Tuesday, July 17, 2007
2008 Adidas Weightlifting Shoe ?
A Philosophy of Strength and Health weightlifting scoop!
Bud Charniga (link to his great site, Dynamic Fitness) gave me permission to post photos of the new Adidas prototype for the 2008 Olympics. Lou DeMarco looked pretty tough as he trained in them down in the NSCA exhibit hall!
The arch of the shoe is covered in a shiny metallic plastic. Bud said they've tried to increase the ventilation in the shoe, as it is anticipated that the competition and training halls in Beijing will be quite warm. And for whatever reason, people like to see that the heel is solid wood, so the heel is again exposed vs the adiStar/Ironwork. Note the single strap vs the 3-strap models currently being sold. Price will likely run similar to the current adiStar model.