Reviews for Nordic Lifting Powerlifting Shoes for Heavy Weightlifting - Men's Squat Shoe - MEGIN
People say Nordic Lifting is really similar to Nike.
Stunningly good for the price.
I've had a ton of lifting shoes over the years. Ignoring the various minimal shoes, I've owned Adipowers, Do-Wins, Romaleos, and inov-8 Fastlifts. Each of them great in their own ways, but this is the first pair where everything just clicked perfectly. Yes, they're taller than most oly shoes, but don't let that 1.4" number scare you off because the actual drop is more in the area of 0.9" or so. Still higher than the normal 0.75" and a good chunk over the 0.6" that a lot have, but if you have limited ankle mobility like me as well as long femurs that's exactly what you want in a set. Size-wise, go a half size under your street shoe and you should be good to go. They feel more like actual shoes than the likes of Romaleos and Adipowers, so while I emphatically would not suggest going for any kind of a jog in them you don't feel like you're awkwardly carrying cinder blocks on your feet while walking around. Warming up with a treadmill walk or on the stair climber is less awkward, though for obvious reasons any kind of rope work is clunky. However the top breaths and the lacing is great, the strap feels a bit plastic but I don't see any reason why it would wear out. The main thing is performance and that's where these shine. No, they don't have any of the fancy pants "truss" structure others do, it's just a solid block of whatever it is, and solid is definitely the word. They don't do the thing that higher-end shoes do where the sole is wider than the top to leave you feeling s... Read More
Size (great for wide feet)
The Nike Romaleos II (size 7.5 Men’s, see pics) are about 1/4 inch shorter in length than my Nordic shoes in a size 8. The Nike Romaleos III are even more narrow than the Romaleos II. The Nordic toe box is wider and more comfortable for someone with a wide foot. They're as comfortable as running shoes but without the shock absorption. I returned my Romaleos and kept my Nordic. I came to the conclusion the following squat shoes are not good for wide feet: - Do-Win - Adidas - Reebok - Inov-8 - ASICS Men's Lift Master Lite Cross-Trainer Your options: - Nordic - Foost Fitness Lifter - Coyote Weightlifting Shoes - Position Weightlifting Shoes - Asics Weight Lifting Shoes 727 (basically a dress shoe)
LOVE LOVE LOVE these..
I have a size 9 wide foot normally, I fit in 9 sketchers and 9.5 Nike. These fit perfect and provide amazing support. I powerlift so heavy squat and deadlifts 150 to 350lb and these make it so much more comfortable than normal shoes. PLEASE ADVISE DO NOT DO CARDIO IN THESE THEY ARE NOT GOOD FOR THAT. But great product.
Gets the job done!
Great powerlifting/ weightlifting shoe for such a low price. The other shoes such as adidas adipower and Nike Romaleos are far too expensive for what is needed. If in search of a good powerlifting/weightlifting shoe that gets the job done then this is a good purchase. If you are looking for the too of the line or aomething of the highest quality then go with Nike or Adidas!
Excellent Shoe and Value
The shoes are excellent. I ordered a half size larger than I wear my sneakers, and it fit very well. The heel height seems perfect too. I’ve used Nike weightlifting shoes but found them too high. The Nordic brand is a feat value and I’m very pleased with them.
Perfect for the price
Exactly what I was hoping for. I squat a lot, close to olympic style. I had never tried lifting shoes before and had only ever put 5lb weights under my heels to help with ankle mobility and forward knee movement. I recently tried on my friends Nike romaleos and was shocked at how much of a difference a stable shoe with an elevated heel can make. Wasn't ready to throw down $200 on a pair of shoes so I got these. They're not quite as sturdy as the romaleos and your heel doesn't lock in the same way, but I'm not into the olympic lifts so it doesn't bother me. If you're a competitive lifter I'd say these might not be for you because of that lack concrete stability. But for someone like me who's not into competitive olympic lifts, they're excellent. The extra high heel works wonders for my forward knee movement during the squat. Makes the whole movement feel so much more smooth, balanced, and comfortable. Plus the box they came in was pretty sweet and made me want to lift for days. Can't say much to how long they've lasted cause I've only had them for a couple of weeks.
Way lighter than expected. Solid and flexible.
Coming from Nike Romaleo 2's to these. The weight difference is instantly noticable. These shoes are actually the same weight if not lighter than my normal trainers. Extremely comfortable as well. Doesn't feel like you're wearing a lifting shoe. They are flexible when walking, but the dense cell foam bottoms also stabilize quite well. I will be using these over the Romaleos from now on. I bought a US 9.5 which is my normal shoe size. Fits as expected. Front looks narrow at first, but once you put on the shoe it feels fine. The material is extremely forgiving. I have wide feet so I was worried about this. But everything is fine. Overall I would definitely buy these again. Even just for the weight difference. The fact that it's a solid lifting shoe is just a bonus :)
I needed a shoe for squats and dead lifts. For 30+ years I've used my joggers with foam or Nike Air. I should have switched decades ago. The shoe is definitely on the large size. I have a 9.5D right foot and a 9.75D left foot, I ordered a 10D. I should have ordered a 9.5D. The shoe box is wide and higher volume, however the construction is excellent and durable so far. I'm not lifting massive weights, at over 50 I'm just being active. Squat 250lbs and deadlift to 225lb, but the feeling of stability is huge compared to what I was getting out of running shoes for 30 years.
Good fit, very stiff, overall good
I wear a size 12 in Adidas and Nike, and these fit true to size. I'm an intermediate lifter who has always worn flat shoes (FiveFingers ) and been hip dominant with squats. I bought these to shift a bit of the stress off my hips as I age (now 52). I found these to be comfortable, if very stiff. They have stayed in place during squats and deads, no heel lift or toe box movement. Going from flat to these shoes has required a bit of an adjustment. I have faith that they may help my lifting overall, but I've had to drop the weight back about 35% in my current progression for back squats and olympic deads as my knees and hips figure out this different position. I was pleasantly surprised with my front squats as I was able to add 20 lbs immediately and be very comfortable - in retrospect that makes sense as the shoes shift your balance to better manage a front load squat.
... back once you wear it which is kind of annoying. I emailed the company about it and they ...
I think other people have already mentioned this but the shoe soles slide back once you wear it which is kind of annoying. I emailed the company about it and they suggested I use carpet tape to fix it. I didn't want to do that so I ended swaping out the insoles in this shoe with the insoles from a pair of Nike's I no longer wear and that fixed the issue. Seems to be an easy fix for the company to make by redoing the insoles so I'm not sure why they don't do it. However, the shoes perform good with squatting and deadlifting and I noticed improvement in my lifts and posture (especially while squatting). I also get compliments on their look from people at the gym. I would recomment these over the over-priced adidas and nike's.