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SABO Heavy Duty
SABO Heavy Duty
SABO Heavy Duty
SABO Heavy Duty
SABO Heavy Duty
SABO Heavy Duty
SABO Heavy Duty
SABO Heavy Duty
SABO Heavy Duty
SABO Heavy Duty
SABO Heavy Duty
SABO Heavy Duty
SABO Heavy Duty

SABO Heavy Duty


Regular price $0.00 $134.99 Sale

Built on the SABO Deadlift PRO platform, the Heavy Duty are a step up in terms of stability and support. Durable strap, flat stable outsole, increased grip on the platform, a tight and close fit. They also have a strong back loop to make putting them on easier.  They also comes with two insoles: a denser insole to provide arch support and for competition, and a softer regular insole for comfort.

Please note - compared to the Deadlift PRO, the Heavy Duty have a more rigid outsole and a tighter fit. 

Main Features:
  • EU Sizing - Whole European (EU) sizes. No half sizes. If in-between sizes, we recommend sizing up to the next whole size. 
  • Anatomical shape - The shoe lasts have a natural anatomical shape and rounded internal heel bottom that securely envelopes the heel.
  • Two insoles - A thin, softer insole that provides a cover over the seams of the bottom sole.  And a denser, hard insole suitable for competition and provides better arch support. 
  • Heel height - All the shoes of the PRO Series have a small heel drop of 1 mm. This innovation allows for a cambered heel design, similar to the camber in snow skis, when the lifter’s weight is added to the shoe, the heel flattens distributing the weight more evenly, over a wider surface area. This provides a more planted feeling and better heel drive.
  • Toe box - Nice and wide to allow for toe splay.
  • Innovative outsole - Completely new shoe outsole is designed for perfect deadlifts, squats and almost any Heavy Duty lifting. It has some unique features:
    • durable but very thin, barefoot feel at 5mm thick.
    • non-compressible.
    • wider bottom provides extra support and stability.
    • high board in the heel and on the toe side for better foot hold, minimizing slipping and foot rolling. Superior sumo pulling performance.
    • spherical heel zone to improve weight distribution.
  • Grip - The design, components and pattern of the bottom sole are designed to get better grip, comfort, durability and weight transmission.
  • Wide metatarsal strap - 40mm on (sizes 40-47.5) / 30mm on (sizes 36-39.5). New durable velcro. Provides superior support locking your foot into position.
  • Synthetic leather upper - vegan-friendly.
  • The Heavy Duty is also exceptionally versatile and is perfect for squatting (if you need a flat sole) and bench press.  They are the ideal shoe for Strongman/woman training and competition. 
  • While these shoes look like they have a heel, they do not.  The appearance of a heel is due to the reinforced heel counter


How to find your SABO Heavy Duty shoe size

    SABO Heavy Duty shoes are built on the European size system and come in whole EU sizes only (no half sizes, size 36 - 47). The table below shows the conversion of European to US mens's sizes. Since every foot is three-dimensional and varies across many different areas (such as width, instep etc), conversion tables can only approximate your true shoe size. In general, the conversions below will give you about 7-15mm of space between the toe and the top of the shoe. For most people, this is ideal.

    EU US men's US women's
    36 4.5 - 5 women's
    37 5.5 - 6 women's
    38 4.5 - 5 6.5 - 7 women's
    39 5.5 - 6 7.5 - 8 women's
    40 6.5 - 7 8.5 - 9 women's
    41 7.5 - 8 9.5 - 10 women's
    42 8.5 - 9 10 - 10.5 women's
    43 9.5 - 10 10.5 - 11 women's
    44 10.5 - 11
    45 11.5 - 12
    46 12.5 - 13
    47 13.5 - 14

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Ronald Trigg
Great deadlift shoe

The best deadlift shoe period

Thank you for the review Ronald. Can you please email us at We are trying to get in touch with you.

Great shoe

Came from the original deadlift shoe. This show is better. If in doubt size up. I’m 9-8.5 and went with a 43. My oly Sabos fit as a 41.

Thach Chau
Shoes size

Not sure if it is appropriate to post this here.

I have been recommended this shoes by a friend who is a PWL Athlete.
I was wonder if I’m wearing an Adidas Ultraboost size 10 US, then which size of this shoes should I get?
Thanks alot.

If you usually wear size 10US, then I recommend size 43. If you sometimes wear size 10.5 US, then go with size 44, since they already fit fairly snug, it is better to err on the large side.


Great deadlift shoes. Stylish, durable, and functional. They also can make for great squat and bench shoe snow that they removed the ankle strap that was originally on the previous model of this shoe.


Best shoe especially for wide stance Lifts 💪🏻