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I have incorporated squats into my leg workout every week but my technique has always suffered. After having reviewed a tutorial on Youtube, I took the plunge and bought the proper footwear for doing squats and the proper waist belt. I haven't looked back. The proper equipment helps to attain the proper technique. These shoes are a necessity to all who aspire to get the best out of their squat.
I've only had a few work outs in them but so far they are fitting and working great. No issues with manufacture can be found, no loose threads or mis-aligned parts. I wear a US 11D and these fit me very well. As you expect, these are Very Supportive from heal to ball of foot but do allow comfortable flex at the ball of the foot for OLY lifting.
I have read it runs narrow, and did notice this a bit in the toe box, but not for long. Once I wore it around and tightened the strap around the back of the foot, it no longer felt tight, but rather secure. I use it primarily for squats and overhead press, and it's fantastic. I can walk around the gym fairly comfortably, it's stable and non-compressible, without being too heavy. I haven't tried the Romaleos, but am very satisfied with this shoe.
After having worn these for about a year I cannot imagine anything else being better. At the very least the bar has been set pretty high. The stability with these shoes when catching weight is second to none.
My husband really likes these shoes. He was weightlifting with his crossfit sneakers and he says that they make a big, big difference. He definitely recommends them and says that he would buy another pair in a different color
First pair of lifting shoes. Fit true to size. Very comfortable. Sturdy in heel especially noticeable when squatting, also in military/push press yet enough flex to walk around gym without issue. No real grounds for comparison but very happy overall with shoe.
Overall, the heel adds a great benefit. Pro: - good style -big heal - solid sole and nice strap Con: - laces don't pull tight enough - I have wide feet, went a half size up. Still not wide enough -gel layer on tongue tore within first week; not sure what the purpose of that layer even is
Judging the size of these shoes before lifting in them will only make you paranoid you bought a small shoe. At home I thought I should have gotten a .5 to 1 size larger. However, in the gym and lifting they were extremely secure and confident. Very happy with them.
If you're at all serious about your squatting, these shoes are what you need. Feels amazing, allows for a very smooth movement. Only issue I had is that they're slightly more narrow than they appear in the photos. I expect them to expand a little with time, as with most shoes. If you're on the fence with these, you can feel comfortable taking the plunge.
my buddy has had these shoes for awhile now and recommended them for squating. As someone with low ankle mobility this really helped me get low in my squat while still maintaining control. I bought it for like 93$ with tax so you can't really get a better deal then that.
It's my first pair of lifting shoes. Always lifted with Chuck or barefoot. I am a recreational lifter, performing Starting strength style training in my home gym. Very impressed of the difference these shoes make in stability and support. I first thought these shoes will be overkill for my usage but pull the trigger on the purchase when they got on sale. I should have bought these shoes a while ago! I ordered the same size as my running shoes as other reviews said they were narrow. This size is perfect for me... no real confort but it was expected for these type of shoes and their purpose. These are weight-lifting shoes only. Don't assume you can perform other activities with them. Even walking take a while to get used to them.
Bought these shoes as my first weightlifting shoe. Thought I had made a good pick considering they felt great when I trained. Problem is literally one month after I started wearing them, the plastic part in the heel of one of the shoes got a crack in it. Overall, had potential to be a great weightlifting shoe, but apparently the quality just isn't there. Disappointed.
Picked up these shoes on sale for $86 from Adidas which is a great price for these shoes! Good quality shoes for the price! They fit quite narrow which is good for my narrow feet. I have to say I still really like my 2008 Adistar lifting shoes best of all! Please bring these back Adidas!
Use these primarily for squats. Coming from lifting bare-foot, I feel the slight raised heel engages the quads more and locks my feet in place. However I get less ankle mobility and can't squat as deep.
I've been a lifter for years, doing everything from squats to cleans. I had no idea what I had been missing out on until I got these shoes. The stability gives immense confidence in all your lifts and helped improved form issues I never knew I had.
My squats and deadlifts are perfect using these shoes. They are obviously for weightlifting, so walking around in them is slightly awkward, and they are somewhat tight at the point where the top of my foot meets my shin, but not TOO uncomfortable. You need rigidity for weightlifting, and for that purpose these shoes are excellent.
I've been CrossFitting for 4 years all have been told many times to buy a pair of lifters... well I finally did and I'm very happy with them. They take some time to get used to (not brand specific) but hold my feet in place and help me land heavy lifts. As I've never owned another pair, I can't compare them to anything else but Adidas is the leader in weightlifting gear.
Awesome shoes for exercises that require ankle mobility. My go to pair when squatting, overhead pressing, and rowing (helps with setting up in starting position). Also, really stable compared to my old chucks and doesn't collapse or compress when moving your feet side to side.
I bought these after seeing a number of pros wearing them, and reading rave reviews online. The shoes have helped me hit new PRs on my squats, thanks to the raised and rock solid heel that provides great stability.
If your on the fence about buying these you need to jump I've been researching shoes for months and I can honestly say these are the best thing I've bought for myself in a long time, paired up with some knee sleeves my workouts have been phenomenal.
Perfect for squats, very grounding shoes. Feel like they will last a while. Can't wait to use them more. Wish there were more colour options. Also having more options for women- that consist more than pink or purple.
I've been squatting in new balances for the past 3 months and let me tell you the huge difference these shoes made for me. The stability I feel on my walk out alone makes them worth it but also they just feel so stable and solid when your going A.T.G. Also the raised heel helps me a lot bc I have ankle mobility issues I've been working on but I don't have to go as wide as I normally do anymore bc my heels not coming off the ground anymore with this shoe. Overall I guess I love them and would definatly recommend them to others o think I'm gonna get the more expensive lifting show by adidas bc of how much I love these cheaper versions.
I have had two pairs of these shoes (white and black and the red and black) in the past 14 months. With both pairs the torsion system cracked which led me to place a quality claim the first time. I was given a gift card to purchase the red and black ones no questions asked which was nice. I am now in the process of doing the same thing with the red and black ones. These ones lasted a little bit longer than the first pair, but not by much. It doesn't seem like too many people have had this issue but I do advise any avid weightlifter to check there torsion system on a regular basis. I do not do anything out of the ordinary for what these shoes are designed for. I train 4-6 times a week and compete on a regular basis. I understand these may be cheaper to manufacture compared to the 2008 ADISTAR with the wooden sole but those shoes were a far superior product compared to the new style. Even if the wooden sole shoes were a bit more expensive I would pay for them! Trust me when I say the die hard weightlifters would also pay a little more for something close to the old style. Please take this into serious consideration!
i bought these shoes twice already, I generally use them twice a day because of my high demand of training, however both of my pairs of shoes ripped in the same spot by my pinky toe. i dunno if im just getting unlucky or just weak material but really with they would re-enforce that area somehow. nevertheless great shoes gonna have to wait for next pay check to get another pair.
Adidas do make a narrower show but weight lifting shoes should be tight so your feet don't move around in the shoe. These are not for cardio these are for squatting. Only get these if you know you're gonna be squatting regularly. These helped so much I didn't even have to warm up to squat to depth it just came naturally and easily and since I'm not worry about keeping my balance or going to depth I can focus on moving the weight. If you're having trouble finding your size on here try ordering from another store.