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Old 10-22-2014, 04:36 PM   #1
Victor J McQuaide
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What do you think of these lifting shoes

Have several pairs of cycling shoes with this technology. What do you think about these.. they look super cool.

http://www.roguefitness.com/inov-8-f...-370-boa-black
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:52 PM   #2
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Re: What do you think of these lifting shoes

I have the BOA system on my K2 inline skates (it's K2's innovation, I believe). I like it pretty well for its ease of use, but I do have my moments where I would prefer to have the ability to selectively loosen/tighten around different parts of my foot. With BOA, it's uniform tension all around, which I don't know if I would like in a lifting shoe.

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Old 10-22-2014, 08:17 PM   #3
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Re: What do you think of these lifting shoes

Is that competing with the adipowers and the romaleos?
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:02 AM   #4
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Re: What do you think of these lifting shoes

I had them a few years ago in golf shoes. I was kind of meh. It's a novelty. There were times, much like what Mark said, where the adjustment wasn't there. I also found that sometimes they mechanism would unlock itself. I'd notice all of a sudden my shoe was undone. It more than likely caught on something and clicked open. Happened once or twice a round and only occasionally.....still enough to be annoying. Maybe it was first gen problems. That'd be catastrophic during a lift. I never considered using again. Very few shoes have them so it never took off.
All these reason might be why lifting shoes have really long laces and Velcro straps. For adjustment, double knots, and making sure they stay put.
Perhaps it'd be wise to see if it sticks around and makes it into year 2 models.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:30 AM   #5
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Re: What do you think of these lifting shoes

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Have several pairs of cycling shoes with this technology. What do you think about these.. they look super cool.

http://www.roguefitness.com/inov-8-f...-370-boa-black
Other than them being a shade shorter than regular weightlifting shoes, they look pretty good. 0.65" v. 0.75" effective heel height can make a difference for those of us without as much ankle flexibility/mobility.

I'm not sure about the closure system, never really used anything like that, and for $200 a pair, these would not be the ones I would try it out on.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:07 PM   #6
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Re: What do you think of these lifting shoes

Adipower FTW. Anyway, you can't put sweet laces to match your singlet in the Inov8s.
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