolution and purchase