Do Strength Shoes Really Help You Jump Higher?
Strength shoes have been around for over 30 years, however, their effectiveness has always been questioned. They are a special shoe made with a platform attached to the front soles that claims to improve your vertical as well as improve your speed. In this article you will find my strength shoes review and also if they are actually worth the investment. Do they actually really work or are they an injury waiting to happen?
When they first came out there was a University of Wisconsin study published in which athletes who wore the shoes over a ten week period did see an increase in calf size versus those who just trained with regular shoes. The question is "did the increase in calf size translate into a higher vertical?" The answer is yes. According to the study after 10 weeks of training, there was significant improvement in participant's vertical jump and 40 time in comparison to using regular shoes.
A more in-depth study was conducted at the University of Tulane in which 12 college student athletes followed the exact training regimen that came with the strength shoes over an 8 week period. After the 8 weeks there was a significant amount of difference in vertical jump and 40 time when compared to training with regular shoes. Another thing that did come up was that the shoes have the probability of increasing pain in your shin also known as "shin splints."
Based On My Strength Shoes Review, Are They Worth The Investment?
Strength shoes come with training videos and a training manual. If you are someone looking to increase your vertical or speed is this a good investment? I would say yes. They will take a little getting used to however at the end of the day they will significantly increase your vertical and speed.