Nike Savaleos: Bridges the gap between workouts and weightlifting

The Nike Savaleos is a hybrid-lifting shoe that belongs in Nike's training shoe section. Compared to traditional weightlifting shoes, this new generation shoe can perform in both workouts and weightlifting sessions.

It is equipped with features specifically designed to provide a natural transition between the two endeavors. To know more about this, check out the last section of this page.

Who is it for? This shoe is recommended for you if you fall under the following categories:

  • Individuals new to lifting
  • People on a budget but need a lifting shoe
  • Workout enthusiasts who need a training shoe with an elevated heel
  • Athletes who need versatile footwear that can switch from dynamic movements and weightlifting sets

Nike Savaleos: A fusion of the Romaleos and Metcons

The aim of cross-performance between functional fitness and Olympic weightlifting makes sense that the Savaleos had borrowed elements from the best Nike training series: the Romaleos and the Metcons.

Compared to the Romaleos, the Savaleos are considered the lighter and multi-disciplined kin. It has a lower heel height of 12.7 mm than the Romaleos' 19 mm for better performance on a broader range of exercises. However, it also means that there's an increased mobility demand during lifting.

The Savaleos adopts the Metcon's handstand push-up clip and increased grip in the toebox sides for stability during dynamic lateral movements.


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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, 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.