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Weightlifting shoes for women - recommendations?

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SillyMummyJan Mon 13-Nov-17 15:34:43


I've been lifting quite a lot (a lot of squats) over the last few months and I've completely destroyed my trainers that I wear in the gym. I thought that it's probably a good excuse to get a proper set of weightlifting shoes. There doesn't seem to be a lot around specifically for women though.

Does anyone have any recommendations for good ones?

JaneTheTerrible Mon 13-Nov-17 15:50:51

Funnily, I just bought some a couple weeks ago. I got the Adidas Powerlift 3.0s and the difference compared to my old trainers is night and day. They make squats feel so more natural and make my feet just feel planted to the floor.

You're right that there isn't a lot of information for women. But there is a bit out there like this which I used to choose mine. So if you're into your squats, you will feel a huge difference by getting a pair. Only problem is that they're not great for other sorts of exercise. I wouldn't go for a jog in them wink

Strongbeatsskinny Mon 13-Nov-17 17:18:08

Don’t know what size you are but Nike, Adidas and Reebok all do lifting shoes for women. Bare foot is my preference when I’ve forgotten mine though.

19lottie82 Mon 13-Nov-17 17:19:45

Adidas and Reebok online outlets usually have decent ones at reasonable prices.

NeverTooOldForAnything Wed 20-Dec-17 08:39:48

I have had the Adidas Powerlift 3 for a while and they are really good for the price.

You will probably find that you can squat a lot more weight in them, because they give you great stability when you're pushing off the floor.

You definitely shouldn't use them for anything else though, other than maybe bench if they help you get more leg drive (doesn't work for me as my legs are quite long, but some of the ladies who train with me swear by benching in squat shoes)

If you squat often they are definitely worth buying

Snicklefritz Wed 10-Jan-18 10:19:22

Do they need to be specifically for women? I use Adidas Adipowers and I love them - It's like setting your feet into cinder blocks.

I also love the look of the Nike Romaleos!

Luxembourgmama Tue 30-Jan-18 13:28:39

I like rista shoes. They're good for wide feet.

soundslikeballons Wed 14-Feb-18 21:58:44

Nike Romaleos–I found some on ebay in my size, I saved and saved and saved.. and they are amazing and worth every penny!!

Just for general gym I love my Metcons, nicer than then nanos, but again ebay so may people selling...

Brainwashed Sun 18-Feb-18 20:02:48

I've got some innovates...not pretty but effective

UnderMajorDomoMinor Sun 14-Oct-18 11:02:35

New balance minimus. Love them

UnderMajorDomoMinor Sun 14-Oct-18 11:04:50

Might help:

Waitingforsherlock Tue 06-Nov-18 20:30:35

I love the Nike Metcon 4. Really sturdy, quite heavy but surprisingly comfortable

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