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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.
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.
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!!!
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 was given a pair of the Superstars, as a gift, about 5 years ago. These have became my every day "relaxing shoes". Upon returning from a day's work wearing leather business shoes, nothing feels better, then when I slip on my Adidas Superstars! I know they can be worn anywhere but I like to keep them especially clean for wearing around the house. Well, after years of pleasure (and still just as comfortable), I asked for a new pair for my birthday. I'm wearing them right now, as I write this review. And let me tell you, they're just as slamming comfortable as my first pair,which I now wear outside! Thank you Adidas, for maintaining the same model/style and quality in your sandal.
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 tried on their older slides at my friends house its the reason i decided to buy these but the older ones were a lot more spongy and comfortable they seamed to have more of the fit foam. But these are still very comfortable, bought these for a trip im taking and will come in handy when walking through the big resort. I use them at home when cooking, when doing a lot of standing, your feet don't get as tired as they would bare foot, you can stand comfortably for hours and this is the reason i bought them so i would defiantly vouch for these slippers, but I hope they go back to their old cushioning standard.
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 love these sandals so much. The memory foam makes these sandals the most comfortable pair I have ever worn, besides the first pair of Adidas Superstar 3G Slides I bought 6 years ago and wore until the foam was completely flat. These sandals never loose their comfort; I will always have a pair as long as they are in production!
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 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.
If you are planning to use these just in the locker room, as pool shoes, or in the shower they will be just fine. The foam bed is very soft and comfortable as advertised. UltraFoam+ and Adissage Super Cloud are different names for the same slide. However for daily wear I wouldn't recommend around the home or out and about as there is not enough support; I'd recommend the MCI Adilette or Santiossage instead. The material keeps better if it is regularly exposed to water (and thus cleaned) so then it doesn't smell. As with all Adidas shoes (slides in particular) the sizing is very snug, so unless you know your "Adidas Size" go about 1 to 1.5 sizes up from normal. The width is good even for those who have wider feet (2E or 4E).