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Nike Romaleos 2 Weightlifting Shoes

Shoe Type: Men's

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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 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 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Romaleos 2>Adipower - Phenomenal shoe!! Strictly oly lifting - I have had both shoes, starting with the Adidas Adipowers. Ive had the romaleos for a week now, unfortunately I'm not going back. Love these! As the adidas feel more like a running shoe with a large heel, these feel like a weightlifting shoe. Much sturdier, and more support of the foot while in the bottom position. As I have a wider foot, this shoe also compliments that aspect. I really like this shoe and will stick with Nike's future oly shoes. For sizing I used 1/2 smaller than a pair of nike frees and I feel its perfect. The red/gold looks really good in person (exactly like the photo). Overall 5 stars. Phenomenal shoe.
Date published: 2013-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product so far... Just purchased the Romaleos 2, this is my second pair of oly shoes. The Do Wins had a sole issue, kept coming off. The rear foot on my split jerks apparently was dragging? Not sure, however, definitely the sole around the toes was coming off. Concerning sizing: I wear a 11.5 on the Nike Frees, and the 11.0 fits perfectly. Performance: far greater than the Do Wins, no comparison. Of course the price reflects the differential also. Noteworthy is that I also have a very wide foot, and the Romaleos accomodate nicely. The Do Wins also accomodate a wide foot, just couldn't keep the sole attached.
Date published: 2013-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing These shoes look 10x better in person. The photo looks drab and sorta ugly, the shoes look amazing. But who cares how they look? In terms of performance, they're better than any other shoe I've used. Haven't had cause to use the competition insole yet, but my feet feel completely stable and supported. I can certainly transmit more power and achieve greater range of motion with these shoes, and that's the job they're meant to do.
Date published: 2013-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it so much that I have two pairs I used to own size 8 Adidas Adipower. I have always had Adidas Oly shoes because the best of the best all used Adidas. They were fine shoes but when Nike released the red Romaleos. I had to get them because that is the color Lu Xiao Jun wore in the Olympics and I was curious about the Nike Oly shoes. I ordered a size 8 but they were too big so I went down to 7.5 and they are perfect. I can see the draw of Nike lifiting shoes. I do like the double straps and color variety available in the Romaleos so I ordered another pair in Volt color because they grew on me and because Mr. Lu now wears a Volt color. May the Lu force be with you when you Oly!! Ha
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Stable and Solid! After reading and viewing all of the reviews available for these (here and online), I decided to get them. I'm not disappointed—well worth the money. They are incredibly stable and do not move during lifts. My squat range of motion improved quite a bit, as well. It took one squat workout to adjust to these and now I'm really benefiting from them. One thing I've read in some reviews is that the straps sometimes hang over and drag on the ground after you fasten them: mine do not as I have 'H' width (wider than EEEE) feet. So, this will depend on your own feet. They are a bit snug. However, that is what you'd want in this kind of shoe (my width of my feet are probably contributing to this, too). Highly Recommended!
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LIKE SUCTION CUPS!! I love these shoes. I was originally using the Adidas Powerlifters (over a year of usage) but wasn't 100% happy with them during my oly lifts. The very first day switching to these I could feel why everyone loves them so much. It feels like your foot is glued to the floor (suction cup). The weight is great as well as the comfort of them. I adore these shoes!! Plus I feel like Iron Man(or woman in my case) with these colors.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best OL shoes It was time to replace my nine year old Adistars. I bought these because I was told they are pretty wide for an OL shoe. Normal width Nikes are usually too narrow, but these are just about right (I normally wear 2E width). They are actually a little too loose in the forefoot, but would be too tight in the arch if I went down in size. If you have a normal foot width I'd recommend going down 1/2 from what you wear in a Nike running shoe. The "training" insoles are useless, they aren't even formed to the shape of the shoe. The "competition" insoles are nice, though. You feel nailed down to the floor with these. The balance and stability is way better than with my Adistars (when I bought them they were top of the line). The red and gold also look great, much better in person even than in the pictures. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful shoes I love these shoes! I have the volts and I just got a these for my wife! She is Chinese American so I thought it was a fitting color choice. Now I'm a bit jealous because I like the color of these much more than mine. If you are worried about how the color looks... Don't! The red looks much different in person.
Date published: 2014-03-15