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.
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.