ASICS Matflex 6 Wrestling Shoes Review

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In this article we will be reviewing the ASICS Men’s Matflex 6 Wrestling Shoes. ASICS is a Japanese multinational corporation which manufactures many different kinds of sports equipment. Their product line includes footwear, clothing, compression garments, and gym accessories. ASICS began as Onitsuka Co. in 1949 and has since grown to one of the largest sports equipment manufacturers in the world. They are very popular in the wrestling shoes sphere.

ASICS Men’s Matflex 6 Wrestling Shoes Review

If you have previously wrestled in any team or gym, you have definitely seen someone wearing a pair of ASICS wrestling shoes. ASICS has become a staple in this market due to their high quality, low cost, and overall great wrestling shoes. These shoes are designed for breathability and are made to last. Like most wrestling shoes, they are very lightweight and provide great comfort and protection to anyone who uses them. As someone who has owned a pair of ASICS in the past, I can personally say I used them for years before getting a new pair.


I have seen many people wrestle in the past without shoes, and I want to touch on why you should invest in a pair of ASICS Men’s Wrestling Shoes. First of all, these shoes protect your feet and your toes from getting hurt. As you probably know, wrestling involves a lot of slamming and a lot of digging your feet into the mat. It is very easy to twist your ankle or slam your toe into the mat when, for example, going for a single leg or double leg take down. These kinds of injuries can have you out of the gym for weeks at a time, which is why it is very important to take the necessary steps to prevent them. At the same time, these shoes allow you to get a much better grip on the mat. You will notice that you are able to use your legs to push off the mat better, and you will be able to maneuver around the mat better as well. This is because the shoes are made to bend where your toes are, so when you get into positions where you want the balls of your feet on the mat, the shoes will form around your feet and give protection and comfort. Taking these two things into consideration, you will perform better if you use proper gym apparel such as these ASICS Men’s Wrestling Shoes.

Maintenance and Fit

Let’s talk a little bit about maintenance. Below in the FAQ we go over how to properly wash your shoes, but here we will just briefly discuss what you should do after each wearing. You should be sure to spray your shoes with anti-fungal spray after you train in your shoes in order to prevent athlete’s foot. Also, you should allow the shoes to dry completely in fresh air after wearing them. This will help them not smell as bad, and you can also spray them with disinfectant spray.

I’ve noticed a lot of people complain about the fit of these types of wrestling shoes. It is important to note that ASICS wrestling shoes are made to be very tight. The tight fit protects your ankle and feet better than a loose fit. The shoes will also expand slightly as you use them more, so do not worry if they feel uncomfortable at first. This being said, we do recommend getting a slightly bigger size as they do run small. Getting a half a size to one full size up should do the trick. Once you have found your size, use the laces to get the perfect fit. 


Overall, at this great price point and quality of product, we recommend the ASICS Men’s Wrestling Shoes to everyone. On this site we like to express the importance of training hard but also training smart at the same time. Investing in a pair of wrestling shoes like these will allow you to train longer and harder than if you were using no shoes at all or a pair of inferior shoes. By minimizing your risk of injury, you will be able to train more and perform better, which is what we all aspire to do as athletes. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Asics Matflex 6 Wrestling Shoes

In this section, we like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions from users about ASIC’S Men’s Wrestling Shoes.

Are ASICS Wrestling shoes true to size?

ASICS wrestling shoes typically run small. We would recommend getting a half size to full size larger for ASICS. This means if you usually wear a size 10, you should consider getting a size 10.5 or 11 of the ASICS Men’s Matflex 6 Wrestling Shoes. 

How do you wash ASICS wrestling shoes?

Although ASICS wrestling shoes are only meant to be worn inside, they still definitely get dirty from rubbing against the mat and getting sweaty. In order to wash them, we recommend first taking the laces out and washing them in hot, soapy water. For a soap, you can use liquid dishwashing detergent. Using a soft cloth, work the shoes one small area at a time, scrubbing in circular motions. Do not scrub very hard as this can damage the shoe material, and make sure to rinse the cloth often. Once you are finished, allow the shoes to air dry away from heat or sunlight, and put the laces back on when the shoes are completely dry. We also recommend using anti-fungal spray or disinfectant spray after each use in order to prevent athlete’s foot and help the shoes not smell as bad.

Can you run in Asics wrestling shoes?

You should not run in ASICS wrestling shoes. Running around the mat during training is acceptable, but you should not wear these on the track or outside at all if possible. They are meant to be used on the mat only. Some people use them for weightlifting, although we do not recommend them because they offer no arch support. 

Should Asics wrestling shoes be tight?

Yes, ASICS wrestling shoes are meant to be a little tight. However,they should not be too tight to where they are uncomfortable or cut off circulation to your feet. This is why it is important to try on a few sizes to get the size that works best for you. Also, make sure to use the laces to get the perfect fit every time. 

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ASICS Matflex 6 Wrestling Shoes Review
ASICS Matflex 6 Wrestling Shoes Review
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