Collection: Adidas Combat Speed Wrestling Shoes

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  • Adidas Teal Combat Speed 5 Wrestling Shoes
    teal combat speed 5 wrestling shoes
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    $85.00
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  • Adidas Teal Combat Speed 2 Wrestling Shoes
    Adidas Teal Combat Speed 2 Wrestling Shoes
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    $675.00
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  • Red and Black Adidas Combat Speed 2 Wrestling Shoes
    Red and Black Adidas Combat Speed 2 Wrestling Shoes
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    $175.00
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  • Adidas Original Combat Speed Wrestling Shoes
    original adidas combat speed wrestling shoes red and black
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    $425.00
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  • Adidas Blue Combat Speed 4 Wrestling Shoes
    Adidas Blue Combat Speed 4 Wrestling Shoes
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    $150.00
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  • RWB Adidas Combat Speed 4 Wrestling Shoes
    RWB Adidas Combat Speed 4 Wrestling Shoes
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  • Teal Adidas Combat Speed 4 Wrestling Shoes
    Teal Adidas Combat Speed 4 Wrestling Shoes
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    $200.00
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About Adidas Combat Speeds

Adidas Combat Speeds are one of the most iconic shoe lines of all time.  Combat Speeds have been worn by wrestlers since the late 1980s and they're still made to this day. Now on the Combat Speed 5, these shoes actually had more than 5 models.  This collection features shoes from all models of the historic combat speed line.

Colorways of Combat Speeds

Combat Speeds have come in a lot of different colorways.  For a full list, reference my blog on the best shoes of all time.  Combat Speeds came in tied for 4th on that list.

The most popular colorways across all models are:

  • Teals - these are teal, pink and yellow, but referred to as teals.  These are a classic colorway first released with the 1988 West German model of these shoes
  • Black and Red - This colorway has been released since 1990 and is still a colorway sold today.

How To Tell What Model You have

Telling the different versions of combat speeds apart is pretty simple for most collectors.  A few giveaways on the model you have can be:

  • If the shoes have the adidas 3 stripe logo on the heal of the sole, they were released after 2000 and combat 2s at oldest.
  • If they have straps, they're combat 4 or 5s.  If they're all mesh, they are 4s. If they're not, they're 5s.
  • If they are all black or all white, and don't have straps, but have a lace pocket in the tongue, they're combat 3s.
  • If they have "Adidas" spelled out on the sole, they're from the late 90s. These are referred to as Originals, despite there being older versions.  Don't ask me why!
  • If they have the old leaf logo on the heal of the sole, you're looking at an extremely rare pair of combat speeds. These were released in the late 1980s or early 1990s.
  • If they have a tongue that has a patch on it that says "Made in West Germany", you're in luck.  Your combat speeds are 1988 West Germans, one of the most desirable shoes on the rare wrestling shoe market.

Fun Fact About Adidas Combat Speeds

Adidas combat speeds were first made in 1988.  This version is known as the 88 West Germans, because they were made in West Germany prior to the Berlin Wall falling in 1989.  West Germans came in a teal, yellow, and pink colorway and also a blue, red, and yellow colorway.  In recent years, a few pairs of pink, purple, and green 1988 West Germans have appeared on the collectors market.  These pink 1988 combat speeds have sold for over $2000.