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Powerlifting Shoe Weight Lifting Squat Shoes Deadlift Boots
Professional Grade Powerlifting Boots and Shoes
for squats and deadlift.  Feel the support


LiftingLarge Knee-High Performance Deadlift Socks

IPF Approved
Built in arch support
 High quality materials to ensure smooth bar travel over the shins during deadlifting.
Black only available
XS - Men's Shoe 5-7 / 23-24.5 cm, Women's 3-5
Small - Men's Shoe 7-9 / 24.5-26 cm, Women's 5-7
Medium - Men's Shoe 9-11 / 26-28 cm, Women's 7-9
Large - Men's Shoe 11-13 / 28-30 cm
XL - Men' Shoe 13-15 / 30-32 cm

    These custom mid-calf Monsta athletic training socks are for the hard-core bodybuilder, powerlifter or weightlifter alike. The Monsta name runs vertical down the back of the sock. We also put the MC-icon on the top front of the socks as well for that custom look that you only can find at Monsta Clothing. If you push the limits like you push the iron then Monsta Clothing bodybuilding, powerlifting, weightlifting, workout clothes, and overall fitness apparel is for you. WARNING! You just might unleash the beast.

    • MONSTA Mid-Calf Workout Training Socks (1-PACK)
    • Measurements: (Foot Width) 3.75" • (Height: Toe to Top) 24"
    • MATERIAL: 90% Nylon; 5% Polyester; 5% Elastic
    • Machine Wash with Like Colors
    • Tumble dry low heat
    • Do not Bleach
    • Sock Color: Black
    • Print Colors: White
    • Fit: Stretch to Fit
    2011 Pendlay WL Series and Classics

    The #SO 25 Powerlifting Weight Lifting Wrestling Shoe
    The Light and Durable
    Split suede upper with breathable mesh  
    New lacing system for easy on-off  
    Elasticized lace cover -- eliminates need for extra lace cover 
    Split sole design with flex break at the metatarsals for flexibility  
    Youth sizes: 12, 13, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
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    G5 SO-40 Weight lifting Powerlifting Wrestling Shoe
    A great shoe for adult and youth. Terrific looks with a great fit and feel.
    Split sole design  
    Wider shoe lasts for a wrestler's foot  
    Specially designed lace cover  
    LaceLok System (newly designed by Matman): Tongue channel
    hides the shoe laces; Ankle band cover gives additional lace
    cover protection and ankle support.  
    Includes ankle support  
    leather and mesh combination fabrics  
    Newly designed flexible sole  
    Youth sizes: 12, 13, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.  
    Adult sizes: 8, 8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2, 12, 13.
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    The POWER SHOE is a REAL SQUAT / BOOT shoe for Powerlifting Weight Lifting

    2 wide velcro straps for great support
    Available in half sizes for a perfect fit
    Elevated heel
    Solid flat sole
    Made for Powerlifters by a World Class Powerlifter (RDC himself)
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    The POWER DEADLIFT SHOE for Powerlifting and weight lifting

    Great ankle support for sumo deadlifters
    Available in half sizes for a perfect fit
    Lowest sole available in a true shoe
    Stocked mostly in black.  Others available at times. 
    We ship what we have in stock.  If you have a color preference
    you should phone your order in or type that color choice in the
    comments section when you place your order and we will contact you.
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    The OTOMIX DEADLIFT SHOE for Powerlifting Weight Lifting

    Great ankle support for sumo deadlifters
    Available in half sizes for a perfect fit
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    The OTOMIX "The Ultimate Trainer" Powerlifting Weight Lifting Shoes

    Great for ALL Purpose Training
    Available in half sizes for a great fit
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    The POWER DEADLIFT SLIPPER for Powerlifting and Weight Lifting

    Great for conventional style deadlifters
    Available in full sizes only 3 - 18 (No sizes)
    This is as low to the ground as you can get
    Many color choices
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    Weightlifting Powerlifting Deadlift Shoes Boots 101

    Written by Lon Kilgore, Ph.D.


    Ever thought about the shoes that you wear to the gym? Of course you have. You've actually spent some time thinking about which shoes to wear, and you probably have a pair designated as your 'gym shoes'. How did those shoes earn that illustrious title and serve such a noble purpose? Suitability for the task? Performance enhancement? Safety? Not usually. Comfort and looks seem to be the main criteria associated with gym shoe choice. This is a problem if your training includes any free weights at all. Most of us would never consider wearing a pair of Bruno Magli's to play racquetball. They are built to look good, not to perform well on the court. While this may be obvious to some, many of us will make an equally poor footwear decision and wear running shoes to the gym to lift weights.

    Proper footwear in the gym is important, especially if you are lifting free weights. When we lift weights we want two things to happen: (1) all the force our body produces under the bar should contribute to moving the weight and (2) the weight needs to be controlled in a safe manner. If we lift in a running shoe, it's akin to trying to lift while standing on a giant marshmallow. The soles of the running shoes, the marshmallow, will absorb and dissipate a large amount of the force generated against the floor that should be directed towards moving the weight. A gel or air cell shoe is a great thing for reducing the impact shock that causes the repetitive use injuries associated with running. But in the weight room, shoes should provide for the efficient transmission of power between the bar and the ground. You can't lift as much weight in the wrong shoes.

    The second issue is control of the weight - and your body - while standing on an unstable surface. A compressible medium placed between the feet and the ground will behave inconsistently enough during each rep to alter the pattern of force transmission every time. This means that the subtle points of consistent good technique on any standing exercise are impossible to control. And there is an increased chance for a balance or stability loss-induced injury while lifting heavy weights, since perfect balance cannot be assured on an imperfect surface.

    Weightlifters and powerlifters have known this for more than 50 years, although the shoe choices available for their purposes were formerly quite limited. Until the 1970's, combat boots, Chuck Taylor's, and even patent leather oxfords (see old photos of Paul Anderson) were the shoes used for lifting weights. To be stable and perform optimally, a weightlifting shoe needs to be snug fitting, provide exceptional support, and have a noncompressible wedge sole with neoprene or crepe for traction against the floor. Most will lace all the way down to the toe for adjustment to individual foot width, and will have an adjustable strap across the metatarsal area for added lateral stability. When Adidas from Germany and Kahru of Finland became available on a limited basis in the US, weightlifters finally had the opportunity to use equipment specifically designed for their activity. High topped and not especially stylish, these shoes had minimal appeal to the fashion conscious, but lifters loved them because they worked.

    But there was a scheduling problem: the gym and fitness club industry had just been revolutionized by the simultaneously-evolving exercise machine industry. Having removed the factors of balance, coordination, and technique from the equation, exercise machines temporarily sidelined the development of weight training shoes. Over the past two decades, free weights and the benefits of their use have crept back into gyms and fitness clubs everywhere. The need for weightlifting shoes re-emerged without a supply beyond the stalwart Adidas corporation's Power Perfect, Equipment, and Adistar models. Other major shoe brands like Nike, Puma, and Reebok began to experiment with weightlifting shoes. A number of foreign brands such as Do Win (China), and Power Firm (Canada), as well as the American company Safe-USA have also competed for a share of the growing US market. All these companies offer shoes that are designed for competitive weightlifting or powerlifting, but that are good for all basic lifts, especially the squat, given their exemplary support and incompressible heel design. A variety of powerlifting shoes with essentially flat soles and no heel lift, much like track flats or wrestling shoes, are also available from powerlifting equipment houses like Inzer (USA), and also work for basic exercise purposes. These shoes are less suited for squatting, since they require that you have better than average flexibility to squat in them, but they are excellent for floor work and standing exercises.

    Another pair of shoes to buy? Is it really worth it? Yes. Effective training yields superior results. Safe training yields fewer training injuries. The logic is inescapable. For as little as $40 for a pair of old-school Chuck Taylor's or as much as $170 for the state of the art Adidas shoe, you can have the right shoe for the right job. The right shoe is important for performance and safety, and for as little as half the cost of a premium running shoe, you can look and lift like a pro.

    Solid sole design and micro-adjustable arch support make today's economy lifting shoe perform on par with more expensive, stylish, and sought after premier shoes but the old standbys still work.

    Top Left - Adidas Adistar

    Top Right - Inzer Pillar

    Center Left - Werksan lifting shoe

    Center Right -. VS Athletics lifting shoe

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