Dan Gable EVO Wrestling Shoe

The ASICS Dan Gable EVO Wrestling Shoe can only be described as a beautiful masterpiece in the evolution of the Dan Gable shoe line. While the previous versions all have been incredible, none have evoked the same sense of awe and amazement that the EVO does when you look at it. Every feature and detail has been carefully redesigned and engineered to create the ultimate elite performance wrestling shoe with exceptional fit and improved flexibility. The outsole utilizes ASICS’ newest and most advanced Octipod Technology, which provides incredible wrestling-specific grip while keeping a low profile. This outsole was first used on the latest Omniflex model and has been adapted as a split-sole version for the Dan Gable EVO for added flexibility. The shape and fit of the shoe is masterfully designed to help you stay in the perfect stance and have the right support and traction in every position. The upper construction is made of a strong yet highly-flexible super-suede Escaine that is laid out in a way that helps the shoe conform to your foot as you move, without any discomfort or pinching. Instead of a traditional tongue, the EVO uses ASICS’ Mono-Sock Fit System in an internal sleeve that molds perfectly to your foot like a sock and offers unbeatable comfort. The outer side of the Mono-Sock bootie is covered with a double-layer mesh that’s durable, lightweight, and breathable to help keep you cool. On the back, you’ll notice a handy little flap that allows you to easily slip your feet into the bootie before you lace everything up. After you’ve looped, swooped, and pulled, you can safely tuck your perfectly tied knot into the new and improved Lace Garage. The Lace Garage complies with all competition rules about securing your laces, and won’t leave your wrestling partner with any annoying Velcro scratches.

Dan Gable is quite possibly the most dominant wrestler in American history, and definitely the most accomplished college wrestling coach of all time. He was nearly undefeated in college, with a record of 181-1, and earned a Gold Medal at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany, without giving up a single point. That’s what you call “beast mode”. As a college wrestling coach at the University of Iowa, he led the Hawkeyes to win 15 NCAA team titles, creating a dynasty that has yet to be matched. Dan Gable is considered perhaps the most iconic public figure for the sport of wrestling in the United States, and remains very active in promoting the sport. In 2013, when the International Olympic Committee announced that they would drop wrestling as one of the core sports of the 2020 Olympics, Gable came to the rescue. He formed the Committee for the preservation of Olympic Wrestling which helped reverse the IOC’s decision and reinstated wrestling as an Olympic sport.

Gable has made a huge impact on the sport of wrestling, and has made a career of consistently setting the bar higher and achieving unthinkable success. It is only right that ASICS has created one of the finest pairs of wrestling shoes we’ve ever seen to honor his legacy. In keeping with that sentiment, we’ll leave you with a quote from the legend himself:

“I’m a big believer in starting with high standards and raising them. We make progress only when we push ourselves to the highest level. If we don’t progress, we backslide into bad habits, laziness and poor attitude.” – Dan Gable

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  • 11 Jun, 2020 Wrestler
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    These are a very flexible shoe that provides you with great grip and dependable durability.

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  • 15 Mar, 2019 Wrestler
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    I use them for krav maga and boxing. They have incredible ankle support, it's a little hard to put them on but who cares, you can feel the high quality of the product when you are moving on the mats, would buy again.

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  • 14 Feb, 2019 Wrestler
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    These shoes are really comfortable and form fitting. They look cool and have great grip.

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  • 25 Jan, 2019 Wrestler
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    The shoes are sizing and look amazing.

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  • 27 Dec, 2018 Wrestler
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    Very comfortable. Firm grip. Could be more flexible. Has decent ankle support. Could have more color choices.

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  • 17 Sep, 2018 Wrestler
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    Nice shoe.Looks great but too narrow.

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  • 12 Sep, 2018 Wrestler
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    Great shoe, strong grip, feels really comfortable, and easy to put on. It's really an all-around great shoe.

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  • 06 Jul, 2018 Wrestler
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    It's the best pair of shoes i've ever had. They've lasted me for so many years and they still feel and look new. They give me an unmatched level of confidence. They make me feel like I can wrestle for hours because of their look and how comfortable they feel.

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  • 10 Apr, 2018 Wrestler
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    Great shoe lasted entire season with minimal damage. Enough grip under consistent pressure. Felt tight and gave support.

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  • 10 Apr, 2018 Wrestler
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    They are a light and flexible design. They're perfect for any one who is quick on their feet. However they will seam tight at first.

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  • 10 Apr, 2018 Wrestler
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    The Dan Gable EVO's fit very comfortably on your feet and have good heel support. The lace guard makes it very easy to tuck in your laces. These shoes are also very durable and have a tight fit.

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  • 27 Feb, 2018 Wrestler
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    Awesome, comfortable shoe. Very durable. Extremely satisfied.

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  • 09 Nov, 2017 Wrestler
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    I stepped into these shoes and it felt like heaven on earth. Would recommended to everyone

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  • Question byTIPTOES19
    on 25 Feb, 2019

    do they come in a 7.5 or a 8 if there tight

    The shoes do come in half sizes.They do run pretty narrow and it would be best to go up a half size from the size you are currently wearing.

    Answered by Products on 26 Feb, 2019

    TIPTOES19 question solvedSolved T 0
  • Question bymita
    on 01 Nov, 2018

    My son is a 10.5 in sneakers what size should he get in these wrestling shoes?

    The Dan Gable Evo run a bit small. It'll be good to go up a half size up from the current size he has now.

    Answered by Products on 02 Nov, 2018

    mita question solvedSolved T 0
  • Question bySam
    on 12 Aug, 2018

    Does the Dan Gableb Evo shoe fit exactly or does it run small. I normally wear a size 9.5. I have purchased the Omniflex Attack V2.0 and had to move up a full size for a correct fit (10.5). Will I have to do the same thing for the Dan Gable shoe. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Sam (macsam1110@gmail.com)

    The Dan Gable Evos run the same as the Omniflex. They do run a bit small and narrow so the 10.5 would be a good fit.

    Answered by Products on 13 Aug, 2018

    Sam question solvedSolved T 0
  • Question byStopher
    on 05 May, 2018

    Any other color options coming out?

    There is 1 new color coming out.

    Answered by Products on 07 May, 2018

    Stopher  question solvedSolved T 0
  • Question bychristopher
    on 27 Oct, 2017

    if im an 8.5 in the international lytes should i size up to a 9 for these? and how tight are they?

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    It would be good to go up to the 9 for the Gable Evo. They are pretty snug and have a nice fit to them.

    Answered by Joey P. on 28 Oct, 2017

    christopher question solvedSolved T 0
  • Question byThe best
    on 16 Jul, 2017

    Does this show run big

    Joey P.'s picture

    The new Gables are running small. I would recommend to go up a half size if you're interested in the shoes.

    Answered by Joey P. on 17 Jul, 2017

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