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Wrestling Shoes with a Gi!

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by 586machine, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. 586machine Always Be Closing

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    Don't do it.

    It looks stupid.

    That is all.
     
  2. God Rehs Guest

    Toe hold.
     
  3. infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    ha. I had to when I had a badly sprained ankle for about a month. I had a white gi and white shoes...I looked like a nurse. end of transmission
     
  4. possenti I knew all the rules-but the rules did not know me

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    You couldn't tape and/or wrap it? Seems like that would help just as much, if not more than shoes.
     
  5. infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    nope, shoes worked the best
     
  6. blanko Guest

    some people have toes/skin that rip unless they wear shoes. Who cares how lit "looks"? What are we? Highschool girls?
     
  7. Kyle Johnson Amateur Fighter

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    shoes suck...they make keep u from geting mat burn but it will make foot holds 500X easyer to lock in..the grip will just be an ememys tool...it may help ur standup but it will only hurt u in the long run
     
  8. Gsoares** Banned Banned

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    I think shoes are Ghey
     
  9. Stephan Kesting Green Belt

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    Shoes can be a lifesaver for sprained toes that refuse to stay taped and for certain types of foot and ankle sprains. If I had been wearing shoes in Judo class I wouldn't have gotten a Lisfranc fracture/dislocation that took 2 surgeries to fix

    Stephan Kesting
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  10. DirectDrive Black Belt

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    i used to wear shoes a lot, but i don't tend to wear them much anymore.
     
  11. guardpasser Tudo Bem Bjj

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    i hate them, but they are good for bad toes
     
  12. Corey123 Guest

    Shoes have pro's and cons. I would wear shoes if I have a bad injury and I don't want to make it worse then it is, but I wouldn't wear shoes in BJJ regularly because the chances of being caught in submissions are increased.
     
  13. unearth Guest

    wouldnt it make you better in the long run tho? sort of how it is harder to get out of holds when you wear gi, so you have to use more technique? wouldnt it be the same...?
     
  14. Resendiz Just glad to be able to train again.

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    it looks horrible i must agree.

    but i didt it for three days once because i had a injured foot and put both shoes on so i wouldnt look weird
     
  15. I just broke my toe in bjj.. so im kinda thinking of wearing them even if they look gay. The gayness is worth the training time.
     

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