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Adidas Adipowers or Other Oly Shoes?!

If you’ve looked into Olympic weightlifting shoes – either for Olympic weightlifting or just squatting – then you’ve probably come across the Adidas Adipowers and Nike Romaleos as two options. (Both of those shoes, among other lifting shoes, can be purchased at Rogue Fitness.)



The video below from Brandon Campbell (check out his YouTube channel here) explains some of the cons of his Adidas Adipowers.


– The Adipowers are a great shoe, but have three primary faults in Brandon’s opinion.

– CON 1: They’re only available in two different colors.

– CON 2: They cost a lot.

– CON 3: The shoe itself is fairly narrow. The Nike Romaleos are better suited for wider feet.


A while back, I wrote a full article on Oly shoes, but I thought the topic was worth revisiting a little bit with this post due to Brandon’s video.

Personally, I wear the Do-Win Rogue shoes with a 3/4″ heel and I’m happy with them. I don’t do any Olympic weightlifting, so I can’t comment on that aspect of them, but for squatting they’re great. You can grab a pair of those, the Adidas Adipower shoes and/or the Nike Romaleos shoes at Rogue Fitness.


Candito’s Opinion: Should You Squat with Oly Shoes?

Have you ever asked yourself if you should be using Olympic weight lifting shoes to squat? Below is powerlifter Jonnie Candito’s opinion. (It’s decidedly different from previous recommendations he’s given in the past, as he states in the video.


I already wrote an article about weight lifting shoes, if you’re interested.

Good Reads for the Week

Here are some articles that might interest you.

300-Pound Complexes for Max Strength by Wil Fleming

High-Pull for the Power Look by Christian Thibaudeau (This one actually convinced me to try the Snatch Grip Hang High Pull. A fun movement for sure.)

Best Lifting Shoes for Performance by Jordan Syatt

To Compete or Not to Compete, That is the Question by Eric Maroscher

You’ll Never Squat Again: Why Physical Therapists and Doctors Should Learn Some Biomechanics by Bret Contreras

Do You Really Need a Lifting Belt by Mike Robertson (with other coaches)