Proper fencing shoes are available but are a luxury for most beginners and are not essential at any level, though most people choose to purchase a pair at some point. Until then, any sensible sport trainer will be okay, indoor court shoes are often used as they offer good stability and grip on gym surfaces.

You should avoid wrestling style shoes which have a very thin sole and is designed to be worn in a padded ring, the lack of cushioning they provide can actually cause damage to your feet or legs.