Asics Weightlifting Shoes: Good for CrossFit?

September 25, 2016
Asics Weightlifting Shoes Review

Asics Weightlifting Shoes Review

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Asics Weightlifting Shoes Video Review

Asics Design

  • DuoMax System for greater stability
  • Gel Cushioning System for shock absorption and multiple planes movement
  • Hard rubber sole for better traction
  • Mesh lining for breathability
  • Padded collar and tongue for better fit and feel
  • Raised hell for optimum lifting position
  • Removable insoles
  • Flexible 1/3 front and stiff elevated back 2/3
  • Adjastable velcro strap

What’s good

  • Asics is well recognized brand in strength training market
  • The base is more solid than Chucks
  • Sturdiness during heavy lifts
  • Forefoot is much more flexible compared to other olympic lifting shoes – you have better transition from squats, snatches and cleans into jumping exercises like double-unders, box jumps etc
  • Enough flexibility for sprints up to 400m
  • They’re firm but still quite comfortable
  • Your foot is protected against foot and ankle rolls
  • The value is excellent against Adidas and Nike competition
  • You can comfortably do sled pushes
  • Same fit as Asics running shoes
  • Lightweight and breathable
Klokov using Asics shoes

Klokov using Asics shoes

What’s bad

  • Not good for running and long distance walking – lack of proper cushioning
  • Not good if you have narrow feet
  • Not good for cardio and HIIT like exercises
  • Quality is above average but not great – if you lift every day you might quickly wear them out
  • Front portion of the shoe is similar to running shoes

Where to buy – best deal

Asics Lifting Shoes – best price on Amazon from $43.99

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CrossFit Nano 3.0 Review

Pendley Do Win Weightlifting Shoes Review

 

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