New shoes, new shooooooooes.

Eleiko is making new shoes, looking like they’ll be priced at $80.

However, they look like the sneakers your grandfather wears but only when he’s in the house.

Internets drama occured when it was confirmed they are being made by SABO, whose weightlifting shoe’s heel size is less than the .75 inches most weightlifting shoes seem to have settled on, making them more suited to powerlifting. Time will tell.

On a related note, Eleiko has an article on the history of weightlifting shoes. It’s got some good pictures in it, and a discussion of the feedback loop between footware and technique:

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