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Whether you’re a beginner bantamweight wrestler, a heavyweight national champion, or you shoot doubles like Burroughs, you’ll most likely need a pair of wrestling shoes. Of course, there have been a handful of examples of successful wrestlers who have one or less feet (search Kyle Maynard or Anthony Robles), and that is ridiculously impressive. If you do have feet, we have a full range of wrestling shoes in all styles, colors and sizes for you to choose from. Unlike many big box sports stores, we carry ALL sizes of wrestling shoes from K10 to adult size 16. If they make it, we have it.
Customers ask us all the time, “Where are your women’s shoes?” The answer is they’re all women’s shoes! They’re also all men’s shoes. Wrestling shoes are all made to be unisex; you won’t see differences in male vs. female styles like you would with running shoes, sneakers, or swanky dress shoes. However, the sizing on the tags is based on the men’s size chart. In general, you’ll want to go down 1-1.5 sizes from your normal women’s size get the right men’s size. Isn't it the other way around? Go down 1-1.5 sizes from the men's size to the get the women's size.
Now for the big question: what on earth is the difference between all these shoes!? The truth about wrestling shoes is that there is no “best” or “worst”, sorry to break the news. Choosing the perfect wrestling shoe for you is all about personal preference, feel, the shape of your foot, and often your own wrestling style. Shoes vary by flexibility, grip, weight, material, width, and visual appearance. Also, please note that some of our shoes are recommended for competition only. The reason for this is they are built for high performance and elite level wrestling. However, these shoes do not always guarantee the best durability. If you plan to purchase competition shoes, we highly recommend having at least one other pair to practice in regularly.
You’ll often see Olympic wrestlers wearing the cheapest shoes and beginners wearing the most expensive ones. The beauty of it is neither is wrong; it’s all about finding what works and makes you feel like a champion. We have done our best to include as much detail as possible about each shoe in our online descriptions. If you have any further questions about shoes, please contact our customer service at 888-887-8893.
Keep in mind, wrestling shoes are notoriously tricky to find the perfect fit. We know how frustrating it can be to find the right fit and feel, if you’re shopping online and shipping things back and forth when you get the wrong size. Uuggh!! It’s the worst. If you’re local, come try them on in our Southern California showroom. Otherwise, you can contact us with questions on a specific model you’re interested in. We have a pretty good handle on how the different brands and styles fit. If you end up with the wrong size, just let us know and we will help you exchange it for the right size. Please see our Return Policy page for details.
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