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Old 01-15-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
Ed Haywood
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Wrestling shoes

Anyone else use them for lifting? I got a pair about a month ago and I really like them. Very thin sole and no heel at all, almost like going barefoot. They are also suitable for plyo, jumprope, gymnastics, etc.

Only downside I can see is lack of durability. They wouldn't last long on pavement.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:26 AM   #2
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Re: Wrestling shoes

My crew uses them almost exclusively for exercises involving only gym work. They make moving around easier, and in exercises where we're doing 100 or 150 pull-ups at a time, the lighter load adds up.
Then again, we *are* professional wrestlers, and we practice what we do exclusively in wrestling shoes, so they're readily available.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:14 PM   #3
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Re: Wrestling shoes

I just recently got a pair of Asics wrestling shoes to do WOD's and practice my Oly Lifts. They rock! I lifted barefoot (in socks) before and it's almost the same. I just don't slip and slide or get funny looks from everyone else in the gym.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:01 PM   #4
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Re: Wrestling shoes

I once took a beginning ballet class (a long time ago my sophomore year in college - long story) and I was allowed to wear wrestling shoes rather than having to buy ballet slippers.

{ I was the only guy in that class, so the instructor went a bit easier on me (especially since I had almost no flexibility, making many of the beginning movements nearly impossible for me). }
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:05 PM   #5
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Re: Wrestling shoes

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I once took a beginning ballet class (a long time ago my sophomore year in college - long story)
I'm pretty sure I can guess the motivation for that. Wish I had thought of it. Well, wouldn't have mattered, I went to a military academy.
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