Posted by Owen Hubbard on
Deadlift slippers have been around for years but never really changed, but why do we use them? Deadlift slippers are used all over Europe, from France to Italy and in the UK. The reason I prefer a slipper to other “shoes” is they ensure you get as close to the floor as possible. Powerlifting is all about margins and if you can get the support from a shoe that also doesn’t raise you off the floor then this is a no brainer! A7 deadlift slippers for example have a 3mm sole meaning getting close to the floor is ticked off the list. The other dimension of a good deadlift shoe is stability.