SABO Slay (Black)
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SABO Slay (Black)
● Perfect all-round lifting shoe.
● Ultra-thin, flat minimal sole (2-5mm) allows you to feel the floor and minimises pulling distance.
● Soft rubber patterned sole provides exceptional levels of grip. Feel glued to the floor.
● Improved sumo pulling performance. Side support and ridges on the outsole minimise slipping and foot rolling.
● Barefoot feel. Soft and flexible materials. Exceptionally comfortable.
● Super lightweight - size 42 weighs only 210g.
● Breathable mesh & synthetic suede - vegan-friendly.
A question we are often asked | How does the SABO Slay compare to the SABO Deadlift? Which one should I choose?
The key similarity between the SABO Slay and the SABO Deadlift is the sole. Both share an ultra-thin (2-5mm) minimal sole that is flat. This makes both shoes ideal for deadlifting. Many other lifters also use them for squats, bench and other lifts. The sole on the SABO Slay is softer and a touch grippier than the SABO Deadlift. If you are considering the SABO Deadlift then rest assured, the sole is still very grippy! The sole on the SABO Slay is also stitched.
The SABO Deadlift features metal reinforced eyelets for the top section. It also features metatarsal and ankle straps which provide superior support. The metatarsal strap in particular helps lock your foot into position.
In summary, the difference in performance is marginal. If you are a powerlifter then we recommend choosing whichever shoe you prefer. For those looking for a good all-round shoe for lifting then opt for the SABO Slay.
Sizes are Russian so please measure your feet and check which size you should need on our size guide page. Please contact us if you need any help or advice.
Really comfortable and feel good when deadlifting, and other weight training. Important to get sizing right and Emma was really helpful advising me. Thanks guys. Love the colour!
Thanks for your review Linda. Enjoy your SABO Slay shoes. Happy training!
Great stable flat sole for deadlifts and squats, they have a good low to ground connection for driving with the heels.
They are describes as the grippiest soles Sabo have to offer, though the grip was not suitable for heavy prowler press, especially with a low to ground grip. They slid on the track with only 125kg loaded and the rubber soles started to disintegrate on the track upon first use.
Can't really fault them for this though, this sort of movement is not what they were designed for, and they performed well for standard weightlifting activities.
Thanks for your review Phill. Sorry to hear that the soles were not quite as grippy as you would like, but I hope you will still enjoy them. Happy training!
These things are just amazing, staying tight to the floor for my lifts has always been an issue so having something which not only helps with that but also makes it pretty much like being glued to the floor does wonders.
I have yet to use them in a proper gym but once i do i will be back to edit my review but so far their use has been top notch and i definitely recommend them to anyone needing that little bit of stick to the floor.
Thanks for your review Luke. So pleased to hear that you like the SABO Slays. Happy training!
Nice shoes for deadlifting, light and comfy, excellent customer service from 9for9, a bit more of a personal touch than you get with most fitness companies!
Thanks for your review and kind words Dan. Enjoy your SABO Slays. Happy lifting!
New blue boots a change from red. Brilliant item as usual. Great service that you always get from Emma and Darren. This is the second pair of these boots we have bought super boots. Fancied a change of colour. Hopefully use in comps next year. COVID willing.
Thanks for your review Judith. Hope you are all well. Fingers crossed that comps will resume this year!
Bought them a year ago and still holding up. Use them for everything. Only once for squats and felt closer to the ground that's for sure. One of the insoles moved inside the shoe and would come off when taking them off so just replaced both. Overall a good deadlift shoe.
Thanks for your review Ricardino. Enjoy your SABO Deadlifts. Wishing you all the best with your training.
(PS. the SABO insole is very thin and can move around for some; if it does you can use a strip of double-sided sticky tape to keep them in place... although I see you have replaced them and have resolved it that way).
Bought for my daughter in size 37. She is a size 4 and they fit perfectly. She is very happy with them. As always great service and delivery.
Many thanks for your review. We are pleased that your daughter likes the Slays and that they are the perfect fit. Take care and stay safe.
By far the best all round lifting shoes I have ever used. They have a great grip and I have never had any risk of slipping when lifting. The thin sole makes them great for deadlifts, and I have squatted 200kg using them with no issues. Very comfortable shoes and I wish they would keep making them.
It is great to hear that you like the Sabo Slays Samuel. We are pleased that they are assisting with your deadlifts and squats.
I deadlift conventional and I immediately noticed a lot more comfort and especially and importantly stability in the heel for good drive compared to my lousy old deadlift shoes which I now know were all over the place! I did originally order Russian size 37 because I have Sabo Powerlifts and they are perfect with nice room in the toe-box which I like. When I tried the Slays on my toes were right to the end so they had to go back and be exchanged for 38 which are perfect. Thanks for the speedy turnaround service Darren and Emma and always the lovely personalised note and Haribo! You Rock!
Thanks for your review Charlotte. Enjoy your SABO Slays! Happy lifting.
Amazing shoes just round up if you’re between sizes. I’m usually a 10/10.5 but got the Russian 45 and they’re a tight (but comfortable fit) probably spot on
Thanks for your review! We hope you enjoy your SABO Slays. Wishing you all the best with your training.