36 best high drop training shoes

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    Reebok Legacy Lifter - WHITE/COBALT /ROSETT
    Reebok Legacy Lifter - BLACK/BRIGHT CYAN/MA
    Reebok Legacy Lifter - White Black Pewter
    Reebok Legacy Lifter - Blue
    Reebok Legacy Lifter - Coal Chalk Green Industri
    $200 $83 Save 59%
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    Nike Romaleos 3 - White
    Nike Romaleos 3 - VOLT/BLACK
    Nike Romaleos 3 - Black
    Nike Romaleos 3 - University Red/Black/White
    $200 $110 Save 45%
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    Reebok Flexagon - Cold Grey/Black/Neon
    Reebok Flexagon - Multicolor (Collegiate Nvy/Bunkerblue/Spiritwht/Vita 000)
    $80 $21 Save 74%
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    Nike Air Monarch IV - White
    Nike Air Monarch IV - Black
    Nike Air Monarch IV - White/Black
    Nike Air Monarch IV - White
    $65 $45 Save 31%
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“High-drop” refers to those training shoes that have a heel-to-toe drop of 10 mm or more. The drop, also referred to as the offset, is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot sections of a shoe.

Some people feel more comfortable using high-drop training shoes compared to low-drop or minimalist training shoes because they believe that the heel lift allows them to be more stable because of the change in the angle of the ankle. The slight elevation lessens the strain on the ankle which results in achieving a deeper squat. The sloping design also positions the foot to be ready to push off at any given time which is vital during sprints and plyometrics.

A high-drop platform can be found among workout trainers as well as in all weightlifting shoes with an elevated heel.

High-drop weightlifting footwear

Weightlifting shoes are a perfect example of high-drop trainers. The heel in this type of footwear is visibly more elevated than the forefoot as this section usually has a thin sole. The high heel changes the angle of the ankle allowing the wearer to squat deeper, feel planted on the ground during deadlifts and stable while performing cleans, jerks, and snatches.

High-drop workout shoes

These trainers usually have a thick midsole that attenuates shock during high-impact moves to keep the foot and the joints of the lower extremities protected. Compared to weightlifting shoes, this type of high-drop training shoes is more flexible in the forefoot to accommodate natural foot flexion needed for active movement.

15 best high drop training shoes

  1. Reebok Legacy Lifter
  2. Puma Ignite Flash evoKNIT
  3. Reebok Lifter PR
  4. Adidas Leistung 16 II
  5. Under Armour Commit
  6. Under Armour Commit TR EX
  7. New Balance 623 v3
  8. Nike Air Monarch IV
  9. Nike Lunar Fingertrap TR
  10. Asics Gel Quantum 180 TR
  11. Under Armour Charged Ultimate 3.0
  12. New Balance 624
  13. Reebok Flexagon
  14. New Balance 857 v2
  15. Asics Gel Craze TR 4
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Nicholas Rizzo

Nick is a powerlifter who believes cardio comes in the form of more heavy ass squats. Based on over 1.5 million lifts done at competitions, his PRs place him as an elite level powerlifter. His PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Forbes, Bodybuilding.com, Elite Daily and the like. Collaborating along the way with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.

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