Product Name – Reebok Legacy Lifters Review
Where to Buy – Reebok.ca
Price – $200 (USD)
Heal Thickness – 3/4 Inches
Material – Perforated synthetic leather upper with breathable mesh, grip rubber, TPU
Overall Rating – 9/10
A good lifting shoe is a highly beneficial piece of gym gear, is it required? No. Especially for beginners, however, having a designated lifting shoe is still beneficial for a variety of reasons. I personally have a pair which will be reviewed within this article, the Reebok Legacy Lifters.
Some benefits of a lifting shoe include, an elevated heel (for the feel of more ankle mobility and a better lifting position) and more stability (a more stable platform to lift from). These things help to increase your overall performance.
Within this review of the Legacy Lifters, I will be including a durability rating, performance rating, appearance rating and my closing opinion. You will find the information you need to learn about these shoes to see if they are right for what you need! Let’s talk a little more about the Reebok Legacy Lifters!
When considering purchasing any product, we of course want one that will last. Otherwise, our hard-earned money will have been spent on a junk product, which will likely need to be re-purchased in one way or another. For this reason, I always include the durability rating of a product as the first section of my reviews.
The Reebok Legacy Lifters are constructed of a perforated leather near the toe box, and a mesh material for the heel portion of the shoe, with synthetic leather for other parts of the upper. The material for the heel on the bottom portion of the shoe is made of a hard plastic TPU material, with the mid to front portion made from a grippy rubber.
All in all, these shoes are made from quality, sturdy material with the leather holding up nicely, no damage to the mesh component as well as the TPU and rubber portion showing no signs of wear and tear. These are all areas of the shoe that are large portions of the shoe, therefore we expect them to hold up. However, what about the smaller, more finicky areas, how are they for durability?
These areas would include the velcros, laces and seams between the large parts of the shoe. The velcro is folded between metal fasteners, showing no signs of break down, with the actual velcro itself holding up very nicely with no signs of giving out. The laces are woven between the synthetic leather, still holding up perfectly fine, with some minor fraying on the laces due to the velcro. Lastly, the seams of the large portions of the shoe and are holding up very well, they are completely secure with no signs of separation.
All in all, this shoe is constructed with quality material, with a solid build quality! It is showing very little signs of wear/damage, with the biggest ones being the slightly frayed laces and scuff marks. There are a couple areas of the shoe that do look like they could be slightly weak, however, overall, I am giving this shoe a 9/10 for the durability rating.
The reason any of us will be purchasing a product is because it fulfills a certain role or task we need/want, which is why we need to know if this product is going to serve us well or not.
Before being able to assess this, we need to understand what exactly this role is. With a weightlifting shoe, we are looking for a sturdy base to lift from, with high energy return and to keep ourselves planted. We also want a secure foot to add to this stability. In addition to that, we want the shoe to have a contouring fit with sufficient comfort so we can perform optimally in them. Of course, we are looking for the elevated heel for better ankle mobility and optimal lifting position.
Now that we know the role of the shoe, we can asses whether or not it fulfills this effectively. With the Legacy Lifters being quite a heavy shoe at over 20 ounces, they definitely keep you planted and give you a sturdy base to lift from. This paired with the flat bottom and sturdy sides makes for an extremely stable platform.
As far as having a contouring fit for comfort and one relative to you goes, this shoe is awesome! With a very contouring heel cup, flexible yet supportive ankle section, two velcro straps and a wide toe box, this shoe will fit well and be comfortable for most people; providing you select the right size. The heel cup allows your heel to sit quite comfortably, while the ankle section isn’t too rigid yet still supportive. The two velcro straps allow you to “hunker” the shoe down into a snug fit, also securing it laterally, this then leads into the toe box which has plenty of room; which is a pro for most people.
All in all, this shoe performs amazingly! With its awesome structure and abundance of features, it’s no wonder it has a great performance! I would give this shoe an overall rating of 9/10, with the only area for improvement in my mind being a more flexible toe.
Onto our last section of this review, the appearance! If you’re going to spend your money on a product, you might as well look good while you use it! This shoe is available in four different colours on Reeboks’ website, all looking quite nice! My personal favourite is the colour I have, which is the black and white. You can find a black and gold, which I believe would be my favourite overall colourway as it looks like it pops extremely well!
These shoes have a diagonal colour pattern, with the white being diagonal from each other and the same for the black. There is one black and one white velcro strap, with black laces. This is all tied in together with a silver Reebok logo on the side (all this is for the colourway I have). This shoe has a very symmetrical appearance, looks clean and has a solid design!
All in all, although this shoe does look quite nice, I feel like Reebok could have made more of an effort in respect to the appearance to add more of a “wow” factor. With this in mind, I give this shoe an overall appearance rating of 8/10.
Within this article, you have learned the overall specs of the Reebok Legacy Lifters, with some good detail on the durability, performance and appearance. I look forward to this information being able to help you with your decision on this shoe!
To conclude, I feel like this shoe is great for powerlifters, as well as weightlifters who don’t have trouble moving their feet around. The weight can be a real advantage, with the stability, contouring fit and comfort to go along with it. So if you’re looking for a stable, comfortable and contouring fit shoe with a solid look, I would highly recommend the Reebok Legacy Lifters! If you wish to do so, you can purchase the shoe at the following links:
Buy from Rogue
Buy from Amazon
I thank you for taking the time to read this article! As always, if you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to leave them below and I will be sure to reply!
Until Next Time,
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