The Otomix Stingrays are flat shoes with thin soles, and continue to be very popular among powerlifters and bodybuilders for exercises like the deadlift.
Otomix describes this shoe as a bodybuilding, gym, MMA and wrestling shoe. The build of this shoe makes it an ideal deadlift shoe. The shoe is very flexible and therefore suitable for CrossFit as well. You can also use this shoe for squats if you have enough flexibility and don’t necessarily need the elevated heel.
Shoe design / construction
The shoe has no elevated heel, no cushioning, and a thin rubber sole with good grip. Mechanically, these are the best possible characteristics for the deadlift. Because the soles on the Otomix Stingrays are thin, this shortens the range of motion in the deadlifts slightly, improving performance. Because there is no cushioning, no force is lost. The rubber sole provides a very firm grip on the ground, which is especially important in sumo deadlifts.
The shoe is made out of leather and synthetic textiles. The shoe is a high-top model, and gives support to the ankles. This is desirable in deadlifts. If you want to squat in these shoes, just skip the top most eyelets when tying your shoelaces so it doesn’t restrict ankle movement.
The (flat) in this shoe laces start low on the foot and walk far on top. This has the advantage that the shoe over the entire length to tie fixed as tight as is desirable.
The only thing missing on this shoe to make it the perfect deadlift shoe, is the metatarsal strap for extra stability. The only specific deadlift shoe that has a strap is the Sabo Deadlift Shoe.
Color and design
The shoe has a retro design, like almost all Otomix products. The shoe is available in black, blue, red, white, yellow, camo, blue/white/red, and green/yellow/blue.
The Otomix Stingray is relatively small. For most people, ordering half a size up from your regular shoe size results in the best fit. If you want them to be tight for the optimal performance you can order take the risk of the same size as normal. The shoe is normal in width.
Conclusion: great all-round strength training and deadlift shoes.
The Otomix Stingray is a great shoe for all-round use in the gym, and especially for deadlifts.
Where to buy?
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Any questions or comments?
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- Released in: ?
- Color options: black, blue, red, white, yellow, camo, blue/white/red, and green/yellow/blue
- Effective heel height: 0,00″
- Heel material: –
- Best suited for: Powerlifting, deadlifts
- Fit (overall): Fits small. Order half a size up.
- Fit (width): normal width