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In our opinion, this is Nike's best wrestling shoes.
Crafted to wow wrestlers and spectators, the Nike Hypersweep employs technologies that support dynamic movements on the mat. The breathable top features a unique construction for better foot lockdown.
Meanwhile, the Flywire on the lace-up closure provides a more tuned-in fit. But what makes it different from other wrestling shoes is the outsole. It is thinner, making it easier for wearers to move.
Another cool-looking wrestling trainer is the Matflex 6 from Asics. Like the Hypersweep, it too sports a unisole unit that is constructed to provide maximum grip. However, the Hypersweep has a thinner outsole, which may offer more flexibility.
As for the breathability, the Matflex 6 also uses mesh for its top, ensuring the feet are fresh during matches. Like the Hypersweet, it has overlays that provide structure and support to the upper. The Matflex 6 is a good alternative if you are not a fan of the reflective elements on the Hypersweep.
Agility. A minimalist rubber unit lines the bottom of the Nike Hypersweep. Unlike other wrestling trainers, the rubber on this model is thinner, mimicking the barefoot experience. Because the foot is so much closer to the ground, the wrestler can have better ground feedback and react accordingly.
Traction. Looking at the bottom of the Hypersweep are whorls. They are placed at the toe, the heel, and on either side of the forefoot. They enhance the grip of the rubber regardless of the direction. The rounded edges also make side-to-side movements smooth and effortless.
Comfort. The Hypersweep uses Nike’s Hyperfuse upper technology. It is made of two layers of large-holed mesh that have been fused together. By melding the layers instead of stitching them together, there are no seams that can irritate the foot.
Light padding lines both the collar and the tongue. They help provide a snug fit as well as preventing chafing on the instep and Achilles areas.
Breathability. The mesh panels help regulate the temperature inside the trainer. The pores allow air to cool the interior and the heat to dissipate. Because heat is lessened, sweating of the foot is also reduced.
Protection. This pair of Nike wrestling shoe has synthetic overlays in various areas. They protect the mesh fabric against abrasion. What makes these overlays interesting is that they are made with reflective elements. When a bright light, like a camera flash, suddenly hits it, you’d be sure to catch everyone’s attention.
There is also a suede strip at the toe. This component makes it easier for that part of the shoe to slide on the mat when needed.
Lockdown. The trainer features an offset lacing system. This design aims to provide a better wrap as it follows the natural shape of the foot.
This wrestling trainer also features the Flywire technology. These thin cables integrate with the eyelets. When the shoestrings are pulled, the action makes the Flywire taut, increasing the medial and lateral support of the upper.
The Hypersweep comes with an internal ankle strap and protection skeleton. These structures reinforce the ankle area, enhancing the stability of the ankles.
At the top of the tongue is a Velcro flap. It functions to keep the laces tucked in and prevent them from flailing around during matches.