Many CrossFit athletes have said the hybrid shoes just don’t hold up. So you see them switching into a traditional weightlifting shoe when it is time to train. Two favorites are below.
I’ve reached out to a couple high level athletes who have used both shoes for their comments. I hope they help!
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**NOTE – Ladies… Women sizing isn’t available. Our ladies convert their women’s shoe size to men’s. Then they purchase the mens sizing. You’ll want to take you shoe size in women’s and then subtract two sizes to find the equivalent in men’s. So if you wear a women’s size 7 in the US you’d want subtract 2 sizes… a men’s size 5.
Adidas Adipower Weightlifting Shoes
The Adidas Adipower and weightlifting shoes in general are long lasting tanks! I have and still use a pair I purchased in 2009! Here is what 2012 Olympian Holley Mangold had to say about the Adidas weightlifting shoes…
“I started with Adidas and I really like them. They were stolen and at that time everyone was raving about the Nikes so I figured I’d try them too. I really had to focus on moving my feet. The Nikes were a lot heavier. I have currently gone back to Adidas though. They feel light and I like that.” – 2012 Olympian Holley Mangold
Nike Romaleo Weightlifting Shoes
The Nike weightlifting shoes have really become popular in the last few years. They were not an option back in 2009 when I purchased my Adidas. However, I have had a few opportunities to train in a pair. I found the Nikes to feel heavier on my feet and have a higher heel overall. This wasn’t a bad thing, but it did take a minute to adjust.
“The Nikes are a wider shoe and this makes me feel super stable… especially in the jerk!” – Jessica Lucero, 2015 World Team Member and Current Holder of ALL 58kg American Records