I purchased these shoes with some hesitation because I wanted to wear them in a karate kumite tournament and I was not sure if they would be approved. They were easily approved for wear and I really like them. They provide great traction, are light weight, provide some padding protection for the foot, and protect the toes from getting banged up. These are far superior to the foam covered foot wraps. I highly recommend these for sparring.
Reviewed by: James Christiansen from California.