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I was planning on buying the GSG9.2 boots based on great reviews, but really didn't want the tall. I had checked a couple of weeks ago (Early May, 2012), and noticed the desert boots, but at the time they were only in tan. I needed black because I am in law enforcement. I checked again at the end of May and saw they now came in black as well. I received them fast and have been using them for several days now. They are by far the most comfortable boot I have ever worn, and that's seven years in the army and 12 years in law enforcement talking. I usually wear inserts, but with these boots I didn't need to. I highly recommend them.
I'm really glad I bought these. I am not sure why people are saying they run narrow because I have a wide foot, and they fit me just great. Also, the sizing is true to any adidas shoe so whatever size you wear in any other adidas shoe, will be the same size you buy in these. They are also light enough for indoor, NO RUNNING, crossfit WODs. I can go from OH squats, Oly Lifts, to double unders, burpees, etc. I am glad I chose not to buy the reebok, hybrid shoe, the oly lifter. These are a great investment in the improvement of my weightlifting skills!
First off, I am a female and wear a size 8 (sometimes 7.5) in women's. I ordered a 6.5 as recommended and they fit perfectly! I have been having trouble with my squats since I started lifting one year ago. I have issues with leaning forward and not being able to get deep in the squat. I feel like these shoes have changed my life - after two weeks I hit a PR, my coaches say I have excellent form and I have confidence going up to the rack. I will say that my feet are fairly narrow and these fit like a dream - so wider feet may have some difficulties. I also wish they were lower in price but to me it is worth the investment.
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.
I have worn these these slides for 4 years. The velcro on my oldest pair finally gave out. I could not find them in local stores, so I actually glued them! I am so happy to see them on this site, and am ordering two pair. I almost ordered a size 8, but realize that the 2 pair I have are size 7, so I recommend ordering a size smaller than you normally wear.
It's Thursday evening, I'm sitting in my room and have just ordered these shoes, i'm excited. I go on about my business and the only downside with the whole experience was it took longer than their 3-5 working days delivery estimation. I understand this is an estimation, however I came home from work everyday only to be disappointed it hadn't arrived. But, finally they arrived. I tore through the packaging like a raging bear through the wilderness chasing it's prey. Then Bam, I hit bedrock. There they were in all their beauty and splender. I instantly strapped them to my feet and air squatted til I couldn't no more. ( Good thing is these shoes just make you want to squat. ) I'm not an expert by any means when it comes to weightlifting shoes, but these puppies were nice, especially for what I want to use them for, which is why I didn't splash out a little more for a more expensive pair. They feel solid, but you can still walk around in them, without looking suspicious. They feel great wearing them, I purchased a size 11, however a friend of mine let me try on his 10's and whilst they felt tighter, I probably couldn't have squeezed into those for my particular sessions. And so for long term use, I thought I would go for 11's just to be comfortable - but that's not saying i'm walking around in a pair of slippers, these puppies still feel good. That leads me into my first workout with them, I decided we'll put them to the test with power cleans. They instantly felt good. I don't know if it was the shoes, or the excitement the shoes brought, but I managed a new PB in both cleans and front squats. I was like you, who I probably imagine are trolling through the comments section because you really want to buy a pair but you're just not sure if you should pay splash out the dolla, so you're looking for someone to convince you. Do it. These shoes are perfect for the keen, enthusiastic gym goer, like myself, who is messing around a lot with power movements and Olympic lifts. In saying that, I'm not throwing around massive numbers, or squatting with big big weight myself. But Put it this way, if you squat, clean, or snatch - get these shoes. Many people will tell you that they aren't necessary, and that it's all about your form, not your gear. Whilst I completely agree with the form statement, doing those particular movements in a pair of running shoes, defeats the whole purpose. Running shoes are designed to absorb impact and absorb pressure. If you're trying to rip a bar to your shoulders you want all of the power you're generating to go straight to a solid surface. And as far as the barefoot argument goes, you'll be able to stay more upright with a bar on your back/shoulders and sit into the squat more if you're heels are risen slightly above your toes, than you would if you're foot is flat. The people who really want to get you down are the people who couldn't justify the purchase and/or have the money, they will tell you well it's false gains etc, help from gear. At this moment you should just leave their company as they talk absolute madness. Just because you put these shoes on doesn't mean you're going to hit serious numbers, let's get that'l straight, but like the title suggests, they promote better form, which in turn will help you hit bigger numbers. As I say, I'm no expert. But if you're toying with the idea, if I was you, ( which I was ) I would give them a go. Happy lifting x
Nice shoe. I have been using them happily for squats, OHP, and deficit DLs. They are comfortable, stable (although I am only 125lb so not squatting massive numbers), light in my gym bag, economical, and even get compliments for their appearance. A note on size for any other gals purchasing this shoe: I'm a woman's size 8 and got men's size 6.5 as recommended on a lifting forum and they fit like a glove. The men's size 7 which I "should" be per the sizing chart would definitely have been too large.
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.
Bought this shoe for my weightlifting workouts. Used them today for squats and I was very impressed. I can get to parallel with normal shoes. With these I got significantly lower than parallel. After the workout my quads were extremely sore. This shoe puts a lot more emphasis on them. Previously the only way I could work them that hard was to pre-exhaust with leg extensions and then squat. Haven't tried on deadlifts yet.. Not sure the raised heel will be as beneficial as with squats. And while the price is high, the materials are premium grade, so it's worth it. The shoe is very focused and pure so should only be used for weightlifting.
These slides are as advertised - ultimate comfort. They are cushy and the rubber that wraps the top of your feet is very soft. These slides are so adicting that you don't want to take them off. One word of caution there - I did wear them once for an extended period of standing (concert) and that was a mistake. Although they have incredible comfort, the support isn't there for standing or walking for hours and I ended up with sore feet. For shorter periods, lounging, the pool, etc,, you can't beat these. Would love to see more color choices or the ability to buyer define.
Honestly. I never do reviews. They're a waste of time. But I will for these babies. If you wanna SKWAAT some heavy weight (I would like to swear here but I'm kinda mature now) then these are the shoes for you. Leave your Nike frees in your gym bag, whip out these bad boys and hit some ATG. (Solid base. Metatarsal strap is nice. Great looking shoe. Etc). Spend the coin. Wait for UPS. Receive package. Unbox. Skwaat. Go home. Eat. Sleep. Gains.
Obvious negative, you better not be in a rush when entering or exiting this boot. It's a long process. That's about it for negatives. On the plus side they are the most comfortable pair of boots I have ever worn. I've been driving manual trans. cars for 15 years, and never felt comfortable wearing winter boots cause they don't allow ankle articulation. But these are amazing, I can run comfortably, bend low to the ground to pick-up/play with my son, and very comfortable when working the clutch on my car during aggressive driving. (haven't worn boots in years cause of this, never got used to it I guess) Would easily get 5 stars if they were easier to get on/off. Also I would suggest a half size larger than your normal. I usually float between a 10 and 10.5, so I bought in 10.5 and it's a little snug, but I feel 11 would have been slightly to big. Hope this helps. Cheers
These are by far the most comfortable sandals I have ever owned. Wearing these is like walking on a cloud. They are so extremely soft and kind of mold to your feet after you break them in a bit. Another reviewer commented that they slide to the side as you walk, but as long as you adjust the velcro strap properly this really is not a problem. I own a ton of Adidas sportswear, but these sandals are what I love wearing the most. I also love the fact that they go with just about anything. You can wear them with athletic shorts, jeans, sweatpants, or anything else and they look fabulous. I am a guy and I own these in all of the colors they are available in including the pink and white and would not trade these slides for anything. If you are looking for an extremely comfortable, fashionable, and simply overall awesome sandal to wear all summer long DO NOT hesitate to order these!!!! I guarantee you will not be disappointed!!!
I have owned 6 pairs of the GSG9's over the past 4 years. You may see this as a negative, but I wear my boots everyday, 12 to 15 hours a day. Working as a police officer the boats have out performed any boot I have previously owned. I have always worn Addias, and I love the way they fit so when I went looking for an alternative to the brands I had previously been wearing I discovered these on the website. My first pair, on the first day, shocked me. They felt prebroke in, without the stiff resistenace I was used too. I got into a foot chase later that evening and scaled a wall with ease; and I mean ease. The grip was wonderful and the performance was nearly like a tennis shoe. Yes, I caught him. The wear and tear of the boot is excellant, but they breakdown like any boot would over continuous hard use. They remain confortable though, even with the abuse I put them through. The pair I am wearing right now, as I type, are beat up and in desperate need of a fire :) Hence my being on this site. If you are looking for a new pair of boots and wonder if these will do the job, trust me they have and they will. They are light, wear well, grip excellant and well they look great while your doing it. I hunt, hike, work in these boots. Take care!
For the last 6 months, I've been borrowing a pair of the older Adidas Powerlift shoes from my coach for lifts at the gym (cleans, snatch, front/back squats, presses). It was time to get my own. I went with the Powerlift 2.0 based on the reviews of others and the price was right for my budget. The biggest thing I noticed right away doing squats was the solid footing it gave me. I really liked the feel and felt like I was able to press though the heels effectively. I wear a size 11 in everyday shoes, but ordered a 11 1/2 in the Powerlift shoes and they fit well. I wold definitely recommend these shoes to anyone looking for a good lifting shoe.