Who should buy the Adidas Powerlift 3.1

This offering from Adidas utilizes similar materials on the upper as its predecessor for enhanced support. The Powerlift 3.1 is a solid choice if:

  • You are having difficulties carrying out proper squatting posture and are looking to achieve it with ease.
  • You are looking for an investment-worthy shoe that provides outstanding performance. 

Adidas Powerlift 3.1 Logo3

Updates to the Adidas Powerlift 3.1

  • The major update is the change to perforations in the toe area over the open mesh.

Adidas Powerlift 3.1 Perforated Forefoot2

Abrasion-resistant outsole

The outsole unit of the Powerlift 3.1 is made up of the abrasion-resistant ADIWEAR material. Its purpose is to protect the shoe from wearing out, even when subjected to the high strain of heavy weight lifting.

It also makes use of the honeycomb pattern in the heel and forefoot sections. It provides a secure grip on various indoor surfaces.

Adidas Powerlift 3.1 Outsole3

High-Density Heel

The hard, non-compressible EVA foam forms the midsole unit of the Adidas Powerlift 3.1. Its purpose is to provide a stable pressing surface during the lift. It is much thicker in the heel section than in the forefoot, forming a high-density 15 mm heel wedge.

Such a build provides better ankle mobility which helps in achieving a greater depth in a squat. At the same time, it aids the upright position of an athlete. The elevated heel section ensures better weight distribution throughout the foot.

Adidas Powerlift 3.1 Midsole Heel2

Steadiness is also heightened by the roomy forefoot section. Such construction helps in maintaining balance by allowing plenty of space for the toes to splay during the lift naturally.

Adidas Powerlift 3.1 Midsole Forefoot

Breathable upper

The Adidas Powerlift 3.1 utilizes synthetic leather in the upper unit to deliver a snug fit. A denser layer of leather is used in the midfoot and rear sections to enhance support and eliminate the undesirable wobbling of the heel. The toe box is made up of a soft and flexible leather material. It allows natural toe-splaying and foot flexibility throughout the training session.

The toe box features perforations to provide a well-ventilated experience for the foot. The air mesh material is employed in the collar, tongue, and lining of the shoe for added comfort and breathability.

Adidas Powerlift 3.1 Upper2

Snug lace system

A combination of a lace-up closure and a Velcro strap are used to tighten the footwear. They serve to enhance the lockdown fit of the foot further.

Adidas Powerlift 3.1 Lace system2

Facts / Specs

Weight: 454g
Use: Weightlifting / Gym
Heel height: 15mm
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Adidas
Toebox: Medium
Colorways: Black / White / Red / Pink

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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.