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Can This Shoe Make You Jump Higher

Tremendous hype has been circulating on the Internet about a state-of-the-art shoe which claims to make you jump higher.  Do you guys remember a shoe which made headlines in the 90’s called The Catapult?  It was the LA Gear equivalent of Nike Air Jordan.  Now twenty years after, another shoe designed and released by Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) called Concept I, claims that it can dramatically increase vertical leap.

Yes! These are probably the best-looking basketball shoes I have ever seen. BUT….

The APL Concept I prides itself with their patent pending Load N’ Launch technology which allegedly makes you jump higher.  The principle behind the technology is that the “Load” phase  of the device “captures the maximum amount of energy from the compression caused by exerting pressure” while the “Launch” phase releases the energy captured through the propulsion stage to increase vertical leap.

In late 2010, the Concept I got a much publicized advertising boost when NBA Commissioner David Stern banned the use of the shoe in the 2010-2011 season “due to unfair advantage”.  The commissioner probably bought shares of APL stocks before announcing this.  Obviously, sales of the Concept I shoes shot through the roof. 

Let’s put things into perspective. Does it really work? I asked a friend who bought and tried the Concept I if the shoe can really increase vertical leap. I got a short and brief reply.  He said the shoe is no different from Nike, Adidas, or Reebok.  Don’t waste your money! He bought it online for $195. By the way, their initial price was at a whopping 300 effing dollars. Man! The most expensive shoes ever is the Nike Foamposite Pro which were priced at $180 way back in 1997.

As you can see, the hype surrounding the APL Concept I shoes have rapidly dwindled down.  They lowered their price from $300 to $195.  Sales probably dropped as quickly as it soared after David Stern’s announcement. Many of you came across this article because you want to be able to jump higher and dunk the basketball.  Sadly for you guys, as with all other things in life, there are no shortcuts and secrets on how to increase vertical leap.  All you have to do is follow the traditional way of exercising your leg muscles, follow a nutritional plan, lift weights to strengthen your core.  Hard-work and perseverance will play a critical role on how and when you will be able to dunk that basketball for the first time.


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