Announced with CJ Cummings as a flag, the weightlifting community went crazy, and it’s no wonder! I present about the reebok legacy lifter review today. Without even talking about the quality of this piece of equipment, footwear is practically the only equipment we need in weightlifting. The launch of a model like this does not go unnoticed among the community, as it happens with Jordan in basketball.
The main feature of the Reebok Legacy is that they are weightlifting shoes. To date, Reebok was completely focused on CrossFit and training mixing various disciplines, so everything that was designated as a weightlifting shoe was only partially. With this model, we will see if Reebok enters the world of weightlifting. Let’s go there!
First, we are going to put ourselves in a situation. There are models in the market that will serve as a reference to put the Reebok Legacy in its place. They say comparisons are odious, but that’s what we do here, right? 😉 These are some of the weightlifting shoes that are hitting harder:
- Adidas Adipower’s
- Nike Romaleos II
- Adidas Leistung’s
Reebok Legacy Design
To warm up, let’s look at the first thing we inevitably look at, its design.
For starters, it is true that aesthetically these Reebok Legacy are a very beautiful model. We can find them in two colors:
Black and white and black and gold.
We can find the written word “Crossfit” somewhere in the model. Something that has been pure marketing, but that does not confuse weightlifters. This model is designed for what is intended.
Features and materials of the Reebok Legacy Lifter:
Without getting lost in making multidisciplinary footwear, Reebok has gone to the point and thought of providing the athlete with 100% stability and comfort for weight lifting.
The Legacy Lifter is made of a combination of perforated leather and mesh.
As already demonstrated, leather is a material that is ideal for weightlifting due to its resistance. We also notice the leather construction in the price but believe us. It is worth it.
The mesh is perforated to give some breathability, achieving a pretty good result. Mesh is also used in the heel area to achieve flexibility in the Achilles heel area.
In this model, Reebok decided to use the same material that we found in the very popular Crossfit Reebok Crossfit Nano 7, a hundred percent ETC Anti-Microbial lining that does great job transportability and long-term odor reduction.
The entire shoe is padded and is very comfortable, except for the platform that obviously should be moderately rigid like any weightlifting oriented model. The feeling when wearing them is comfort and safety.
And about his weight?
As some of you may know, the weight of specific weightlifting shoes is usually not low. Structural integrity and strength are rewarded much more than lightness (Crossfiters, this is not a model for all WODs!)
Despite this, there are also weight ranges in weightlifting, and there are athletes who prefer lighter or heavier footwear. In general, it is true that in this discipline, elite athletes tend to be more comfortable with somewhat heavy sneakers like the Nike Romaleos II that we mentioned earlier.
Foot speed is essential in weight lifting, although not in the same way as in other sports. Many weightlifters, such as Chinese athletes in general, tend to move their feet slightly in their executions. Other athletes such as Mohamed Ehab Youssef greatly elevate their feet in heavy lifts.
What we are going to do is that in matters of weight in weightlifting shoes, there is nothing written, and deciding on a lighter or heavier model will be the preference of each athlete.
The Reebok Legacy Lifter weighs just over half a kilo, 575 grams.
For your information, other of the most used weightlifting shoes such as the Nike Romaleos, weigh 475 grams. This is A total of one hundred grams less than the Reebok Legacy Lifter.
On the other hand, the Adidas Adipowers weighs around 450 grams.
Therefore, Reebok Legacy Lifter weightlifting shoes take the banner of being the heaviest high-end model among the current ones. Is this bad? At all, it all comes down to preferences and tastes.
This is weightlifting, let’s talk about the Heel!
The heel height of a weight lifting shoe is one of the essential issues. People prefer a higher heel to keep the torso upright and swollen in the squat. The models with a higher sole tend to penalize less flexibility or the people with brown and hard ankles of the practice of other sports.
The heel in the Legacy is the industry standard, 3/4 ″.
This is the same as the Adidas Adipower and significantly lower than that of the Nike Romaleos II.
As a point, if you prefer models with high heels, take a look at the Adidas Leistungs, you have a full analysis on this link :).
The heel is made of an “extra-hard” TPU clip (AKA plastic). For all of you who are used to high-heeled wooden models, do not think about heresy so soon, the performance is really good, and it can be an evolution.
The heel of this model gives us a very stable platform from which to drive our loads, which is all we can ask for weightlifting shoes.
And about that kind of “belts”?
First, let’s clarify that these Reebok Legacy Lifter give an incomparable sense of security, in my experience, possibly the largest in the market.
Reebok has decided to include two straps with an extra strap as the material between the two straps that the lacing system manages.
The moment I train, I usually leave the straps loose and without the shoe tight
However, when I am going to try an MRI, in general, tightening the straps and fitting and tightening the shoes well gives me brutal assurance. The straps and cords system does not bother at all and gives some feelings of stability and security that become something of the best of the model.
On the sole:
The Legacy has the classic rubber sole as every one of the weightlifting shoes on the market.
This is not a negative point, this rubber sole is the standard in this type of footwear, and its performance and efficiency are more than proven, so it remains to be seen if, over time, some brand ventures to try something new. The rubber adheres to the platform and does its job.
And how are they going on the track? Feelings, you wind up!
The Reebok Legacy Lifter has a lot of features that we have already talked about. But in the end, what interests us is that they help us raise that RM.
In short, the Legacy is great, no doubt, although they may not be your favorite weightlifting shoes.
As I said, it ensures the footwell is comfortable and stable, and the model is well built.
The only downside we can find depending on the person is that they are relatively wide, so if we have a narrow foot, we may be more comfortable with thinner weightlifting shoes like the Adidas Adipower.
They are not a cheap model (but they are worth what they cost, no doubt). Here are some of the most worthwhile offers on the web.
Our note and conclusions
Reebok Legacy Lifter: Stable, comfortable, adjustable, flexible and heavy
The model is of medium sizes, such as the Reebok Nano in Crossfit. The heel is wide and gives a huge base and stability without feeling uncomfortable. They are comfortable and breathable, even in long training sessions. Like any weightlifting shoe, it takes a while to make them and mold them to our foot, but from the first moment, the feeling is comfortable thanks to mixing mesh with leather in its construction. I am a huge fan of the Reebok Legacy.