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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Foot Protection

The skin on my feet get shredded regularly, particularly on the big toes when doing takedowns/sprawls.

i lived with it for awhile thinking it would just toughen the skin up but after a year i have scars all over my feet and its deterring me from going to training.

Looked at buying wrestling shoes but ones that seem alright are around 50 ($90) and i think its pointless buying them just to protect the skin of certain areas of the foot (to the side of the big toe and on top of the big toe regions)

Some might say: change your shooting technique and whatever but this is what i've been taught you know.

So any ideas?
Wearing socks made me slip all over the showand anklets don't cover the region of the feet that get affected.

I am considering wrestling shoes such as the Adidas Tyrint 3, but dunno about their reliability, any recommendation?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 01:56 PM
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Any chance of changing the training surface? Certain mats tear up my feet as well. If you can't, maybe try athletic tape. Your feet shouldnt slip and it should give them a good covering from the burns.
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Just buy some cheap wrestling shoes. I wrestled for four years in highschool and went to states twice with just my $15 pair that I bought at a local Dick's Sporting Goods store. They may not be tremendously comfortable or be the best quality, but they'll cover your feet and probably give you better traction than you'd have barefoot.

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Yea there are no Dick's stores here in The UK, every retailer i've come across that stocks wrestlig shoes are selling the more expensive ones at 50 a tie, which is around $90... read full post before replying
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Looked at buying wrestling shoes but ones that seem alright are around 50 ($90) and i think its pointless buying them just to protect the skin of certain areas of the foot (to the side of the big toe and on top of the big toe regions)
Says nothing about there being a lack of sporting goods stores or wrestling shoes in general in the UK. Just that you didn't want to buy expensive shoes.

... read full post before replying to me about not reading the full post.

Also, I hear that there's this thing called the internet. You can buy stuff there and they'll ship it to you. Go figure, huh?

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You can buy things off the inernet? wow was not aware of this process thankyou for enlightening me.... I was aware however of this poors mans tax we have in this country known as "customs & excise" which induces a heavy taxation on products bought from outside The EU, particularly in The USA.

Those $15 shoes would end up costing me $45, thats without the postage & shipping costs aswell.

Thanks for your suggestion however, next time I travel to The states i'll be sure to check out some dicks
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 10:53 PM
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Tape Your Feet.
Buy Cheaper shoes.
Order Cheap Shoes on The Net.... Guess what... I am sure someone is selling them cheap.. Guess where though? the UK..
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Hey SteSteez,

I have the same problem, I have matt burns on the tops on my toes and foot. (coincidence that I posted the same kinda thing on my blog earlier today.. see link below ) There are a couple of things that you could try..

Tape - As mentioned before, get some, tape up!
Spray Plaster - I know there have been mixed results on this, the Elastoplast one that you can pick up from boots seems to be ok (im in the process of trying it) but beware - give it time to dry before putting your socks and shoes on, or your sock will stick to your foot like sh*t on a blanket, and it hurts like hell pulling it off!

If you discover any other solutions, let me know.

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i've tried zinc oxide tape on the areas where it is most affected but the tape always seems to come off, obviously i'm not applying it properly. I wrapped it around the big toe as thats where the mats catch me, on the side of the big toe and ontop of it, aswel as ripping the skin under my toe.

I have some of the spray elastoplast stuff never thought of spraying that on before a class, might give it a go.

And Tylervsmith you may have a foot fetish there pal, you know where to loate these cheap shoes?
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Tape will just come off. Your skin should toughen up, I don't really get friction burns anymore but I used to loads. Do you have long skinny feet? People with fat feet don't seem to have the trouble. It doesn't bother me anymore, but you could try vasaline

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