The “Pendlay” branded line started when Glenn Pendlay, who began coaching Olympic Weightlifting in the mid-90’s, joined up with MuscleDriver USA founder Brad Hess to bring a new level of product development to Olympic Lifting Equipment. Their combined passion, knowledge, and commitment to the sport of Olympic lifting has transitioned to products that are designed with the Olympic lifter’s needs in mind.
The Pendlay weightlifting shoes are strictly weightlifting shoes, and not a hybrid cross-training shoe. This means that the shoes focus on stability and fit over the lightweight flexibility needed in a running shoe. Pendlay’s famous Do-Win fit. At a lower price point than many other weightlifting shoes, it is a great weightlifting shoe for those that are new to the sport.
The 2013 version of the shoe that is stocked on our site has not only an updated look, but also an improved sole that offers more durability and flexibility. The heel is 3/4th of an inch high, which is the most popular heel height for Olympic Lifting. The real leather and heavy duty black nylon mesh are designed to withstand the tough lifts that you do. The 2013 Pendlay Weightlifting Shoes still have the same Do-Win fit as the originals. We suggest that you size down by a half size from your typical running shoe size.