Profile of the Reebok CrossFit Lifter Plus 2.0

The Reebok CrossFit Lifter Plus 2.0 is a weightlifting shoe that is also designed to be an all-around CrossFit footgear because of its flexible forefoot. It shares many of the same technologies used on its predecessor, the CrossFit Lifter 2.0, like the POWERBAX thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) heel that provides stability and the rubber outsole that delivers steadiness and traction.

What makes this pair different from the older version is the use of the U-Form innovation. It utilizes materials that need to be heat-treated to conform to the wearer’s foot shape for a snug and secure fit whereas the CrossFit Lifter 2.0 employs the 3D FuseFrame technology instead.

Outsole

Rubber makes up the outsole of the Reebok CrossFit Lifter Plus 2.0. It is durable to endure CrossFit Workout of the Day (WOD) sessions. It also features a brick-like tread pattern at the forefoot which promotes flexibility due to its numerous flex grooves while the flat surface keeps it stable. The heel is also constructed to be even to keep the rearfoot steady while lifting heavy.

Midsole

The CrossFit Lifter Plus 2.0 from Reebok features a high heel made of the POWERBAX TPU technology. This wedge is 19-mm high and assists wearers in performing deeper squats without experiencing discomfort in their Achilles tendon. The TPU material is made to be durable and does not compress under heavy weight, providing stability while squatting and weight training.

Inside the shoe is a stiff Strobel board. This interior lining was designed to respond immediately to impact to prevent the loss of energy during the heel-to-toe transition.

Upper

The upper of the Reebok CrossFit Lifter Plus 2.0 is mostly made of a synthetic mesh fabric that helps to aerate the inside of the shoe. The forefoot area is reinforced with a full-grain leather which not only protects the toes but also helps in keeping them contained while doing heavy lifts.

The trainer also employs the U-Form technology. The materials of the upper are designed to be heat-treated in the oven at 200ºC for 3 minutes. The user then needs to wear it for 8-10 minutes before allowing it to cool down for another hour before it can be used. This process makes it conform to the owner’s foot, delivering a truly customized fit.

The footgear is equipped with a traditional lacing system and a pair of hook-and-loop straps. These components permit users to adjust the snugness or looseness of the fit according to their preference.

Rankings

How Reebok CrossFit Lifter Plus 2.0 ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 48% weightlifting training shoes
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Top 15% Reebok training shoes
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Top 10% gym training shoes
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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.