Athletes encounter a variety of unique challenges when completing the varied movements associated with intense functional fitness training. One that many athletes struggle with is deciding which shoe to wear when workouts include both squats and agility movements. A great example is “Nancy” – 5 Rounds of 400 meter run + 15 Overhead Squats. Most of us would appreciate the raised heel of a weightlifting shoe for the squats, but they are too heavy and rigid for a series of 400 meter runs.
wodLIFTS addresses this problem by allowing athletes to add heel height to a flat training shoe that is light and transitions easily to the forefoot. Adding heel height to a shoe that is not heavy and rigid allows athletes to squat deeper without limiting the ability to complete athletic movements that require running and jumping. They are built of a solid material that does not compress. Putting them in your favorite metcon shoe provides a stable base during any WOD that includes squat and agility movements.