Who should buy the Reebok Lifter PR

Designed as a weightlifting shoe to help fitness folks break personal records, hence the acronym "PR" in its name, The Reebok Lifter PR is a solid choice if:

  • You want to improve your weightlifting form while performing cleans and jerks, squats, deadlifts, and snatches.
  • You are after a value for money pair. 
  • You are looking for a shoe that could endure a rigid training routine.

Reebok Lifter PR Logo

Extra durable outsole

The Lifter PR features a rubber outsole. The compound is made to be hard-wearing to withstand rigorous training sessions. It is also virtually flat which is essential for providing stability. It also offers traction to keep the foot planted during workouts.

Reebok Lifter PR Outsole

Diamond patterned grooves are found in the forefoot area. They ensure adequate flexibility for the foot.

Increased stability

A POWERBAX thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) plate lines the length of the midsole. TPU is a type of plastic that is durable and flexible. This structure keeps the shoe stable during weightlifting sessions and squats.

Reebok Lifter PR Midsole1

Another layer of rubber lies between the TPU plate and the heel section of the outsole. This rubber wedge gives the heel enough height at the back to allow for lower squats. It is sturdy, and it does not get compressed easily, thus delivering a stable base for lifting weights.

Heat-dissipating upper

The Reebok Lifter PR features a combination of various materials that deliver a comfortable fit and support for the foot.

Reebok Lifter PR Upper

A full-grain leather material makes up most of the upper. Leather provides enough rigidity to allow it to maintain its form and keep the foot supported. Perforations are present on the toe box to help in the dissipation of heat.

Breathable tongue

This shoe features a lightly padded and breathable mesh tongue. It prevents the inside from getting too hot, maintaining a comfortable environment.

Reebok Lifter PR Tongue

Heat-shrink midfoot

The U-FORM+ Thermo TPU wrap in the midfoot area sets the Lifter PR apart from other weightlifting shoes. This material is heat-activated. The midfoot wrap is heated for two minutes using a hairdryer. While still hot, the user puts on the shoe and laces it up to the desired tightness.

Reebok Lifter PR Heat-shrink midfoot

It takes another two minutes for the material to completely cool down and conform to the shape of the foot. The wearer must remain still during the cooling down process so as not to disrupt the shrinking procedure.

According to Reebok, the heat-shrink operation can be performed many times without losing its effectiveness.

Low-cut ankle section

The Lifter PR has a low-cut design that gives the ankles the freedom to move. The lightly padded collar keeps the back of the foot from slipping out while also preventing the Achilles from becoming irritated.

Reebok Lifter PR Ankle1

Anti-friction lining

An anti-friction fabric lines the inside of the Lifter PR. This material makes the inside smooth, allowing the foot to glide on or off quickly. This textile also reduces moisture and heat build-up, thus keeping the foot fresh.

Reebok Lifter PR Lining

Snug lacing system

It features a traditional lacing system with round laces to secure the top of the foot. A hook-and-loop closure makes sure that the shoelaces won’t get untied during workouts. This structure heightens lateral support and foot stability.

Reebok Lifter PR Lacing System2

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14oz
Update: Reebok Lifter PR II
Use: Weightlifting / Gym
Heel height: Men 22mm
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Reebok
Colorways: Red / White

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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.