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Old 02-11-2010, 04:23 AM   #1
James Withington
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Looking for Oly Shoes in the UK??!!

If any UK based people are interested in getting a pair of brand new weightlifting shoes, try heading down to your local Sports Direct outlet.

The other day my trainers developed a hole so thought I'd pop to the Sports Direct over the road from where I work during my break to see if I could grab a cheap pair in the sales. Saw nothing on the main shelves, so went to the back of the store where all the crappy trainers that nobody wants were lined up with prices slashed right down for a quick sale. They all seemed hideous until one pair on the top shelf caught my eye. I thought they looked familiar, but couldn't think where from. I brought them down and realised they were a brand new pair of Adidas Adistar Oly shoes, in my exact size!

Even more amazing was the fact that they were selling for 15!!! They'd obviously ordered them in by accident, and they must have sat on the shelves for months and months with nobody wanting to buy them. Clearly nobody at the store had a clue what they were as they had been labelled as "Miscellaneous Footwear", and they had reduced the price down from 25 to 15. Given that they would have cost well over 100 from a proper stockist, even at 25 it would have been bargain of the year! The staff must have thought I was a complete weirdo, as I was grinning like an idiot on my way out of the store after handing over my 15! Couldn't believe my luck!

Moral of the story - if you fancy getting hold of some cheap weightlifting shoes, get to your local Sports Direct and have a root through all the crappy shoes hidden away in the dark corner of the shop, you never know what you might find!
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:06 AM   #2
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Re: Looking for Oly Shoes in the UK??!!

Good find mate!

Will have a look there this weekend
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:33 AM   #3
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Re: Looking for Oly Shoes in the UK??!!

I'm heading there this lunch time! What size did you get them in?
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:26 AM   #4
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Re: Looking for Oly Shoes in the UK??!!

Wow, going to have to check them out asap!

If anyone finds a store with any size tens please buy em for me!

Failing this, where is the next best (cheapest) place to buy weightlifting shoes?
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:45 AM   #5
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Re: Looking for Oly Shoes in the UK??!!

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Failing this, where is the next best (cheapest) place to buy weightlifting shoes?

Haven't found them for cheaper than 60 anywhere for Do-Wins 100+ for Adidas
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:20 AM   #6
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Re: Looking for Oly Shoes in the UK??!!

ARGH!!
No joy in my local shop
I've been after a pair of Oly shoes forever, but I'm too tight to shell out full price

James - did your local store have other sizes? You could start quite a lucrative business...
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:22 AM   #7
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James - did your local store have other sizes? You could start quite a lucrative business...
Not a bad idea, in the unlikely event that our store has any. I will snap them up and post here.
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None where I am. Lucky git
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:35 AM   #9
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Haven't found them for cheaper than 60 anywhere for Do-Wins 100+ for Adidas
Yeah same here. There's never any on eBay either except adidas ironworks at over 90

just tried searching the sports direct website but no joy

why is everything so expensive here!
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None where I am. Lucky git
Maybe it was just a one-off then
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