R1 MIDNIGHT

  • 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. Pre-order your exact size now for a great price and get it shipped the beginning of June. R1 Midnight. A fierce display of strength.

    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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MC
10/21/2019
Martin C.
United States United States

Love the shoes, one drawback

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.

RN
10/07/2019
Russell N.
United States United States

Get 'em

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

PF
10/05/2019
paul f.
United States United States

R1 Midnight

Great shoe. Well made. Novice lifter. These shoes definitely helped with my lifting, especially squats.

AB
10/04/2019
Andrew B.
United States United States

Well made - Not for wide feet

Shoe was very well made. Solid construction and I love the wooden heel. Takes a bit to get used to walking in them - at least for me. I usually wear a 14 4E and I knew I'd have trouble with the width. The toe box is fine but it really narrows down in the heel. I find my heel is wider than the shoes heel causing my foot to lean over the sides of the shoes, which is something I don't want while lifting. If Position came out with a true overall 'Wide' size, I'd re-order and it would fix the only issue I have with the shoe.

KV
10/02/2019
Kevin V.
United States United States

An Excellent, Beautiful Shoe

Except for front squats where I personally prefer the higher heel of the P3 series, I'm finding this shoe to be absolutely perfect for cleans, deadlifts, presses, and virtually every other exercise I do. Completely satisfied. Highly recommend it.

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