Shoes For Kettlebell Training

Paul Gonzalez
• Thursday, 21 October, 2021
• 7 min read

I’m not here to convert anyone in what I believe is the best for the body and performance, I know that everyone has their own beliefs and opinions, and that’s perfectly fine. Let’s dab a bit more into GS and throw some ideas and opinions around.

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When the heel comes off the ground to push the kettle bell into the air, the ball of the foot remains connected longer without shoes, thus being able to produce more power, and the toes are utilized for balance. With shoes, due to the stiffness of the sole, the ball of the foot comes sooner off the ground as the heels are lifted.

When receiving the kettle bell in the drop, one can lift the heels off the ground with just the ball of the feet remaining connected while spreading the toes to provide better balance. No matter how flexible the sole of the shoe, no sole is as flexible as no shoe, now, think about how the heel comes off the ground during the lift, with no shoes it will allow the foot to bend easier, allowing more force to be generated through longer connection from part of the foot to the surface, thus generating more power for longer (even though we’re talking milliseconds).

Do we need to slam our heels like we just don’t care, or is there actually a possibility we can jerk high reps with a controlled return to the ground? They cramp your toes together, remove or limit the use of them, make your feet weak by limiting the movement and absorbing impact/resistance that would normally make your feet stronger.

People are so used to it, it’s unusual to not wear shoes, and they just don’t question it. Because if they’re not, well, then their feet are probably weak and not used to ‘no shoes and might make their initial performance worse.

To me it all makes so much sense, it’s one of these things where you go “can’t you see it, can’t you see how the human body was made, and what negative impact shoes have on strength, flexibility and shape of your feet?”. The heel slam during the under squat with heavy weight is a problem, the sole of the shoe provides some relief.

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Let me clear something up, when I say no shoes, you might be picturing some hobo with filthy clothes, black cracked feet, and long toenails, but no. No shoes on in the house EVER, they stop at the door, bare feet or flip-flops in the house only, also keeps it nice and clean, no dragging in dog shit onto the carpet and other filthy crap from outside.

No shoes in the gym, unless I’m sprinting long distance or on a rough surface. As for fancy parties, the last time I went to a fancy party would be two years ago, I simply don’t do parties that require a suit in which my nuts are squashed, the shirt is so tight that it looks like I got ILS (invisible lat syndrome), I only go to places where I can dress and feel free.

One last fact, years ago when I had many issues with my feet it was recommended to me to wear insoles/orthotics for the plantar fasciitis and pronation, ooh my what an uncomfortable period of time that was walking on those orthotics, and what an expense for some plastic. It did absolutely nothing for me, orthotics are the biggest waste of money ever, they don’t get to the root cause of things, which is a weakness.

Here’s where it ends, most of the GS stuff I touched upon is based on beliefs, common sense and ingrained customs, until the day that research is done with a large test group of similar strength, endurance, and mental toughness, it’s all just talk and you decide what you believe and use. Taco Fleur Russian Gregory Sport Institute Kettle bell Coach, Caveman training Certified, IFF Certified Kettle bell Teacher, Kettle bell Sport Rank 2, HardstyleFit Kettle bell Level 1 Instructor., CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Judges Certificate, CrossFit Lesson Planning Certificate, Kettle bells Level 2 Trainer, Kettle bell Science and Application, MMA Fitness Level 2, MMA Conditioning Level 1, BJJ Purple Belt and more.

Manufactured with a lightweight concept in mind together with the quality lace-up design that was featured offer your foot is therefore guaranteed with an unforgettable secure fit. Full-grain leather that was used as the upper is also breathable to ensure that your foot is protected from foot fungus.to execute a quality and a safe kettle ball shot consider piking shoes that have trod sole like adidas samba kettle bells.

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Tread sole that was featured by adidas samba is responsible for a comfortable and slip-free ride. Quality power heel which was featured is 100% responsible for keeping your foot from extra pressure and heat generated when lifting heavy kettle bells sport weights.

Synthetic sole Rubber toe cap Stripped back mesh Sprint all out If you are a beginner looking for a quality shoe that is 100% compatible with kettle bells throwing, lifting or swinging classes then this Cross Trainer from Under Armor is an awesome pick for you this training season.

With a shaft that only measures mid-top from the original arch ensure that throughout your kettle bell class slip-free and comfortable ride will be guaranteed. The durability of this kettle bells class shoes is very amazing as 100% abrasion material was used as the upper.

Whether lifting or throwing kettle bells the zero-gravity feel offered by this pair of footwear was made possible by the manufacturer after integrating UA Hour which is a technology-based cushioning feature. During kettle bell lifting classes the dual-density midsole trick which was featured takes care of shock and impact generated thus keeping your foot from heel and ankle pain.

With a breathable upper this Nordic Weightlifting Shoes is compatible with both male and female kettle bell enthusiasts. Feeling that you need to be convinced more to pick this Nordic as your preferred kettle bell sneaker well then, the 1 fully year product warranty from the sneaker manufacturer is enough assurance that comfort, stability and proper foot cushioning are offered in bulk.

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We found the Nordic as the idea kettle bell sneaker as air conditioning and secure fit are not compromised. Getting the right pair of shoes will make the exercise to be even more enjoying regardless of whether you will be swing, throwing, pressing, juggling or even moving kettle bells.since kettle bells are 100% portable they can, therefore, be incorporated in different athletic and sports hence going for a multipurpose pair of shoes will work great.

For a more comfortable ride consider going for shoe brands which are designed from a dual-density sole material.to ensure that throughout your kettlebelltraining sessions your foot will be offered with superior cushioning. When it comes kettle bells exercise comfort and performance are the main things that should never be compromised over other factors such as price or product availability.

Breathable shoes are also capable of keeping your foot fresh from bad odors causing microbe growth. Other kettle pairs of shoes worth giving a try include the- or the as they are backed up by a premium manufactures warranty.

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I have seen a lot of people on social media wearing weight lifting shoes when doing snatches, swings and other exercises. I have seen a lot of people on social media wearing weight lifting shoes when doing snatches, swings and other exercises.

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The majority of lifts drive through your heel into the ground, and you want something solid under your heel. The squishy heel of a running shoe can throw you off, dampen the heel drive, and at least once in my past surprise you (wore running shoes by mistake once) to the point of a mildly dangerous technique breakdown. The majority of lifts drive through your heel into the ground, and you want something solid under your heel. The squishy heel of a running shoe can throw you off, dampen the heel drive, and at least once in my past surprise you (wore running shoes by mistake once) to the point of a mildly dangerous technique breakdown.

Level 6 Valued Member Team Leader Certified Instructor @Wienerbroed I think you see a lot of people where those when they have lots of exercises that include a “double knee bend” or “second dip” to their movements, namely “GS style” cleans and/or snatches, as well as jerks.

A) Like the stability they provide B) Have ankle mobility issues and benefit from the shoe helping their knees move forward C) Feel more comfortable with a posterior weight shift (from their hips) when wearing a heeled shoe compared to bare feet One exercise I've always felt horribly awkward at when wearing We shoes is the Turkish Get Up.

They're designed to enable better dorsiflexion during squats, cleans, and snatches. When I train for gs I use Reebok lifters, but when I do HS I'll use those shoes I was born with.

Level 9 Valued Member Elite Certified Instructor The reason you'll find so few proponents of it around here is that Strongest is big on the concept of “rooting”.

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In this you feel your feet strongly against the floor or ground, deliberately connecting by grabbing the ground with your feet or using a slight outward turn to “corkscrew” the feet to the ground, and/or a “static stomp” before something like a pistol squat or sometimes before a press... all to increase that direct connection with the ground and ability to produce force against it. I have seen a lot of people on social media wearing weight lifting shoes when doing snatches, swings and other exercises.

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