Reebok Legacy Lifter
The Reebok Legacy Lifter is a shoe specifically intended for weightlifting. Don’t expect to run or jump around in these. The Reebok Legacy Lifter are bricks for the feet, but this is intentional. A solid build helps lifters maximize their capabilities and helps encourage proper form.
The heavy lifting shoe keeps wearers stuck to the ground and keeps them stable so they can focus on form and hitting those PR’s. The Reebok Legacy Lifter is unlike other shoes in the category. It’s a lot heavier than the rest and features an aggressive heel to toe drop. The design itself is not just classy, it’s well thought out. The Reebok Legacy Lifter is an excellent choice for the dedicated weightlifting aficionado.
- Heavy (also a con)
- Very supportive
- Extremely stable
- Convenient velcro strap system
- Attractive design
- True to size for most
- Provides great balance
- A little too narrow for some
- Not very versatile
- These shoes give me optimal support while doing squats due to the heel, my feet can move naturally as the front of the shoe has the right level of giving on the stand-up movement. I very much appreciate the extra straps which give enough extra supportive stability/security. I don't use the shoe for much else but for workouts, I recommend these, especially for squats.
- I have now been weightlifting for 12 years and these shoes are about the best I have had, they are heavy and I need that, the stability is seriously good. During my workouts, I must be able to depend on support and I get 100% grounded from these, I'm staying with this shoe in future.
- I can recommend these to everybody during workouts they are super, stability is everywhere in the shoe so no matter what I'm doing I know that the support is there for me, I only wear these for lifting as they are a bit weighty for a Friday shoe.
- The shoes even feel anatomical, I can feel it's designing for weights, I get well-balanced stability and very impressive support, love the higher heel it helps me a lot, these are perfect for squats especially.
- I Love these 100% they are perfect!!! Such a strong Solid base, totally perfect for support, and they do look amazing, I am a lady trainer who normally has size 10 and I tried a size 8.5 in the mens and they do fit, these were the right choice by me.
- Fits right for my the money. I have a flat size of 12-13 feet depends on the brand, but mostly 12. I ordered a size 12 and these fit perfectly. They are heavy, but I do love the supportive double straps. I feel 100% grounded.
- I used these straight out of a box. I have Never owned a lifting shoe previously but my squat poundage is rapidly going up and I wanted more foot support. I got what I wanted and these are great.
- I take a 10.5 but I ordered a 10 for this shoe and it fits perfectly I'm pleased to feel it is a wider shoe. Provide great reliable stability for doing squats. Well worth the price tag!
- I have trained using them for a few weeks now and everything is much better, especially squats, my dead-lifts, my RDL, and so much more. I rate these as a SOLID pair of shoes and gives great dependable support. I find these very stable and really doesn't allow you to lean back while doing squats.
- I regularly do Crossfit, extremely happy that I got these shoes, they are perfectly comfortable and for me, the 1-inch heel gives me exactly the balance and momentum that I must have.
- I'm not happy with the raised heel, it tightens up my ankle which is distracting, I'm guessing these are for power-lifting and squats but unfortunately they don't work for me. I don't find they useful for overall positioning.
- If you're thinking of doing walking or running, it's out of the question, the shoe is very heavy and clunky, the best I get from them in the gym is for squats, anything else, I bring another pair.
- I found you are going to lose out on some degree of leg drive because the heel is elevated higher but for squats/dead-lifting I need a flatter footed shoe so these are not for me.
- I got a pair and struggled with the sizing, the shoe fits but I feel I'm over elevated at the back, so I just use them mostly for squats and bring my other shoes for the rest of my workout routine.
The Reebok Legacy Lifter, therefore, doesn't really have any midsole components that are worth mentioning. Likewise, you wouldn't wear these shoes for other activities as they are simply too heavy and clunky for anything other than lifting.
Some users pointed out that they appreciated the support provided by the removable insole.
The upper features Flexcage technology, too. This tech consists of velcro straps that help with side to side support and allow users to customize the fit at the top of the shoe.
Users appreciated the super locked-down fit that the double-strap system provided. They also liked the stylish leather upper, commenting on its design and breathability. Users found the shoe true to size and very snug, which helped to eliminate movement.
The Reebok Legacy Lifter is intentionally brick-like. The heavyweight ensures users are grounded even when lifting super heavy.
This prevents movement that might cause the form to suffer and allows lifters to gain additional leverage and lift heavier than they might without proper lifting shoes. Users agreed that the heavier weight means that the Reebok shoe provides better stability than other comparable lifting shoes.
Wearers felt their form improved when wearing the shoe as well. The weight helps with lifting, but it also makes the shoe a poor choice for other activities. It's not a cross training shoe and it's definitely not an appropriate choice for CrossFit.
If the bulk of your workouts consist of heavy lifting, the Reebok brand shoe is a decent choice. Otherwise, you might find it more useful to invest in a shoe that's a little more versatile.
The leather is dotted with holes to encourage air circulation and the interior features an Ortholite sock liner that wicks sweat away from the foot to promote a dry interior environment. Reviewers felt the Lifter was easy and comfortable to wear and felt the shoe provided enough ventilation.
The velcro strap system allows for total customizability of fit and users also found the shoe was true to size. In the midfoot area, wearers are treated to a bit of arch support thanks to the removable insole.
The subtle dual-toned design is available in black/white, black/gold, neon/black, white/red, and more. It's not a shoe you'll be wearing for many outings since it's so heavy, so take your pick of style and go with it without having to worry about how you look outside your workout space.
The shoe provides aggressive stability and support for lifting thanks to its heavyweight. Its bulk isn't just for keeping grounded, though. The heavy-duty shoe is not likely to break down quickly. Despite its very specific use case - lifting - it will last a long time and users will get their money's worth.
The stack height helps users with form as well. The entire construction of the Reebok Lifter ensures that lifters are protected from excess movement and poor form. This is a lifting shoe, so there's no midsole cushioning to protect from impact but this is not necessary. The heavy shoe isn't likely to be used for anything other than lifting.
Users remarked that they didn't feel any slippage when lifting heavy. They also liked the convenient velcro strap system. Some users also mentioned that they appreciated the subtle amount of arch support provided by the removable insole.
Even just walking around feels wrong in the Lifter. For those who lift on a regular basis, the Reebok shoe is an excellent investment that can help users lift more and get the right form when doing so.
For those who only lift heavy occasionally, the shoe is an expensive investment. Granted, the Reebok Lifter is super durable, so you won't be replacing them every few months like a running shoe.
The outsole is made up of very strong, tacky rubber for extra high-quality traction. The outsole is also wider than the rest of the shoe so that it flares out at the bottom. This is not just a design feature. This extra width adds stability and helps with overall traction.
Reviewers were impressed with the amount of traction they got out of the Reebok Legacy Lifter. Most said that the Lifter just didn't budge when lifting. Reviewers also noted that the shoe's grippy sole helped them with balance when lifting.
This is the first defense against slipping. The ultra-grippy outsole keeps wearers planted in place. Then, there's the flared out design of the outsole. This enhances stability and keeps lifters balanced.
The flared design also helps with lateral stability. Then there's the aggressive heel to toe drop. The TPU heel is built-up so that the foot sits at a pretty severe angle. The angle is just right so as not to compromise stability and helps wearers lift with better form. What else provides stability?
The fit of the upper, of course. It's slightly narrowed in so the fit is pretty tight. This prevents there from being too much movement inside the shoe. Some users did find the narrowness a little off-putting but most were happy with the stability it provided.
The velcro Flexcage technology is another component that helps users adjust the fit to get the right amount of support and stability for their needs.
- Extra grippy rubber outsole
- Wide outsole for increased stability
- TPU heel
- Velcro straps included in Flexcage technology for support and stability
- Ortholite sock liner wicks moisture
- Leather upper with perforations for air circulation
The aggressive drop height, sticky rubber outsole, and flared design ensure wearers get the maximum amount of stability. The heavy shoe keeps users firmly planted in the earth while they lift to prevent movement and increase confidence.
The shoe is definitely heavy, so it's ultimately meant to be worn just for lifting at the gym (or wherever you prefer to do so). It's a solid investment for the lifter interested in maximizing gains and hitting personal records.