Just caved and paid 185.99 ameriburgers for a pair of these. Will they actually help my squatting significantly, or is it just a .001% improvement?
They are good shoes that provide a number of advantages over alternatives to weightlifting shoes, but you are still the one lifting the weight. Maybe the numbers might not explode like you might expect, but your feet and ankles should be very safe in them and you should be able to hit depth in squat easier.
how many fucking lifts do you do that require shoes?
adipowers turned me from 0-mobility-fatty-always-on-toes-even-lowbar into perfect form ATG front squat king. I was lifting in running shoes before so that might have amplified the difference.
$180 buckaroos though? I payed 1/2 of that for my adipowers when they were on sale and I don't know if the romaleos are that much better.
I got a pair of Romaleos 2 for $50 off craigslist. Would like to try some Adipowers sometime as I hear they are actually pretty different. Romaleos 2s are pretty damn heavy, but I think it is fine, maybe if I were doing Olympic weightlifting it would be more of an annoyance.
They are helpfull with your form, and help with heel drive. Besides that, dont expect to gain more than 10lbs right off
I wear my roma2s everyday since i got them 3yrs ago but only indoors at the gym.yeah i squat 6 times per week.
Anyway, theyre still sturdy and in great condition. I eventually switched from the hard sole to the plastic one but thats about it.
If shoe companies made all their shoes like the roma2s theyd all fucking close down hah.
I think the roma3s are coming out for the olympics this summer and these shoes will tank in price.
>mfw my lifting shoes are literally the 2nd most expensive than in my home gym
Some lifters aren't brosplit retards and actually give a shit about their squat form?
Dipshit almost every powerlifter wears these kind of shoes when squating.
Depends. When I hit 3 plate while squatting in generic running shoes I would hit depth and get shaky coming out of the hole because the soles were squishy. I got some basic adidas powerlifts and the shakiness went away so I was able stay tight and shoot up faster. But yeah you paid too much
>implying benching your body weight is difficult
probably, yeah. I would have loved the adidas ironwork 3s but discontinued for years
new adipowers are weirding me out t b h
I have Romaleos, they massively improve my squat and also help when doing cleans. I even wear them for bench because they help your feet feel good and glued to the floor for dat leg drive.
Best gym purchase I ever made. The difference to your squat will be night and day.
Yes they do.
I have a pair. Ausfag here.
Every second person at Powerlifting Australia meets has romaleos.
Iron Edge and Again Faster stock them.
Some website called jao.org.au is selling them for 100 dollarydoos but it looks like a fucking scam site I'm really suspect.
Why are they called powerlift then?
Also what's the difference between crossfit footwear and squatting shoes?
Keep in mind here in spain there's really bad product availabilty to choose from.
I'll look into them though thanks
I guess they just wanted to use the terms 'power' and 'lift' but they're not related to the sport.
Crossfit shoes are designed to be more of a hybrid. Smaller heel and more flexible shoe so you can run around and do crossfit stuff but also have the heel for your squatting and oly lifts.
Weightlifting shoes are a lot stiffer and more stable. Not so great for running around in but feel great to plant you in place while you squat.
just make sure you start light and get used to the new movement pattern.
i didnt and now i havent squatted heavy for 3 years.
Quite a few pro weightlifters compete in Powerlift 2s, probably because they couldn't afford the Power Perfect 2s or Adipowers. They seem to lift fine in them, but they probably would prefer the stiffer higher end shoes.
They'll help a lot but you should've gone with something like Go-Win if you don't do weightlifting. Otherwise it's kind of worthless to pay 200 bucks for weightlifting shoes.
Either that or buy a pair of flat-soled shoes and use plates to raise your heels.
Still, you've already bought them I guess. Yeah they'll help a lot.
Depends what you're doing. If you're actually weightlifting, 0 because you need shoes to lift properly. If you're lowbar ripsquatting then you look like a twat anyway.
It is silly to buy circa $200 shoes designed for a specific sport only to use them forone accessory lift in that sport. You'll probably even want to take them off for deadlifting unless you're doing weightlifting pulls. If you're getting fairly into powerlifting, then it is worth it for the squat, but it will depend if you even like having an elevated heel for the squat. The heel can be nice for the bench too.
You can test by squatting plates or a block or wood or whatever of approximately an inch thickness under the heels. It sounds like it would feel risky as hell but it's actually not too bad.
If you're lifting in squishy running shoes, most of which have a fairly high heel anyway, stop that shit.
Half a plate unless you weigh like 100lbs/are a girl.
Also if you're not doing Oly lifting (or at least olympic style squats) it's probably not that useless unless you're a powerlifter squatting a lot of plates
Yeah, they kept going in that 'high tech' direction that no one wanted. The Adipowers were always divisive for that reason, and they still have a certain solid look to them. The new ones just look like some kind of basketball shoe or something.
This random guy got a cobbler to add a heel onto Adidas soccer shoes, and they look really good. Adidas should make something simple and classic looking like this
I have these. Theyre ~ half the price of every other shoe I saw. Did i get screwed or is everyone else just paying for the name brand?
No they are fantastic shoes. The price tag is a little hefty, but they're worth the price. If you only wear the shoes in the gym, and don't wear them outside the last for ever. You will not need to buy a new pair of shoes, simply put.
They are good for people with slightly wider feet as well. Provide super great support and support. The shoes do not move on the ground, no sliding. The heel is great, slightly more than the adidas so that helps me a lot.
i got some power perfect 2's, they feel solid on my feet, when doing cleans and squats, i also reckon it has helped my form and my knee issues. i Still think i should have gone for the adipowers though, but they were twice the price of the power perfects and couldn't justify buying them, maybe this summer after the Olympics their price would come down.