Why do wrestling shoes come in bright colors?

Bright Blue Wrestling Shoes via @KnuckleheadD24

Have you ever wondered why wrestling shoes come in such bright colors?

There are shoes in neon green, blue, yellow, red and some some rather interesting color combos on top of that.

Is it because wrestlers all wear the same singlets, so this is one of the few ways to show their uniqueness?

I’ve seen wrestlers wear unique socks or dye their hair too.

I guess it’s all a personality thing.

There are plenty of pairs of black and white wrestling shoes out there, but if you want to stand out, there are plenty of bright colored shoes as well.

Which do you prefer?

Image credit: @KnuckleheadD24

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  1. I suspect the bright colors are a wrestlers chance to show off a little bit. Many teams may issue head gears (particularly in this day and age of suing everyone – schools are issuing them likely to cover their butts). So those headgear likely are their team colors. Very few coaches restrict team colors on shoes.

    If I had to guess (and I have some data so it’s not that much of a guess), those pink and brighter shoes don’t sell all that well (at least not to wrestlers). If they did, they would always have them…I suspect most brands like to sell shoes and while people may ask for them…very few will wind up wearing them.