• Our all new R1 lifting shoe is here! We designed this shoe to be the perfect fit for any powerlifter/general lifter looking for that competitive edge. The R1 features a wider toe-box, reinforced front, and 1/2 inch solid wooden heel. R1 Neptune. Go deep. 

    All R1 purchases getting a 2nd pair of laces in a different color to complement your pair already included and FREE shipping within the contiguous United States. International Rates apply for AL, HI, Puerto Rico, Canada and all other non-contiguous territories.

  • Heel and Sole Construction: 1) The revolutionary tapered wood-heel provides a solid foundation and a stable position. 2) Our high density wood heel enables maximum force throughout the lift* 3) The wood-heel is carved, shaped and stained by hand. The stain is black. 4) Effective heel-height is .5" (1.27 centimeters).

    Upper Construction: 1) The upper is made with suede-leather. 2) A wider toe-box. You asked, we listened. 3) Thick hook-and-loop strap using Velcro USA for better pull and stronger hold. 4) Mesh tongue and forming insole create a very comfortable fit. 5) The reinforced front helps you make the most out of your lifters. The novices and experts agree.

    ***FOR SIZING INFORMATION - please view our Size Guide by clicking here.
      • Is a .5" effective heel height right for me? I'm used to a different size.
      • Answer: Having this size heel helps you maintain control like never before. You know our regular size heel, here's something that'll help the transition. The benefits of a more comfortable lift, better positioning, and proper alignment stay the same. If you have mobility issues in your ankles, hips or shoulders, a higher or lower heel height could help provide a better bar path and catch position.

      • What do you mean by 'maximize force'?
      • Answer: Heel construction tests have been performed to see how much force is applied (or lost) though the lift. After testing UVA, TMU and wood, wood outperformed TMU by a margin of 12 percentage points (.65 vs .77). A score of 1 is ideal for this test indicating zero-loss of force through absorption of the material. TMU is a synthetic plastic that you will find on major mass-produced brands. From these density tests, wood's density allows the maximum force out of the materials currently available to produce heels on weightlifting shoes.

      • How do they fit?
      • Answer: Our shoes fit true to size and we recommend ordering your regular shoe size. Please note: our Women lifters are true women's sizes. Thus, they are slightly more narrow than our men lifters. This is to create the same snug fit for women as we do for men. However, if you are a female with size E width or wider, we would suggest ordering a Men's size instead. This would be 1.5 sizes below your female size. For example, if you normally wear a Women's 8.5, we would suggest ordering a Men's size 7. See our Size Guide below for more information.

      • What if they don't fit? What is your exchange policy?

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Sandra V.
United States United States

Solid Performer

First weightlifting shoe I've ever used and am ecstatic with the results. Great for oly lifting clean/****, snatches, overhead squat felt instantly better with them and have already been complimented on them. Build quality is superb, sizing is on point, about 30+ days with them so far. Going to compete with these, good reccomendation from my favorite fitness Influenza, the *** chest greek god, fan destroyer and all around swoll natty god Omar Isuf.

Grant W.
United States United States


Love the feel and look of these shoes. The red suede is sick looking. My old shoes were .75" Do-Wins. The feel of these are so much more stable. They are true to size. If you are coming from Chuck Taylor you might consider going up a half size. Only thing is they could be slightly wider in the toe box. Mine have started to break in a bit and become noticeable but if you have wide feet I don't think these would work well for you.

Andrew N.
United States United States

Amazing quality, worth every penny!

Spent two weeks with the R1s and I love everything about them. Solid build, solid stance with great grip on the soles and the wide toe box is perfect. Not to mention the compliments for such a unique shoe.

Brandon A.
United States United States

R1 Mad Titans

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.

United States United States

Excellent craftsmanship and performance.

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.

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