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Zach Reed 02-11-2012 05:53 PM

Lifting shoe upgrade
I've had a pair of rogue do-wins for 18 months and am looking to upgrade to a better pair. Great starter shoe, but with the current sole/heel delamination issues id rather spend a little extra for a better pair this time. I've been looking at the Nikes and various Adidas models, but was wondering if anyone could make a recommendation for a reliable pair of decent lifting shoes? thanks

Joseph Reyes 02-24-2012 01:42 PM

I got the romaleos for christmas and have been using them for 2 weeks. I really like them, compared to the do-wins which I have had for 3 years the quality is light years ahead. the sole is very stiff giving you a very solid base to push off from. I tried the adistar but it was to narrow but the quality is very similar to the nike. I spoke to Todd from dynamic fitness and he said the adipower will have a similar fit to the adistar.

Eduardo Chile 02-27-2012 09:54 AM

I have the adidas power perfect II. The other weightlifting shoes I've owned are from vs athletics.

The construction is very nice, and they run a tad narrow but that works out for me. They have a sturdy sole and good grip. I use them for squatting and benching, so I can't really speak for them in the olympic lifts.

Keith Miller 02-27-2012 10:22 AM

I've lifted in a few different pairs of shoes over the years. Last pair of shoes I had were DoWins. I loved them. The sole started separating after almost 3 yrs of constant use, so decided to get a new pair for Christmas. Got a pair of the Romaleos 1 when they were on sale. Can't say enough how much better these shoes are to anything else I've used before. Took me a bit to get used to them and break in, but after over a month, they are great. The Romaleos 2 are very similar just a hair lighter and more flexible. I don't think you'll notice anything as an Oly lifter, though. Never got along with Adidas due to wide feet and high arch, except for the 2000 Adistars (which I wish I still had)!!!

Zach Reed 03-06-2012 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by sarena kopciel (Post 95442)
I too need new shoes and have heard wonders about the Ristos. I am watching this....I currently have Adidas that are about 4 yrs old and well used.


Just saw that the new Adistars are 20% off right now if you're still looking for a new pair.

sarena kopciel 03-06-2012 12:22 PM

Thanks, I decided mine still have life to live!

Kevin McGuinness 04-01-2012 07:43 PM

I just got a pair of Risto White Thunders that I'm very happy with. They're comfortable and affordable; just a little bit on the heavy side. Risto's customer service is phenomenal too.

Kevin McGuinness 04-16-2012 06:20 PM

Update on the Ristos. I just noticed a small separation in the layers of the sole under the toe. They are less than a month old so this is NOT normal wear and tear. I've been hearing from my coach and others now that Risto has a reputation for being inconsistent in the quality of their product.

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