Squatting in Basketball Shoes: Should You Do It? (No, Here’s Why)

Aside from investing in a lifting belt or knee sleeves, buying the right shoes for squatting is perhaps one of the biggest concerns for powerlifters. Most powerlifters already know that squatting in running shoes is a bad idea, but it’s not uncommon to see some athletes squatting in basketball shoes. So, should you squat in … Continue ReadingSquatting in Basketball Shoes: Should You Do It? (No, Here’s Why)

Reebok Legacy Lifter vs. Adidas Adipower: Which Is Better?

The Reebok Legacy Lifter and the Adidas Adipower II are two popular lifting shoes for both competitive and recreational lifters. They are both good shoes, but which one you choose will depend on your goals, your budget, and the sport you’re training for. So are the Adipower II’s or Reebok Legacy Lifters better for lifting? … Continue ReadingReebok Legacy Lifter vs. Adidas Adipower: Which Is Better?

Squatting In Running Shoes: Should You Do It? (No, Here’s Why)

Running shoes are the ideal choice if you’re looking for lightweight and pliable footwear while doing plyometric-based exercises. However, I’ve seen a lot of people in the gym, especially newbies, who wear running shoes while performing powerlifting movements like the squat. So, are running shoes a good choice for squatting? You should not wear running … Continue ReadingSquatting In Running Shoes: Should You Do It? (No, Here’s Why)

Adidas Adipower 2 vs Powerlift 4: Which Lifting Shoe Wins?

The Adidas Adipower 2 and the Adidas Powerlift 4 are both highly anticipated successors to two lines of great-performing weightlifting shoes. But when it comes down to making a purchase, which lifting shoe wins? Whether you’re a professional or a casual lifter, this article is here to help you. Today, I’ll dive deep into the … Continue ReadingAdidas Adipower 2 vs Powerlift 4: Which Lifting Shoe Wins?

Are Vans Good For Lifting? (Yes, But Not The Best)

For lifters on a budget, turning to a pair of Vans shoes is the go-to solution when needing good yet affordable shoes for lifting, particularly squats and deadlifts. But is it true? Are Vans good for lifting? Yes, Vans shoes are good for lifting due to their flat, dense soles, providing optimal stability and ground … Continue ReadingAre Vans Good For Lifting? (Yes, But Not The Best)

7 Best Women’s Powerlifting Shoes: Buyer Guide

Powerlifting shoes are essential if you want to make the most out of your lifts. They increase your stability, balance, performance, and have the potential to prevent injuries. With more women hitting the powerlifting scene, manufacturers have been producing women’s powerlifting shoes for a good while now. So what are the best women’s powerlifting shoes? … Continue Reading7 Best Women’s Powerlifting Shoes: Buyer Guide

Adidas Adipower vs. Nike Romaleos: Which Is Better?

Since their release, the Adipower and the Romaleos series have satisfied millions of professional and recreational lifters. Today, we’ll discuss the two latest iterations: Adipower 2 vs. Romaleos 4. So is the Adipower or Romaleo better for lifting? The Romaleos 4 beats out the Adipower 2 for powerlifting. The thick upper and the heavy build … Continue ReadingAdidas Adipower vs. Nike Romaleos: Which Is Better?

Nike Romaleos 3 vs. 4: Should You Upgrade?

The Nike Romaleos are the most successful squat shoe series in the world of powerlifting. It started gaining massive popularity by the release of the Romaleos 2 back in 2012. Nike is one of the top powerlifting shoe brands. Today, I’ll compare the latest iterations: Nike Romaleos 3 vs. 4.  So what is the difference … Continue ReadingNike Romaleos 3 vs. 4: Should You Upgrade?

5 Best Weightlifting Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common problems that a lot of weightlifters can suffer from due to excessive load on their heels. Even worse, finding suitable shoes for plantar fasciitis while lifting can be a bit problematic because of the contradicting requirements. Your shoes need to be cushioned enough to soothe the heel … Continue Reading5 Best Weightlifting Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis