3 Best Wrestling Shoes for Wide Feet

best wrestling shoes for wide feet and a buyer guide

When you get wrestling shoes for wide feet, the shoes need to have some certain qualities. Some of them are stretching without losing durability and after you step on wrestling mats, you should be able to show good training performance without any discomfort or any fitting issue. And below there are best wrestling shoes for wide feet which have these qualities and more.

Note: The wrestling shoes on this list have amazing feedback from people who have wide feet however you will have some break-in period.

1. Asics Men’s Split Second 9 Wrestling Shoe

best wrestling shoes for wide feetTraining Quality + Ankle Support Rating: 9.7 / 10.0

Durability: 9.2 / 10.0

Comfort: 9.6 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 9.6 / 10.0

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Exclusive Features

  • Great ankle support
  • Good mobility
  • Light
  • Decent grip
  • Very good thermal regulation
  • Best wrestling shoes for wide feet!
  • Really good price

Note: This shoe runs small so get a bigger size.

Asics Men’s Split Second 9 is made of synthetic leather and sides of the shoes have great flexibility and it can stretch without hurting the construction of the synthetic leather. Thanks to that, people, who have wide feet, won’t hurt the construction of the shoe.

With that, as you may know, the split sole is light and provides great mobility. The material is also light so it is perfect for people who want to move fast. And the sole gives more control over your movements as well. In addition to that, it also has circular patterns on the sole and as you may know, this provides traction for every direction and people, who do fast movements, slip less with it.

Thanks to these, Asics Men’s Split Second 9 is the most quality shoe for wrestlers, who care about mobility, by far.

Also, thanks to the construction of the sole, you can actually feel the ground “more” with it and another advantage is that it can improve your balance.

One thing is to note that this shoe has a great ankle support and the mesh part is flexible and feels “softer”. So the upper part won’t cause any discomfort and it also allows air and out as well.

With that, it gets great feedback from people who have wide feet and this shoe is the most preferred shoes by people who actually have wide feet. If these are appealing to you have a look at Asics Men’s Split Second 9. You can also see Asics Men’s Split Second 9 on many best lists and the price is actually lower than the other wrestling shoes which have the same quality.

Adidas Performance Men’s Mat Wizard.3

good wrestling for wide feet and wrestler who relies on strengthTraining Quality + Ankle Support Rating: 9.0 / 10.0

Durability: 9.4 / 10.0

Comfort: 9.1 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 8.8 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Great grip
  • Sturdy
  • Synthetic leather
  • You will feel “natural” with the leather
  • Good breathability
  • Great fitting rate

First of all, this shoe provides superior grip and the single sole also provides more grip so if you prefer more traction, you will simply love this shoe. Since basically, it provides top-notch grip. This sole type is also sturdier and more durable than the other sole types. It also has added support for the ankle area so while you are on mats and doing movements, it helps your ankle stay more stable. So, it provides an advantage while you are doing moves like throws etc. Also, this shoe has V-type patterns and this compliments people who want to keep a firm hold.

It also has stripes which help with the stitching and improve the durability. So your shoes don’t get “loose” too quickly.

Adidas provides synthetic and textile blend which just works, stretches well and it is preferred a lot by wrestling companies. Considering the feedback, the durability gets at least B+.

These make Adidas Performance suitable for wide feet and also make it very comfortable wrestling shoes as well. This blend also feels “more natural” and comparing to the other shoes on this list, it takes less time to break-in. Considering that you step on wrestling mats at least three times per week, the break-in period won’t last more than 2-3 weeks. So it is definitely a plus and something to consider. Because I know that some people just hate very long break-in periods and if you are one of them, this shoe is a solid option.

With that, as you can expect from a good shoe company. Adidas Performance provides very good breathability and comfort. It is just way better than the other shoes in this department.

Asics Men’s Snapdown Wrestling Shoe

Training Quality + Ankle Support Rating: 8.8 / 10.0

Durability: 8.5 / 10.0

Comfort: 9.5 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 8.6 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Good ankle support
  • Perfect for people who want excellent grip
  • Good thermal regulation
  • Integrated lace garage
  • Very good price!
  • Really popular

Note: This shoe runs small so get a bigger size.

Asics uses rubber sole and it provides traction for every direction. With that, the sole is not thick and provides you to feel “natural”. The stitching is solid and improves the durability significantly and also creates extra support while you are doing moves like takedowns. The upper part is made of suede and mesh which provides comfort and it also allows moisture to escape quite fast.

Considering these there is no wonder why many wrestling authoritative figures speak highly about the comfort. This shoe also has an integrated lace garage so it won’t create a problem for you or your opponent during a match or sparring.

According to my research (online and offline resources), Asics Men’s Snapdown is one of the most popular wrestling shoes on the market and it also has seriously a great price tag. If you are interested, check out the most recent price on Amazon.

As a final note, many wrestling gyms and clubs suggest this shoe to their wrestlers.

Final Thoughts

These shoes on this list have some specific qualities (stretching, construction…) and these make them best wrestling shoes for wide feet. With that, these shoes were tested over and over again and got quite feedbacks on wrestling forums and from gyms as well. With that, Asics Men’s Split Second 9 provides very good mobility and this shoe does this without sacrificing much on traction. And thanks to good ankle support and all of these qualities, I highly suggest you have a have a look at Asics Men’s Split Second 9 on Amazon. In addition to that, Asics is one of the most preferred wrestling shoe companies out there and considering a myriad of people’s experiences, you can just go with it.

What Benefits Do These Shoes Bring?

If you have wide feet, the sides of shoes should stretch well and you should be able to place your foot in your shoe fully. So you don’t lose your balance when you do grappling or throws. Also, the shoes on this list have awesome ratings for the durability and as you may know, it can be a huge issue especially for people who have wide feet. Because shoes, which don’t have these, may become “loose” easier and many problems can occur like losing balance etc.

One thing is to note that some shoe models may run small so you need to check the product description and customer reviews before you invest any money and most companies provide detailed information about it or if you are familiar with the brand, you can get it according to your experience. Also, shoes need to have pretty high fitting rate scores, period.

Wrestling shoe is the most important wrestling gear for a wrestler. Considering that you get a suitable shoe for yourself, it can improve your performance on mats drastically and some actually help you have more comfort.

Don’t Buy Wrestling Shoes which have no feedback/reviews!

Well, it is obvious that you don’t want to own a wrestling shoe which has only a few feedback because it probably sucks. And some companies may say that their shoes are suitable for wide feet etc. But if you have not seen a website review I highly recommend you to wait until you see a legitimate one!

I hope that this writing is informative for you and if you have any questions or comments feel free to share them below.

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8 thoughts on “3 Best Wrestling Shoes for Wide Feet”

  1. Since staying on your feet in the ring is the most important, I can see the importance of proper shoes is so vital to either a win or loss. I also have wide feet, and can sometimes be difficult to find shoes that fit properly. With the added activity boxing shoes need to endure, I would want to make sure that they fit properly and will last to go the distance. About how long could one expect a pair of shoes to last?

    1. Man it is just vital and I know that many people are having this problem including my friends who are amateur wrestlers. If you prefer the ones on this list are preferred a lot by guys who have wide feet and considering my research, you can expect to use them at least 2 years.

  2. Hi Furkan. Thanks for this information. I’m another person with wide feet, making it difficult to find the correct shoes. Now I can make a choice from those you have listed. All the best. Jim

    1. Yeah, my brother also has wide feet and he also could not find a shoe, which is suitable for him quite a while. He always complained about the comfort and the other stuff.

      Definitely having the right shoe is important for wrestling. It does not only provide more comfort but also helps you move better. You are welcome, Jim.

  3. Hi Furkan. Thanks for the information. It is good that your research is based on actual user reviews who have wide feet. This makes the decision on which shoe to buy very easy because of their experiences.

    1. Yeah, it is. I also read a lot of forums posts. People have this problem and even there are posts who ask people’s opinion. So I gathered these suitable wrestling shoes in one place. I am glad it helped you.

  4. To be honest, I know next to nothing about wrestling and the proper shoes required.
    Then again, I’m aware of the fact that many people with wide feet have troubles finding the right pair of shoes, myself included.
    So, all of those look great. I’ll be checking them up.
    Once again, great article on your part, thanks for sharing it.

    1. I am trying to save you from long research here : ) Many people who wrestle, have wide feet and sides of my brother’s wrestling shoes become too wide after a couple of months and he also generally have preferred suitable shoes for years.

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