(Seinfeld voice): What is the deal with wrestling boots?

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> Weird question – why do wrestlers wear boots in the ring? They don’t look overly comfortable – but maybe they have ankle support or something? I would imagine tennis shoes wearers like Cena would be more comfortable – but is there a practical reason behind it?
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Ankle support, as you noted. Same reason guys tape their wrists in kayfabe. It’s actually something that absolutely makes sense within the wacky logic of wrestling and real life as well.