Reebok Lifter PR II: Excellent entry-level lifting shoe

The Lifter PR II is a weightlifting shoe that possesses improved updates of its sibling. It remains faithful to its range's design purpose: to break personal records.

Features you may love in the Reebok Lifter PR II

  • 22 mm heel lift for optimal weightlifting/squat form
  • Thick hook-and-loop strap on top of the lacing system for a secure lockdown fit
  • Low-top collar design for optimum ankle movement
  • Excellent traction for sure-footing
  • Casual sneaker-like style

Reebok Lifter PR II vs. Lifter PR

What stayed the same:

  • Commended stability for squats, deadlifts, jerks, etc.
  • Both are still relatively affordable compared to other contenders.

What got better:

  • Traction seems to have improved as the second iteration features a new tread design
  • Thicker straps provide better foot placement
  • Mesh uppers offer enhanced airflow
  • The sneaker-like design looks more stylish and modern
  • Velcro straps of the second iteration are numbered for a consistent fit

What got worse:

  • Price slightly went up (+$10)
  • Doubtful strap durability


How Reebok Lifter PR II ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 27% weightlifting training shoes
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Top 9% Reebok training shoes
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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.