Adidas Powerlift 2.0
Between - ($ or £)80120
- Perfect heel size
- Flexibility in toe
- Strap not as secure as others
The Adidas Powerlift 2.0 Review:
Post Updated: October 17th 2016
The Adidas powerlift 2.0s are an all round amazing shoe, at top dollar value for money. Sometimes referred to as the little brother of the adidas adipowers.
For me, they are a good midway shoe for those that want the flexibility of a cross-fit shoe without the large heel of traditional ‘wooden block’ weight lifting shoes. This is a great weightlifting shoe for powerlifters, bodybuilders and other athletes.
The heel is 15mm which isn’t as high as some weight lifting shoes, but still gives you enough to get a good squat depth without risking knee damage. Heel height really is a game of preference, some people have terrible ankle flexibility while others have pre existing knee injuries. Go with what feels best for you, feel free to post questions if you need advice.
They are also incredibly light, thanks to a weight distribution plate in the sole (unique to adidas), which allows it to be made of a lighter material. The strap keeps you pinned to the floor, there’s no give in the sole and the sides are incredibly durable giving you really decent ankle support.
The strap on the adidas powerlift 2.0s helps keep your foot firmly in position, preventing any excess movement or slipping which occurs in looser footwear. However, some people have complained about the strap not being as secure as other makes of weight lifting shoes, though I haven’t found this to be a problem. It simply comes down to personal preference, bare in mind though that these are considerably more affordable than other makes. So a drop in quality might be the cause.
These weight lifting shoes also provide an incredible amount of ankle support to prevent buckling under large weight, again, this helps prevent injury and more importantly, allows for maximum energy transfer (which equals more weight shifted).
Another thing I notice was that these has an incredibly firm base, which really aided my squats. After all, this is the whole point – the whole idea is to make sure as little energy as possible is lost via a soft rubber base. I’ve found other makes, especially the older reebok makes don’t feel as firm as these. It’s literally like being on the floor without shoes on, except you’ve got the support and added heel height.
The adidas powerlift 2.0s come in a range of stylish different colors and designs. From bright purple to all black.
Stylish, practical and the best value for money on the market today.