adiPower Weightlifting Shoes
So I've been "eye balling" these shoes ever since I seen them at the weightlifting competition at the Olympics. Reading nothing but good reviews. One fine day, my gf surprised me with these bad boys, and I've been obsessed ever since. They fit like my casual adidas, but a little narrower at the toe. But its not really a bad thing, cause the shoe locks you in. squats are cleaner, deadlifts feel amazing, and even casual workouts where your standing feel alot nicer. Little stiff to walk in, but that's the whole point, balance. Not a running shoe. Very solid, very stable, no wiggles on heavy weight, feel like rockstar.
September 7, 2012
Female review of the mens adiPower
This shoe fits perfectly. I wear a 9.5 in women's footwear, and was hesitant to go down an entire 1.5 in size (thought I may be better off just going down one size), but I listened to the recommendation and I am so glad I did. Ordered a size 8 - perfect fit, very comfortable. Allowed for a super stable squat, let me go deeper too. A solid shoe so far, quality appears to be there too. Very happy.
September 21, 2012
Well worth the money
I've been dealing with patella-femoral issues in my right knee for the past 2 years. I am able to squat almost 300 lbs without these shoes so doing basic physio exercises to rehab my knee were just not cutting it. From the 2 leg workouts I've done using these shoes I can already feel the difference in my VMO's contracting in both of my quads. Amazing product. I feel like I can finally get over this issue and get back to playing whatever sports I want.
January 2, 2014
First lifting shoe so cant compare it with any other out there.
The solid and elevated heal has forced me to lean forward when preforming my lifts making sure that my foot stays solid on the floor without the heel raising up. The support is great and even small things such as the grip on the tough making sure it doesn't slide around is what makes this shoe the best out there in my opinion.
Sizing: I am a size 8.5 running shoes will a little space at the end of the toe and ordered a size 7 because they did not have a 7.5. They are a little to small so only was able to try them once but will be exchanging them right when they get a bigger size so my toe isn't getting crushed. I recommend going half a size down at most or the same size if your shoes are already tight fitting as they are supposed to fit tight especially for powerlifting.
Customer service: Very fast to reply to email all were within 24 hours and shipment was in 3 business days with standard shipping. Overall one of the best online purchases i have done. Return policy is simple best is to call and they will help you though it all over the phone. Gl picking your lifting shoe I am glad i picked this one.
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December 8, 2013
I have owned these shoes for four months and could not say anything negative about it. Well maybe the color could be less flashy but besides that, these shoes are perfect for weight lifting. The soles are flared, which is an upgrade from the older Adistars. This gives the lifter greater stability and thus results in less missed lifts. They are very robust and will probably last at least five years of abuse.
May 23, 2014
Great next step!
I have been weightlifting since I was in grade 5 and am now in grade 11. I used normal running shoes up until about 1.5 months ago, when I purchased the Adidas Weightlifting shoes.
Just 9 months ago I had surgery to get a fully reconstructed ACL from a rugby injury. I am now at the point where I have got back into leg exercises like front and back squats, and also exercises such as cleans, jump shrugs, and other olympic lifts. The last two months or so I have been progressing the weight I use a lot more. These shoes not only allow you to get WAY more power into these exercises (especially the squat) than any pair of normal shoes, but I find they also help prevent "knock knee" for me (knees forced inward when doing exercises).
I am very pleased with the shoes and am now squatting more weight than I ever have in my life, even before my ACL reconstruction surgery. These shoes are very beneficial and I strongly recommend them to anyone looking for the next step forward in their weightlifting training.
May 3, 2014
Amazing Listing Shoe
I was debating purchasing these shoes for a little while primarily because they are a bit pricey. Used the 15% off first online order discount, which helped some. I have tried the Nike lifting shoes and found them too wide for my feet, but these fit amazing.
I'm a size 9 women's shoe and ended up ordering a 7.5 which are a perfect fit.
Took a few sessions to break them in and my feet definitely felt that breaking in period, but nothing major.
Lifting feels amazing in these shoes. So much more stability compared to regular gym shoes, and allow for an instant jump in your max weight for pretty much all lifts.
If you are on the fence about whether or not to purchase these shoes, just do it, they are definitely worth every penny, and totally well spent!! You will not be disappointed.
August 16, 2014
They look even better in person
I purchased these as a gift for my boyfriend and was impressed when I took them out of the box. They are very attractive shoes. He was really stoked to receive them and said that they are comfortable and offer great support. They are firm and take some getting used to if you are used to walking heal to toe instead of midstep striking, and would not be good for cardio mixes, but he loves them for heavy lifting days.
November 26, 2014
LIght and stable
These are so much lighter than my other lifting shoes, without giving away any stability! Best shoes I have owned yet.
December 15, 2014
Extremely useful for serious lifters, best on the market
December 15, 2014