Who should buy the Adidas Power Perfect 2

Designed with purely weightlifting and powerlifting in mind and suitable for squats, cleans, and jerks, the Adidas Power Perfect 2 is a solid option if:

  • You are looking to bring your performance to new heights.
  • You are after a pair that could help your feet free from wobbling and sliding during exercise.

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Updates to the Adidas Power Perfect 2

  • The Power Perfect 2 features a one-piece synthetic leather upper for more durability and a snugger fit, unlike the previous versions.
  • The Velcro strap has been placed closer to the ankle for more security.

Adidas Power Perfect 2 Updates

Enhanced grip honeycomb outsole

The outsole unit of the Power Perfect 2 is entirely flat. This form is vital for maintaining balance and sustaining equal weight distribution when lifting weights.

The outsole utilizes the ADIWEAR rubber compound. It is claimed to deliver excellent protection against wear and tear.

The honeycomb pattern on the heel and forefoot sections ensures optimum grip on the gym floor. It also ensures a secure footing during weightlifting.

Adidas Power Perfect 2 Outsole

Non-compressible base

The Adidas Power Perfect 2 employs the high-density EVA foam to create a stable, non-compressible base for weightlifting. The foam is much thicker in the heel section, reaching 19 mm. The elevated heel allows for more ankle mobility, which helps athletes achieve deeper squats with a better posture.

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An extra width is added in the forefoot section of the midsole to assist balance. It also eliminates foot wobbling during the lift.

The EVA platform has been carried over to the newer iteration of the trainer, the Adidas Power Perfect 3. The two models also share the same heel height.

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Extra durable upper

The Power Perfect 2 makes use of a one-piece synthetic leather upper for enhanced durability and a better fit. An extra layer of leather wraps the heel, the medial and the lateral sides of the shoe. This design aims to hold the back part of the foot firmly in place.

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Snug lacing system

The hook-and-loop Velcro strap is placed on top of the lacing system for a lockdown fit and a secure coverage.

Adidas Power Perfect 2 Lacing System

Breathable upper

The perforations throughout the shoe breathe air into the foot-chamber, keeping the foot well-ventilated. The breathability is also maximized by the air mesh material in the collar and tongue of the shoe.

Adidas Power Perfect 2 Breathable Upper

Facts / Specs

Update: Adidas Power Perfect 3
Use: Weightlifting / Gym
Heel height: Men 19mm
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Adidas
Toebox: Medium
Colorways: White

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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.