Asics Matflex 5 Review Best Wrestling Shoe For Your Money
The Asics Matflex 5 Wrestling Shoe is a great all around shoe and perfect for the beginner wrestler. Having had a son that wrestled, I have been through the gamut of shoes and the question I always get asked is “What is the best wrestling shoe for my son/daughter, they’re just starting.”
You’re looking for a shoe for a wrestler. You can spend $25 for the least expensive shoe on the market, or you and spend $180 for a pair of Kyle Snyder autographed Rudis Caliga.
Let’s face it – your wrestler is just beginning and you don’t want to spend a boatload of $$$ in the event they don’t stay with the sport!. On the other hand – you don’t want to invest in an inferior product that will fall apart before the season is over and give your wrestler poor support! You just want the best wrestling shoe for your money
The Matflex 5, an ideal all-around wrestling shoe at an entry level price provides excellent comfort and support. A full length gum rubber outsole provides outstanding traction, while enhanced breathability is provided where you need it most to ensure comfort through the entire match.
Weight: 8.3 oz.
This shoe is very solid and fits snugly around the foot, something that is critical for wrestling or boxing. You don’t want your wrestler’s foot swimming around in a shoe while trying to pivot on a mat.
Also, the lightweight construction induces enhanced maneuverability.
Probably one of the biggest compliments to the shoe is the construction and durability. This shoe can take MMA punishment and should outlast your wrestler’s foot size, which explains why plenty of MMA, boxers and weightlifters use this shoe.
The only downside that I’ve heard about the shoe is the sizing. Apparently, the men’s shoe tends to run small so they suggest ordering a size up. This is probably why there is a sizing chart available when you purchase the shoe online. It may take a few days to order this way but you’ll get the best price and if you have Amazon Prime you’ll get them in no time!
The bottom line is – are they the best shoe on the market? I’d have to say no BUT – are they an ideal entry level shoe and a best bet for a novice wrestler- ABSOLUTELY!