For those of you who are a little rusty on your terminology, weightlifting (one-word), refers to olympic-style lifts such as the snatch, the clean, and the jerk. Weight lifting (two-words), is another topic entirely, which will not be covered in this post.
The movements in weightlifting are highly specialized and extremely technical. They demand that the body achieve very specific positions and movement patterns. This being the case, they also require a very unique type of footwear.
The article below highlights the benefits of wearing a weightlifting, or oly shoe.
If you’re still not convinced, think about it this way:
Would Tiger Woods golf in flip-flops? NO!!
Would Michael Jordan play basketball in work boots? NO!!!
I think you see my point.
So if you consider yourself a serious weightlifter, invest in a pair of weightlifting shoes and you’ll never look back.
Enjoy setting PRs!