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Old 12-12-2008, 12:44 AM   #1
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Best grappling sock for mats? (yes, I used the search function)

Yes, I did a search and found a few websites that offer them, but I'm starting a new thread in hopes that someone out there has the same issue I do.

I need some socks with excellent traction on mats. I tried doing BJJ barefoot and twice now I've skinned the top of my foot to the point where I had to cover the scrape with a band aid for 4-5 days before it was healed. It's impossible to roll without the band aid coming off and I don't want to get it infected.

Has anyone out there used a particular brand they can recommend?

Jeff Monson's socks he wore against Sylvia at UFC 65 would be perfect. I know Dennis Hallman made them, but in this thread: http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f16/an...-shoes-462698/ he stated that they will be available to buy on a website that does not exist.

I want some short socks, not the long style. Preferably in black.

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Old 12-12-2008, 12:52 AM   #2
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Wrestling Shoes > Socks

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Old 12-12-2008, 12:58 AM   #3
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Wrestling Shoes > Socks
They're more expensive and I just don't feel right wearing them. I'm on my back much more than I'm on top (smallest guy at the gym), so it doesn't make as much sense.

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Old 12-12-2008, 01:03 AM   #4
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Sorry I couldn't be of much usage regarding the socks, but maybe you should try using a lighter (i'm assuming you used a heavier style wrestling shoe) shoe such as the Gable Classics:



ASICS The Gable™ Wrestling Shoes on Worldwide Sport Supply

(Video review on the site)

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Asics Matflex:


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Old 12-12-2008, 01:20 AM   #5
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Thanks for pulling those up for me but it still makes for the same problems.

It's not that the shoes I tried were heavy, it's that when you're working off your back and you're new to the game you tend to put your feet where they're not supposed to be at times and I caught the soles across an arm or a leg a few times and gave my partners some problems. Plus, the soles get all dusty and gross no one wants those in their face.

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Thanks for pulling those up for me but it still makes for the same problems.

It's not that the shoes I tried were heavy, it's that when you're working off your back and you're new to the game you tend to put your feet where they're not supposed to be at times and I caught the soles across an arm or a leg a few times and gave my partners some problems. Plus, the soles get all dusty and gross no one wants those in their face.
Gotcha, good luck finding those socks!

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Old 12-12-2008, 01:33 AM   #7
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Budovideos sells the GrappleSock. I have two pairs. They're not bad even if they look pretty dorky. My feet are totally jacked up from the mats though so I don't care. My only complaint is that the heel grip on them already began peeling after one class. I think it will last for a bit, but I can't say for sure how long. I emailed the company about it but I have not heard back.

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Old 12-12-2008, 07:46 AM   #8
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suplay.com has something very similar to what Monson wears. basically Muay Thai ankle/foot braces with a non-skid bottom.

Suplay - Wrestler's World - SOLO Fight Sock PLS USE ITEM #95FS



I have them and they're just ok. the problem is that they're sewn at the front, to create a hole for your big toe, and then a hole for your other toes. The hole for the big toe is too tight for my taste, and the way it's sewn is really irritating to the area between the toes. Also, they're almost as expensive as wrestling shoes.


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Old 12-12-2008, 02:39 PM   #9
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I am thinking of making my own. Seriously, I am pretty good at inventing things when there is a need, and I am cheap so the 2 go hand in hand, or in this case..foot to sock. I made my own grappling dummy and it works pretty well. I am thinking that I can use a standard pair of heavy cotton socks, and apply the proper type of compound to the bottom. I have a few ideas for this. Think I will mess around on the weekend and see what I can come up with.

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Old 12-12-2008, 02:44 PM   #10
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Better off spending 40 bucks for a pair if wrestling shoes, than 20 bucks for a pair of socks. The shoes will last a long time.

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