Reebok Legacy Lifter was released in 2016. The shoe is considered as one of the best weightlifting shoes by many gym goers. The shoe looks great. Many weightlifters acknowledge it for its weightlifting specific abilities and functionalities. I have posted an article of the best 5 weightlifting shoes. Reebok Legacy Lifter is in the list. I’m writing this article to provide more information. If you want to see the best 5 weightlifting shoes I have selected, go to 5 Best Weightlifting Shoes for Men.
Product: Reebok Legacy Lifter
Product Code: BD1793
Release Date: December 1st, 2016
- Synthetic outer material
- Synthetic inner material
- Synthetic sole
- Lace-Up closure
- Grip rubber for good traction and durability
- The exoframe technology in the heel adds more support
- Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) heel piece in the midsole enables control and stability
- The flexcage technology in the upper strap provides lightweight support
- Mesh upper and perforated leather for breathability
- Upper strap
- Heel Height: 1.9 cms
- Weight: 20.3 ounce, approximately 575.5 gram
How People Are Wearing It
Few customers have provided some photos on Reebok site showing how they are wearing Reebok Legacy Lifter during training. I have obtained few of them from Reebok to give you the visual images of wearers during performance.
I’ve gone through a high number of customer reviews, not only on this colourway but also on the Reebok Legacy lifter shoes in general. The following are what people think.
- Majority of reviewers recommend Reebok Legacy Lifter
- Very comfortable are the words most reviewers say
- Reviewers applaud the quality of the shoe
- Many users praise the solid base of the Legacy Lifter shoes
- Weightlifters say they felt a big difference in their squats when they put it one
- People with wide feet say the shoe fits very well and it’s very comfy
- Users applaud the high heel of the shoe as it provides better support
- A good number of reviewers say the straps provide good lockdown which keeps their feet secure
- Stiff, firm, and very supportive are the words some reviewers used to describe the shoe
- Many reviewers say the weight is additional support when weightlifting
- A good percentage of reviewers consider Reebok Legacy Lifter as “a must buy” shoe
- A bit too heavy for training other than weightlifting or related training are the words many users say
- The shoe needs break-in period
- Some reviewers say the shoe runs a bit narrow
- Few users complain about the shoe durability
After spending some hours reading customer reviews and watching some expert review videos, I’ve decided to come up with the following information to provide some helpful data.
During my research, I obtained some data from Reebok to provide some helpful and useful information. As at the time of this review, 97% of reviewers recommend the shoe. The reviewers rate it 4.7 out of 5 star.
For additional information, I’ve created a pie chart which should give you some data regarding what people think of the shoe.
After some hours of research, and based on what reviewers have said, I have come up with some negative and positive aspects of the shoe which I would like to highlight below. I used different sources including videos, some other reviewers articles, sellers and Reebok site during my research. If you are a weightlifter and have used the shoe before, you may disagree or agree with these points.
- Reebok Legacy Lifter is one of the best weightlifting shoes that provide great balance when it comes to weightlifting. This is because of the weight of the shoe. It weighs 20.3 ounce which is approximately 575.5 grams. Compare to other weightlifting shoes out there, it’s one of the heaviest
- The weight enables good stability so no fear of slipping on the platform. It’s like your feet are cemented to the ground during training
- The heel height is additional benefit when it comes to lifting. According to Squat University, it enables more upright chest and more open hip angle. Your knee have more chance of pointing forward over your toe which give you more chance for lifting
- The upper Velcro Straps ensure secure lock down. I have to say this can prevent the risk of any injury. In weightlifting, you do want your feet to be secured and stabled one the ground. The velcro straps are designed to provide such support.
- People with flat feet can find the shoe very comfortable
- Despite the fact that many people are finding the weight as benefit in weightlifting, it’s not the best shoe to choose when trying to do training other than weightlifting. I think this shoe should have been designed to function well in order training. However, I can’t blame the brain behind this design. The reason is they based their focus one weightlifting and related training only
- It’s not a shoe you can use for training that require some easy and quick movement
- It may take you some times to get used to
- Regarding the heel, some people may not feel comfortable using high heel weightlifting shoe
- What I would like to point out about the velcro strap is its lockdown ability. Many reviewers really applaud the straps. However, I’ve also read a reviewer’s comment on the durability – he pointed out that it becomes difficult for the straps to interlock after some times
A Quick Video Review
Before I conclude, I will like to add a quick video review. The guy in the video talks about the various parts of the shoe. He highlights some of the pros and cons. Hope it will be helpful in any way.
Enjoy the video.
The shoe has gained popularity after its released in 2016. It’s one of the best weightlifting shoes you could find out there. The shoe is applauded by many weightlifters for its weightlifting specific functionalities. There are many professional weightlifters that feel a big difference in their squats and power lifts when they wear the Reebok Legacy Lifter. Though the shoe is considered the best among weightlifters, it’s not the favourite shoe when it comes to versatile gym activities. If you’re going to gym with the shoe and thinking of doing some training that will require quick and easy movement, you may want to find another pair of shoes that’s not specifically made for weightlifting.
If you still like to know more about the shoe, you may continue reading. I’m going to provide some information one the upper, midsole and outsole.
First of all, I have to say whenever you see perforations in a shoe, just like the ones on the toe box area, you should know that they are not just there for decoration but to allow adequate ventilation.
The two lightweight velcro straps provide enhanced lateral support. The first strap can be seen just above the toe box area and the second strap is located above the first strap. Both straps are adjustable and they provide secure feel and fit.
The exoframe technology in the heel (Thermoplastic polyurethane strap) offers more support and steadiness during training.
Almost 75% of the upper is leather. The mesh in the ankle area provides additional comfort and breathability.
Reebok Legacy Lifter has a removable insole. So depending on what you want, you can either leave the insole alone or remove it. Anyway, the insole is there to provide arch support to enable more secure fit and comfortable feel.
The inside has Ortholite antimicrobial ( agent that kills microorganisms or stop their growths) sockliner. This helps to keep the inner part free of some bacterial build-up.
The heel section of the midsole features hard thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material. This is not a compressible material – the section do not have any cushioning. So wearers feel steady and supported during training.
Reebok Legacy Lifter features rubber outsole. The flat and wide footprint design creates a stable base. The overall outsole design offers excellent durable and grippy platform. It enables the shoe to lay flat and stable on the ground while weightlifting.