A budget friendly weightlifting shoe, the VS Athletic Dynamo falls short in a few critical areas. Since there are now other brands of shoes in the same price range, we can no longer make an excuse for purchasing these shoes.
Fairing better than other USA brands made by the same Chinese manufacturer, the 2010 Rogue shoes seem to have a better handle on the quality control and consistency issues – plus we like the suede material much better as well.
While it doesn’t share the advanced designs and styling of its AdiStar big brother, overall the Ironwork III is a great shoe, especially if you have narrower feet as they tend to fit this foot type better than Do-Win style shoes.
The Power Trainer 4000 by Otomix is good all around shoe for multiple uses including bodybuilding and martial arts training. Otomix has incorporated extra protection and support in this model causing it to be somewhat bulky and “thick” feeling. However, these shoes have increased arch support throughout the mid-sole making them a very good choice for people with flat feet or fallen arches.