Adidas Boxing Gloves Buying Guide – What Should You Buy?

In this guide I will be reviewing the Adidas boxing gloves range.

Adidas boxing has rapidly become one of the most trusted brands in boxing. Adidas boxing equipment is commonly seen at the Olympics as Adidas sponsor the GB team. The ClimaCool technology, designed to provide ventilation, is an Adidas trademark featured in most of their range. There are many different gloves on the market as part of the Adidas strategy is to cater to all levels.

Lower range:

Adidas Training Boxing Gloves & Adidas Shadow Boxing gloves

Made 100% from PU, which is a specially designed artificial leather know as vinyl. Designed for light training and available for around £30, I would advise both these gloves for boxing pad work and boxercise training. The protection offered is average and therefore for punch bag work, proper bag mitts would be advised.

Mid range:

Adidas performer & Adidas Tactik Pro Boxing Gloves

Both of these Adidas boxing gloves are designed with a leather palm and thumb to provide excellent support and durability to the areas of high impact. This glove offers much better hand protection than the lower range gloves and will stand up to much more intense training session. Available to around £45. Suitable for sparring due to the increased hand protection. beginner boxing gloves

Upper middle range:

Adidas Ultima Boxing Gloves

These Adidas boxing gloves are made with a leather palm for increased durability and PU wrist straps. They are padded with injected foam and integrated with gel for increased hand protection and support. A high calibre product available around the £50 mark. Suitable for sparring, heavy sessions on the boxing pads and light bag work, however these gloves are not designed for bag work, but the better hand protection will allow for light sessions.

Top Range:

Adidas Adistar Boxing Gloves:

The Adidas Adistar gloves are made with a cowhide leather palm for maximum durability and lasting quality. They are very much an all round glove, available for around £65-70. The next step up from the Adistar gloves are AIBA competition gloves which used in amateur licensed competitions, so they are at the top of Adidas’ training range. A highly recommended sparring option and popular amongst serious personal training.


To conclude, the Adidas boxing gloves range caters to all levels well, and the prices reflect the standard appropriately. There is an excellent range of beginner and intermediate level gloves which cater well to the majority. However for a serious pair of real high quality, Adidas probably isn’t the best option as the gloves don’t stand up as well as others to very intense training and sparring, and this is one of the reasons why Adidas’ ceiling appears to be the amateur divisions.

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