Traction On The Mat: Wrestling Shoes
When you step onto the mat, do it in performance-elevating wrestling shoes.
Enhance your footwork with wrestling shoes designed for a lightweight, snug feel and proper grip on the mat. Lace up a pair of adidas® wrestling shoes, ASICS®, or Nike wrestling shoes so you can pin your opponent.
You'll rack up victories with the help of footwear that supports your attack stance. Find wrestling shoes that match your style – represent your team in your signature colors or stand out in classic blacks and vibrant hues. Shop both men's wrestling shoes and kids' wrestling shoes.
Look for a sleek shoe with an integrated lacing system for lockdown fit. A leather or synthetic upper with mesh or perforated paneling keeps your shoe lightweight and breathable. Feel agile with a molded midsole that supports your foot as you move.
Your rubber outsole should feature traction patterns that improve grip on the mat. Your outsole should allow natural flexing and bending of the foot. Choose between one-piece and split soles for the level of traction you're looking for.
An internal shoe liner better ensures a snug, sock-like fit. You'll stay focused on the meet with an internal shoe liner treated to wick perspiration away from your foot.
Wrestling shoes run a half-size larger than typical shoes, and are likely to stretch. The fit of your shoe is crucial – so look for a shoe in a size that provides a snug, sock-like fit on the mat. Strategic traction zones along the heel and toe area provide extra grip when you need it most. DICK'S Sporting Goods even sells toddler wrestling shoes for children.
High ankle support guards against rollovers and stabilizes – choose wrestling shoes that deliver the right level of upper foot and ankle support.