Do you wear socks in class? What about wrestling shoes? Have you heard of Grapple Socks? Have you seen someone at your school wearing them? Why would you were anything?
I wear your typical white cotton socks. I wear them because when I get home I see what the mat has done to them instead of my feet. I wear them because I don’t want to have them in some one’s face even if I just showered before I came. I wear them because I don’t want to pick up ringworm. The mats are cleaned regularly but walking around in bear feet after a few practices is a invitation for trouble in my opinion. So why cotton socks? Why not Grapple Socks or wrestling shoes? I decided not to use wrestling shoes because they give to much grip and I don’t want to turn a ankle. I also have had a few nasty tears on my feet because of someone using wrestling shoes stepping on my feet during take downs. So what about Grapple Socks? Some of the new styles look good. We have a guy at our school that wears them and likes them. He gets teased for it but it hasn’t stopped him. It has in fact made him stand out because he laughs and doesn’t take it personal. They seem to have less grip then the wrestler shoes and more then my cotton socks. I guess I need to try a set. As for why I wear cotton socks, well they are in my sock drawer in abundance.
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