A pair of wrestling shoes.

Wrestling shoes are a type of activewear that is primarily used in competition and practice for the sport of wrestling. They are also used in mixed martial arts and professional wrestling. These shoes are designed to be light and flexible, providing ankle support and traction. They help to minimize the risk of injuries, such as foot infections or accidental toenail injuries to the opponent. That's why wrestling shoes usually have a high-top design that provides extra cushioning and support to the ankles.

To ensure the best performance, wrestling shoes should fit snugly to your foot, be lightweight, and promote flexibility of movement. Interestingly, some powerlifters also find wrestling shoes useful when lifting because of their minimal shock absorption.

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