SABO Weightlifting Shoes now available in the USA

MAXbarbell is pleased to introduce to the USA a new line of weightlifting and powerlifting shoes from the Russian brand, SABO.
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HAMDEN, Conn. - Sept. 13, 2013 - PRLog -- MAXbarbell is pleased to introduce to the USA a new line of weightlifting and powerlifting shoes from the Russian brand, SABO.

So who are SABO?  A relatively young company, SABO has been making athletic shoes and sporting goods in Russia since 2000.   They are a team of young and energetic people who are dedicated to making high quality shoes using the latest in technology, design and their own experience in strength sports. A representative from MAXbarbell told us that they were lucky enough to try out a pair of SABO GYM weightlifting shoes earlier this year and from the first moment they saw the shoes they knew they had to carry SABO products.

What makes the SABO shoes so awesome?  First off, the quality of the shoes is unsurpassed.   You can tell by the feel of the leather and easily see the quality of the craftsmanship.  You can also tell by wearing the shoes that SABO thought about the needs of the lifter.   The shoes' last (the mechanical form/model on which the shoes are manufactured) were designed using anthropomorphic measurements of the average athlete's foot.   This means the shoe fits like a glove and gives that snug fit most lifters are looking for.  The heel are are made from a single molded piece of TPR (Thermo Plastic Rubber).  This eliminates the need for adhesives and makes the heel/out-sole virtually indestructible.

The heel height on these shoes is a little less aggressive than that found on some other brands.   This makes the shoe more suitable for a wider range of lifts.  The shoes work just as well for powerlifting as they do for the Olympic lifts.  The other benefit of SABO's heel is that the effective height is related to the shoe size, ranging from 0.57 - 0.65 inches.  Most weightlifting shoes come with a fixed heel height regardless of whether the shoe is a size 5 or size 15.   Usually a tall lifter (assuming they have also larger feet) will require a bigger heel compared to a short lifter (again, assuming the smaller person has smaller feet).  With the SABO shoes you are getting a effective heel designed specifically for your size according to average anthropomorphic measurements.

The sole design on the SABO GYM is similar to the Adidas Adipowers.   With a separate heel and forefoot section connected by a stability bridge that runs under the arches, the sole design ensures even distribution of weight and traction with the floor.

MAXbarbell also announced that they are also carrying another SABO shoe, an all-around flat/minimal-sole shoe called the "Deadlift".   This shoe was specifically designed for deadlifting, however the MAXbarbell found that they make an awesome generalist shoe to wear around the gym for when you don't need a heel.   The sole is flat and 2-5mm thick, with a sole pattern designed for traction.   There are two stability straps, allowing the lifter to fine tune lateral and ankle support depending on the movement they are performing.  This shoe is a great alternative to the flat shoes many use for deadlifting and general strength training, such as Converse Chucks, Otomix, etc.

MAXbarbell indicated that they will be offering their SABO shoes at special introductory pricing for a limited time.  They recommend that you check them out soon as their current stock is small and introductory pricing will be ending.  To learn more about the SABO weightlifting shoes ( and MAXbarbell go to their website:
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