By Rachel Bowes

Adidas presents its first boxing gloves designed for women

– adidas speedw200 gloves are moulded specifically for female hands –

– adidas worked with female athletes including World Champions Heather Hardy and Nikki Adler to develop glove –

– Glove designed to give athletes even more speed in the ring –

 

Herzogenaurach, Germany (August 1, 2016) adidas introduces its first boxing gloves specially designed for the female hand – the adidas speedw200 for women. Whether training or competing in the ring, the speedw200 gloves are designed to optimise the speed and performance of the female boxer.

The glove is built using a bespoke one-piece mould modelled specifically to suit female anatomy. The speedw200 glove has a trimmed wrist and lower hand to provide a custom fit for women’s hands and the unique elastic closing system is fastened with a rigid Velcro strap for quick and firm adjustment.

Multi-layered foam padding built inside the glove protects against shock during intense training whilst a longer, thinner and extra-padded thumb gives added protection and comfort for female athletes.

The speedw200 are made of leather in a combination of black, tech ink and shock red colours, with lightweight, yet durable, polyurethane (PU) material used on the palms for additional speed and resilience. A high-end synthetic taffeta lining provides optimised comfort inside the glove.

New York based WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Heather Hardy, who is undefeated as a professional fighter, said: “The introduction of female specific boxing products is a step forward and I’m proud to be associated with the speedw200 gloves and adidas. Our hands are smaller, our wrists are tinier and we are just physically built differently. The adidas speedw200 women’s boxing glove feels really nice to make a fist inside. Structurally it feels good, it is tight on my wrists and I can’t wait to beat up my next opponent wearing it.”

adidas Boxing Director Micheal Arndt said: “At adidas we’re committed to designing merchandise that brings out the very best in our athletes and consumers. We felt it was important to develop a glove specifically for the female hand, which is why we worked closely with our female athletes to make this happen.”

The adidas speedw200 for Women is now available in 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 oz weights at adidasboxing.com and at specialist retailers, RRP €100. Also available is the speedw100 (RRP €49.95) women’s boxing glove constructed with a polyurethane (PU) outside for maximum durability.

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Note:

The adidas speedw200 Glove is designed to optimize the speed and performance of movements of the female boxer. Developed by female athletes for female boxers it will be worn by athletes including World Champions Katie Taylor, Nikki Adler and Nicole Wesner.