Who should buy the Reebok Legacy Lifter

The Legacy Lifter is not an average-joe lifting shoe. You can tell that it means business from its higher price tier and significantly elevated heel.

Only consider it if you are an experienced lifter who wants to up their game and enter competitions.

Reebok Legacy Lifter logo

Who should NOT buy the lifter

If you are new to lifting but want to get a more specialized shoe with an elevated heel, we recommend Adidas Powerlift 4 or Nike Savaleos. They also have a bit more flex in the forefoot to let you walk around with more comfort and even do some basic jumping exercises.

Reebok Legacy Lifter best use

Reebok Legacy Lifter is meant for the pros

An overwhelming majority of reviewers applaud the outstanding performance of the shoe. They say that it has helped them achieve new personal records in weightlifting.

Some of the surefire criteria of the Lifter’s advanced purpose are the following:

The higher heel height helps to create a better angle in the ankle, knees, and hips which results in a more efficient posture when lifting heavy.

Reebok Legacy Lifter heel height

Some of the most stable platforms out there

The Legacy Lifter is praised for its sturdy and rock-solid base by most users. Some of them go as far as comparing it to standing in cement.

The footprint of the shoe is designed to be flat and wide. It helps in creating a stable base for landing at the bottom of a squat.

Reebok Legacy Lifter outsole

The heel part of the midsole is made of hard TPU. It is a non-compressible material that provides sturdiness and resilience to abrasion. It has replaced wood as a new standard for weightlifting shoes due to its lighter weight and better durability.

Reebok Legacy Lifter wedge

Two Velcro straps double the lockdown

Many testers appreciated the double-strap locking system which held their foot in place, providing an extremely snug fit.

Called the Flexcage, it features two Velcro straps. The upper one goes across the midfoot, while the lower one is placed just above the toes. Such a system ensures full security for the foot while allowing the athlete to adjust the tightness according to their preference.

Reebok Legacy Lifter velcro straps

The upper strap has a Velcro-free gap in the middle. The shoelaces can be placed in this section without being ruined by Velcro.

The Legacy Lifter will hold your heel nice and secure

The heel of the trainer is embraced by the Exoframe TPU strap. It serves to give the rearfoot added support and steadiness during lifts.

Reebok Legacy Lifter heel collar

None of the reviewers have reported any issues with the heel slipping out or feeling wobbly thanks to this component.

Some breaking-in may be needed

As 75% of the upper is made of tough leather material, you can expect it to wrap around the foot snugly. On the downside, it can make the shoe feel on the tight side at first, so a few workout sessions may be necessary before the material conforms to the foot shape.

Reebok Legacy Lifter leather upper

Premium quality materials and built

The quality of the materials utilized was lauded by a number of reviewers who have used the shoe for a while.

Reebok Legacy Lifter durability

From the bottom up, the Reebok Legacy Lifter has been highly praised for its durability. The high abrasion rubber on the outsole, the tough TPU wedge under the heel, and the hard-wearing upper material.

Reebok Legacy Lifter doesn’t skimp on style and color options

Based on the general perception of the buyers, the Legacy Lifter’s sleek design helps to complete the image of a professional weightlifter. They also find the color options to be quite appealing.

Reebok Legacy Lifter style

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 584g / Women 575g
Update: Reebok Legacy Lifter II
Use: Weightlifting / Gym
Heel height: Men 22mm
Width: Normal
Release date: Dec 2016
BRAND Brand: Reebok

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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.