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The match can shift in a Split Second and ASICS has you prepared to seize the momentum with this performance-driven wrestling shoe. The split sole design keeps you flexible while the tread pattern addresses all your key pivot points so you stick to the mat even under duress. Ample mesh helps keep you cool with the infusion of fresh air flow.
11 D(M) US
Performance-driven wrestling shoe in split-sole design featuring breathable-mesh upper
SPLIT SECOND 9-M
11 D(M) US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
These shoes fit snugly, not going to lie. Then again, when you wear a size 16, everything fits snugly. I tend to sweat a lot when I work out, so after a 50-minute workout (jumping rope, shadowboxing, light bags, heavy bags) the hardwood or linoleum gets slick. Only then does the tread on the shoes feel less than adequate.
In the ring, the shoes feel great. I can pivot without shifting my center of balance dramatically, and for jumping rope the additional flexibility in the sole is crucial. They also help out with pushups and quick pivoting immensely. The tread on the toe gives you great grip to take off on sprints, and your ankles feel very secure.
I've been using a pair of these for 4 months to play indoor basketball 3 times a week. Although not what they were designed for, the shoes perform well and have held up great.
I got into low-drop shoes for running and wanted to find something similar for basketball, but could not find a shoe designed for it. I have Vivobarefoot Ones that I love for wearing around, working out, running, and tennis; but they proved risky in basketball because ankle support is nice when you come down on someone's foot.
Then I tried my son's old wresting shoes and was hooked, so picked up a pair of these. The toe box on this (and all wrestling shoes as far as I can tell) is intentionally narrow, so it is not the ultimate for barefoot basketball, but is the best balance of tradeoffs I've found. Wrestling shoes provide great feel, stability, and quickness while playing ball (and force you to avoid heel-toe running). I have bad ankles and always used to armor up with neoprene brace...
good shoes, but you should get a full size bigger than your regular shoe size. I wear 15 normally, and bought a pair size 15. they were so tight I had a hard time walking on them, let alone wrestle. I ended up getting a 17 instead and they fit a lot better. there is a little room in the front but not that gets in the way...
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