The Reebok Lifter 2.0 is possibly one of the best shoes for CrossFit around.
Its great design of a raised heel, flexible forefoot, and strap make it ideal for high movement workouts.
Let’s look at some of the features of this awesome shoe in more detail.
Getting into the nitty gritty of our Reebok Lifter 2.0 review
- Heel height
The Reebok Lifter has a heel height of .75″ which is great for lifts like the snatch or clean and jerk.
However, a complaint that I’ve seen online is that the heel is not firm enough for doing heavy lifting.
CrossFit requires a flexible shoe and if they had a typical “solid” oly shoe heel they’d be much worse for CrossFit.
If you are primarily concerned with Olympic lifts I recommend a shoe designed for them like the Romaleo 2 or Adipower.
You can tell just looking at the shoe from the Reebok Lifter 2.0 that it is designed for flexibility.
Notice how the sole curves upwards towards the toe of the shoe. A shoe meant purely for olympic weightlifting would never have that upward curve.
It’s a huge boost to your mobility in an intense CrossFit workout.
A strap is such an important part of any shoe for lifting weights. If your foot is moving around at all while you’re doing an intense lift that’s bad news waiting to happen.
Smaller things that I like about it
Reebok made this shoe look awesome, and there are a ton of colors to choose from. If you’ve read any of my other reviews you know that I like being able to choose different colors!
It totally wouldn’t affect my decision to purchase a shoe. Totally wouldn’t.
More seriously though, the price is great and I always appreciate that. I can’t list it here because of technicalities, but you will definitely have to pay more for most other CrossFit shoes.
I’m always looking for the best deals on shoes so when I see that one doesn’t break the bank I have to restrain myself!
Unlike some of the other Reebok shoes I have reviewed that also have the CrossFit branding, these live up to the name. All of the features of the shoe work together extremely well.
There’s also the women’s version
Not often does a company make two versions of the same shoe, especially when it comes to lifting.
I think it’s pretty cool because it solves issues like sizing and it comes in different colors.
I know those aren’t huge differences, but the real interesting one is that they weigh different amounts! The men’s version weighs 14.1 ounces while the women’s weighs 12.6.
It’s not the kind of difference that is shocking or anything, but a light weight shoe is always good!
If you are doing intense exercise. you don’t want to be wearing any more weight on your feet than necessary.
Overall opinion of the Reebok Lifter 2.0
Reebok did a great job of designing a shoe that performs for excellently for CrossFit and still be used for general compound lifting.
The shoe has all the essential qualities you would expect from a lifting shoe with a more flexible sole to allow you to kick ass in your workouts.
However, if you are strictly doing powerlifting lifts you should get a shoe that is specialized for that.
To sum it all up
The Reebok Lifter 2.0 are an ideal shoe for CrossFit and are excellently priced for everything they do. They have outstanding reviews that speak volumes for the quality.
I highly recommend checking them out if you want a shoe that can keep up with you in the gym.
They do an excellent all around job at everything, while offering plenty of stylish colors to choose from at the same time.