Adidas Powerlift 2.0 is the cheapest model in Adidas’ lifting shoes range, costing merely €89,95 euros (compared to Adipowers which go up to 200 EUR). With that in mind, the Adidas Powerlift 2.0 is a great shoe for its price.
Adidas claims Powerlift 2.0 comes with great stability, wide and solid base, a high-density midsole, light mesh upper and strap over the mid foot which offers additional support. Compared to Adipower shoe, Powerlift 2.0 feels softer and a bit less stable, but therefore more comfortable. It fits a more variable strength training use than Adipowers or Romaelos and can even survive a shorter Crossfit MetCon workout.
However if you are a serious Olympic weightlifter, you’ll be better off with the more expensive Adipower model. Most reviews conclude that heavy Olympic lifts (lift, jump and catch the weight), did not feel good (too soft, not offering enough stability).
Powerlift’s heel is 15 mm high, that is 9 mm less than Adipower’s, and compresses when squeezed with fingers. Some athletes also complain about the flexibility of the front foot.
While Adidas Powerlift 2.0 did not match the Olympic lifting demands, it did a great job with all strength related exercises, especially squats and deadlifts. Although we have recently seen Powerlift 2.0 being used at the 2015 European Junior Weightlifting Championship.
Rebekah Tiler (125 kg clean and jerk)
Adidas Powerlift 2.0 comes in colourful variations, also offering a good choice to all women who lift: purple-yellow or blue-pink?
If you are not a heavy lifter or a powerlifting monster, Adidas Powerlift 2.0 will offer enough stability to secure a stable feel throughout the lifts. The model was made for strength training enthusiasts who do not want to spent fortune on shoes, but want to feel stable when lifting. If you are an afternoon and after-work recreational lifter, Adidas Powerlift 2.0 will fits you perfectly.