There’s a moment in every wrestling match when you know you’re going to win. When your opponent loses focus for one second, makes one misstep, and suddenly, there’s your opening. You go in for the takedown. You hold for the pin. And the ref raises your arm — victorious.
But how do you get there? How do you become faster, stronger, and smarter than the competition? With every early morning workout, every extra set, and every grueling practice. To win when it counts, you need to Win Every Moment. And that starts with having the right wrestling shoes. Get ready to dominate this season with our top picks.
When you’re trying to fight your way to the top, you need a shoe as tough and competitive as you are. The ASICS Aggressor 3 LE rises to the occasion with an ultra-durable Super Suede Ecsaine 2 upper that offers a comfortable fit that’s still tough enough to take a beating on the mat. The Aggressor 3’s DuoSole outsole construction uses molded teeth for an unmatched combination of grip and flex.
These limited edition versions stand out for another reason — they’re bold. Allover, in your face prints will make an impression every time you step on the mat. From there, your grappling skills can take center stage.
To inflict the most damage on your competition, you need to strike fast and turn on a dime. With the flexible split outsole design of the Nike Inflict 3, you can do just that. Gum rubber in the forefoot and rearfoot grips the mat, while a break in the midfoot lets you twist and turn naturally, allowing you to be both aggressive and elusive during your match. Additionally, a full-length midsole helps keep your feet low to the mat, so you’re always in control.
You can’t afford any distractions when you’re facing off with a tough opponent — you need a wrestling shoe that’s comfortable and agile enough to feel like an extension of your foot. The adidas Tech Fall 16 is that wrestling shoe. Its engineered mesh upper provides areas of breathability and support where you need them most, while the unique Traxial Structured outsole aggressively grips the mat at every angle of attack.
To work magic on the mat, you need a strong foundation. That’s why the adidas Mat Wizard is all about support and traction. Iconic Three Stripes branding lends supportive lockdown that holds your foot firmly in place, eliminating wiggle room so you can focus on your opponent. The one-piece rubber outsole features an aggressive traction pattern for reliable grip that lets you dig in on the mat. DriveZones along the shoe’s edge ensure you’re always in contact with the mat, increasing your explosive power during attacks.
Perfect for the confident wrestler, the Nike Freek is designed to support your feet through fast attacks and pivots, making it your secret weapon on the mat. Its breathable mesh upper keeps you cool, while durable synthetic leather overlays support you through quick movements. The unique outsole design uses deep flex grooves that allow you to change direction at the drop of a hat, throwing off your competition and giving you an edge. Are you ready to let your Freek flag fly?
Win Every Moment
With the right gear, you can focus on putting in the work, on pushing yourself to be better than you were yesterday. And when you sacrifice and strive, when you Win Every Moment, nothing can stop you. So, check out our full selection of wrestling shoes and equipment — then get to work.
In the comments, let us know how you’re planning to #WinEveryMoment this winter sports season.