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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 188 reviewers.
Men's adidas Training Shoes
adiPower Weightlifting Shoes
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing stability 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. July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome! 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! December 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great lifting shoes! This is my first pair of lifting shoes, so I don't really have anything to compare them too, but the Adipowers are awesome. I got a half size down, so they felt really snug when I first put them on, but after my first day squatting with them they broke in and are extremely comfortable. Definitely helped with my footing/stability on snatches, clean/jerks, and squats. Quite pricey if you are just looking for a squat shoe once a week, but definitely a good investment if you plan on doing any olympic lifting. Just like all adidas shoes, they are a little narrow, so keep that in mind when ordering. All in all a comfortable, well built, badass looking shoe. April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wide feet For anyone reading this who has wide feet and isn't sure about getting these shoes, just get them! I have pretty wide feet. Generally narrow shoes don't fit me good but these feel fine. You're not going to be walking in them that much anyway. Just putting them on at the gym and choking them tight before a lift. btw I'm also not even an oly lifter. I'm a powerlifter. My lifts have gone up since I started squatting and deadlifting in these shoes. I actually also bench in them. I used to be an up on the toes bencher but I've recently switched to a flat foot and the raised heel improves my leg drive. April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Big Boy Shoes I have been weightlifting for a little over a year and decided it was time to step up to a boy shoe. I started off in a pair of Adidas Powerlift trainers, and they were nice but I knew there was something more to be had. I told myself that once I hit a 200 pound snatch that I'd treat myself to a new pair of shoes. Thankfully that time came almost at the same time as my Tax return. Enter the Adipower's. They are fantastic, I am currently getting in 370 reps per week of snatches/cleans and jerks/squats/pulls in them and they are super comfortable. They took me a night to break in, and now it feels like I've been wearing them for a year. Highly recommended. April 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing O-Lifting shoes I have a great pair of O-Lifting shoes and didn't need these, however, when I saw them on the Rogue Fitness website, I couldn't resist. I am so glad I got them. They are impeccably made. The materials are great and they are solid. The neoprene under the tongue keeps the foot in place and the power strap locks the foot in tight. The sole maintains contact with the ground and the heel plate is rock solid. Everyone at Aspen CrossFit loves them when they see them. I recommend them to all our athletes. Get them before they sell out!!! You won't be disappointed... February 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by best leg shoes ever I do not do super heavy squats. Max around 315lbs to preserve my back but I will occasionally leg press 800+. Most days I will do 500+ reps on the leg press machine and the bottoms of my feat and ankles just ache. These shoes are amazing. The support is perfect and the pain were gone instantly. The muscle isolation is just superb and allow the muscles being worked to go to complete exhaustion without blowing a hip flexer first. lol I never thought that shoes could make that much of a difference, and this may sound like a lot of money, but if you enjoy working out then this is money well spent and you will notice what I have shared on day one. ENJOY!!! February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Shoes I previously owned a pair of Do-Wins and since I have relatively narrow feet, never really felt as stable as I thought I should be in oly shoes. I received the shoes in exchange for training a client of mine so I wasn't complaining. I tried out the shoes last night for the first time and loved how they felt through the movement! Definitely worth the investment for those who love olympic lifting! The most solid pair of shoes I have tried on thus far though. Fits snugly (which it should) and when you catch the bar only the very talented at being unbalanced will be able to complain about not feeling planted to the ground. Great shoe if you can afford the cost. January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adipower in Powerlifting I am a power lifter (not the same as oly lifting) I manly use these for squats and I would like to say that these are some of the most stable shoes I have ever worn for this lift. Once I am set for my lift, I feel as my feet are stuck to the ground. I wore some heeled shoes before that cost roughly around 115$, but I would consider the adipowers a few levels above those, so the money is well worth the quality of these shoes. I like to wear a size 8.5 so my feet has a little bit to breathe, but I know that a size 7.5-8 would fit my feet perfectly, so I went with the 7.5 for a snugger fit. There is a toe socket for this shoe, so going with a half size or one size smaller than your regular shoe would be perfect. February 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shoe, but had a KNOT They are great shoes and fit just fine, loved the shoe. However, after careful inspection, I saw that the left shoe had a huge knot on the bottom of the shoe that could be felt when wearing it.. It was extremely obvious on the outside of the shoe as well. I really couldn't believe that Adidas would send out a product like that, which was OBVIOUSLY defective... Regardless, the shoe felt AMAZING so i will be returning them and ordering another pair, will just have to wait about a month for them to ever get here due to the return process... Would I recommend? Yeah, just make sure you really inspect the product. February 22, 2013
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 188 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing stability 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. July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome! 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! December 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great lifting shoes! This is my first pair of lifting shoes, so I don't really have anything to compare them too, but the Adipowers are awesome. I got a half size down, so they felt really snug when I first put them on, but after my first day squatting with them they broke in and are extremely comfortable. Definitely helped with my footing/stability on snatches, clean/jerks, and squats. Quite pricey if you are just looking for a squat shoe once a week, but definitely a good investment if you plan on doing any olympic lifting. Just like all adidas shoes, they are a little narrow, so keep that in mind when ordering. All in all a comfortable, well built, badass looking shoe. April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wide feet For anyone reading this who has wide feet and isn't sure about getting these shoes, just get them! I have pretty wide feet. Generally narrow shoes don't fit me good but these feel fine. You're not going to be walking in them that much anyway. Just putting them on at the gym and choking them tight before a lift. btw I'm also not even an oly lifter. I'm a powerlifter. My lifts have gone up since I started squatting and deadlifting in these shoes. I actually also bench in them. I used to be an up on the toes bencher but I've recently switched to a flat foot and the raised heel improves my leg drive. April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Big Boy Shoes I have been weightlifting for a little over a year and decided it was time to step up to a boy shoe. I started off in a pair of Adidas Powerlift trainers, and they were nice but I knew there was something more to be had. I told myself that once I hit a 200 pound snatch that I'd treat myself to a new pair of shoes. Thankfully that time came almost at the same time as my Tax return. Enter the Adipower's. They are fantastic, I am currently getting in 370 reps per week of snatches/cleans and jerks/squats/pulls in them and they are super comfortable. They took me a night to break in, and now it feels like I've been wearing them for a year. Highly recommended. April 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing O-Lifting shoes I have a great pair of O-Lifting shoes and didn't need these, however, when I saw them on the Rogue Fitness website, I couldn't resist. I am so glad I got them. They are impeccably made. The materials are great and they are solid. The neoprene under the tongue keeps the foot in place and the power strap locks the foot in tight. The sole maintains contact with the ground and the heel plate is rock solid. Everyone at Aspen CrossFit loves them when they see them. I recommend them to all our athletes. Get them before they sell out!!! You won't be disappointed... February 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by best leg shoes ever I do not do super heavy squats. Max around 315lbs to preserve my back but I will occasionally leg press 800+. Most days I will do 500+ reps on the leg press machine and the bottoms of my feat and ankles just ache. These shoes are amazing. The support is perfect and the pain were gone instantly. The muscle isolation is just superb and allow the muscles being worked to go to complete exhaustion without blowing a hip flexer first. lol I never thought that shoes could make that much of a difference, and this may sound like a lot of money, but if you enjoy working out then this is money well spent and you will notice what I have shared on day one. ENJOY!!! February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Shoes I previously owned a pair of Do-Wins and since I have relatively narrow feet, never really felt as stable as I thought I should be in oly shoes. I received the shoes in exchange for training a client of mine so I wasn't complaining. I tried out the shoes last night for the first time and loved how they felt through the movement! Definitely worth the investment for those who love olympic lifting! The most solid pair of shoes I have tried on thus far though. Fits snugly (which it should) and when you catch the bar only the very talented at being unbalanced will be able to complain about not feeling planted to the ground. Great shoe if you can afford the cost. January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adipower in Powerlifting I am a power lifter (not the same as oly lifting) I manly use these for squats and I would like to say that these are some of the most stable shoes I have ever worn for this lift. Once I am set for my lift, I feel as my feet are stuck to the ground. I wore some heeled shoes before that cost roughly around 115$, but I would consider the adipowers a few levels above those, so the money is well worth the quality of these shoes. I like to wear a size 8.5 so my feet has a little bit to breathe, but I know that a size 7.5-8 would fit my feet perfectly, so I went with the 7.5 for a snugger fit. There is a toe socket for this shoe, so going with a half size or one size smaller than your regular shoe would be perfect. February 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shoe, but had a KNOT They are great shoes and fit just fine, loved the shoe. However, after careful inspection, I saw that the left shoe had a huge knot on the bottom of the shoe that could be felt when wearing it.. It was extremely obvious on the outside of the shoe as well. I really couldn't believe that Adidas would send out a product like that, which was OBVIOUSLY defective... Regardless, the shoe felt AMAZING so i will be returning them and ordering another pair, will just have to wait about a month for them to ever get here due to the return process... Would I recommend? Yeah, just make sure you really inspect the product. February 22, 2013
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 188 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Must Have Piece! I seriously do not know how did I lift before I had these shoes and why in the world did I wait such a long time before I bought proper weight lifting shoes?!?!? Well, it must be the price. These shoes aren't cheap but they worth every penny. That being said, I do not recommend these to beginners which needs to spend time learning proper form before they use advanced equipment. Also, these are solely made for weightlifting, NO CrossFit WODs, NO general training at the gym, NO running, Tennis, Soccer, Basketball...you get it... January 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shoes These shoes are great. My goals are strength and powerlifting. These are Olympic shoes but no doubt are extremely effective for squats and other lifts. Not only are they great for squats but provide great stability for overhead press and even bench. I wouldn't recommend them for deadlifts because of the elevated heel so it almost feels like you're doing half a deficit deadlift but that's ok, 3 out of 4 lifts they're good for. I wear a size 12 normally and ordered a size 12 and returned them for 11.5 and they're perfect. You want a snug fit, they're lifting shoes, you aren't wearing these for maybe more than an hour at a time. January 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Shoes I decided to purchase these lifting shoes because I had started to lose flexibility while squatting. I always did squats bare foot but in the last year, my knees had started to get sore. So decided to invest in lifting shoes that provided a slight heel to aid in my lifting. Pros: 1. Great quality. 2. Very stable. The heel provides just the right amount of elevation. Cons: 1. A little too narrow. I have large bunions on both feet. So the snug fit causes my feet to start hurting if I wear these shoes too long. Since I only use them for squats, this is not really an issue for me. April 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Immediate improvement! I have been weight traning for over 15 years. I recently started crossfit earlier this year and they incorporate a lot of olympic lifts along with consistent leg work. Almost everyone at my crossfit gym had some variation of a lifting shoe for squatting, snatching, cleaning etc...They all marveled at how much better and stable they were. I ignored it for several months then decided to take the plunge. WOW!! What a difference. The improvement was immediate. Literally the first set was so much more power and stability. I highly reccomend these. I went a half size down and they fit perfectly. Snug but not too tight. Besides all you do is lift in them and then take them off. You want them tight to secure your foot. September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pleased with the result I bought these for my wife and myself. We were excited to try these as we had heard much positive about them. When we first put them on they were pretty stiff and very snug. I have wide feet and that was a concern of mine. We now have worn them for two weeks and they still have a solid support but have adjusted to our feet. We were nervous at first but are now pleased about our purchase and in fact, we both just PR'ed in our back squat last Monday. Of course we give some credit to our new shoes! Happy lifting. April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by In love from the first use I have been weightlifting as part of CrossFit for 4 years and recently starting to focus more on weightlifting and participating in club level competition. This is my fourth pair of lifting shoes and I have to say my favourite! Right from the very first lifting session in them they were extremely comfortable and way more stable - especially receiving position for snatch. My other shoes have wooden heel so I was a bit dubious about moving away from this but I really DO love the AdiPower. I am a female and they still fit great, I am usually a size 8 so ordered the 6.5 and very happy with them, especially this being my first pair of Adidas shoes. Love the new color scheme too! April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic stability I was looking into purchasing weightlifting shoes, specifically for squatting. Initially, I was hesitant in buying the adiPower shoes because I have relatively wide feet; and I had heard the shoes were quite narrow. However, they fit wonderfully. The adiPower shoes provide an incredibly firm foundation on which you can lift, and I highly recommend them for serious weightlifters. I noticed that I instantly improved in terms of how much weight I could squat, as well as my depth in the squat. Simply put, these shoes will anchor you to the ground. NOTE: It is important to realize that these are NOT for exercises like running but rather explicitly constructed for weightlifting. March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Shoes For Front Squats These are the most expensive shoes I have ever purchased and they are worth every single penny. When you switch to them, you may want to go a little lighter to begin with until you are used to the difference they will introduce into your front squat. I switched from Chucks to these and it brought more of the lift into the adductor. They are tight in the beginning but once you break them in they are fantastic. If you are serious about doing olympic lifts, then this is the shoe for you. If you are serious about doing dead lifts and front squats, then this is the shoe for you. Seriously, this shoe is for anyone that wants the absolute best in strength training. You will not regret paying the extra money. The only choice for olympic lifts. November 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great functional shoes These shoes are very well constructed. The hard plastic sole begins at maybe the ball of the foot and graduates to 24mm at the heel for an effective lift of maybe 20mm. The sole's footprint is wider than the foot and wraps the heel (similar to a racing car's seat). This provides tremendous lateral stability and prevents vertical power loss. I have a fairly serious injury and this shoe assists with power lifts by having the most aggressive heel lift amongst all the options (I have a shattered right talus and wouldn't mind 30mm of lift). The shoe feels narrow at first but breaks in after a couple of uses. March 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Phenomenal Shoes I've been weightlifting for ten years and always though WL shoes were a non-essential. Wow, what an immediate difference. It's like being glued to the floor. All the stability stuff people talk about is absolutely true. This is not a subtle difference, people. These shoes are extremely well made and fit me very well without overheating. I recommend them highly to anyone serious about acquiring strength. I usually wear a 10.5 but needed to size down to 10 for proper fit. December 20, 2012
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 188 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great OLY shoe I decided to go all out and get this OLY shoe and I couldn't be happier about it. I ordered the same size that I wear for my sneakers and they fit great. They add such stability to lifts and allow me to get deep without sacrificing form. March 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shoes! This pair of shoes has a lot to offer and will make any lifting experience a great one; weather your style is crossfit, olympic, or powerlifting these will surely not disappoint and are well worth the cost. Pros: -Nonslip base, foot feels glued to floor -Mid-foot strap for extra security and tightness -Rock solid, non compacting base -Heel area is strong and fits like a glove, no more rolled ankles -Nonslip neoprene tongue -Allow for better mobility and help encourage better form / depth on squatting movements Cons: -Only one color option, is unique though -laces can run a little short, mildly difficult for those with bigger hands -Toe box can be a tad tight if you have a wide foot....I wear a ~2E and they've expanded just enough for a good fit March 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing shoe for Oly lifts Coming from an older version of the Power Lift trainer, these are much better quality with a lot better features. A little narrow in the toe box but not a problem for me since I have small feet. Highly recommended if serious about oly lifts and powerlifting. May 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very impressed For me this was my first pair of lifting shoes and I'm definitely impressed. I needed a shoe to use for crossfit to work on my Oly lifts on off nights. I had a habit of always ending up on my toes. With these shoes I feel locked to the ground. I can feel a noticeable difference and I'm completely satisfied with the results. June 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best money I've spent on the sport I am woman size 6 1/2 shoe so I got a size 5 in the men's adipowers and they fit perfectly. These are my first pair of weightlifting shoes and I am so happy I made this investment. Not only do they look amazing but you can feel a huge difference in your squat. Sleek and supportive. I love these! Highly recommend! February 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Weightlifting Shoe Use these shoes for my squats in powerlifting using an outside of shoulder width stance and low bar. These are Extremely well made and solid foundation. I normally wear a 10.5 running shoe with plenty of toe room. I get 10 in cleats and so went with 10 in these as well. They were very snug which is exactly what you want with weightlifting shoes. My feet will not be moving around at all once planted into place. November 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Pair of Oly Lifting Shoes So I had just been in some workout shoes until I got these, my first pair of olympic lifting shoes. While I can't compare to other shoes, I have to say that they are very comfortable and feel very solid underneath. I like that the laces have that extra eyelet on the back, as other shoes I looked at didn't (although the laces could be just a smidgen longer). The neoprene sleeve thing (in the tongue) does a nice job of holding your foot in place as well. The shoes aren't overly heavy and have good flexibility when doing jerks. I also feel like the single strap does a good job of locking you, but the pressure distribution is good (i.e., doesn't feel like it's tight in one place). My only quibble would be on color. While I like the firetruck red, it would be nice to have a few options. March 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by An excellent addition to my gym bag At first I was a bit skeptical about the performance of weightlifting shoes but after some research it became evident to me that Adidas has the best product on the market. One thing I have always loved about Adidas is that their shoes always fit true to size. These shoes are no exception. They fit perfectly and look so good. As far as functionality, I absolutely love using them. I feel they have already helped my squats and power cleans tremendously. This product gets a five star because they do exactly what they were designed to do and that's no joke. Go big or go home! December 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AdiPower Review This is my 1st strictly weightlifting shoe, and, thus far, I am extremely impressed. Growing up as I trained and played high level Ice Hockey, I have always trained in some form of running/cross training shoe. I would always notice my feet sliding, or the shoe causing me to compensate for lack of balance due to sliding when handling heavy weight. With this weightlifting shoe, I now feel that once I plant my feet where I want they will stay there. My feet no longer slide side to side or forward to back on the sole. Great supportive weightlifting shoe for an advanced lifter! January 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Different than the red ones I cannot believe that nobody is pointing the difference between the black and the red Adidas adiPower. Overall the shoes are exactly the same with one exception. The shoe lace on the red pair has an extra hole which gives a better support. Don't get me wrong. I love the shoes and I also did not notice till my friend got the red ones. I felt kind of cheated. I lift for over 20 years and I was pro athlete. I highly recommend the shoes. Just make sure u get the red ones. April 4, 2014
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 188 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by First time purchase Olympic lifting for CF workouts, but still noticed a huge difference in stability with these shoes. They are tight fitting throughout the entire shoe but not uncomfortable. It literally feels as if your heels are drilled into the ground. Great shoe if you're planning on purchasing a new set of lifting shoes. I wear 10 for just about everything and purchased a 10 for these and they fit well. Any smaller and they would be pretty uncomfortable from what I can tell. December 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Bought these for powerlifting and love them. Great for squatting, forces you to push the ground. Also like them for bench, the heal I find gives me a little lift for my arch. I heard some complaints about deads, but I haven't had any issues with conventional pulls, will still do sumo barefoot though. Make sure to get 1/2 size smaller than your running shoes. All around I love these shoes. In the words of one of the people at my gym "man those kicks are fly." February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worth it I didn't know what I was missing until I had them. Worth every penny January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb. For a point of reference to people who wear the Adidas Superstar 2's--I wear a size 9-1/2 (US) / 27.5 (JP). I had ordered the 9-1/2 adiPowers and they fit so well around my heels and the middle portion of my foot, but there was still about 1/2 inch of space between my big toe and the start of the toe-box. I'll be sending them back and ordering size 9 (US) / 27 (JP). The equation: Your 'Superstar 2' size - 1/2-a-size = Preferred fit. Cheers. January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by These are a rock solid pair of lifting shoes. I am not going to saying thing new that you have not already heard but what i am going to offer is my sizing guide. I was able to try on the Powerlift 2.0 for sizing before I bought my adipower. In the store they had a size 11 and a 12. The 11 was a bit to tight and the 12 was loose so i knew the 11 1/2 was going to be perfect. In Converse I am a 10 1/2 and in Jack Purcells I am a size 11 April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 perfect I wear an 11 1/2, and consider my feet a little on the wide side. These shoes fit perfectly and I'm already seeing a dramatic improvement in my form and lift performance. November 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great shoe I'm a woman and purchased these shoes for Olympic lifting. I wear a size 11 in women's shoes and purchased a men's 9.5. They're great. I don't know how I ever squatted correctly before I had these shoes -- the difference is absolutely amazing. The toe is a little narrow, so if you have wide feet, stay away. Do NOT run or do any other aerobic type activities in these shoes. They are built for lifting and ONLY lifting. July 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1st pair of Weightlifting Shoes- Very Impressed! High Quality, well made, sturdy pair of lifting shoes. Initially they weren't that comfortable, but after the 3rd or 4th time breaking them in, they feel great. They feel solid and I can definitely feel the difference when squatting, snatching and other Olympic lifts. I wasn't happy about only being able to try them on after purchasing them because no store carries them locally. Overall I'm a happy camper. May 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shoe These shoes are excellent for squatting. Much better than sneaks or barefoot shoes and for me better than barefoot. Stops ankle rolling and makes it easier to hit below parallel, without too much forward lean. Sizing I normally wear an 8.5 in most sneaks I got this in an 8.0 . Adidas sizing for an 8 looks to be in between an 8.0 and 8.5. In any case the the 8.0 feels great. If you have the romeleos the 8.0s are about the same in both shoes. I find for my feet the Adidas is more comfortable . Can't speak for any of the other sizes. December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best purchase ever They stole the words from my brain... this really is the best purchase ever! Well, my Stan Smith's are perfect for everyday wear... love those too.. but when it comes time to snatch, clean and jerk, and squat squat squat, these shoes REIGN KING! Easily the most stable I have ever been with a barbell. That alone inspires confidence, which, in turn, makes you lift that much better. I have wanted these shoes for a long long time and when I finally had the money to get them, there was no hesitation. Sizing was true and the same 10.5 that has fit me perfectly for as long as I have been wearing adidas shoes (over half my life). Yes, they are slightly narrow but nothing I can't handle. That extra bit of narrowness locks the foot in place. The tongue does not move a millimeter. I wear them with the uppermost lace hole unlaced, with it laced it restricts my ankle flexibility. This did not effect the overall wear of the shoe, though. I can not express just how great this shoe is! I use them ONLY for lifting... no crossfit upside down nonsense for these bad-boys. Save that for other shoes... these are pure-breds and belong on the platform performing oly lifts. Thanks for the great shoe! November 13, 2012
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 188 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Awesome shoes Awesome shoes. Great quality. Used for Olympic and power lifts for rep maxed in crossfit wods. Shoe should be purchased for serious lifters. And for people who bar narrow feet. Wide feet beware! I wear a size 6 in the Adidas sambas and ordered the same size only to find out it didn't fit. So I ordered a 1/2 size up. It's perfectly! December 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outstanding! These weightlifting shoes are by far the best I have purchased. Has helped me in increasing my weight in squatting and gives very good support with the higher than the norm heal. Helps you form tipping forward while trying to keep your chest up in the lift. Use for CrossFit when lifting. Very popular at "the Box". January 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pricey but best If you are looking for the best, this is it. Feels as if the ground is holding my feet in a vice grip. My Squat is more stable and I have reached a new PR. They are a little narrow, but you have to break them in. Anyways, this are not running shoes, you want them tight so you can plant a stable stance. January 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great investment ! I do competive lifting in high school and Jr Usa lifting out of season. i was looking t buy the best shoe that will help me improve my form in clean&jerk along with my snatch. with the stability and comfort of these shoes my technique improved drastically. Also, using these for back/front squatting is also a must! I refuse to squat without these on my feet. so overall, i highly reccomend these oly shoes if you are serious about weightlifting. ive had them for a bout 3 months now and they a very durable thus far. April 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by THE weightlifting shoe I'd tried cheaper ones, but I'll tell you, these shoes are the JAM. Weightlifting shoes, you're often told, need to be sized smaller than your normal shoe size or whatever - not at all. The size was the size. Snug, but then again weightlifting shoes are supposed to be that way, and supposed to be broken in. I am a split cleaner, split snatcher and split snatcher - and though your feet are anchored like magnets through your pulls, you can still move them rapidly if you move to a split, like I do. Toes a bit stiff, but they're still new. They will break in beautifully. IMMEDIATELY added kgs to my lifts just by having them on. And the strap is industrial grade, unlike other shoes I've tried. VERY recommended for Olympic weightlifting. NOTE: my info to the right - why can you only say "conditioning for another sport?" I do weightlifting TO DO weightlifting. It IS a sport. December 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome buy I had the old grey/black/red adidas before this, I ordered the same size and they fit perfectly. Much more stable feeling and more comfortable. I would say order the same size as prior adidas WL models or your dress shoe, I buy 11's in running shoes and 9.5's here. February 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very happy! I am very satisfied with these Adipower shoes. As a powerlifter, stability and confidence are king when doing squats. The stability and confidence that these shoes give cannot be explained without trying them. I have wide feet. I strongly recommend trying on a pair of adidas in a sporting goods store prior to buying. My friend recommended this and it worked great. They do fit true to size and feel very solid (snug by design). I have no doubt that these shoes will last for a very long time. The fire engine red also makes for a very loud statement in your gym. These shoes mean business. My weight lifting partner and I both have these shoes and we are the only ones in our gym that have them. I have used them 3 times for squatting and my confidence and strength have clearly improved. I also use them when I do push press. I really noticed a difference on this exercise as well. While the price is somewhat prohibitive, they are well worth the money. My only comment is that optional colors would be nice. The red is good, but blue or yellow would allow for some further individuality. December 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best shoes ever! After a week of use, I can't imagine lifting in another pair of shoes. These put you in a much much more solid stance which translates directly to increased poundage on all lifts completed while standing. And best of all, the arch of my foot doesn't ache after deadlifts anymore! Note, that they will be snug for the first workout, but suffer through it because they break in after about an hour of use. I wear a size 12 for tennis shoes, and ordered a 12 in these and they're perfect. December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this shoes I'm a crossfiter and was looking at a shoe that would help me with some difficult movements, like snatch and overhead squat. This shoes are perfect! I love them February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unreal!!!!!!! The moment you put these on you feel like you're planted to the ground. Beat my PR on the squat rack first day with em'! Couldn't be happier with my purchase February 6, 2013
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Loved them I don't think I will ever be able to traing without these shoes... you really feel the difference. They improve your balance enormously. January 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SOLID These shoes have tremendously helped clean up my form. Hitting depth on squats is much easier. Deadlift has improved significantly. I won't be going on a run with them any time soon, but that is not what they are made for. These are weightlifting shoes in their purest form. Anyone who is competing in strength athletics needs these. In addition anyone who even lifts recreationally would benefit greatly from these shoes. Plus, they look awesome. They are bright and stand out. June 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect shoes I got these shoes for my boyfriend and he loves them December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome shoes!! December 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worth the money for a solid crossfit shoe Ive been doing crossfit for about a little over a year now and have waited to purchase these bad boys. Before i used a crossfit shoe and on my squats my feet would slide outwards and move on the way down. With the adipowers it feels like im stuck to the ground and can produce more power on the push ups. Also with the raised heel it helps with the ankle moblity. I can tell a huge difference as soon as i put them one. 20 lbs pr on my HBBS 1RM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! October 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doesn't run narrow for me. I was beginning to think Oly lifting was making my feet wider because the last 2 pair of running shoes in the same size i've purchased for the last 20 years felt too narrow. BTW, went from the Versus to these for lifting shoes. I'd read these run narrow so I didn't know what size to get. rolled the dice on a size 10. the same size running shoe i've worn since high school. They fit fine. Almost want a 1/2 size smaller. Just to eliminate any slippage. January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by New Adidas Shoes This is my 6th pair of lifting shoes over my 30 yrs of competitive lifting in PL and OL. This is the first time, I have put on a pair of shoes that felt right on the first time wearing them. Heel is great, feel supportive, and will switch over to use them over the next few weeks, while getting ready for Masters Weightlifting Nationals. Good Job adidas!! Hope to wear them on the World stage at the Masters World Games in Turino Italy in AUG 2013!!! February 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Oly shoe! I've used these shoes for a little while now, and I couldn't be happier. I feel grounded and solid when going into a snatch or a clean and jerk. If I had one complaint, it would be that the toe box is very narrow. I wanted to get these shoes because I have narrow feet, but I was surprised at how narrow the toe box was. Ultimately, I am very satisfied with the shoes. I'd recommend them to anyone who wants to do Olympic lifting. August 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Shoes! I'm fairly new to weightlifting and my coach suggested that I get a pair of quality weightlifting shoes. These looked pretty good so I had some shipped from the US to Australia (they aren't available in Australia). They fit great, and feel good on. They certainly make it feel like I've got a good stable connection with the floor. I train with them once or twice a week. They are well constructed and are certainly eyecatching. April 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Best gym purchase ever! I am a legs day freak. I train 6+ days a week and legs every 4 days. I have tried a lot of shoes but this my first Oly shoe. I will never wear another pair of shoes to the gym on legs day! Not only did my squat increase immediately, but my depth did as well. Front squats feel better BUT the real sweet spot was walking lunges. 175lbs on your back walking requires some stability and these shoes really put you back in control. March 23, 2014
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Rated 5 out of 5 by AdiPower weightlifting shoes I first owned a very old pair of Adidas Power Reds. I loved the wooden heal and the noise they made when I would lift, but at the 2013 American Open, during my second snatch attempt, my shoe fell apart. Literally the heal detached from the boot. Now this is not a fault of Adidas, these shoes were 10+ years old and had been worn by multiple athletes. I desperately found some one to let me borrow their shoes so I could warm up for the clean and jerk and continue to compete with shoes on (USAWeightlifting rules). A kid who didn't compete till later let me borrow his Adidas adiPowers. They were a tad small, but the feel was amazing. I had a great performance. I clean and jerked 125kgs/275 pounds as a 152 pound lifter. I saved up some money and bought a pair. I got a 20% off discount from a random promo code and free shipping! I saved $45 total. I've been training in them for two weeks and I believe the shoe to be solid. They have improved from the previous models with the fit and comfort. I was worried about a synthetic heel, but the shoe is solid. I've snatched, clean, jerked and squatted heavy with no complaints. I like the big strap that holds my laces down, that's a huge innovation. The tongue doesn't move when I lift so that's also a plus. My only criticism would be the stiffness of the shoes sole, but I'm sure that after I break them in, they will become more movable with my feet. Also, I'm flat footed, so I really have to break them in because they are a little narrow, but my favorite lifter (Kendrick Farris) is extremely flat footed and they work for him. January 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shoe is too narrow! Get a wider width! I don't understand why this shoe isn't available in a wider width. It seems like a quality shoe and I like the design however when I received my order it was much too narrow. I'm surprised that other options aren't available. I would not expect a one width fits all from such a large company. February 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Solid and stable Just purchased so I'm not sure how they'll hold up in the long run, but the feel great, look great and make a difference...particularly when catching the clean and snatch. Foot stabilization is totally taken care of by the shoe. That being said, it might be a good idea to save them for competition and max lifts so as to train yourself to stabilize the foot on your own. Very comfortable. Great fit. February 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Must have for squatting heavy I have squatted in Chuck Taylor's for years and this past year I saw a guy at the gym wearing these. After being on the fence for several months and researching online reviews I went ahead and purchased them. Before I placed the order I went to the local sporting goods store to try on Adidas shoes to make sure I ordered the right size. I highly recommend them to anyone that wants to squat big. January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by so far so good I have only used these shoes 4 times for about 6 hours total so I cannot speak to how they will hold up. These are also my first pair of lifting shoes so not great for comparison, but they are about as comfortable as I would have expected and only seem to be getting better as I wear them. I do know that are much nicer looking than most weight lifting shoes that I have seen. April 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Well Designed They run small, so I ordered a full size larger than my usual. They were still snug because I have very wide feet--4E. Very quickly, though, they stretched to fit comfortably. I'm left with a very solid pair of shoes with tight heel, strong arch support, and snug lace/strap adjustment. I liked the old Adistar model a lot, but this is better on almost every dimension. December 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by great but narrow Great shoe, but like many other reviews (and as I feared) they are not for wider feet. I can tell they are very well made and hoped that they would let loose a bit and fit me better but after 2 weeks I decided to pass them on. Going to go with a different shoe. It's a shame because I really like the Adidas brand but these are really small in the arch and the toe bed. February 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by adipower weightligting shoes Very nice shoes.. superb durability.. Could have made them more cushioned but just insert a soft shoe sole from walmart...lol. If you have wide feet, I recommend getting them 1/2 inch bigger because they are kind of narrow from the front.. not really a con,, but I wished they could have made the sole a bit more comfortable for those who have sensitive knees... May 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great for deadlifting/Squats I'm a pretty serious weightlifter/bodybuilder and these make squatting easy by giving you a solid grounding! Get them if you are serious about working out. March 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simply amazing They look so good there so stable and tough, durable what more can you ask for. Everything Adidas makes is just perfect every time. December 13, 2012
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Shoe! Took a workout to break them in, like the taller heel more stable in the snatch and clean. Not made for walking or doing other sports, made for lifting, I put them on at the gym because the fit is made for just squating and setting up for the classic lifts. Size is right on, if you are a 10 get a 10, 9.5 then 9.5. Good looking shoe and people notice it. May 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unreal stability I was lifting in nanos before but these just change the game. When I was doing a clean PR I never felt so balanced. Also these things are great for pistols. Overall a great shoe. The high price is worth it in the long run. Side note, they are true to size. You may want to watch out if you have wide feet though, they may be tighter than you'd like. November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Way better than expected I never thought these shoes would be as comfortable as they are. Totally expected them to need time to "break in" but they def. don't. They were comfortable from the moment I pulled them out of the box. In regards to my squats... they def minimized the tension in my heels and improved my form. I've only used them twice so far but, so far so good. March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Ferrari of weightlifting shoe. I just want to talk about the sizing, I ordered two pair of these shoes, I got a size 9 and 8 1/2, I took them to the gym, I squat on both shoes and decided to keep the 8 1/2, I'm a naturally 9, all my regular shoes is 9, I just like the feeling of how snug the 81/2 on my feet. And this shoes is probably the best weightlifting shoe money can buy. February 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shoe This is my first weightlifting shoe and will I can already tell I won't have to buy another for 10+ years. These things are super durable. Performance is also top notch. When I'm squatting in these I feel a confidence boost because of the stability of these shoes. If you love to Olympic lift get these, you won't regret it. Thank you Adidas. August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome shoes Extremely stable shoes and have immensely helped with the overall comfort of doing squats and other Olympic lifts. The shoes have a very good build to them and are surprisingly light for an oly shoe. Also the new black and red colors look sick and aren't as obnoxious as the original red ones. Highly recommend these for any serious lifters! March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Lifting Shoe Great oly shoe. Would 100% recommend sizing to a snug fit, same as you would were your typical athletic shoe. This shoe is specifically designed for Oly lifting only, and you will not be running or doing any lateral movement in them. That said, for stationary lifts (squats, dead-lifts, snatch, clean, and jerks) want to have a snug fit. April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Legit!! same day i got these shoes in the mail i took them to the gym and did some squat clean and jerks. i lifted my PR in my first attempt and ended up beating my PR by 20lbs at the end of my workout. i'm convinced it was the shoes. next day i wore them while back squatting and i beat my PR by 30 lbs. shoes are LEGIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent for squats Shoes arrived quick. I ordered 1/2 size smaller because of other reviews. I don't advise it and I have a wide foot. Besides that, if your powerlifting believe me that foot is going nowhere. Once you set your feet it's like their in concrete. That's what you want. Plenty of support. Expensive but worth it. Wish they were black. May 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by awesome shoes I've been doing crossfit for about 7 months now, and have started to get more serious about it recently so i decided to get lifting shoes. This is my first pair and boy are they pretty. the first time i put them on i felt like my feet were bolted to the ground. I immediately PR'd my deadlift by 10lbs, these shoes are awesome! January 15, 2013
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