We just heard from Rogue that they are discontinuing the RIP weightlifting shoe due to production issues. Fortunately, we’ve found a really good replacement for the RIPs in the new Adidas PowerLift Trainers. I don’t have all the specs on the shoes yet, but from what I can tell they are a really nice pair of lifting shoes that should work for all but the most hardcore lifters. The heel is going to provide an effective 0.60″ lift, a little higher than the former RIP shoes but lower than the typical 0.75″ that you find on most other Olympic lifting shoes. What we don’t know yet is how “soft” the heel is going to be, since it is made of EVA foam.
The shoes are also available in
3 colors we’ve found 5 total colors and the styling is very nice. They look a lot like the Adidas Power Perfect weightlifting shoes that were introduced earlier this year. Once we get all the details we’ll let you guys know what all we can about this new offering from Adidas.