Who should buy the Nike Romaleos 4

The Romaleos is the flagship series of weightlifting shoes from Nike. It is most recommended for intermediate and professional athletes who lift heavy regularly.

It is one of the best options on the market for Olympic weightlifting exercises: squats, cleans, jerks, and snatches.

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Who should NOT buy the lifter

This lifting shoe won’t make you happy if you:

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Nike Romaleos 4 vs. Romaleos 3: what’s new?

  • Better fit regulation: Instead of one wide strap, the shoe now has two straps that close in opposing directions.
  • Improved heel hold: The TPU heel and the heel counter now wrap higher up the foot to stabilize the foot even more.
  • More breathable: The mesh upper is used instead of leather to let more air in.

Flagship stability

As the brand’s premium weightlifting shoe, surefootedness is the Romaleo’s second name. A great number of athletes have expressed their excitement over the adequately stiff and wide sole of the shoe.

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You can expect the Romaleos to last

A lot of reviewers applaud the shoe's excellent quality of materials and craftsmanship. From the durable mesh upper to the sturdy rubber outsole, this lifting shoe is ready for the hardest wear and tear.

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No serious durability issues have been reported by the wearers.

Quite comfy for a lifter

As comfortable as a weightlifting shoe can get, the Romaleos 4 is doing its best in this respect. The upper is amply padded and creates a pleasant foot-hugging sensation.

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It also doesn’t feel like a brick if you spend some time walking around the gym in it.

Two straps to double the foothold

Having two Velcro straps instead of one allows for a bit more adjustability in the fit. The fact that they face opposite directions also contributes to a more secure support.

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Heel slip might still be an issue

Many individuals have experienced slight heel slippage when doing squats. This could be critical for athletes with narrower ankles.

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The Romaleos helps to keep the foot fresh

Some wearers laud the Romaleos’ upper for allowing an adequate amount of airflow. They find it to be better in that respect compared to lifting shoes with leather uppers.

Nike Romaleos 4 breathable mesh

Got grip

Quite a few testers have reported that the shoe provides efficient traction on the gym floors.

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Nike doesn’t sacrifice style with the Romaleos

Many buyers love the pair's design and look. One expert goes as far as saying that it is the most good-looking weightlifting shoe in the market.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 20.1oz
Use: Weightlifting / Gym
Heel height: Men 20mm
Width: Normal
Release date: Apr 2020
BRAND Brand: Nike
Toebox: Medium

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Author
Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.