Overview and review of the Reebok legacy lifter
The Reebok Legacy lifter will put you back somewhere between $169 to $199 depending on where you get them from and what color you choose. This article was originally posted in the overview "which powerlifting shoes to buy" on this blog.
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Overview of the Reebok legacy lifter
Since the surge of CrossFit Reebok has also heavily entered the weightlifting and Crossfit Shoe market. The Reebok legacy lifter is their answer to Nike's and Adidas's longer-standing range of weightlifting shoe lines. Co-designed with Rogue athlete CJ Cummings these shoes are heavy and will make you stick to the ground. They come with an effective heel height and come in a wide range of sizes and colors.
Sizes of the Reebok legacy lifter
Colors of the Reebok legacy lifter
- Light Sand / Black / Gum
- Black / Gold
- White / Black / Pewter
- White / Solar Yellow / Black
- White / Crushed Cobalt / Collegiate Navy
Pros of the Reebok legacy lifter
The extra weight of these shoes is a bonus for everyone who feels to light on their feet when lifting heavy. If you have a tendency to lean over or get on your toes while lifting, these shoes might help to fix these issues.
Cons of the Reebok legacy lifter
If you tend to drag your feet, this is not the right shoe for you as they will make you even sower. Also, not all color options are available in all sizes.
Alternatives to the Reebok legacy lifter
Alternatives to the Reebok Legacy lifter are:
The Adidas Leistung 16 shoes are the current high end in price when it comes to weightlifting shoes. This is mainly due to the added extra mechanics of the Boa closing system. The Boa locking system helps you to tighten up the shoe around your midfoot without having to work too hard on the lacing.
The Nike Romaleos have gone in the lightweight direction with their newest models. If you prefer the swoosh on your shoe and want them to be as light as possible, this is the shoe for you to get.
The Adidas Adipower shoes are the old school version of the weightlifting world. They have been around for a long time and their classic design still holds strong. This was the first weightlifting shoe I ever owned and I loved them.