If you’re wondering what weightlifting shoes are and if they are worth buying, you aren’t alone. This piece of specialized equipment is relatively new to mainstream fitness and has many people scratching their heads. Their sudden appearance in gyms across the nation can be largely attributed to the rise in CrossFit and the overall awareness … Continue reading What Are Weightlifting Shoes?
The Risto Rio Olympic Lifting Shoe, released in 2014, is the Company’s 4th model and the best looking one to date. Clean lines, lots of texture and high contrast color ways are just some of the new models features. Priced in the $150 range, this hand made, all leather shoe could be in serious contention with best Oly shoe of 2014.
To everyone’s surprise, Adidas released the new black and red adipower weightlifting shoe on 3/13/2014. We were anticipating the release of the white model, but we didn’t expect (or even know) that Adidas had another color-way in the works. With three different color combinations to chose from, Adidas will likely win over new customers.
Weren’t a fan of the neon orange color of the Adipowers? Well it’s your lucky day because it looks as though Adidas will be adding a white model AdiPower to their lineup. This will no doubt improve their market share since many lifters were unhappy with the limited color options before.
Topo has burst onto the zero-drop scene with an interesting split-toe design intended for use in functional fitness applications. We put the RX model to the test and see just how they perform as an all-purpose trainer.
The Nano Speed has been developed by Reebok to round out their CrossFit product line and provide an alternative style of shoe. By taking on a more traditional running shoe design and incorporating CrossFit specific enhancements, the Speed compares more directly to Inov-8 and other competing brands than their previous models. This model is also competitively priced and it will be interesting to see if it lures newcomers or die-hard Inov-8 fans to the Reebok camp.