IPSC Competition Shoes

I did not realize that you could buy shoes designed especially for IPSC.

They are sold by a European online store called DoubleAlpha for 129 Euros…

The Fin made JALAS Cross Control FLX shoe is a superb, technologically advance professional footwear.

It is designed with the outdoor athlete in mind, one who has to perform in a terrain which offers a diverse assortment of surfaces. This makes it perfect for IPSC shooting, where you can never be quite sure on what surface you will have to run – sand, gravel, grass, asphalt or even on wooden boards.

The JALAS offers a soft rubber cleat system, which incorporates steel studs embedded into the cleats themselves. These studs give great traction and grip even when running on wet wooden boards, which are notoriously slippery. The deep-profile rubber cleats offer excellent grip even in deep sand or mud, making this a truly universal shoe.

The shoe incorporates a removable hard plastic external ankle support, which provides peace of mind to those who worry about spraining their ankle. This lightweight brace is completely unobtrusive, but will offer that crucial extra support when needed.

[ Many thanks to Paulo for emailing me the link. ]

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • SpudGun

    Most of the IPSC videos I’ve seen on You Tube involve a 300lb guy walking at 2 MPH and covering a distance of roughly 10 feet, but I’m sure there are more ‘athletic’ members of the sport.

    At first I was a bit dubious as to whether these shoes were designed ‘especially for IPSC’ and if they were just hiking shoes re-marketed to a cross over segment, but the Finlanders do like their shooting sports, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt.

  • Jesse

    Yeah I just wear boots.

  • Peter

    Looks like an orienteering shoe, designed for running in mixed terrain.

  • yamalink

    @spudgun Holy crap that is hilarious!!

    Will these shoes help my low and left shooting due to poor trigger control and not taking the time to acquire front sight picture? If so, I’ll take ’em!

  • Masa

    “Looks like an orienteering shoe, designed for running in mixed terrain.”

    They are made for that. But fantastic for IPSC shooters also.
    ….If you move over 2MPH. 😉

  • letti

    Even though Double Alpha is marketing them cleverly they are NOT made especially for shooting sports. They are designed for orienteering.

    See link: http://www.jalas.com/index.php?do=productpage&row=109320&page_id=159&

    They do work really nice with IPSC though!

  • Just don’t wear them at a major IDPA match. A friend of mine got a FTDR at one of the first IDPA Nationals because he was wearing soccer shoes. The part that really burned him up was that he had just finished his last stage.

  • yamalink

    @ Daniel Yep, they dq or penalize you AT the end. They need all the available help taping targets.