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Adidas AdiPower Weightlifting Shoes

Adidas's Core Black/Light Scarlet/Tech Grey Metallic AdiPower is the latest innovation in weightlifting shoes. Designed and engineered specifically for the unique demands and movements of weight training, AdiPowers offer maximum support and durability in a comfortable, breathable shoe.


  • Polyurethane-coated leather upper with breathable air mesh
  • Heavy-duty, single-instep strap
  • Lightweight polymer Torsion Heel system locks foot into place
  • Ventilated outsole openings and textile lining for max comfort and minimal moisture
  • Color: Core Black/Light Scarlet/Tech Grey Metallic

Gear Specs

Brand Adidas
SKU M21865
Color Core Black/Light Scarlet/Tech Grey Metallic
Shoe Type Men's
Effective Heel Height 0.75"
Made In USA No
Adidas Adipower Weightlifting Shoes - Men's is rated 4.837837837837838 out of 5 by 74.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great investment I've had my eyes on these for a while, but then they went on sale so I had to pull the trigger. I decided to go with a slightly smaller size than I normally do. I'm normally a size 11 in every other brand (Nike, Adidas, etc) but I have pretty narrow feet for my size (6'2/205) - which is why I went with adiPower vs Nike's Romoleos. 10.5 fit perfectly - granted, it was a bit tighter on one foot than the other, but I think after time they will loosen up. I do know that going with my regular size 11 would've definitely been too much room. Half size down is recommended, at least if you're like me and have narrow/skinny former sprinter feet. The couple lifts I've had in them thus far have been great. Great stick and stability, really able to push from the heel up.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits like a glove I generally wear a 11.5/12 in nike and 11 in my nano's. I decided to jump on the size 11.5, but it was WAY to big. After measuring my foot and comparing it to the Adidas sizing chart I ended returning the original pair for a size 10.5 and I couldn't be happier (the return only took about a week and a half). These shoes make every lift feel much more secure and provide that extra boost of confidence. 100% would recommend these shoes. Pricey but worth every penny.
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit & reduced low-back strain Disclosure: I purchased directly from Adidas.com. I tried the Reebok Crossfit Lifter Plus 2.0 as my first squat shoe. The size 13 is too small and 14 my feet were swimming. Luckily Adipower is offered in a 13.5 and it fits just right. The fit is superior but so is just about everything else about this shoe. The heel feels more secure, the build is stronger. This is a shoe that will last a decade I'm sure. Because of the raised heel I feel so much less strain on my low back during squats. How have I been squatting without these? Very happy with these and looking forward to continued gains!
Date published: 2016-03-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awesome shoe, but have had problems... This seems to be very rare, for I have many friends that perform olympic lifts and squat much heavier than me with these shoes and have never had a problem. However, 2 months after squatting with these shoes I had a considerable amount of cracks in both heels. For the record, I'm not one to stomp my feet before unracking either. So, I went to get them replaced and Rogue was crazy fast. Today is about 2-3 months after getting the new pair, and I just noticed that there is a crack in the back left heel, and 2 cracks in the right heel. I'm going to try to get them replaced again because this shoe is perfect for my feet and feel awesome when squatting, but it sucks when it's such a top dollar shoe and I'm continually experiencing the same problem. We'll see moving forward though.
Date published: 2016-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid! This is my 2nd pair of weightlifting shoes, both purchased from Rogue. The Adipower are an upgrade, and a major one at that over the Rogue Do-Win. I loved my Do-Wins but these are a night and day difference. The Adipower are so much more stable through the heel and mid foot. I've been complaining about needing lifting platforms at my box because I could feel the squish in the rubber matting when squatting heavy. That's no longer a problem with these shoes and I now realize it wasn't the matting but it was the squish in the heels of the Do-Win. I ordered a half size down like many reviews advise and they fit perfectly. Order these, regardless of the price. You get what you pay for and you're getting one heck of a weightlifting shoe!
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic The shipping on these was unreal. I ordered them Tuesday at 11:30am and they arrived Wednesday by 12pm...crazy fast. I'm a 10.5 and ordered a 10.5, they fit great. No idea if I have a wide foot or not, but they fit beautifully.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shoe! I bought this one while reading a reading a german review on http://www.gewichtheberschuhe-portal.de/adidas-adipower-review/ I'm so happy that i bought this one.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My feet are one with the concrete! When I put them on out of the box, I thought they were far too narrow / tight. I even thought about sending them back and getting a size up... I am so glad I kept them. By the end of my first workout of heavy squats, they felt perfect! You have to know that they will not feel like running shoes, they will feel very tight on the sides of your feet. But the feeling of lifting in them is amazing. It is like having your feet in buckets of concrete, you are 100% bolted to the floor. These shoes allow me to get deeper into my squats, and my muscle soreness has both greatly decreased, and become more evenly felt along the legs. At 149 for a 200 dollar pair of shoes, this is a simple decision. Buy the shoes.
Date published: 2015-09-12
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT SHOE!!! I don't usually write reviews but I felt that I had to let everyone know how awesome this shoes are. I have increased my PR's on most of my lifts. They make you feel so stable that all you worry about is powering through the lift. MUST BUY!!
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top! Great Weightlifting shoes! Improved my clean, snatch and all my squats. Really recommend it.
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shoe yet I have had the Romeleos 2 for a year or so and never found them to be particularly comfortable. I don't have very wide feet, I wear a standard width in everything, but my pinky toes would get numb after as little as a half an hour in the Nikes. The Adidas however fit like a glove right out of the box. I went a half size down as many have recommended and they are awesome. I went with the Nikes originally because I wasn't digging the red only Adidas. Just not for me. Had I know the difference I'd have gotten these, regardless. These are stable, comfortable and look great. They perform really well and are flexible enough to wear off the platform. Couldn't ask for more.
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely Worth Buying I bought these after being hesitant about spending that much money on a pair of shoes, however after 1 days use I am sold. Worth every penny. Buy .5 size down... I am a 10.5 and order and 10 which fit perfectly!
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing shoe! I was previously using the romaleos and these far surpass them. These are the most comfortable and stable shoes I have worn to life in. Adidas really set the bar high.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sizing and awesome service from Rogue I never usually write reviews but wanted to today I have worn Adidas trainers all my life so I know how they fit. I usually buy a US 9.5 and did so in the Adipowers. The fit was as per my other trainers but for Oly I personally felt this was too much toe room so I sent hem back for an exchange. I now have US 9s. My toes is snug at the top and I LOVE the reassurance that gives me. I also have to say Rogue were AWESOME. They received my 9.5 and shipped my 9s same day with no questions asked. Top Adida shoes and a top company in Rogue
Date published: 2015-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Things will never be the same now These shoes are simply amazing. Now that I know what it's like to work out in these, I could never go back to other shoes. I was a bit squeamish about the price, but I'm now willing to pay more if that's what's required to obtain these.
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for squatting! I bought these last month on here. I mainly was looking for a shoe for squatting. I used Converse previously. The great thing about the Adipower is your feet don't move around in them at all. I feel I have a lot more balance and drive when I'm squatting. I seen a lot of weightlifters use these in the 2012 Olympics as well so that made me want to try them. I like how the Velcro strap really locks my feet in there. The Converse Chuck Taylor's would never be tight enough no matter how hard I tied them. If you want a good shoe to squat and deadlift in, I would recommend these without a doubt. They are worth every penny I paid.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breaking PB's with every step! Started using these since January this year and I felt the stability and control since the first time I put them on. Went from 180kg (396#) to 220kg (485#) in my back squat and dead lifted 250kg (550#). Worth every cent!
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable and worth the money Bought these from Rogue February 2012 i wanna say so I have had them for over three years now and minus some fraying on the tongue there is no rock or sway to the sole and construction is still in fantastic condition. I generally have two heavy squat days a week and will wear the shoes on those days. They are a very rigid shoe so dont buy them expecting to be able to run in them - I use mine solely for lifting also I have the red ones and I have no idea if there is any structural difference between these and the newer white/black ones - I wear a 10.5 shoe in nike frees and I bought these shoes in a 10.5 - they fit snugly the first few months wearing them but now the fit is fine, there is some extra room in the toe box so you may want to go a half size down - if I rebought them I would purchase a 10 I have no reservations paying 200$ for them they were worth it and 130$ seems like a steal to me
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome lifting shoes I got a pair for Christmas and I love them they have added about 30 lbs to my squat.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you don't buy these now you will eventually. These shoes are worth every dollar. If you buy a less expensive pair and you are a serious weightlifter you'll come back to these eventually anyways. They are the standard and rightfully so. I bought the reebok OLY shoes before these and they were OK but I knew there was better out there. Once you get these, you know there is nothing better and you stop looking. If I could only keep one thing in my gym bad it'd be these shoes. I love them. You don't need to be a certain strength level or experience level before you buy these. Even if your a total beginner grab these shoes it'll make your road to gainsville that much smoother.
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes. Get them. I like better than Reebook & Inov8 Finally got some and they made a world of difference - what they say is true, I've PRed all my lifts 10-15 pounds in just the few days I've had them! So much more stable in squats and overhead movements. I feel like they're holding me to the ground. I wear a size 11 womens (Reebook women 10s do not fit me, 11 Inov8 lifters fit me, but I wanted more stability). I ordered at 10 at first according to the size chart, but sent back and ordered a 9.5. The straps are great for holding your foot in if you have a narrower foot like me. Of the Inov8 Lifter, men Reebook Lifter and men Reebok Lifter Plus and these I tried on, I definitely like these the best and feel most stable of all of them. Very glad I listened and went with these!
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from big upgrade from reebok Definitely a big time upgrade from reebok lifter plus (older model). Fit a lot better to an average width foot and i don't get the occasional achey knees anymore. Luckily I got a deal on these during black friday, but my next pair may be just the entry-level powerlift (whenever these die). I also sized .5 down, and they are in great shape after almost 2 months of 5 day per week use
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but.... They're great shoes but ive used them about 5 times and the thread on the toungne is unthreading
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shoe I use these for snatch and clean/jerk. they provide the support needed while allowing just enough flexibility for the movements.
Date published: 2014-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great only shoe have a pair of reebok lifters but i wanted something more sold since we snatch and clean&jerk a lot at my crossfire box. so glad i got the adidas, beside the sick look they provide a solid base when preforming olympic lifts. can't compare them to the reeboks at all!!! go with the adopters if your serious about only lifting. if u want something more all around for lifting and possibly wearing for a wod go with reeboks
Date published: 2014-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough as nails Strong, lightweight and comfortable. Everything you'd want in a weightlifting shoe. + White version looks perfect.
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!!! I received these shoes 4 days ago and they are amazing! I had my first session in these shoes on Friday and my squats felt more stable and I am certain they will help me in testing in a few weeks time! Fast shipment to New Zealand as well!
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I hoped it would be. I did some research online, and the Adipower seemed like the shoe to get (I was looking for a weightlifting shoe to wear during powerlifting training and meets). I must say, they fit great (size similar to nike) and your feet really feel like they are planted to the floor. There is no movement or wiggling that you get from other shoes. It's easier to plant your feet during the set up for the squat too. These shoes make it easier to hit depth, and my squats are more explosive. Rogue Fitness sent my shoes in just a few days (all the way to Alaska).
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoes I've owned three different pairs of weightlifting shoes (reebok lifters and do-winns) and these are hands down my favorite so far. I do not have wide feet so I chose these over the Nike Romaleos. I wear size 11 in nanos and these were a great fit. I recommend these to anyone that dont have wide feet.
Date published: 2014-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from no complaints got nothing to say but truly flawless. fits perfectly like a glove, very stable, and well engineered. highly recommend if you put your full time commitment to oly lift. I own the reebok lifts and there decent and gets the job done but the adipowers are the way to go in my opinion.
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! Just got these in the mail today and they make you feel super stable under the bar. First experience with Rogue and it was fantastic. They have the best customer service and it only took 6 days for them to ship my shoes and chalk half way across the world to me in the Kingdom of Bahrain. I would like to thank the Rogue team for an excellent job of getting my stuff here quick and hassle free.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Powerlifting!!! I have the Red ones from last year, but this is same shoe. Best support, I feel locked in when I walk out a heavy squat. Once you set your feet, they don't move. Excellent feeling. Much easier to hit depth with the raised heel also. By far the best I've worn and worth every penny. This shoe is taking me to 800# squat in 2015.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never Powerlifting in Converse again ;) Look: 10/10 Stability: 10/10 Fitting: 8.75/10 Sometimes loose at the heel but the strap and laces help. Still incredibly stable during a squat and deadlift. Wear & Tear: 10/10 Feels like they'll last for years, the white color isn't easy to be diminished. For the lifts: Squat: Stable, less stress on the knees and posterior chain. Bench: If you bench with a flat foot, incredibly stable, foot in place. Deadlift: Although you want less distance to pull the weight, stability is amazing, not much of a difference.
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing shoe After using reebok oly lifters for a good long while, I managed save some pennies to get a proper pair of lifting shoes. When adidas came up with this colour way, I snapped up a pair immediately. These things are so stable it's nuts, and the fact they weigh nothing is even more impressive. I live in Malaysia and shipping was quick. I received my shoes along with some other fun stuff in about a week. My only issue is that when I received my pair, one of the eyelets had come out at the top lace. This hasn't affected anything much, and I couldn't be bothered to wait a few months to get me back so it's no biggie for me. These shoes, night and day compared to anything else.
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Notch Shoe I bought these shortly after buying the Adidas Powerlift shoes. The quality in these are much greater than in the Powerlift. These aren't much heavier either (which I've heard is common among weightlifting shoes) but still provide a solid platform to do squats from. I have a super narrow foot that ranges from size 8 (chuck taylor lows) to size 9.5 (most nike). I ended up ordering a 8.5 and they fit perfectly. I wear an 8.5 in Vans and have other adidas shoes in a 9. Get these shoes and you won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boss Lifting Shoes I've previously used Nike Romaleos 2 in a US 10.5 volt colour for about 12 months. Pros - Nice colour. - Quality shoe in terms of construction and use of materials except for the velco strap. Refer to below on cons section. - Double strap helped to provide a snug fit. Cons - The sizing ordered (US 10.5) turned out to be a tad bigger than my normal shoes size (US 10.5). - The top strap nearest my ankle was so long when done up I had to tuck it back up so it was out of the way when lifting. - Heavy compared to my new Adipowers. - Scuffed and creased easily. - Thick for-foot sole. - The gold accent strap loops rang as you walked around as if it was a bell a pet collar. - Hard to keep clean in the volt colour. I know, the colour doesn't help. - The velcro strap was average quality as it kept getting fluffier the more you used it. In comparison to my Nikes, my new Adipowers in a US 10.5 black and red colour are great! Pros - Snug fit for a US10.5 when compared to my Nikes which were a US10.5 also. I should note that I've got wide feet, thus making this more so the case. - Good quality upper resisting scuffing and creasing. - Stitching is nicer and probably stronger too. - Thinner for-foot making it lighter and crucially providing better feel when split jerking. - Thicker single strap provides loads of support where you need it most and doesn't over- hang the side of the shoe when done up. - The heel is the same stack height as the Nikes. - The colour stands out from more common red Adipowers thus making them the envy of everyone in your box especially in Australia when other re-sellers don't stock the black and red colour combo. - Worth every cent! Cons - The shoe laces provided could've been the round type as opposed to the flat type. I find this provides better comfort and grip when doing up the shoes. Each to their own opinion. - The shoe laces don't line up with the allocated holes in the tongue of the shoe. Hope this helps everyone who is looking for a quality lifting shoe.
Date published: 2014-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shoe I didn't like them at first. My foot measures at 10.5 US. I buy 11.5 running shoes. I decided to get 11's to split the difference. My feet are a bit wide with I think my left foot running a little wider than my right one. Basically, 5 min of wear and they really hurt but after a week of use, they've been broken in and my feet don't get as sore. So I suppose they're like combat boots and need a little time. As far as lifting, amazing for CJ, don't know why I didn't get a pair sooner. I know the red ones have the extra lace loop at the bottom, so get those.
Date published: 2014-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice - excellent service Shipping crazy fast. It is my first WL shoe, and right now i'm using it mainly for heavy squats (round 380lbs and increasing). Never head mobility issues or problems getting low enough; my chucks actually felt ok, but once you put on WL shoes, it's a totally different world. Just walking out the weight feels totally different. The "glue" feeling is splendid. The weight doesn't lift itself, but boy does that feel fantastic now. Also using it for bench press and overhead press. Want to try Olympic WL in the future. SIzing: i know about the struggle of guessing the right size, specially when not living in the US but far far away, without an adequate possiblity of returning and exchanging the product. I also felt that adidas shoes are NOT having the same size through all their models. I measured my foot (with socks on) and had a look at the adidas sizing chart. i'm 28.4cm (with normal foot width), which would correspond to US 10.5 or EUR 44 2/3. Which was JUST the perfect size. No wiggle room, but no toe cramming neither. one size smaller would for SURE have been painful. I wear size US 10 in chucks (which is actually 28.5cm too..)
Date published: 2014-06-16
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific shoe I received my shoes yesterday (to Norway, a week in the mail) and used them for the first time in training today for snatch practise. I normally wear EU 43s, and the fit is perfect for me at US 9s. These are my first weightlifting shoes, and I have to say that they were not nearly as bulky to wear as I'd imagined. All the same I felt practically stuck to the floor, and I've never felt so stable under a bar! tl; dr I'm in love.
Date published: 2014-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth every penny Love these things. After debating for a month between the Romaleos 2 and the Adipower's. I have a wide foot and was nervous about picking these up however I got the 12.5 a half size up from my normal 12 and they fit perfect. I love that they are much lighter and more flexible in the toe box then that of the Romaleos.
Date published: 2014-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Shoe I have had these for about eight months. These have held up to the abuse of five day a week 2-3 hour oly lifting sessions and, besides collecting a lil grim, perform like new if not better. I like my shoes tight so I went a half size down and they fit oh so nice. I whole heartedly recommend these. Shoes are shoes though, I have heard the romelleos are great, as well as Risto.
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Difference from the Red/Orange Colorway Excellent weighlifting shoe. I typically wear a half size smaller in oly shoes because I like a snug fit. I wear a 9 in Romaleos 2, and a 9.5 in the Adipowers. I have the older red/orange colorway, and the only design change to this colorway is the first set of lace loops has gone MIA. Many people complain that the adipowers are too narrow, but without this loop the shoe does feel a bit wider in the forefoot area (you could lace the old colorways the same way, just skip that first loop) I prefer having that lace loop there - so funcionally I prefer the older colorway, these look much nicer and still perform well.
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lifters First day I wore them I Pr'd my front squat. Great for lifting but you can't wear them for most WOD's because they are so stiff. I am happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2014-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sizing For those of you who research your purchases for months straight, I hope this helps. I typically wear an 11.5 (45 EU) and that is the size I am happy with for these shoes as well. They are snug, but not uncomfortable. I tried the Nike Romaleos in 11.5 (a bit narrow in the arch, but good length), and the lifter plus' in 11.5 (a little long, but good width) as well. I had the Adidas Powerlift Trainers before this in 11.5, the fit is pretty muh identical. Hope this helps!
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from sizing forgot to mention I wear a 10.5 in nano 3's, 11 in nano 2's, and ~11 in normal Nike tennis shoes. I ordered an 11 in these and they are just a tad long but if I had it to do over again I would probably still order the 11.
Date published: 2013-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent stability Really like these shoes. Very stable, heel height appropriate for lifting. Someone said it was too tall that is silly. They definitely improve squat form. Seem durable and built to last. Haven't done much weightlifting yet but I will soon with the order of a (non- rogue) bar. Do not use these for met-cons, that is not what they're designed for. Would have given them five stars but I can't because they hurt my foot due to it previously being broke, so they should really have five.
Date published: 2013-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shoes, Err Small I'm a new weightlifter and these are my first weightlifting shoes, so I can't make any comparisons, but these shoes are excellent so far. I normally wear size 8.5 (my Nano 2.0's are 8.5) but based on reviews I've read here and elsewhere, I went with size 7.5 and they fit perfectly.
Date published: 2013-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shoes! I researched olympic lifting shoes for a long time prior to buying them - like 3 or 4 months. Like most people, I came down to either the Romaleos II or the Adipowers. I do CrossFit mostly, but I also do an oly class once a week. I didn't want to get the Reebok lifters, mainly because I thought they would be inferior to the Romaleos or Adipowers; none of the real olympic weightlifters wear Reebok. I finally decided on the Adipowers, only because of the proclaimed width of the two shoes - I have narrow (ish) feet. I didn't really know where to go on sizing, especially since this is my first pair of oly shoes. I came to the conclusion after asking some coaches that you want a 'snug' fit. Not so loose that the shoes move around when you're walking, but not so tight that they cut off circulation. You can vary this to a pretty good degree by using the laces and strap, but you want to make sure that the shoe's are okay length-wise and that there isn't too much space above your foot when you have them laced up. I originally ordered men's (US) 10.5. I was really excited once I had them, but after a few around-the-house sessions of air squats and moving around, I sadly decided that they were too big. I sent them back to Rogue to be exchanged for 10's, and I'm happy now. I actually think I could have gone another half size down even, to 9.5's. I don't have a good guage for comparison to street shoe size because mine are all a little looser, but I wear a 10.5 generally in dress shoes, and when I was serious into rock climbing, I wore a 43cm (which was VERY snug). If you get your shoes and you're unsure, put on a pair of dress socks (or thin socks) and see how they fit. Remember, you can always put on a pair of thicker socks to compensate for use down the road, but if they're loose with dress socks, I would consider going down a half size. I figure the inside of the shoe is not always going to be as 'puffy' as it was out of the box, so a little extra snugness upfront is probably a good thing. I have lifted in these a few times so far, coming from Vibram Five Fingers. If you squat regularly in flat shoes or running shoes, I would bet you'll PR in these. The two big parts are the a) raised heel and b) stiff sole. If you're curious about the raised heel, go barefoot and find something between a half inch or an inch high, put your heels on it, and do some squats. These are just like that, but much more solid. Any lift that involves a squat (PC, Snatch, OHS, FS, BS, etc.) will benefit from these shoes. Lastly, I have to give Rogue credit for outstanding customer service. I ordered my shoes on a Monday morning and they arrived by Tuesday night. When I put them back in the mail that Thursday to be exchanged, UPS tracking said they arrived to Rogue the next Monday, and the new shoes were here the next Tuesday. Awesome. All in all these are great olympic lifting shoes, and I would recommend them to anyone serious about olympic lifting and/or squatting. I would buy them again!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shoes Bought a 1/2 size smaller these shoes really help. Worth the investment if your a Oly lifter, Powerlifter, Strongman etc. Ive used them for pressing, squatting, and deadlifting. Had 2 PRs first week of having them. There really wasnt much need to break them in fit very comfortably out of the box. I have a wide foot and had absolutely no problem with these.
Date published: 2013-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New generation of Adidas WL shoe Bit of background, I've been weightlifting since the mid 90's and this is my 4th pair of Adidas WL shoes. I have never replaced a pair due to wear. I have either lost or had my shoes stolen. I'm sure that if my original pair of "adidas equip" shoes had not been taken by my weasely brother they would still be functioning just fine. I have also had do-wins and reeboks. In my opinion this is another solid shoe by Adidas. I prefered the fit of the adi-stars. The kangaroo leather upper on those shoes was great. After a few weeks it molded to any foot shape perfectly. The new material seems to be some kind of leather/synthetic hybrid and is not as pliable. The adi-stars had much better ventilation than these shoes as well. I find my feet sweat more in the adi-powers. The sole on the adi-power shoes is a big improvement over the adi-stars however. It has a sticker rubber and a flat sole the length of the shoe instead of being slpit into forefoot and heel with a hard plastic shank like the adistars. This is a return to their traditional sole and is much better. The fit is the traditional adidas last. The same as it's ever been. If adidas fit your feet well, tending toward the narrow side, these will fit great. If you have wide feet you may want to look at other brands. In the end, these are WL shoes. All WL shoes are pretty much the same, they have no cushioning and a raised heel. You don't run in them and you don't even move that much in them really. They don't need to be light and they don't need to breathe. They just need to fit comfortably and do their thing. These do the job admirably and look freakin' awesome.
Date published: 2013-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice, but too high of a heel for me I bought these because they are so highly recommended. The quality is there and the construction and fit seems top notch. Heck, I even like the look. However, I could not get used to the .75 heel. It's too much for me, I felt too high and a bit disconnected from the floor. But I am in the minority, and if you love the .75 lift, chances are you'll love these. I just received my Rogue 1/2" today and they are a much better fit for me.
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Size My foot is exactly 11 inches. When i first bought a size 10 shoe it actually felt pretty good but after 5 months of using it just got to tight. I then sold that shoe and tried on a 10.5, that still didn't feel perfect. Now i have a size 11 shoe and it feels awesome. My feet are a little wide but still not really good for romaleos. Romaleos 10.5 felt to big and 10 felt to small. Romaleos felt better quality to me and they felt like they would last longer but Romaleos did feel more sturdy and heavy. The grip on adipowers for inside and outside the shoe are a lot better aswell. If you have wide feet for with romaleos, but if you're feet are just a little wide or normal go with adipowers and go with either .5 size smaller or normal.
Date published: 2013-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit Help Agree with all that others have said. Great shoe, shoe have gotten years ago, improved stability + form = better/increased lifts. I wear a 11.5 in Sambas and Nano 2.0 and 10.5 in Chucks with average (D) width foot...11.5 in Adipower fit perfectly out of the box with average cushion socks. Hope this helps.
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty Darn GREAT!!! So this shoe is insanely good the support and how it glues me to the ground i got my GF to paint the bottom polymer blue and it looks SICK!!! love them!!
Date published: 2013-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a huge difference Got these in last week, they are my first pair of weightlifting shoes and the difference for low bar and front squats is like night and day. I used to squat in Chucks and in NB Minimus. Sizing tip...I have a men's 10 in the Minimus and a 9 in Chucks. I got a 9.5 in these and they fit perfect! I would suggest going to a store and trying on a pair of Adidas running shoes and go with that size as Adidas sizing is pretty universal.
Date published: 2013-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like a Glove Buying these shoes made me seriously regret putting off buying Oly shoes for a year. These shoes fit like a glove and are quality. I had a hard time finding good fit advice. I would suggest going down a full size from a Reebok Nano or an Adidas Samba. If you have Chucks, go with that size. For reference, my Nano's and Samba's are US M8.5 and my Chucks are 7.5. I went with a 7.5 in the Adipower and they fit perfectly.
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Amazing shoe. A month ago i ordered the romaleos and they just didn't fit me right. I had size 10.5 in romaleos and they were just to big in width and length. Both my feet lengths are 11.2. So i didn't expect a size 10 shoe to fit me but thats exactly what i ordered. I suggest ordering a half size and even then the shoe might be to big. I currently have the size 10 and my foot size is over 11 and they fit me perfectly.
Date published: 2013-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Very solid shoe! You are pretty much locked into place as soon as you set your feet and they put you in great position for all power\ OLY lifts.
Date published: 2013-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoe for Olympic Weightlifting I bought these after having worn the Rogue Do-Win's for a couple years. Don't get me wrong, the Do-Win's were great shoes to learn in for a couple years - much more stable that running shoes - but the Adidas Adipower shoes are a HUGE step up from the Do-Win's in both feel and function. they are significantly lighter and feel much more stable planted on the floor. The built quality is great and i have noticed no issues in the 3 months I have been using the Adipowers. If you're looking for a purpose built shoe for Olympic Weightlifting, this is a great choice.
Date published: 2013-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well worth the money very good shoe once worn in PR"D both clean and jerk and snatch first time wearing
Date published: 2012-12-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not happy - does not last! Bought these shoes from Rogue in February/March and loved wearing them and lifting in them!! Very good fit and I thought that I could use them the next years.... boy was I wrong! After 6-7 months of usage they are ruined.... The right side of the right shoe is all torn up and the left shoe is also starting to rip. Not what I expected when I paid 200$ for these shoes! Now I need to get new shoes but do not know what to buy... loved these shoes but not willing to pay 200$ for something that lasts a few months.....
Date published: 2012-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best lifting shoe on the market Before start CF, i do OLY-Lifting professional. I try all weightlifting shoes on the market, they are nothing compared to the adipowers...
Date published: 2012-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from By far the best!!! Could not be more satisfied with Adidas weightlifting shoes. By far the best shoe ever own for those heavy Oly lifts!!
Date published: 2012-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shoe too Narrow Amazing oly shoe, solid and quality is superb! Not for people with wide feet. If you do have narrow feet order 1/2 size larger at least. Other than that they definitely are one of the best oly shoes out their!
Date published: 2012-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZiNG PR'd my back squat on the first day, PR'd my snatch etc. basically what i'm trying to get at is that it's worth the 200. i LOVE this oly shoe. solid build, solid feel and quality material. only test is the test of time.
Date published: 2012-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get them. But only for OLY lifts, not X-Fit These are brilliant. Got them today, hit the weights with them on and wow! Much easier to perfect the squat technique (as per Starting Strength technique) and able to position weight over the mid-foot through the whole movement. That was the main reason I got them, for the squat and DL. SOLID shoes, well made, perfectly designed and look pretty snazzy. Now I wish I didn't workout like a hermit in my basement... lol! Don't know about durability as I only just got them. Sizing - I usually wear a size 10 to 10.5 in ordinary shoes. My foot is 28.5cm long and that mapped to the size 10.5 in adidas sizing. With thick cotton sports sock these are a PERFECT snug fit. I wanted very snug and am happy. Great purchase.
Date published: 2012-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Step Back from the AdiStars I'm a certified shoe freak so I had to get these as soon as I saw them. If I wasn't comparing these shoes to the AdiStars they would get four stars. These feel like a step back in quality and design when comparing the two unfortunately. For instance, the lace keeper on the tongue is poorly designed. It doesn't really line up with the laces and it's a pain to get your fingers under the laces when the laces are in it. They also seem to run a tad small as I had to go up a half size since my toe hit the front in my normal size. They look hot for sure though. I've received a lot of compliments at the box. I also like that the velcro strap is a little higher on the vamp than the AdiStars. These are nice shoes but tough to swallow at full retail. I might have to pick up another pair of the AdiStars before they're gone forever though. Those were definitely worth full price.
Date published: 2012-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shoe I absolutely love them! My lifts have become so much more comfortable, powerful, and explosive. I also PRed once i put on. Definitely worth the extra cash.
Date published: 2012-02-10
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shoe for serious lifters These shoes fit true to size. Extremely solid shoe. I recommend these if you are serious about weightlifting. You pay for what you get. Look at it as an investment for the next 5 years.
Date published: 2012-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flexible Most flexible shoe I have ever had in many years. Much better heel height then the romeleos!
Date published: 2012-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best ever all I have to say is there made very well like no other oly shoe I have had before fits to size hands down best ever PR 1st time I put them on
Date published: 2012-01-26
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