The NBA Bans The New “Concept 1″ Shoes From Athletic Propulsion Labs That Claims To Instantly Increase Your Vertical Jump

November 3, 2010

How To Jump Higher

A new pair of shoes called “Concept 1′s” from a company called Athletic Propulsion Labs has been banned by the NBA.

These shoes cost $300 a pair and claim to increase your vertical jump by 3.5 inches or more, just by wearing them.

It’s supposed to make you jump higher by using a technology called “Load ‘N Launch”, a spring-like device installed on the soles of the shoes.

Now, this sounds fishy to me, so I did some digging, and found a cool video that puts the Concept 1′s to the test using real athletes…

Watch it, then share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Do you think these bad boys work or not?

By the way, APL was founded by 23 year old twins Ryan and Adam Goldston.

What’s funny is that their dad, Mark Goldston, was creator of similar technologies like Reebok Pump, LA Gear lights technology, and Reebok’s Hexalite.

Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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10 Responses to “The NBA Bans The New “Concept 1″ Shoes From Athletic Propulsion Labs That Claims To Instantly Increase Your Vertical Jump”

  1. Trevor Dog Says:

    I think these Concept 1′s are a little over rated by their company, $300 for a pair of shoes is a little pushy, and just because they’re banned from the NBA doesn’t mean they’re certified gold. The NBA wants the best out of their players, so why would they ban it? I say its because of promotional issues. The NBA probably doesn’t want another gap in their shoe market so keeping those twin brothers from getting endorsments is vital…however, i must say that last vid with the old guy and the 19 year old was kind of convincing, but I believe the video was made by the brothers


    • Dan Says:

      Hey Trevor.

      I also agree that they are kinda over rated.

      One thing though, is that the last section of the video was made by someone who works at Sports Illustrated, so it had nothing to do with the twins.

      What I really didn’t like about the video was that there was no firm conclusion whether these shoes work or not.


  2. paul scruggs Says:

    not totally convinced by that video


  3. james /taylor Says:

    I wonder if any effect or gain fades with use?


  4. Ronaldo Says:

    I’m curious, so how do i get a pair for myself to try, im an avg joe with a disability in my left ankle, which stops me from jumping higher, so if they work on me then they’ll work on anyone.


  5. Mike Says:

    Interesting concept, I would be curious to know if they work as well. There is an older product called Springback Insoles that claim to increase vertical leap by 1-2 inches when placed in the shoe. I have heard both positive and negative things about those. It would not suprise me at all if they do work, given advances in technology and such today.


  6. Irene Says:

    The thing is, if you believe it works, it will work.
    It is amazing how much the power of the mind/mental component effects your physical capacity.

    Just like the Powerbalance craze.

    Also this method of testing can be considered unfair because you practice with normal shoes FIRST then the APLs which essentially means that you are getting “practice runs” in normal shoes.


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