“It’s not about the shoes. It’s about knowing where you’re going, And not forgetting where you started. It’s about having the courage to fail, not breaking when you’re broken. Taking everything you’ve been given And making it something better. It’s about work before glory And what’s inside of you. It’s doing what they say you can’t. It’s not about the shoes. It’s about what you do in them. It’s about being what you were born to be.”
Are there such shoes that can increase your vertical? There are shoes that are called the APL shoes. These shoes are supposed to increase your vertical by 3-4 inches. Can these shoes really do that? Well I believed that they could but after doing a little bit of research I changed my mind. Thanks to http://verticaljumping.com. Vertical Jumping put these shoes to the test and they found out that these shoes don’t really increase vertical. According them these shoes are heavy and they make you run slower. Here are the two video tests they did:
These APL shoes are made by a company called Athletic Propulsion Labs. The way they said these shoes work is they have spring-like "Load n' Launch" gizmo in the forefoot and that is what is supposed to make you increase your jumping ability. These shoes are banned in the NBA. I don’t know why the NBA would ban them because they don’t really increase vertical, they make it worse.
If I were you I would not get myself a pair. But if you would like a pair then you can get one at http://www.athleticpropulsionlabs.com/. These shoes you used to cost $300. Now you can get yourself a pair for only $175 dollars. They decrease the price because now people know these shoes actually don’t work. They are a fraud and you should not buy them. Michael was right, its not about the shoes my friend.