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Old 06-02-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
Anthony Cutajar
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Lifting shoes

G'day all,

What are your opinions on shoes out of the following:

Do wins
Nike Romaleo 2
Adidas Adipower

Obviously cost varies, but am happy to pay $200 if it's worth it.

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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Re: Lifting shoes

I have dowins, reebok Oly shoes, and Romaleo 2's. The nikes are by far the best Oly shoe I've ever worn. They are rock solid, extremely stable and very well made. I would definitely recommend them.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:12 PM   #3
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Re: Lifting shoes

I have the 1st gen romaleous. Put me in this camp.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:04 PM   #4
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I have dowins, reebok Oly shoes, and Romaleo 2's. The nikes are by far the best Oly shoe I've ever worn. They are rock solid, extremely stable and very well made. I would definitely recommend them.
Anything to say about the durability and quality of the do-wins? I have heard various things. Not all of them good.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:32 AM   #5
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Re: Lifting shoes

Wicked, thanks guys for the feedback.

I am swinging towards the nikes, I am just concerned with their durability as I am not fond of their normal runners. They look good, but there are much better choices as a runner. I wonder if that's the case with their Romaleos.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:42 AM   #6
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Re: Lifting shoes

I don't know how you would break the Romaleos, I have used my 4+ times a week for 18 months and only have a couple of superficial scuffs.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:19 AM   #7
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Cheers,

Decision made, order complete, I now await postage of a new pair of nikes!

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Old 06-03-2012, 05:18 AM   #8
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For all out there with Nike's, how is the width on the Romaleos. I have a wide foot and the Rogue Dowins fit well, the Adidas were too tight.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Lifting shoes

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Anything to say about the durability and quality of the do-wins? I have heard various things. Not all of them good.
Mine held up really well, I wore them for about a year an a half. The bottom texture wore off and ended up being quite smooth but other than that for the price they were great.

I'll say I prefer the dowins to the reeboks as well. The reeboks are a decent hybrid, but not great for straight lifting.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:59 AM   #10
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For all out there with Nike's, how is the width on the Romaleos. I have a wide foot and the Rogue Dowins fit well, the Adidas were too tight.

Thanks in advance.
I've got a wide foot and the Romaleos fit great. Love them as a lifting shoe. Solid, durable and stable.
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