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Nike Romaleos 2 Weightlifting Shoes

Shoe Type: Men's

Regular Price: $189.00

Special Price $149.00

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Brand Nike
Shoe Color Red
Shoe Type Men's
Effective Heel Height 0.75"
Made In USA No
Free Shipping Yes
3 Ships Free No

Nike has made slight cosmetic updates for the 2014 model. Click here to see the new Nike Romaleos 2 Varsity Red.

Nike improved this high end weightlifting shoe by shaving 50 grams off the weight and increasing the forefoot flex.

Exclusive Nike contoured TPU heel wedge cups heel and supports foot to provide unmatched lifting stability

Integrated lacing and double power straps lock foot firmly in place

Supportive, durable upper materials and construction

Outsole designed to minimize wear in the heel

One of the most challenging shoes to build for Beijing, the Nike Romaleos is a lightweight, flexible workhorse that can withstand the unique punishment that weightlifters put on their footwear. In a world championship event where a 300-pound man might lift 700 pounds, shoes play a critical role in an athlete’s performance and safety. The most revolutionary innovation in the Nike Romaleos weightlifting shoe is Nike’s exclusive “Power Bridge,” a contoured TPU heel wedge designed to support the foot and bear as much weight as a man can lift, without any compression or give. This technology provides a lightweight alternative to the wooden heel wedge that competitors have been using since the 1960s. The Power Bridge is also a technical advancement because, unlike a flat wood shim, it is contoured to cup the heel, providing stability and comfort under stress. The honeycomb-like system of trusses and bridges in the midsole has been engineered for ultimate strength, helping to ensure that an athlete’s weight stays forward during the intense jerking and lifting motion of competition. A first in Nike footwear design, heel heights have been graded to different elevations for the varying sizes and weight classes of Olympic athletes. This unique system is well-protected by a flat rubber outsole specially designed to minimize wear in the heel.

The upper is constructed from durable synthetic materials that are ultra-supportive with integrated lacing and two large hook and loop fasteners that keep the foot locked in place. Inside, elastic has been added to the top of the shoe to flex with the tendons of the foot during the snapping “triple extension” movement of clean and jerk lifting. The Nike Romaleos comes with two different sockliners: a softer insert for training and a harder version for competition, when athletes benefit most from zero deflection as power is transferred through the foot.

Heel Height: .75"

Sizing - Choose normal Nike tennis shoe size

Warranty - All of our shoes come with a standard 90 day warranty.

Style - All Nike Shoes come as pictured

Insoles - Each pair comes with two insoles, one for competition/more stiff and one for training

Nike Romaleos 2 Weightlifting Shoes is rated 4.9859 out of 5 by 71.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Weightlifting Shoes These shoes fit very well and are extremely stable. Everyone who is serious about weightlifting should get themselves a pair. These shoes are expensive, but well worth the money.
Date published: 2012-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from need to restock i borrowed a pair from a coach that were one size too small and still loved them. i immediately got online to order them and of course my size is sold out.....i will be checking back weekly until yall restock 13s!!!
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Just got mine today and tried them out. Absolutely awesome. It feels like you are cemented in to the ground. Also makes it super easy to get super deep. Fantastic shoe.
Date published: 2012-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Shoes! First time I have ever bought a dedicated weightlifting shoe, decided to go with one of the best right out the gate, and I couldn't be happier! Outstanding quality, comfortable, OLY lifts felt solid as a rock, and the Nike styling is SWEET! I normally wear an 8 in all my Nike running shoes, but I picked up a 7.5 to make sure they were snug and they fit me absolutely perfect! I would highly recommend these shoes to anyone serious about lifting, they are worth the investment.
Date published: 2012-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1st month These shoes r freakin great. Ive had them for about a month, I have already PR'd my front and back squat. At first, these shoes will make you very sore, that is because your legs r not used to being on a slant. Once you get through the 1st 5 workouts, you will be fine! They are pretty true to size, couldnt ask for a better shoe!
Date published: 2012-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I just upgraded from Do-Wins to the Romaleo2 and what an upgrade it was. They.Are.Awesome! I could not be happier. I actually ordered the Adipowers first but they were too big (even though I ordered 1.5 sizes down as suggested) and I just didn't like the fit of the shoe. I decided to try the Romaleos instead and I am much happier with these shoes. They are sturdy, heavy and comfortable. I can't wait to start hitting some new PRs. I will advise that I think women should order 2 sizes down from their regular shoe size. A few girls at my gym have them and we all ordered 2 sizes down, not the 1.5 as suggested.
Date published: 2012-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Shoe I've been lifting weights for over 45 years. All the shoes I've worn during my olympic lifting, power lifting, body building phases have been horrible. I had to use work boots until I found these Nike's. They are without a doubt the best shoe of this type ever created. You get what you pay for.
Date published: 2012-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoes, but the rear strap is too long The shoes are provide a very solid footing and the raise heel allows me to squat deeper. I would highly recommend them for any olympic lifts, or squats. As many have found, the rear strap is too long. I cut them 1" shorter with a hot knife so that I wouldn't trip over them!
Date published: 2012-12-30