REally like these shoes
They have been amazing. I’ve read about some build quality issues but so far so good. It’s really helped with my squat because of an ankle surgery I had.
These shoes are incredibly stylish, very comfortable, and offer the oh-so-hard-to-find .5" heel. While these are easily my favorite shoes for squats and OHP in terms of performance, I've been very disappointed with the build quality of these shoes in the 2 months I've had them. Despite following the care instructions and only wearing them when working out (bearing in mind I'm not even doing big explosive olympic movements) these shoes are literally coming apart at the seams, as multiple stitchings have begun to unravel on both the sole and around the tongue of the shoe. Don't get me wrong. There's a lot of good in these shoes, but for the price point I would expect much sturdier construction.
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 Grayskull. By The Power of.
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.
Having this size heel helps you maintain control like never before. You know ourregular 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 helpprovide a better bar path and catch position.
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 indicates 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 allows the maximum force out ofthe materials currently available to produce heels on weightlifting shoes.
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. FOR MORE SIZING INFORMATION - please view our Size Chart.
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Revolutionary tapered heel for a more stable position and solid foundation.
The upper is made with high quality suede-leather that enables a durable, yet comfortable fit.
High density, classic wood heel for maximum force throughout the heel.
Thick hook-and-loop strap using Velcro USA for better pull and stronger hold.
Breathable toe box to keep your feet cool.
Vibram rubber soles enhance your grip on the platform.