Weightlifting equipment can often be very expensive, however when taken care of and not abused it will last for a long time. The most common piece of weightlifting equipment people know of from Olympic weightlifting is the shoes that Olympic weightlifters wear. The shoes are a vital piece of equipment that everyone who practices the lifts should own. Other important pieces of weightlifting equipment are the specially made bars and bumpers and the platform which lifters compete or practice on. There are various manufacturers of weightlifting equipment ranging from Werksan, Eleiko, Adidas, and to other lesser known brands. This section will help a lifter find out more information about weightlifting equipment.