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Ringstar Shoes Safety Features


Ringstar Maxx - Changing Everything



1. The closed cell foam throughout the upper portion of the shoe is 50% more dense than that of the average footpad. It is between ¾ and 1 inch thick on the instep and layered, thereby absorbing and dispersing impact that much better.
2. The toe box is padded and enclosed, thereby preventing toe injuries to the sparring partners face and eyes.
3. The soft padded sole allows for greater traction and prevents bone to bone contact.
4. Laces allow for stability. Unlike the footpads, the shoe will not twist. The laces are covered with a padded enclosure to prevent "lacing".
5. The shoe has no sharp edges. Soft, smooth surface of the entire shoe adds to the overall safety.
6. On the Velcro enclosure, the female (soft) Velcro is facing upward while the male Velcro is underneath the flap facing downward to prevent scraping.

RINGSTAR SHOES IMPACT TESTING RESULTS

Our testing methods are based on the ASTM standard for testing martial arts head gear and chest guards. It is a swinging arm test...the strike is roughly equivalent to a solid roundhouse kick or direct punch. The results are shown as acceleration after a strike. The slower the acceleration or g-force, the more impact is being absorbed, i.e. smaller "g" number equals better protection. We have tested almost every possible martial arts head gear in our market. Because all manufacturers use the same type of foam to make heads as they do kicks, The assumption was made that because our head gear tests are better than most, our kicks will be at that same level in comparison with other dipped kicks. We have tested the Ringstar® shoe against the Macho dyna kick and the Macho sewn vinyl p.u. kick. The instep and heel are equal in padding on both of the products and the Ringstar® shoe. The sole/bottom of the shoe is made of foam, not rubber or polyurethane. We were initially suspect of this product until we did impact testing and extensive field testing. The results have been excellent.

Product Peak Acceleration
Bare Foot 180G
Macho Dyna Top/Instep 58G
Macho PU Top/Instep 50G
Ringstar® Top/Instep 40G
Ringstar® Heel/Bottom 49G
Ringstar® Toe/Bottom 88G


A WORD FROM DR. ALLAN FIELDS, M.D. Dr. Allan Fields, M.D.

"After close examination and inspection, the 'Sparring Shoes' by Ringstar®, are endorsed for use in both full and light contact sparring and competitions. Additionally, no injuries have been reported or observed in connection with the wearing or use of the equipment during the various competitions and practice sessions attended by qualified physicians and personnel.

The Ringstar® 'Sparring Shoes' afford greater protection for both the wearer and sparring partner than the current sparring foot pads. These conclusions are based on over 17 months of examination, observation and testing in schools and gyms and at regulation bouts."


Allan N. Fields, M.D.
Renowned Ringside Physician
Vice Chair of American Association of Ringside Physicians
Board Certified Surgeon



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"Koch Martial Arts's customer service is beyond professional.  Dealing with them is like dealing with not only a professional company, but a best friend at the same time.  I am happy with the products I ordered and wish to order from them again in the future."

Derek Liston
University Student
Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing
Brockville, Ontario, Canada




"I am very impressed with the genuine customer service that Randall Koch provides through his company. I am currently stationed overseas, and he made the process of shipping internationally and using the online live support from over here far easier than I have experienced elsewhere. The prices are great and I am happy to be a repeat customer! I recommend Koch Martial Arts to anyone."

Jenna Williams
Navelsg Forward
Headquarters Company
APO, AE




"Hi there! I have bought items from Koch martial arts and always have been nice and easy (you have to consider I live in Argentina,…, yes…, down there!!!!) . Randall, well……, he is one-of-a-kind person!, all your doubts will be answered and, in my case, always he and the people from koch martial arts have fulfilled my expectations. I strongly recommend this site as a very, very VERY good place to buy (and , between us, very good prices too, jeje!) Thumbs up, Randall and thank you for all your help! "

Nestor Medina
Bodybuilder
Cordoba, Argentina




"Just want to thank you for your good service. We have been purchasing martial arts gear, uniforms and weapons for the past 10 years for our sons from various martial arts businesses both online and in stores. Your prices are excellent and the Action Flex Escrima was received in good condition. Hope to do more business with you in the future."

Greg Smith
Cathy Won-Smith
Hayward, California




"Firstly congratulations for running such a smooth and professional operation. The site was very easy to find, is well put together, with accurate descriptions, good pictures. Prompt reply to emails and excellent communication all round. The products arrived promptly, atg the door, with minimum fuss. They are of high quality and exactly what I expected. Pricing was highly competitive. With the international delivery still cheaper than buying locally. Thank you for a great service."

Dr. Amir Nekoee
Bodybuilding and Martial Arts enthusiast
Melbourne, Australia




"Randall Koch from Koch Marital Arts and Fitness is a man of integrity and runs a very professional company. My experience with Randall has been amazing; the customer service provided to me was outstanding. He goes above and beyond your expectations. I would recommend them to anyone and I would order from them again. They have been by far the best company I have ordered from."

Tina Pac
HR Administrator
Cardio Kickboxing
Kensington, Connecticut




"I have ordered numerous times from Koch Martial Arts and EVERY TIME, I receive a GREAT TRANSACTION!! The product is ALWAYS Perfect and the Service is SECOND TO NONE!! Being in the Customer Service Industry, I ONLY give repeat business to companies who go ABOVE AND BEYOND and at Koch Martial Arts, that's what I've come to expect EVERY TIME!!

They are always quick to respond to emails and Shipping to Canada is AMAZINGLY FAST!!

I will continue to purchase all of my Bodybuilding clothing and accessories from Koch, why look ELSEWHERE when I've found THE BEST!!!"

Bobby Weir
Entrepreneur
Amateur Bodybuilder
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada




"Doing business with you has been good & professional! Keep up the good service, it's hard to come by."

Dyana Alexander
Winter Park, Florida




"Hey,
I received it (Everlast® Pro Sparring Safety Cage Headgear) yesterday and it's in really good condition! It's a good decision to buy from you because of the lower prices and I'll inform others to visit your store. I wish you the best and thanks again!"

Jeric Tamayo
Montreal, Quebec, Canada




"I have asked Randell Koch so many questions using emails and online Live Support and always received answers to every inquiry.,From right size of headgear to proper fit of Ringstar shoes.And I have to say because of the great customer service, every Item I've purchased has fit perfectly .Always shipped as promised. Professional Service like this is hard to find. .and price of merchandise can't be beat. Thank you."

Arlene
Atlanta, Georgia




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