Powerlift 2.0 Shoes
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.
February 14, 2014
Not the shoe for me
In my collection, I have the Adipowers, Adistars 04, and Adistars 08. All of which are weightlifting shoes that I've used on average 5x a week for about 2.5hrs each time snatching and cleaning..
These new Powerlift 2.0 are not suitable on the platform. Probably better for, 'forging elite fitness' and kippings. The description is really lacking and they used the same words to describe the heel as the Power Perfect 2 #which are a good true Oly shoe# so I figured, they would be OK. Turns out, they're more of a hybrid Crossfit/Oly shoe. The heel is not dense and has quite a bit of flex. I will be sticking to my Adipowers.
Looks like Adidas is targeting the Crossfit crowd with this one and they should've included it in their description. I recommend the Adistars 08 as the best oly shoe.
On the plus side, they do look great.
June 3, 2013
great fit, stable
I was wary ordering shoes online, but I went ahead and took the chance- glad I did! I'm an 8.5 women's and the 7.5 men's fit perfectly. I haven't found them to help my squat too much (but, I'm on a cut, so mainatiang is good enough!), but I have noticed A huge difference in my clean and jerk and my snatch. I was slippery in socks, and felt grimey going barefoot, this solves my proplem!
January 15, 2014
Solid Lifting Shoe
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.
November 18, 2014
Awesome lifting shoes! I'm a female power & Olympic lifter and I find them very supportive, especially around the ankle. The raised heel makes for a just right fit.
November 19, 2014
Solid Lifting Shoes
I ordered these shoes online on a weekend. The arrived by Tuesday morning.
Pros: Very solid lifting shoe, with a good range of motion and solid heel support. Very stable. This is a very good beginner-intermediate lifting shoe.
Cons: Not the best shoes for running. The heel is a bit low - this might be a problem when you start dead-lifting over 400 lbs.
September 10, 2013
Don't use for non-lifting activities
This shoe is great for lifting. But after two months of crossfit-type activity, the sole started peeling off in the front of each shoe. I glued them back down, only to have them start peeling again in a matter of weeks. I think flexing the toe causes the problem. It's too bad, because otherwise it is a great shoe and feels great for all cross fit activities. Excellent grip on rubber mats.
September 21, 2014
great stability, but go half-size down!
this is my first lifting shoe
my ankle mobility was hindering progress on my squat (back and front)
these solve my ankle mobility problem and offer great stability.
really feel locked into the floor
make sure to go .5 size down as they run a bit big IMO
October 10, 2013
This was a great shoe. flat bottom with a lot of grip, sturdy, comfortable and well priced. Would definitely recommend!
May 2, 2014
Best adidas shoes ever!
Amazing shoes, highly recommended, every bodybuilder should get one of them specially if you do some squats!
November 19, 2014