Andreas Thorkildsen Javelin Shoe

Andreas “Thor” Thorkildsen broke several records in this innovative┬ájavelin shoe that features many unique features. We custom built the right and left plates so that each shoe would flex differently for its use during the run up phase. A power strap added support to this low shoe which allowed him more range of motion during cross over steps. The materials were chosen for their durability and then injected with a TPU to add even more abrasion resistance in the toe. This shoe proved so effective that sponsored Nike athletes wore it for practice. I worked with Andreas at his training camp in San Diego to develop this to his needs.