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Frank Needham
07-12-2010, 04:48 PM
Well, I finally decided to go ahead and get some WLing shoes, the Rogue 0.5" Rip ones, but they don't have my size in stock for another 4-5 weeks, ugh.....Soooo, I'm not wedded to the Rips as along as I could get something I'm sure would be a good choice for my size 12 boats.......anyone care to give me a couple good choices to sub for the Rips since I don't want to wait 4-5 weeks?

Donald Lee
07-12-2010, 04:58 PM
http://buyweightliftingshoes.com/reviews/risto-sports-olympic-shoe/

Will Peterson
07-12-2010, 05:24 PM
I've been very happy with the ones from Risto Sport. Ivan seems to care very honestly about the quality of the product he is selling. I believe that the heel is slightly taller than the one that you are looking for as mine have about a 1" heel.

As a note, I normally wear a Euro 44.5 to 45 and I am very happy with my size 43 Risto shoes. I would go the route of measuring your foot as their shoes run big.

stephan marcella
07-12-2010, 07:10 PM
I recently purchased a pair of Kanama WL Shoes (WFS -http://www.torontoweightlifting.com/shoes.htm ) and I am very happy with them. Not the best looking shoe but extremely comfortable. The heel height is a little more than the Adidas and less than the Risto's. I wear between a size 12.5-13 and the 12.5's fit perfectly.

Frank Needham
07-12-2010, 08:07 PM
All nice suggestions, thanks guys....I'm checking around and came across the Dowins with, I think, a 0.75" heel. Anyone used 'em?
http://www.roguefitness.com/store/rogue_dowins.php

Donald Lee
07-12-2010, 08:31 PM
The site I linked has reviews on most of the Weightlifting shoes around, including the Rogue Do-Wins.

Aaron Austin
07-13-2010, 01:23 PM
I have both of those shoes, the Do-Win/Rogue's and the Kanama's. I found the Kanama brand more comfortable for me than the Rogue's, however the boot has started to come unglued from the tread and I haven't got them fixed yet. I don't know if it was a manufacturing defect or something I did to cause it. The Rogue's kind of feel like flippers when I walk in them and the laces and straps are longer than they should be. I prefer to use the Kanama's.

Aaron

Christine Petty
07-14-2010, 12:01 PM
All nice suggestions, thanks guys....I'm checking around and came across the Dowins with, I think, a 0.75" heel. Anyone used 'em?
http://www.roguefitness.com/store/rogue_dowins.php

I use these, just got them last week. I love them, good shoe.

KENYON JENCKES
07-14-2010, 12:26 PM
I haven't tried the Rogue's but saw several guys wearing them last weekend at the Cal State Games. They look very similar to the old red suede Do-Wins I got a couple of years ago when I first started lifting again, and they worked well - seemed good for wider feet.

I've been training in the Wan Hoa's ($79) from WerksanUSA.com and like them a lot (better than my Adidas). Very comfortable and solid base.

Frank Needham
07-14-2010, 12:31 PM
This is a tough choice for me. I don't like buying personal items like shoes without being able to try them on first. But I'm favoring the Do-wins with the lower heel. About defects such as the glue thing mentioned earlier, it seems to me that a good product built to withstand the punishment handed out by regular use in a demanding sport like weight lifting should not show signs of wear as described. That sounds like poor quality issues to me. You should be able to kick the crap out those shoes without them coming apart at all. The last thing I want is to be offered this: "We have a great return policy." I mean, who wants to have to return something right?

Donald Lee
07-14-2010, 01:09 PM
If you read the reviews on the site I linked, they talk about how both the Rogue and Pendlay DoWins have quality control issues due to being made in China.

stephan marcella
07-15-2010, 07:45 PM
For what is worth, I have owned the Do-Wins (older model from 2008 and newer 2010 models). On both pairs the rubber sole separated from the wood by the 4th workout. Also, a few of the guys purchased the new Do-Wins and all experienced the same thing. We happened to all by the gray ones. The first pair I bought I just stuck it out. I glued them several times but within a month they were falling apart. The second pair (2010 version) were returned immediately, because like you I felt they should be a little better built than that.

So far the Kanamas have held up well since January. No issues and they are extremely comfortable. I have feet in like Fred Flinstone, therefore, they fit wide feet.

I will probably try the Risto's next but one of the guys we train with has a pair (the white ones) and the wood is starting to separate, but I have to admit it looks as though they were left in water. It looks like how plywood separates if wet.

To be honest, don't waste too much time trying to decide....just get a pair and start training with them. Unless you have poor ankle mobility, the heel height won't really matter. Both the Do-Wins and Kanamas fit true to my dress shoe size.

Frank Needham
07-15-2010, 09:06 PM
Oh hell, I'll probably just go down to the Army Surplus and get a pair of jump boots and will most likely be better off in the long run for it. I'm too cheap to throw good $$ down the rat hole of poor quality. I don't mind paying for good quality but can't stand forking over $$ for junk. Thanks everyone, the help is much appreciated.

Collin O'Neill
07-16-2010, 04:12 AM
Oh hell, I'll probably just go down to the Army Surplus and get a pair of jump boots and will most likely be better off in the long run for it. I'm too cheap to throw good $$ down the rat hole of poor quality. I don't mind paying for good quality but can't stand forking over $$ for junk. Thanks everyone, the help is much appreciated.

I got the Wei-Ruis from Maxbarbell.com, and I couldn't be more pleased with them.

Granted, I am only 10 workouts in, but for $54 they are holding up nicely.

Aaron Austin
07-16-2010, 07:52 AM
Oh hell, I'll probably just go down to the Army Surplus and get a pair of jump boots and will most likely be better off in the long run for it. I'm too cheap to throw good $$ down the rat hole of poor quality. I don't mind paying for good quality but can't stand forking over $$ for junk. Thanks everyone, the help is much appreciated.

Then get some Adidas ones.

Derek Simonds
07-16-2010, 10:39 AM
My Do-Wins (blue suede) are at least 3 years old. I had to have a cobbler fix the left shoe in December and the right one blew out on me a month ago. They are sitting right where I took them off in the garage still. The cobbler was able to glue and nail them back together and the left one seems to be better feeling now then before it blew out.