Adidas HVC 2: The reliable entry level wrestling shoe that lets your hustle like a champ

The Adidas HVC 2 is the ideal wrestling shoe for beginner and intermediate level wrestlers who want to take their training seriously and need something simple, reliable, and comfortable to hit the ground running. Although the visual design is nearly identical, don’t confuse this with the original Adidas HVC shoe. The new and improved HVC 2 is made with upgraded materials and even slight design changes that make it more comfortable, more durable, and better looking than the previous model. Overall, it’s a very lightweight shoe, featuring a single layer of mesh on either side to provide excellent ventilation and added comfort. The structure and support of the upper is made up of a mix of both synthetic leather and synthetic suede. Both are very durable, and offer the form-fitting shape that will help keep your feet stable during intense training and competition. What really makes the HVC 2 a great shoe for newer wrestlers is the full-length rubber outsole. If you look through all the different shoe options, you’ll notice quite a wide range of different types of outsoles. Some are extremely minimal split soles, and others look like someone slapped a tractor tire on the bottoms. Most wrestlers will lean one way or the other after a few years, but starting out with a basic full-sole that is still very flexible is the best of both worlds for someone who is just starting out. Finally, they come equipped with a convenient elasticized lace strap to keep your laces from coming undone during a match. This eliminates the need to tape your laces, and makes the HVC 2 legal footwear for any folkstyle, freestyle, or Greco wrestling competition.

Due to the rapidly increasing popularity of this wrestling shoe, the HVC 2 has been adding more new and exciting colorways, including the newest grey and red-orange, which is sure to add some flare to your outfit. It also comes in the traditional black with white accents and gum sole, and a very patriotic red white and blue theme. Go USA! Of course, each colorway comes with the classic 3-stripe Adidas logo, giving them that classic retro look that so many athletes love. This shoe is also very popular among grapplers, mixed martial artists, and no-gi Jiu Jitsu practitioners. Since other martial artists mostly train with no shoes, they are usually looking for something more simple and very flexible at times when they need wrestling shoes for cross-training or are covering up a foot injury. The Adidas HVC 2 is great for this purpose; it provides grip when you need it, but is flexible enough that it won’t constrict your movement or feel unnatural. Whether you’re just starting out, have been wrestling for a few years, or are coming from a different martial art or sport, we have a great footwear solution for you in the Adidas HVC 2. It may look “basic”, but it’s an absolute workhorse and will keep up with the demands that come with training to be the best!

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  • 12 Jun, 2020 Wrestler
    u u u u u

    This is an awesome shoe for beginner wrestlers with good grip and has a great bang for its buck.

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  • 11 Nov, 2019 Wrestler
    u u u u u

    Super good shoe! Held up well.

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  • 29 Aug, 2018 Wrestler
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    this is an all right shoe with amazing grip good for begginners but the sole of the shoe will start to fall off about 3/4 of the way through the regular high school season(not state tournament series also). this would be a good practice shoe as it is very flexable and has about the same grip of the asics aggressor. I would not recomend this shoe for jourdan burroughs or Kyle Snyder but would be a good shoe for begginners in high school or middle school wrestlers.

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  • Question byLance
    on 01 Sep, 2020

    What is the return policy if the shoes size isn't right for me?

    Joey P.'s picture

    We currently have a 365 day return/exchange policy, as long as the item is in new conditions. 

    Answered by Joey P. on 02 Sep, 2020

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  • Question byNet
    on 12 Feb, 2019

    Can this show be bought in leather

    Unfortunately, this shoe can not be made in leather

    Answered by Products on 14 Feb, 2019

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  • Question bygerb
    on 25 Jul, 2018

    What is the shaft height on these compared to the original HVCs? And compared to the Adidas Combat 4 and 5s? Thanks

    The are the same height as the original. They only chang the colors and a bit of the material for the shoe. THe HVC has a lower upper sole so not as much support. The Adidas Combat Speed 5 have a higher upper sole for more ankle support. The difference between the Combat Speed 4 and 5 is just the material. They've keep the same style and look for the Combat Speeds.

    Answered by Products on 26 Jul, 2018

    gerb question solvedSolved T 0
  • Question byDino
    on 26 Jun, 2017

    I ordered these "HVC 2" online but my cart just says "HVC". Am I getting the "2" or the "1"?

    Joey P.'s picture

    You would be receiving the HVC 2. The HVC 1 is no longer available.

    Answered by Joey P. on 29 Jun, 2017

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  • Question bySteve
    on 15 Jun, 2017

    Hello, I wear a size US 11 in normal running shoes, what size would you recommend in the wrestling boot, & do you ship NZ. Thanks

    Joey P.'s picture

    I would recommend to go with an 11.5. Unfortunately, we do not ship internationally. Our team is currently working on trying to provide international shipping for our customers. I do apologize for the inconvenience.

    Answered by Joey P. on 15 Jun, 2017

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  • Question byTaylor
    on 21 May, 2017

    I wear an 8.5-9 in womens,which size should I get?

    Joey P.'s picture

    I would recommend to go with a 7.5 since wrestling shoes are in mens sizes.

    Answered by Joey P. on 23 May, 2017

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  • Question byBlaise267
    on 20 Apr, 2017

    when will the gray and red ones be released and shipped

    Joey P.'s picture

    These shoes should be arriving late July.

    Answered by Joey P. on 20 Apr, 2017

    Blaise267 question solvedSolved T 0
  • Question byOzzy
    on 14 Apr, 2017

    Have the adidas hvc and the adidas hvc 2 the exakt same type of material in both their soles? And if... what of type of material gives best grip?

    Joey P.'s picture

    The HVC 1 and the HVC 2 have the same sole. They are the exact same shoe. Adidas just added a few things to the material the shoe to make it stronger, but the same shoe.
    If you are looking for good grip on a shoe I would recommend the Asics Aggressor 3. This shoe has the best grip on the market today for any Wrestling Shoe Brand.

    Answered by Joey P. on 14 Apr, 2017

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  • Question byJazz
    on 01 Mar, 2017

    I am a women's sneaker size 7. What would I get in these shoes?

    Joey P.'s picture

    I would recommend to go with size 5.5.

    Answered by Joey P. on 02 Mar, 2017

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  • Question byNics
    on 30 Jan, 2017

    Hi, What does size 5.5 convert to in EUROPEAN size?

    Joey P.'s picture

    The 5.5 coverts to size 37 in European sizes.

    Answered by Joey P. on 01 Feb, 2017

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