Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes
Good to know
Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.
Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.
Heel to toe dropMen: 16mm
Heel heightMen: 22mm
Forefoot heightMen: 7mmWomen: 7mm
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84 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews
These are a good shoe, entry-level, they're good to WOD in and they're fairly comfortable once you get them broken in, but they are still entry-level shoe.
The Lifter PR stays true to its name, supplying you with the technology and qualities you need to push your performance and personal records to the limit.
These shoes enable you not only to do weightlifting activities, but also other bodyweight exercises, although they are not meant for running.
Updates to Reebok Lifter PR
- The Reebok Lifter PR is a weightlifting shoe designed to help fitness aficionados break personal records, hence, the “PR” in its title. The heel has just enough height to make wearers squat lower, but it’s not so high as to cause the foot to slide forward unintentionally.
- The leather upper keeps the foot in place while the breathable mesh tongue prevents the interior environment from getting too hot.
- A single medial strap locks down the midfoot area while also providing support for side-to-side movements.
Reebok Lifter PR size and fit
The Lifter PR is only available in men’s sizes. Widthwise, it comes in a D - Medium profile.
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.
Diamond patterned grooves are found in the forefoot area. They ensure adequate flexibility for the foot.
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.
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.
The Reebok Lifter PR features a combination of various materials that deliver a comfortable fit and support for the foot.
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.
This shoe features a lightly padded and breathable mesh tongue. It prevents the inside from getting too hot, maintaining a comfortable environment.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.