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Welcome to WLShoes.com, the ONLY website and online community dedicated solely to weight training footwear. It may seem crazy, but the type of shoes you chose for your training can have a drastic impact on your form, safety and overall ability to perform your lifts. Wearing the proper shoes for your style of lifting and training will increase the overall efficiency of your training. Not surprisingly, there are numerous options that vary in more than just name and styling. From traditional Oly style shoes with 3/4 inch heels, to hybrids and custom heel heights - this site is here to help you select the correct lifting shoe for you.

Looking for a specific weight lifting shoe review? Well you're in the right place. We have user submitted and experts reviews, video comparisons and detailed write-ups on all the newest models as well as the latest industry news and deals on shoes. Our reviews are organized under the categories of CrossFit, Olympic Lifting Shoes, Power Lifting Shoes, Bodybuilding and Minimalist. We strive to write thorough and unbiased reviews on everything from Oly shoes to trainers and we encourage all of our readers to leave their own experiences and thoughts as well. Together we hope to build the internet's largest and most useful database on all fitness training shoes available on the market.


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Risto Rio

The Risto Rio Olympic Lifting Shoe, released in 2014, is the Company's 4th model and the best looking one to date....

Topo Athletic RX

Topo has burst onto the zero-drop scene with an interesting split-toe design intended for use in functional fitness applications. We put...

Reebok CrossFit Nano Speed

The Nano Speed has been developed by Reebok to round out their CrossFit product line and provide an alternative style of...

Reebok Nano 3.0

Continually working towards crafting the perfect CrossFit trainer, Reebok has launched the Nano 3.0 which boasts a tougher design but at...

Risto Olimpico

The newest Oly design by Risto Sports combines all the features we loved from previous models with an updated style. The...

Nike Romaleos 2

An update to the original Nike Oly shoe, this version has a few refinements in its design to increase its functionality...

New Balance Minimus 20v2

Building on previous designs this shoe features upgraded Vibram sole construction and a lighter overall feel than its predecessor. A great...

Reebok CrossFit Nano 2

Reebok has managed to pack a lot of features into a single shoe in order to meet the demands of the...

New Balance MX20 Minimus 20v1

A cross trainer with a lightweight and simplistic design, the MX20 has exploded onto the CrossFit scene as a "must-have" shoe...

Most Recent Blog Posts and Articles

New Site Features: Shoe Width and Weight!

In an effort to provide answers for two of THE MOST asked questions I see on this site and boards across the net, I've added two new specifications under the "Shoe Features" section of each review. As the title exclaims, these will be Shoe Weight and Shoe Width - Now the next time you see someone ask "How much does the weigh?" you can refer them to the review page.

Nike Romaleo 2 Shoe Release Date Announced

Launching nearly simultaneously with the Adidas AdiPower Weightlifting Shoe, the Nike Romaleo 2 shoe already has a few noticeable advantages over its competition - namely color options! What changes have Nike reps stated will be made to the new Nike2 shoe and will there be enough stock to go around on the 15th of January when these official launch?

Adidas AdiStar’s Back in Stock!

I just received an email from Adidas announcing that they now have a full stock of the AdiStar Oly shoes available on the ShopAdidas site. While there are several new models of lifting shoes (including some from Adidas) on the verge of being released, if anyone has been waiting on these to be back in stock now is your chance!

Will Rogue Fitness Stop Selling Do-Wins in 2012?

Rogue Fitness has always been a cornerstone of Crossfit equipment, not the least of which has been their popular weightlifting shoe. But with the advent of the Reebok Crossfit shoes, Rogue's own decision to carry other brands, and the mounting complaints about Do-Win quality - Will Rogue Stop Retailing the Do-Win Badged Shoes?

VS Xplosion II Weightlifting Shoe for $39?

Released in October of 2011, the VS Xplosion 2 shoe appeared on the market as one of the cheapest pairs of shoes available by a known manufacturer. We found that the $39 price tag was too good to be true and this model is actually a batch of factory rejects with numerous possible issues.

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