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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


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?

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.


Christine Petty 07-14-2010 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by Frank Needham (Post 78197)
All nice suggestions, thanks guys....I'm checking around and came across the Dowins with, I think, a 0.75" heel. Anyone used 'em?

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

KENYON JENCKES 07-14-2010 12:26 PM

Look at Wan Hoa from Werksan's site
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?

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