words // Brandon Richard
When you say the name Dan Gable, you’re talking about one of the most accomplished and decorated amateur wrestlers of all-time. Gable lost just one match during his entire collegiate career at Iowa State University. He then went on to claim Olympic gold for the United States in the ’72 Munich Games before leading Iowa State to 16 NCAA team titles as a coach between 1976 and 1997. A popular expression among Iowans is “Michael Jordan is the Dan Gable of basketball,” playfully comparing MJ’s 80s and 90s impact on the game of basketball to Gable’s imprint on US wrestling.
If you’re a grappler in need of new wrestling shoes for the upcoming season, why not look in the direction of the style that carries the name of one of the sport’s true legends? The ASICS Dan Gable 2 Ultimate features a soft Ecsaine upper that is form-fitting and durable. Injected PU provides lightweight structural support and an integrated lace garage complies with lacing standards. Shine Up lining material on the sockliner releases odor when exposed to sunlight. UniSole construction enhances traction by maximizing sole contact with the mat.
Dan Gable’s signature ASICS wrestling shoes are now available in Black/Silver and Silver/Orange.
Available: ASICS Dan Gable Ultimate 2