Footwear is an important piece of apparel for wrestlers. They need tough footwear that keeps them balanced as they deliver a headlock or try to get out of a submission hold.
Wrestlers need specialized shoes to stop them from being underwhelming. A weak base can spell the end of a match, even before it begins, if the person is not wearing the right shoes.
Fortunately, there are wrestling shoe brands everywhere. You can find a decent pair online or at a retail store for varying prices. Usually the expensive ones are more durable, lightweight, and produce more friction than the entry-levels, primarily because more materials and resources are used to make the shoe.
There are some instances when an expensive pair is not necessarily good when partnered with an entry-level. Poor manufacturing resulting in a bad lemon is one of the things that happen when a high-value shoe is not up to standard. But, most of the time, an expensive pair of shoes can be the game changer since they can support you with ease.
Before you buy a pair of shoes, review what you have. Buy a pair when you experience the following – (1) you have no shoes for wrestling, (2) you may have something you can work with in the meantime, or (3) your shoes have already lost their effectiveness in helping you grip surfaces better and cushion excess energy incurred by the body.
If you fail in just one of the three aforementioned criteria, buying a pair becomes a must if you want better support for yourself as you move. Various wrestling shoe brands offer various materials (leather, synthetic, rubber, or all of the above), have different construction, and come in different weights. It’s up to you to if you want to read internet reviews, which can be dubious at times.
Product reviews are like a compass; use them only when you are lost, referring to them from time to time for coordinates. If you know what the shoe’s company is all about or have nothing else to ask from the manufacturer, you can skip reading online reviews and go ahead to the features that make the shoe what it is.
You may want to select shoes that have the following features – rubber outsole, ankle strap (with or without Velcro), and interior padding. These make the experience of wearing the shoe better. A tough rubber outsole can cushion the feet against a lot of force, making it the most ideal material to be used for wrestling shoes.
Some wrestling shoe brands know that their shoes will be used for other exercises. The sole must be tight enough to hold out on its own without peeling off the shoe when it hits a hard obstacle.Most brands for wrestling acknowledge the value of rigidity because, without it, the shoe can tear itself apart if the wearer missteps.
You do not want to wait on the sidelines just for a pair of shoes. You must also consider the speed of their courier service. Use the internet to review product descriptions and encounters. See if it has a good reputation so you do not end up with shoes that break on the first day, before you have had a chance to break the shoe in.
Unlike other shoes, weightlifting shoes require a lot of breaking-in because the entire feet are involved. You must feel the “entirety” of the shoe or else it can be extremely painful if you commit just one footing mistake.
This is essential for all shoes because the foot must be in perfect unison with the wrestling shoe, otherwise balance and a good base can disappear. You need to be grounded on the surface or you will be tipped over by your opponent. This is not ideal, because you can lose the game because your shoes do not match the needs of your feet at that moment.
You need footwear that is reliable, has a good history of keeping people well-balanced, and lightweight. It must be easy to wear because you will be moving around quite a lot. You can go barefoot but you run the risk of an infection or contamination from the surface, especially if you have an open wound where bacteria can come in.