A specialist shoe for weightlifting, powerlifting, CrossFit, resistance and 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 metre 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 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. There is a also a good demo video
on YouTube 'Do Win weightlifting stability video' *** Sizes are UK sizes - an approximate conversion chart to European sizes is as follows * UK5 =38 * UK5,5 =38.5 * UK6 =39 * UK6,5 =40 * UK7 =40.5 * UK7,5 =41 * UK8 =42 ** UK8,5 =42.5 * UK9 43* UK9,5 =44 * UK10 =44.5 * UK10,5 =45 * UK11 =46 * UK11,5 =46.5 * UK12 =47 * UK13 =48.5 * UK14 =50 * UK15 =51