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CrossFit Shoe Review | Reebok CrossFit U-Form Oly Lifter’s

Reebok U-Form Olympic Lifting Shoes

Reebok CrossFit Olympic Lifting Shoes

Lifting with a purpose has always been my focus ever since starting CrossFit.  Prior to CrossFit my goal was to be lean but never with a specific focus, like being stronger and faster.  This October I took the plunge and started using a new olympic lifting shoes and my lifting has NEVER been the same.  My first pair was not the Reebok CrossFit U-Form Oly Lifter’s but they did the job, but now my lifting and comfort is day and night!  A new focus comes into play when you make the plunge from not using Oly shoes to using Oly shoes and that is the fact that you now have a solid piece of real estate to push your heels off of (bottom of your feet).  There are many things you have to think about when you are for example squatting, you need to push your knees out, keep your chest open, keep eyes forward and driving through the outside of your heels.  The last thing you need to think about is if your feet are moving in your shoes and that you can drive your heels into the ground.  The Reebok CrossFit U-Form Oly Lifter’s by far allow for this to happen!

Why Should I Wear Oly Lifting Shoes?

The reason I push ALL my athletes in this direction is because we all can use some extra support and to honest that in a nutshell is the reason.  An Oly weightlifting shoe will give you something solid to push off of. A unique trademark to the weightlifting shoe is a raised heel.  Back in the day old school lifter used bowling shoes with piece of wood glued to the bottom of them.  This style of shoes have developed over 100+ years so the designs are amazing now.  We have such advantages now because companies actually make shoes specifically for weightlifting.   It’s common knowledge that every sport has specific clothing apparel design so the fact that there are weightlifting shoe should be no surprise.  If you were a track runner you would have nothing but shoes with spike and this situation is no different so give the  Reebok CrossFit U-Form Oly Lifters a chance with the unique heel raise.

CrossFit Shoe Gone Good | The RealFlex Transition 2.0 Review

RealFlex Transition 2.0

If you are a CrossFitter than you’ve had the conversation with yourself about what shoe should you wear when you WOD.  Not sure what you’ve come up with but what I look for is support and comfort.  Without these two you wil have a crappy workout because you are going to be distracted by the pains in your feet.  As a CrossFit coach and affiliate owner I feel its my responsibility to let people  know when I’ve found a descent product.

 

If you look at the shoes above these are one of Reeboks newest cross training shoes. The RealFlex Transition 2.0‘s.  I wasn’t sure how’d I would feel using them and after a while just hanging out in them I was convinced this shoes was both supportive and comfortable.  After putting them on immediately they felt comfortable.  But as many of you know that doesn’t mean anything until you train in them.  My first metcon I tested these guys in was a running, box jump and double under WOD.  They totally passed the test for this type of a metcon.  In my opinion, if there is any olympic lifting I wouldn’t recommend this type of shoe.  If there is any olympic lifting in a metcon I still wouldn’t  recommend them.  For those type of WOD’s I’d stick to a minimalists.  There are many shoes options out there now that it can get pretty confusing on what you should wear.  It really all depends on what you’re doing and what you need in a shoe.  Overall, the RealFlex Transition 2.0 is an awesome shoe for metcons with non-olympmpic lifting and for just hanging out in.

 

For any questions contact me, coachscott@stonewaycrossfit.com