Lock and Load
THE UPPER IS CONSTRUCTED FROM DURABLE SYNTHETIC MATERIALS THAT ARE ULTRA-SUPPORTIVE WITH INTEGRATED LACING AND TWO LARGE VELCRO BAND CLOSURES THAT KEEP THE FOOT LOCKED IN PLACE.
INSIDE THE SHOE, ELASTIC HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE TOP OF THE SHOE TO FLEX WITH THE TENDONS OF THE FOOT DURING THE SNAPPING “TRIPLE EXTENSION” MOVEMENT OF THE CLEAN AND JERK.
A CONTOURED, THERMOPLASTIC WEDGE IN THE SHOE’S HEEL THAT SUPPORTS THE FOOT BY BEARING AS MUCH WEIGHT AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT ANY COMPRESSION.
IT’S AN INNOVATION THAT REPLACES THE STANDARD WOODEN HEEL WEDGE THAT WEIGHTLIFTERS HAVE BEEN USING SINCE THE 1960’S
50 grams lighter and more flexible in the forefoot.
We have reduced the weight of the shoe by over 50 grams compared to the Romaleos 1. Additionally, we’ve made the forefoot substantially more flexible. You still aren’t going to run a 400 in these shoes though! For Oly lifters, especially lighter athletes, you will really feel the added flexibility when you make your split in the Clean and Jerk.
Here is a nice clip showing the heritage of the Nike Boxing boots. The inspiration for Nike Boxing Footwear is the light, fast fighter. The Nike Machomai and the Nike HyperKO feature lightweight materials, that breath well and provide excellent traction in the ring.