The Ballestra fencing shoe is the most comfortable, practical, and innovative fencing shoe I have ever worn. You can tell immediately after putting it on that great amounts of thought and technology have gone into this shoe. The Ballestra shoes combine flexibility and durability to equal a shoe that is light weight and will last a long time."
Mariel Zagunis two time Olympic gold medalist.
Many fencing shoes are design to protect the area which is damaged when a fencer over lunges and rolls the foot causing the side or upper surface of the shoe to slide across the floor. These protective areas are designed to minimise damage from occasional accidental over extended lunges. Repeated overextended lunges where the side or top of the shoe is dragged along the floor will cause damage to the shoe which is not covered by the warranty.