For the most part when you watch a college wrestling duel meet you will see that each of the teams will have their own team shoe. While many might not notice this small feature, it can set teams apart. Some teams get very good shoe sponsors. This little thing is a good way to bring everyone together on a team. It also makes the team look very polished since they all match.
Though, every once in a while you will find a wrestler who wants to wear his own style of shoes. This is OK because it will make him feel better and give him a slight mental edge. Having a mental edge in wrestling is crucial no matter how slight it may be.
There are many different types of shoes on the market today. There are new revolutionary shoes which have many different types of features on them and then there are the classics. The classics are also referred to as old school wrestling shoes. These shoes are usually a throw back to the 70’s and 80’s type of shoes.
When it comes to the shoes themselves there are a few big names that make the shoes. Asics, Nike, and Adidas are some of the biggest manufacturers in the US. In addition to these big manufacturing companies, there are also a few big wrestling shoe styles. The most popular of these are the Dan Gable, Cael Sanderson, and John Smith shoes. A wrestler would be hard pressed to go to a wrestling tournament and not find anyone who has these shoes on. It should be noted that usually these shoes will be more expensive.
There are many places that you can go when you want to find shoes for wrestling. There are very few stores that still focus on wrestling shoes so you will have to go to the big box stores to find them. Stores such as The Sports Authority and Dicks will have wrestling shoes for you. However, there selection is going to be quite limited. The benefit will be that you will be able to try on the shoes and make sure that they fit and are comfortable.
If you are looking for more of a selection then you are going to want to look online or in a wrestling magazine. When you look for shoes in these places you are going to find quite a selection. The amount of wrestling shoes that are available will make your head spin. You won’t be able to try them on, but you will usually be able to get some kind of discount if you use an online store.
No matter whatever style, color, and place you get your wrestling shoe, you will want to make sure that they are comfortable. If they are not comfortable then it will make for a very long season.