During his interview with 411, Marshall Von Erich revealed that he wrestles without boots because that’s what his father did and it’s how he was trained. Here’s what he had to say:
It’s the only thing I know. My first training camp at Harley Race’s camp, I asked if didn’t have to wear shoes. I hate the wrestling shoes they gave me, and I really didn’t want to wear them. And plus, my dad told me something that I’ll always remember, ‘When you wrestle with no boots, just trunks, it’s extremely easy to travel. You can travel light,’ and I love that. I can bring my trade with me wherever I go. I just throw my trunks in my back pocket, and I’m ready to go. I don’t need to lace the boots or anything, so it makes it easier. But also balance, having balance in the ring and knowing my surroundings and knowing where I’m at. When I’m barefoot, I just feel that way. I’m barefoot 99 percent of the time at home. The one time I’m going to wear shoes is if I’m going to church or something else. That’s most of the reason I got to wear ’em, but I hate wearing shoes so much. My feet aren’t made for him. If I wear shoes for too long, my pinkie toes poke holes in the sides of the shoes, I got white set feet. It just doesn’t work.
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