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The WOD Alternative to Weightlifting Shoes

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wodLIFTS are shoe inserts that turn normal training shoes into WOD killers. By adding the heel height typically only found in Olympic weightlifting shoes to your daily training shoes, wodLIFTS allow athletes to tackle programming that combines squat based movements (Squat Variations, Olympic Lifts, Wall Balls, Pistols, Thrusters, etc.) and agility movements (Interval Runs, Double Unders, Box Jumps, etc.) more efficiently.

  • Get Low – The additional heel height provided by wodLIFTS increases ankle dorsiflexion the same way as lifting shoes. This allows for more depth in squats, keeps the torso more upright during movements, and drives more force through the heels.
  • Not Slow – While lifting shoes have been around forever, the unique requirements of functional fitness are relatively new in comparison. Functional fitness athletes are regularly presented with programming that includes movements that are more efficiently executed with a raised heel, but also includes agility movements which are more difficult in a heavy/rigid lifting shoe.  Now you can attack WODs without having your shoes compromise performance.

All types of functional fitness athletes benefit from adding wodLIFTS to their gym bag.

Competitive Athletes – Whether you are competing at the games, or against friends at the box, wodLIFTS will improve your performance and allow you to compete at your best.

Casual Athletes – Achieving an appropriate squat depth can be difficult and not every athlete wants to invest in lifting shoes.  wodLIFTS provide a cost-effective solution that will provide immediate performance gains.

Traveling Athletes – Dropping in to a box when traveling is always better when you perform well.  wodLIFTS give you an easy to pack tool that will up your game.

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Product Reviews

Diane Fu / FuBarbell

“Test drove a new toy yesterday by @wodlifts. I’m a fan of versatility especially for athletes who are only looking to adopt weightlifting as a smaller piece of a much larger fitness lifestyle. And let’s face it, if I don’t have to make a decision between…” (read more)

Built For This Athletics

“So I recently acquired a pair of wodLIFTS shoe inserts from the lovely people at Basically they are a solid plastic molded heal inserts you put in your shoes to help achieve a better ankle position in the bottom of the squat while lifting…” (read more)

AMRAP (As Many Reviews as Possible)

“Nano’s…or Oly shoes…what a dilemma.  I know we’ve all thought this to ourselves while the coach writes the WOD on the white board.  You hope to never see some kind of heavy Oly lift or overhead squats paired with box jumps, double unders and…” (read more)

The Rx Review

“Ever wish that your Nanos or Inov8s had a little more height for WODs? I ran across wodLIFTS recently – they’re an insert for your minimalist functional fitness shoes…”(read more)

Breaking Muscle

“Imagine having an insert you could put in your training shoes to instantly turn them into Olympic weightlifting shoes. wodLIFTS do just that” (read more)

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