Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 273
Rated 2 out of 5 by 26years-a-powerlifter NEW ADIPOWER NOT AS GOOD AS WHAT IT REPLACES
Have been using these new shoes for two weeks now, and it didn't take that long to know they are not nearly as good as the design they replace. one issue, one BIG issue. the lack of lacing support. hey Adidas engineers if you are listening!!! You need to tighten the shoes VERY TIGHT when lifting heavy loads for maximum stability. These new laces lack that ability. Add back the eyelets you removed from the previous design to cinch up these shoes.... Looks as if you spent more time doing the ID then the actual engineering. (spoken from a mechanical engineer)
September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chuck20 Love these lifters & the all white!!!
Got these all whites 2 days before a training camp with Kendrick Farris. Not only was he feeling em but I PR'd by 20lb on my snatch. Best lifter on the market
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debbs83 Amazing stability
First off, I am a female and wear a size 8 (sometimes 7.5) in women's. I ordered a 6.5 as recommended and they fit perfectly!
I have been having trouble with my squats since I started lifting one year ago. I have issues with leaning forward and not being able to get deep in the squat. I feel like these shoes have changed my life - after two weeks I hit a PR, my coaches say I have excellent form and I have confidence going up to the rack.
I will say that my feet are fairly narrow and these fit like a dream - so wider feet may have some difficulties. I also wish they were lower in price but to me it is worth the investment.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phoenix99 Awesome shoe. Must buy if you're a weightlifter
Bought this shoe for my weightlifting workouts. Used them today for squats and I was very impressed. I can get to parallel with normal shoes. With these I got significantly lower than parallel.
After the workout my quads were extremely sore. This shoe puts a lot more emphasis on them. Previously the only way I could work them that hard was to pre-exhaust with leg extensions and then squat.
Haven't tried on deadlifts yet.. Not sure the raised heel will be as beneficial as with squats.
And while the price is high, the materials are premium grade, so it's worth it.
The shoe is very focused and pure so should only be used for weightlifting.
August 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mia Awesome!
I'm really glad I bought these. I am not sure why people are saying they run narrow because I have a wide foot, and they fit me just great. Also, the sizing is true to any adidas shoe so whatever size you wear in any other adidas shoe, will be the same size you buy in these. They are also light enough for indoor, NO RUNNING, crossfit WODs. I can go from OH squats, Oly Lifts, to double unders, burpees, etc. I am glad I chose not to buy the reebok, hybrid shoe, the oly lifter. These are a great investment in the improvement of my weightlifting skills!
December 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Real one Worth it
I didn't know what I was missing until I had them. Worth every penny
January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lifter05 Wide feet
For anyone reading this who has wide feet and isn't sure about getting these shoes, just get them! I have pretty wide feet. Generally narrow shoes don't fit me good but these feel fine. You're not going to be walking in them that much anyway. Just putting them on at the gym and choking them tight before a lift. btw I'm also not even an oly lifter. I'm a powerlifter. My lifts have gone up since I started squatting and deadlifting in these shoes. I actually also bench in them. I used to be an up on the toes bencher but I've recently switched to a flat foot and the raised heel improves my leg drive.
April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RK4 Subtle but important difference between colorways
I own both the core energy and the newer red/light scarlet colorways. It may not seem like a big deal, but the newer colorway is missing the first lace loop, which changes the way the shoe wears and breaks in. You cannot get the laces to lock down as tight on the newer colorway. Whats even more puzzling is, no other design was changed on the shoe. Adidas simply removed lace loops. I have no idea why they would remove something thats important to the shoe - when you could technically lace the older colorways the same way by skipping the first loops. I prefer the black red colorway, but functionally, stick with the core energy for function - which is whats more important with dedicated weightlifting shoes
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Female review of the mens adiPower
This shoe fits perfectly. I wear a 9.5 in women's footwear, and was hesitant to go down an entire 1.5 in size (thought I may be better off just going down one size), but I listened to the recommendation and I am so glad I did. Ordered a size 8 - perfect fit, very comfortable. Allowed for a super stable squat, let me go deeper too. A solid shoe so far, quality appears to be there too. Very happy.
September 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jay33 Soooo sickk.
So I've been "eye balling" these shoes ever since I seen them at the weightlifting competition at the Olympics. Reading nothing but good reviews. One fine day, my gf surprised me with these bad boys, and I've been obsessed ever since. They fit like my casual adidas, but a little narrower at the toe. But its not really a bad thing, cause the shoe locks you in. squats are cleaner, deadlifts feel amazing, and even casual workouts where your standing feel alot nicer. Little stiff to walk in, but that's the whole point, balance. Not a running shoe. Very solid, very stable, no wiggles on heavy weight, feel like rockstar.
September 7, 2012