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.
Adidas has been producing shoes for the sport of weightlifting dating back to the 1970s. Debuting in 2008 at the Olympic Games in Beijing, the AdiStar Weightlifting is probably one of the most well known models of shoes amongst Olympic weightlifters. The model boasts several upgrades and improvements over the older and cheaper Ironwork models.
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.