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- Olympic lifting shoe with solid wooden heel wedge
- non-slip rubber outsole
- extra stability velcro strap fastening
- re-enforced toe and heel cap
- worn by gold medal winning Chinese team in Beijing
A specialist shoe for weight, power, resistance, fitness training. A non-slip rubber outsole and wooden heel wedge provides a stable lifting platform for all weightlifters and all power athletes who spend considerable time in the gym. Additional velcro fastening for extra stability. ****** WHY WEIGHTLIFTING SHOES? ******* (taken from web at dynamic-eleiko com) It is common knowledge that an athlete's apparel varies according to the sport. This is especially true for shoes. For instance, in Track and Field, the design and function of the athlete's shoes for each event vary according to the specifics of the activity. A distance runner would not wear a sprinter's shoes for the 10,000 meter event and vice versa; yet both are running events. **** Weightlifters realized a shoe with a raised heel to allow the "flat footed" tilting of the shin was required: The raised heel facilitates the "flat footed" bending of the ankle joint and at the same time a fuller extension of the muscles of the lower extremities. The weightlifter simply moves his feet to the side and fully bends the knees, hips, and ankles to squat down under and "receive" the barbell at the chest for the clean or overhead for the snatch for the squat style technique. It is necessary to keep the front foot flat on the floor in the "deep split" style of descending under the barbell; also to rest both feet flat on the floor in the deep squat style technique. The weightlifter can lose balance very easily if the heels rise from the floor in the deep squat position. A shoe with a raised heel allows the weightlifter to squat down with a reasonably vertical trunk which requires fully bending the knees and tilting the shins forward; with the feet resting flat on the floor. *** NB sizes are marked as US, but are the equivalent of UK sizes***