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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.
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
Just as you would expect from Adidas, this shoe is very comfortable. After going from running shoes to these I feel WAY more stable doing squats and deads. The fit is just right and I have somewhat wide feet. I really feel grounded when doing squats now. The heel wedge height feels just right. Since I work out at home on rubber flooring these babies will never leave the house and should last a long time as they feel to be very well constructed. By the way, I bought the red, white, and blue color scheme and they look great! If I did go to a gym I'm sure they'd be noticed :)
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.
I bought these for my fiance as a Christmas present. I took a chance & ordered these ones as they were half the price of others online. My fiancé is a bodybuilder & considering how cheap they are compared to others online - he absuloutly loves these shoes! They're not suitable to walk in (not even to the gym) unless you want to wear down the heel. The heel is a great advantage (so he tells me) as it gives you stability & firmness when deadlifting. By far the best present I could've ever got him. Great quality, very comfy, red/black looks great, excellent customer services & fast delivery. Very good value for money & NOT a cheap quality product.
I had been lifting with my chucks until I tried these on. Felt very solid and stable unracking from the squat rack. 3/4" heel is perfect for me in terms of not pushing my knee too forward. Good ROM throughout. Heel does not compress at all when I push down on it with my thumb. Overall a good purchase. Would recommend them.
Was skeptical at first but undoubtedly an awesome shoe for squatting. The flat sole and hard cuff on the shoe provide much appreciated stabilization for the knees under heavier loads. The grip is awesome, theres no moving them after you plant your feet. All around great shoe. My only complaint is that the picture shown doesn't accurately portray the shoe. The picture shows them having a solid red strap (I got the blk/red ones) but they actually have a pattern like the blue model.
I was looking for good Oly lifting shoes. These are a good starters for the price. I like the fact that they stabilize my feet a lot when I squat and then I can focus more on the power. I have tried doing Oly lifting in them and it helps there too. Gives me great stability. However I haven't been very confident about doing the split jerk in them. Its just that Im used to doing that in very flexible shoes. Also, I got one size smaller and they were too tight but then I was too excited and worked out in them anyways. Now that they've been broken into, This size feels perfect very snug and sturdy. I don't feel that its too tight anymore.
I think this is a good shoe, but I continue to form a more solid opinion on it as I workout in these. I have a video review of it with me working out in them on my channel as I form a better opinion of the shoe over other exercises.
I purchased two pair of the Powerlift 2.0 for myself and son a couple weeks ago. The order was promptly received and well packaged. The shoes arrived in perfect condition, and all that we expected. We have worn our shoes now for five workouts so far and love them. These are a perfect shoe for squats and general workout use. We purchased the shoes based on our dress shoe size and they fit perfectly. My shoes felt a little snug when I first wore them and thought I should have increased the shoe by a half size. My foot is a bit wide, his more narrow. However, the shoe will conform to your foot within a couple workouts so don't be concerned. I would highly recommend these shoes to anyone that trains seriously.
I checked these shoes out after looking at the adipowers. Definitely got what I wanted out of it for half the price! ( $100 vs $200) I am able to hit my depth on squats easier in my opinion. In addition, I feel my trunk is staying upright instead of leaning forward during heavier sets. So for the reason I bought them, very satisfied. ( before I wore chucks ) As for how it fits, my foot is between a 10 1/2 and an 11. My feet are WIDE. I went with the size 11 and it fits very well. No discomfort whatsoever after wearing for an entire workout. Very stable and by how it feels and looks, quality wise, these seem they will last a long time.
Most of these reviews are from crossfitters or people who used to lift with "gym" or running shoes. I have had the Reebok Oly shoes for about 6 months and loved them, since switching from my standard shoe. After having these, i like them a lot better than the Reeboks because it almost seemed as if the heel was too high on the Reeboks. Not by a lot, but the slightest bit. The Adidas are very comfortable and stable. Because you cant try these on anywhere, i was told to compare them to a standard Adidas shoe for size comparison. I had an 11 Samba, so i ordered a 10.5 in these. They would still fit well, maybe even a little better if i went to a 10. The colors look really cool, but i haven't had them long so im not sure yet about durability. But at $90, im not as worried. My Reeboks were $150 and the top of the shoe is pretty worn out after 6 months, the sole and heel are still in perfect shape. I would definitely buy another pair.
I used to wear any old regular pair of sneakers to the gym like most people. I don't have bad balance, but since using the Powerlift 2.0 I've noticed greater stability, not only in squatting, but everyday lifting at the gym. It has improved my stance, posture, as well as reduced jerking. Not only are they good looking sneakers, but they have helped me lift more as a result of the previously mentioned. For those who expect them to help with walking/running, these sneakers are not for that. Please bring an extra pair of sneakers and only wear these at the gym. As great as they look don't ruin your lifting sneakers by trying to walk/run or wear them on a regular day. Put them on in the locker room before lifting and take them off before leaving the gym. Thanks for another great shoe Adidas!
I wear a women's 11 and I initially got the men's 10, which was still too big. Men's 9.5 fit perfectly! I'm writing this review because I couldn't find any other info for women about what men's shoe size fit best with this particular shoe. The shoes fit great -- nice and snug -- and they feel solid while lifting. I have tight ankles, so I'm hoping to see some improvements in squat depth with these shoes.
This was my first pair of oly style lifting shoes and I instantly felt a huge difference in stability on my squats. With these I am able to hit atg depth with no problem. These things look amazing in person too. I got the blue ones and let me tell you they look way better in person, pictures dont do it justice. I personally like these 2.0 versions way better, cooler colors and style I think. I have a little bit wider feet than normal but these feel true to size and are nice and snug, not tight but really snug.