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- Waxy canvas
- Rubber sole
- Made in USA or Imported
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Traditional lace-up closure ensures a dialed-in fit. Padded foam sockliner cushions and comforts. Heel Clip for superior response and stability when lifting heavier weights. High-abrasion rubber outsole with small teeth increases durability and traction on court surfaces. Durability in toe area for sports specific activity. Carbon rubber heel strike delivers durable traction. Rear foot support. Imported. Reebok was founded for one of the best reasons possible: athletes wanted to run faster. So in the 1890s, Joseph William Foster made some of the first known running shoes with spikes in them. By 1895, he was in business making shoes by hand for top runners; and before long his fledgling company, J.W. Foster and Sons, developed an international clientele of distinguished athletes.
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 5 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- ASIN: B01GMJ1920
- Date first available at Amazon.com: June 5, 2016
- Average Customer Review:
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This purchase was the exception, mainly based on other reviews and a gamble on my part. But since the other reviews helped me in my purchase, I felt obligated to post mine.
First of all, holy clown shoes, Batman! As other reviews have mentioned, the toe box is VERY generous. They do not narrow at the end, they almost open up to expand. My foot measures between a 10 and a 10.5 (M, US), so depending on the shoe make, I'm usually a size 10 or a size 10.5 BUT in a 2E width (normal width is D). In the past, I've had to buy shoes in 10.5 and 11 because even though the length on the 10 was fine, I had to go up in size because a wide width wasn't available.
With these shoes, I bought a 10 and my feet were comfortable in them right out of the box. In fact, my thin, moisture-wicking gym socks had my feet feeling too loose in the shoe so I had to change to regular cotton crew socks for a better, snug fit.
This shoe is a squatter's dream. (Squats, not illegal home dwellers.) When you plant your foot in mid-stance on a hardwood floor, your foot stays put. The shoe allows you to focus more on the full range motion of the squat and concentrate on form without worrying about your feet sliding. For dead lifts and clean and presses, these shoes are a go.
Even though the shoe has a low drop, the cushioning is about flip-flop level adequate. While you can still feel the floor a bit, "some" cushioning is still provided. I wouldn't run more than a minute in these. These are good for strength training and circuit training but I would not recommend for extended cardio, such as track work or treadmill.
For core work, when doing pushups or planks on a hardwood, your toe stays planted as well. So nice.
I'm only taking off a star because these shoes are not the absolute best for split lunges. The shoe does not hug your heel the best so when you're 90 degrees-90 degrees in lunges with your back foot heel off the floor, the shoe does not like to flex and bend so your back heel lifts off the insole/heel counter. Your front foot is still planted fine. Maybe the shoes need to break in a bit so it flexes better, we'll see? The other minor criticism is the laces are extra long so you're almost forced to lace to the very top even though many people who lift like to skip the very top eyelets.
If you are a half size in shoes, I recommend ROUNDING DOWN (normally 11.5? Get 11. Normally 10.5? get 10. etc.). If you have slightly wide feet like me to begin with, you are going to love these. As long as you don't have long toes or generally don't have issues with toes cramming, just round down a half size.
Another person mentioned something about sweaty feet? That must be a personal thing. There are air vents built into the inner side of the shoe and even the eyelets are very large and sort of double as vents as well. Again, I went a full hour with cotton socks and I did not notice more sweat. So if the shoes are too roomy, you can wear cotton socks to fill them out better. If they feel a bit tight, you can wear thinner, synthetic material socks.
And least important of all, the style. These shoes STAND OUT. The laces are loud. The pattern on the vamp is sick. The outsole is thin and grippy but mostly hidden by the white trim evenly wrapped around the entire midsole that borrows from Chuck Taylors. There's even a hollow circle above the heel counter where the circle Chuck Taylor "All Star" logo normally is. The toe counter and back tab adds a classy touch.
I'm really satisfied with my purchase and absolutely love these shoes. Functionally great and not bad to look at either.
But these are superb shoes for squats and especially DL's.
Super grippy. Glues your feet to the floor.
"Stability zone" is great as Ive always blown out the outer sides of my squat shoes.
Huge toe area allowing you to spread your toes for more power/stability.
They look awesome. Lace up good. No pinch points. I honestly couldnt ask for a better shoe to squat and DL in.
Only drawback is they sat "crossfit" on them, but really, who cares?
Designed by Mark Bell, so I knew they would be spot on.
Great price too.
Throw away your Chucks! You wont need them after you buy these!