While often confused with the Power Lift Trainer, the Power Perfect 2.0 features exclusive design features that make it better suited for serious lifters. Among these differences include a stiffer sole plate, higher heel and wider fit than other Adidas models.
The Wei-Rui Warrior is a sub $100 weightlifting shoe for those that recognize they need a solid pair of shoes for lifting, but don't want to break the bank. A relatively unknown brand, Wei-Rui has been around for awhile and is the actual manufacturer of the BAF lifting shoes. In our opinion, these are the best value in weightlifting shoes currently on the market.
Released in January 2012, the AdiPower Weightlift is the newest high-end Olympic lifting shoe by Adidas. It replaces the former AdiStar model released in 2008 and once again carries the highest price tag of all the Oly shoes on the market. This begs the question, are these shoes worth the cost?
A quality made, budget friendly power lifting shoe for the beginning to intermediate weight lifter. The PowerLift Trainer Shoe has been designed around the harder to find Power Perfect 2 design and is an excellent choice for the more casual weightlifters. Featuring a lightweight feel, comfortable sneaker-like fit and attractive price of $90, this shoe is likely to become a big hit with the many lifters.
Undoubtedly the most anticipated shoe released in 2011, the Reebok CrossFit Oly is designed to be the first ever multi functional weightlifting shoe. We put it to the test and see if it can really replace all your other trainers without sacrificing the intensity or agility of your workouts.
Finally! A cheap pair of weightlifting shoes for under $100 that don't suck! This model actually doesn't look or feel cheap at all. Features include a set .75" heel and all leather construction with a sneaker-like fit. The Wei-Rui Maestro are hands down the best weight training shoe under the $100 mark at this time.
New for 2010 is the Rogue RIP weightlifting shoe, a true power lifting shoe featuring a low half inch heel and solid leather construction. The shoe was conceptualized and designed especially for those following the famous "Starting Strength" program created by Mr. Rippetoe.
The Otomix Extreme Trainer Pro Shoe is the latest in style and design from this popular manufacturer. The trainer is, as the name would imply, more of a training shoe then an Olympic lifting style shoe. The high top design and zero-height sole make it great for all types of lifting including those lifts that you would rather not have a heeled shoe such as deadlifts.
Marketed as an MMA shoe, the Otomix Stingray is actually a multi-purpose high-top suitable for use as a power lifting shoe, wrestling shoe and for various other sports. I actually have a friend that wears these shoes when racing cars because they are lightweight and thin enough to "feel" the pedals below you.
The Versa Pro Trainer is the flagship model made by Otomix, featuring a solid leather construction and an extra thick, supportive sole. This shoe is the replacement for the now discontinued Ultimate Trainers.