Check out these reviews and videos for the best weightlifting shoes that athletes are you.
You make the best choice of what you will lift with.
First off do you need a pair of shoes to knock around the gym or do you want something for competition?
Will you be doing heavy powerlifting or do you need something that you can run 400 meters with a CrossFit workout?
This will help you decide more which shoe is best for you.
Adidas Adipower review by JP:
Been using these for my squats and deadlifts.
I FU**ing love these shoes. I used to take off my shoes to lift so I would have a stable base but these red bad boys are a Godsend.
Do as the reviews say and buy the adidas Adipower shoe a half of a size smaller. If your are serious about your lifting then buy these shoes.
You can find them cheaper somewhere else maybe but I love Amazon’s return policies/customer service.
I would have given this shoe 5 stars had my order not gotten lost due to FedEx Smartpost and the fact that at $150 a pair they are expensive. Compared to the Nike, Reebok and Adidas alternatives though the Inov-8 Fastlift 335 Shoe are a bargain.
I’m a regular Olympic Lifter and CrossFit participant and these shoes offer excellent stability, fit, and drive through the bottom. After using the Reebok CrossFit Lifter for the past year these shoes are a marked improvement and seem to have been designed by someone who has actually lifted before. The offer more room in the toebox than the Reebok shoe and a better lockdown strap design. The one piece construction eliminates pinching and hotspots and these shoes are the lightest lifting shoe on the market.
Video Inov8 335 weightlifting shoe review
Seems to be well made, straps really sinch down on your foot, comfortable, 3/4 inch heel is just right, fairly light, good sole.
I don’t do crossfit so I can’t comment on running, jumping, etc in these.
For sizing, I wear 11 in Merrill running shoes, reebok nano’s, and Chuck’s. I ordered the Pendlay Do-Win shoes in a US 10.5.
Rogue Do-Win review by JT: I bought these shoes a couple years ago. I have pretty wide feet, so I would usually have to wear size 11.5/12 running shoes. However, I ordered a size(or 2) down ( to size 11) and it fits perfectly.
I noticed immediate results in my squat after acquiring these shoes–I used to lift in converse. I went from doing a 405lb back squat to 465lbs in a matter of a few months. It helps me so much with stability. One complain that I have is that the metal part that secures the straps around the shoe came off. Could be that the upper material is poorly constructed? Either way, I really like my pair of Do-Win weightlifting shoes. Two years later and they’re still very durable. I would not recommend them to be used for anything else aside from squatting (or any of the other oly lifts). Bring an extra pair of shoes with you when you go to the gym!
Asics Weightlifting Shoes review by Capt:
Kudos to Asics for recognizing the strength training market and not just releasing general purpose cross trainers. The ASICS Lift Trainer Shoe have a raised heel – not sure the height but more than 1/2 an inch – which is important to add flexibility.
I’m squatting around 370lbs at the time of this review and I find these to give a very solid base – much more so than Chucks. The product description lists cushioning but that’s only the insole which is very slight – not squishy like a cross trainer & very solid with 300+ lbs on my back.
The raised heel lets me get full depth for overhead squats and snatching with out losing my balance. I have wide feet the shoes were a little snug at first but they’ve loosen up. Asics make quality shoes and these not exception.
Video Romaleos vs Inov8 fastlift
I like the weight and I like that the Nike Romaleos 2 Power Lifting Shoes are really solid.
My low bar squats have never been so low and just had a new increase of 10% on my dead lift.
Also, these guys are very comfortable and they fit a wide foot well.
Adidas Adipower vs Nike Romaleos 2 Weightlifting Shoes Review
I use these all of the time. Superior comfort. Solid base for heavy lifting, and perfectly flexible enough to do Crossfit in absolutely.
Very stylish and made of fine leather.
The Reebok Oly Lifting Shoes feel really solid and do not feel like some cheap shoe by any means. Absolutely recommended by me.
No doubt one of the best if not the best that can be bought. Period.
I like this weightlifting shoe after trying on several pairs like the Nike Romaleo and Do-wins.
They just fit my feet and am very comfortable in the gym.
I want to make sure and buy an extra pair or Adidas Powerlift 2.0 Weightlifting Shoesin case they change the style.
VS Athletics Weightlifting Shoe review by Ace:
I’ve been using these shoes 2-3 times a week over the last 7 months for squats and deadlifts.
First of all, these shoes are ugly. Really ugly. My wife snickers every time I put them on. Anyway, the VS Athletics Weightlifting Shoe do what they should.
The straps secure my feet during heavy (for me) lifts, and the soles are sturdy and don’t compress under a heavy load. The straps were way too long and I had to trim them, but otherwise I have no complaints.
Except that these are really ugly shoes. Did I mention that?
I absolutely love the Risto Sports Rio Neon Weightlifting Shoes shoe!
It is comfortable and as stable as you could ask for when you are deep in a lift.
Other lifters in my gym that own these swear by them and my one buddy just bought another pair.
I have been lifting strong with this shoe and my back squat has gone up again.
Excellent. Shoes fit as expected , they give you great stability when doing overhead squats.
So far i like the Reebok Crossfit Lifter Plus 2.0 Training Shoes alot highly recommended.Very Sturdy. Helps my stance in squatting
Question: Do you have any info on the Anta lifting shoes? Check out the video below with info on Anta vs Romaleo IIs
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Question: Who makes the widest powerlifting shoes? Check out the reviews above as they all run different sizing.
Question: What about the Anta vs Adipower? Check out the video below.
Adidas weightlifting shoe reviews