How to Buy Wrestling Shoes

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If you or your child participates in wrestling, you need to buy a pair of wrestling shoes to properly compete in the ring. Wrestling shoes ensure that your match is safe and that you can move around the ring with ease.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Visit a sporting goods store. Most sporting goods retailers should have a selection of wrestling shoes. Ask a sales associate to help you choose the right pair.

  2. 2

    Look online at a specialty wrestling shop for shoes. Wrestling Gear is one of the best online stores for wrestling shoes and gear.

  3. 3

    Pick a well known brand. Stick with a trusted company that you know manufactures good shoes. Popular companies that make wrestling shoes include Adidas, Asics and Matman.

  4. 4

    Check the lacing system on the wrestling shoes. The system should have enough support that you feel it during matches. You want a covered lacing system with a zipper for even more support.

  5. 5

    Find a pair that is lightweight and comfortable. The best wrestling shoes are lightweight and breathable and made from a mesh material.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure you check the sizing system before you order wrestling shoes. Many pairs need to be ordered a half size bigger than your standard shoe size.
  • You should try on the shoes and test them out before competing. Make sure that they are comfortable and have a good grip.

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