Footwear Model Types

Notorious Lift currently produces 4 different models of footwear. While each model is designed to excel at providing you optimal grip, ground feel, and comfort during your lifts, each has different features that will appeal to different lifters. This short guide is designed to help you determine which model is right for you.

The Original deadlift slipper

Notorious Lifters Gen 2

This is the second iteration of our original deadlift slipper -- the one that started it all.

NLG2 features an ultra-thin, flexible and grippy sole that gets you as close as possible to the floor and maximizes ground sensory feedback. It is our most minimal, barefoot-feeling slipper designed to offer a good balance between minimalism, comfort, and grip.

Great for both conventional and sumo deadlifts, and for those looking for the most minimal and comfortable slipper available.

Make it even more grippy

Sumo Sole Gen 1

SSG1 was created in response to our community's demands for a deadlift slipper with even greater traction and grip compared to our original slipper, the Notorious Lifters.

It features our aggressive #noslipgrip traction pattern and a high side lateral wall to prevent spillage in sumo deadlifts. These two features combine with our dual straps to provide a locked in, ultra grippy slipper unlike any other product on the market. The sole is slightly thicker than the Notorious Lifters, but still extremely thin.

This model is very popular for those looking for the absolute best in grip and lateral support, such as wide sumo pullers.

Additional support

Sumo Sole Gen 2

SSG2 features the same great #noslipgrip sole used in our SSG1, but is constructed using our new custom-milled Durawoven™ upper, which gives the slipper a shoe-like feel.

This model features an internal heel cup for added stability and support over the SSG1.

SSG2 is great for those who are looking for the absolute best grip and side-wall support, just like the SSG1, but with added support more similar to a shoe, rather than a slipper.

foot-shaped wide toe box

Sumo Sole gen 3

SSG3 builds upon the success of our previous generations with a new foot-shaped wide toe box design, skidless herringbone traction pattern, upgraded heel cup, and supportive cup sole. The sole remains extremely thin, comparable to our SSG1 and SSG2.

The wide toe box allows you to properly splay your toes, which improves stability and allows you to generate more force, while the skidless herringbone traction pattern ensures you remain fully planted. Your foot rests "in" the cup sole, rather than "on," which allows us to create an effective sidewall that prevents lateral spillage without causing discomfort.

Aside from being our grippiest and most supportive model, it is our first barefoot wide toe box design, making this model optimal for all lifters. It excels for both sumo and conventional pulls.