The Nike Freek is one of the most popular shoes in Nike Wrestling's history. Flexible grooves in the outsole were the predecessor of the Nike Freek articulated outsole. Velcro lace management system to comply with High School and Collegiate regulations. Ventilation is also built into the outsole to help manage temperature and aid in the drying of the shoes after sweat workouts. The Nike Freek is made to support even the most powerful athletes the upper has substantial use of mesh and is reinforced with leather and synthetics.
This is a good shoe like all Nike Freeks, but this particular color has a problem where if the shoe gets wet or very damp (say like being rained on in this case) the red colored sections bleed badly...including onto anything else they're touching. Obviously it's not recommended to submerge wrestling shoes in water, but they should be able to withstand extensive dampness or even being soaked without such bleeding. It only seems to be an issue with the red color if the outer parts get very damp or soaked. If it stays mostly dry or gets damp inside with normal perspiration, it's not an issue.
These are my sons second pair. They have held up good and have good Traction.
Fit true to size and look fantastic. My son is in love.
Pleased with shoes.
❤️ these shoes. So cool