Excerpts from netnews.rec.sport.fencing: 17-Nov-94 Adidas Worth Price?
> I've been thinking about investing in a pair of fencing shoes, but
> the price for a pair of Adidas is outradeous! Are they really worth it, and
> how do they compare with other brands? (What are the other brands?)
Yes, the price is outrageous; and, no, they are not worth that much
money. The bottom line, however, is that you're not going to find
equivalent footwear for less money. So, in that sense, they become worth
buying. The other brands I've seen (Zin Kin, Blade's Challenger, etc.)
seem to fall apart after a couple of lunges.