Wrestling shoes are active wear used in competition and practice for the sport of wrestling. Generally extremely light and flexible, they try to mimic the bare foot, while providing slightly more traction and ankle support and less chance of contracting a disease or hurting the opponent with exposed toe nails. As a result, wrestling shoes tend to have a high top design to provide ankle support and cushioning.
Some power lifters find wrestling shoes to be useful when lifting because of how little shock absorption they provide.
There are also higher arches in wrestling shoes to keep the athlete on their toes more to allow more speed.
See also 
- Wrestling singlet
- Wrestling headgear
- Amateur wrestling
- Collegiate wrestling
- Freestyle wrestling
- Greco-Roman wrestling
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