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Old 08-04-2014, 06:11 AM   #1
Peter Möller
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Default How high can the heel get?

A year ago, I was working hard at improving my ankle flexibility after years of negligence. Around june last summer, my endeavor temporarily came to a halt, when I broke my right tibia and fibula about 10-15cm above my ankle joint.
Around september I could begin working on my joint flexibility again. At that time my right ankle joint was almost completely fixed.
After a year of doing ankle mobility stuff for 6-20 minutes every day, I´m now at a point where I need a 4.5cm block under my right heel (about 1.77 inches) to reach a full depth squat. I´m hoping, that if I keep working on the mobility I might someday be able to do a full squat barefooted. But for now, my question is if it´s possible to find shoes with that much heel elevation and if it´s even desirable (in health terms i guess) to squat with that much elevation?

Thanks in advance!
/Peter
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:50 PM   #2
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The Old Do-Wins had a 1.5" heel. AgainFaster's have a 1.25" heel.

Go look for some pictures of various Elite lifters. I've seen some pretty big aftermarket heels on some lifters shoes added on by a cobbler.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:49 AM   #3
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Thanks!
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