|Fits as expected||
- Rubber sole
- High-top upper with lace-up vamp for centralized support
- Lightly padded tongue and collar for comfort
- Textured outsole for grip
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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: 12.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: Vietnam
- ASIN: B00P2LDSTW
- Item model number: RCF LITE TR-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 21, 2014
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Top Customer Reviews
Well, I have worn them for 2 weeks, I can say that are very stable on the ground I can lift safely without slip, I can feel that force transfer from the ground to the bar, its wide tip helps to give me a better stable position even in lifting as overhead press when the bar is on top of the movement, even though the makers claims that these shoes are made it for crossfit I think that is more for lifting heavy weights with a programming training beyond that random daily WOD's, I mean, I think is not for jump or run, but if you want to buy them for that, it'll be a great purchase too by the quality and advantages respecting to lift heavy weight safely. Another good aspect is that is: the ankle pad give me a really comfy sensation. I liked its style "high top", very cool.
I have ankle issues and I have been using high top Chuck Taylors (Converse All Stars) to work out in for the last two years. I normally do high intensity training (CrossFit) and Olympic weight lifting. Chucky Taylors have served me well. I was extremely skeptical of this shoe and read many reviews and watched several videos before I decided to order these.
The initial quality is high. These shoes are very well made. The first thing you will notice is how big the toe box is compared to a Chuck. The Reebok is designed this way to help increase stability while weight lifting vs a Chuck. I was skeptical. I put them on and walked around the house. They felt good. I did a few air squats and burpees and they were ok. I wore them to the gym the next morning. I did a workout that included a lot of squatting, box jumps, some weight lifting and rowing (Fight Gone Bad). These shoes gripped very well and they felt great on every movement. They are noticeably lighter than the Chucks as well (of course). I did a 5x2 set of dead lifts afterwards and these shoes were very stable. It's hard to measure these shoes vs my old Chucks, but they definitely FEEL better to me performance wise.
If you are in the market for a Chuck Taylor replacement, I highly recommend you try these out. They are aimed more toward power lifters, but I need to do lifts and need additional ankle support during regular CrossFit type workouts. So far these fit the bill. I will follow up down the road.
I often hear about these shoes being great for squats. That may be the case for some people, but I need a little bit of a heel lift since I have really tight ankles. The stability is there for squats with the Lite TR, but I much prefer Olympic lifting shoes like Adidas Adipowers. If you have tight ankles or any mobility issues with back squats, this shoe may not be the answer for you.
The Lite TRs get a lot of comparisons to Chuck Taylors, but they're really an entirely different animal. I've worn Chucks every day for more than 15 years, and the Lite TRs are overall a much stiffer shoe with a strong, almost sticky grip on the sole. The area around the heel and side of the shoe has thick padding, in contrast to the 1-ply canvas on Chuck Taylors, which makes the TRs feel more like a skateboarding shoe. The toe box for the TRs is larger than Chucks, which can make it feel like you're wearing clown shoes. My toes tend to slide around a bit side-to-side, but it doesn't usually bother my lifts. If I had to purchase them again I would have gone a half-size smaller.
My only complaint with these shoes is that they say "CrossFit" on the side, and while I'm not against CrossFit at all, I don't really "do" CrossFit. Yet I get questions about it at the gym when people see it written on the shoes.
I initially heard about these shoes through Brandon Campbell's YouTube channel. You should check him out. He has a great video review on the Lite TRs, and I believe he has 3 or 4 pairs of these shoes now.
Crazy good sole grip
Nothing else like it on the market
Fits a little loose for it's size
Toe box is a bit too wide
***What it's for***
Squats for folks with good ankle mobility
***What it's NOT for***
Box jumps/jump rope
Anything where you have to jump or be on your toes