Hi im new to this site but not new to fencing. Ive been fencing epee for about 3-ish years now and i love it. I have been to many tournaments in and out of state so I know the basic stuff. In the past, ive been using just running shoes to fence but just a few months ago, i got these Adidas Classics with the Goodyear tire material on the bottom. I really like Adidas now and sooner or later i would like to buy actually fencing shoes. Ive been looking at the ADIDAS D'Artagnan because ive heard good things about it and many fencers near me have them. I just wanted to know if anyone has bought them online before or know any sites that gurantee that they will be new and unused, and if possible cheaper. Im fine with paying around $100 some but I would like to save as much as possible. And if you have or know anything about these shoes, I would be glad to hear you're feedback on them and things to keep in mind. And
what about the Adistars or Asymmetrics? Which pair of Adidas fencing shoes have you heard better from or know personally?
P.S. I just qualified for JO (Cadet)'s in epee this year! Yay! If theres anything thats worth buying or doing when i go down, that would be helpful too. Dumb question, but whats a vendor? Is it basically just like a store with fencing equipment or what? Sorry, its my first National/Global or whatever tournament so im excited and havent seen that kind of stuff before.
Thanks for the help!