The best thing to wear on your bottom half is either shorts or leggings. Not only will you be using your upper body a lot to throw punches, but in training you will also be squatting, jumping rope and burpees. So wear something comfortable and that wont fall down! If you’re a man you may want to wear sports shorts which are comfortable as well as compression leggings or shorts, these are helpful with sweat and the worry of your shorts falling down. If you’re a woman, leggings or comfortable workout shorts are acceptable.
Socks and shoes
If you are new to boxing, normal sports shoes or trainers will be absolutely fine for your first boxing sessions. However, if you decide that you really enjoy boxing and plan on pursuing it further then you may want to buy a pair of professional boxing shoes. Boxing shoes provide adequate support for all the different footwork techniques and moves you will be doing. It is recommended that you also get some good pairs of compression or sports socks as a lot of the moves you do will be repetitive and having the right socks and shoes will provide the support and comfort that you need.
Often beginners forget to get these as they think they will only wear boxing gloves. However, you do not want to get sore knuckles or hands, which you will if you don’t wear these. It’s important to know how to wrap these properly too, so get practicing! Although, there is also the option of using gel wraps for hands and wrists which can be easier for beginners. But, traditional wraps are the best option for the correct support.
More Boxing Gear that you should consider
Boxing Gloves: a lot of boxing clubs and studios will provide boxing gloves that you are able to borrow. However, it might be much nicer to have your own as these gloves can be very worn and not smell very nice, as so many people use them.