• 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 in the beginning of June. 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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Donald K.
United States United States

Never squat in another shoe.

I have never purchased a shoe for lifting weights. This was my leap into that avenue and I'll never look back. The quality of this lifter I can tell is refined with time tested applications in the lifts they were designed for. I took Joey szatmarys review and went with the purchase. I didn't even know Omar was involved with position and after I found that out I had a duh moment. I'll stay with position my whole career probably. Keep up the good work!

John L.
United States United States

Romaleo who???

Best lifting shoes I have tried. Use for squats and RDL to hit the hamstrings. Great for bench as well! Love the slightly lower heel over my previous nike romaleo 3. Strongly recommend over other lifting shoes on the market. You get what you pay for! Also the suede material matches nicely with my pioneer cut lifting belt

Joe Netzer

Top of the class

I have fallen in love with my new R1s! The heel hight is spot on for a powerlifter. Gives me just enough to hit a great depth but not too much where it changes my over all squat pattern. They have a rock soild feel for great power transfer. The wide toe box helps me keep my toes open and doesn't feel as confining as the other lifters I have worn in the past. In a market that is filled full of lifters that are slapped together in a factory these stand out. There is a quality to these shoes that can only be done by hand. Forget the mass produced shoes and something special by picking up these. I love the green color I got. They fit true to size. If you someone who likes a looser fitting shoes then you could go up 1/2 size if you like. They are one of a kind.

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