I’ve been in my R1’s for just over 2 weeks. I absolutely love them. First up, these things are so incredibly good looking. Fit and finish are top notch. No broken seams or stitches. High quality suede material. Super pretty to look at. Next up, functionality. They make you feel glued to the floor. Heel height is perfect for my squat style. Zero compression of the sole. They are a dream to squat in. They breathe remarkably well for suede material. Tongue and forefoot strap are beefy. Built to last for sure. Toe box is perfect. My only gripe is that I’d like to see a more aggressive pattern to the base. It holds the floor fine, but I worry about the pattern holding up 3 years from now when I’m still squatting in these beasts. Also, I’m sad that if something happened to these, I wouldn’t be able to replace this color way! So much better than any commercially made powerlifting/weightlifting shoe I’ve ever had. 10/10 would buy again.
I purchased these shoes to replace an old pair of reebok u-form lifters. The stability of these shoes is amazing. I figured a lifting shoe is a lifting shoe. I was wrong. I have some ankle mobility issues doe to some surgical hardware. The height of the heel is allows me to squat to depth with no issues. The final plus to these shoes is they are very well constructed and look fantastic. My primary use of these shoes is powerlifting.
The shoes are great, squatting and deadlifting feel way more natural. Unfortunately due to low stock on the size i wear i had to go one half size up which is frustrating. My only feedback would be to increase production rates.
I've had my eye on Position shoes for a while now, but as I mostly train powerlifting and not olympic lifts, the large heel was too much for my needs. As soon as the R1 came out, I started saving money to buy a pair and they were worth the wait. Great fit, solid heel, and craftmanship that would be impossible to beat shopping at other major lifting shoe companies. A dependable pair of lifting shoes and a solid belt are really the only equipment you need in the gym. I'm looking forward to rocking these on all my PRs to come for years to come
Great shoe. Well made. Novice lifter. These shoes definitely helped with my lifting, especially squats.
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