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Hot off the presses for all of you shoe aficionados out there! Every major brand is releasing *something* new ? and one new brand enters the marketplace!
Under Armour Wrestling Gear
As we made you aware of back in February, Under Armour is set to release wrestling shoes, singlets, headgear, and kneepads as early as this season. We hear a variety of stock singlets will be immediately available along with a small offering of shoes, headgear, and knee pads.
Names: Unfortunately at this time we do not have the names to any of the Under Armour products. When names become available you?ll be the first to know!
Colors: There have been hints at White/Black/Gold and Black/White/Gold on the shoes and singlets but nothing is set in stone. Given the basic approach UA generally takes with their design I think we can expect a simple concept that has very eye catching trimming/stitching.
Adidas Wrestling Gear
This season Adidas wrestling will be shipping a couple redesigns and some color additions. To the Adidas line up we will add:
Adidas Protactic II Wrestling Shoes: This is a lower price shoe with a quality design element. Already a hotly searched item, the Protactic 2 should be one of Adidas best sellers this summer. They are comfortable and every bit as light as the Combat Speed III.
- Protactic II Colors: These shoes will be available in two catchy color combos ? Black/White & White/Black.
Adidas Mat Wizard IV Wrestling Shoes: This is the high end of the price spectrum for adidas.* Generally retailing for around $145, MatFish.com and HSWrestling.Net bring them to you quite a bit cheaper.* Advancing on technology that made this shoe famous you can expect even more flexibility and speed out of the Mat Wizard 4.
- Mat Wizard IV Colors: These shoes are expected to become available in White/Red/Black & Black/Orange/Red.
AdiZero Sydney Wrestling Shoes: These shoes seem to be the best design released for 2011-2012.* Great color selection by Adidas and a mid-range price should make this ?The Shoe? this season ? if Adidas ever gets pictures out to drive demand.
- AdiZero Sydney Colors: Silver/Grey/Royal Blue/Black* & White/Athletic Gold/Black.
Asics Wrestling Gear
Asics displays new colors for 2011-2012 to their already exceedingly popular shoe designs. The Asics Aggressor, Asics Cael v4.0, and Split Second 8 all add a new color ? and they all should be great!* The Split Second 8 has been around for decades and continues to improve with each model.* This shoe is often over looked by athletes as an ?old shoe? but the design concepts working inside of the shoe are anything but!
Asics Cael PSU Color:
The Cael v4.0 color addition is a Grey/Navy Blue/White wrestling shoe ? designed to match the Penn State team Sanderson now coaches.
Asics Aggressor Color: After being renamed to the Aggressor from the Rulon and having a successful season Asics has upped the ante on this design and added an Iowa Style Wrestling shoe that is Black/Yellow.
Asics Split Second 8 Color
No more waiting for that hint of Neon anymore ? Grab the new Black/Neon Green Split Second 8?s!