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.
The newest Oly design by Risto Sports combines all the features we loved from previous models with an updated style. The price tag is a bit higher than what we’ve seen from Risto in the past, but the Olimpico is intended to compete directly with big box brands Nike, Adidas and Reebok.
An update to the original Nike Oly shoe, this version has a few refinements in its design to increase its functionality as well as new colorways. This model is marketed to compete directly with the AdiPower and with such a high cost, it deserves a thorough review of exactly how it measures up.
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.