How it started
Ropix started as an idea in a boxing gym in NYC. As soon as I started my jump rope training I knew I did not have the right shoes. I could feel the pain after extended periods of skipping rope. After a long search, I discovered that there were no proper shoes available for this purpose. Boxing shoes didn't have any cushioning, and running shoes had too much cushioning. I discovered that the "cross-trainer" is the recommended shoe for jump rope. As the name implies, these shoes are for multiple purposes and attempt to cover a wide range of activities. The "cross-trainer" was invented more as a marketing need rather than an equipment requirement. In fact, The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine supports the policy of sports-specific shoes and advises against the use of cross training shoes for most uses.
I decided to create a shoe that would fit this need. I partnered with some of the top people in the industry to design and produce the best shoe for jump rope. Ropix are the first of its kind, not only specific to jumping rope, but suitable for all forefoot activities. Because of the tailored cushioning, Ropix are beneficial for any sport or activity that place impact on the balls on the forefoot. They are also lightweight, comfortable and look great on your feet!