This week – Reebok CrossFit Lifter Plus 2.0 Review
Style and Fit of the Reebok CrossFit Lifter:
If you’re into the traditional Reebok CrossFit look, then you’ll be used to the style of the Crossfit Lifter plus 2.0. The upper part of the shoe is made with a very breathable mesh like material, and these also have an extra strap to give you the added stability and lock you in for heavier weights. I also found that the extra strap didn’t affect flexibility, but rather increased it. The toe box is flexible and so it helps keep you in place. It also made the shoes more durable.
We found these incredibly comfortable as well, a little deeper exploration and Reebok put this down to their “3D FuseFrame technology“, what ever that is. It’s basically a more comfortable lining and gives a better fit and comfort. The sizes run true, so just buy your normal shoes size.
This FuseFrame tech is similar to their RealFlex technology – it does start to get quite confusing. Basically, the lining is interconnected in a way that distributes force so that the shoes feel like and comfortable.
This isn’t their FuseFrame Video, but you get the idea on how high tech some of this stuff is:
Are Reebok CrossFit Lifter Plus 2.0 good looking shoes? Not in my opinion. But that’s just my opinion. However, we really shouldn’t care less about what we look like in the gym, but rather, how well these shoes perform. Which brings us onto:
Performance and Features:
These are surprisingly flexible shoes, and are really well made. You’ll be able to perform boxjumps and dynamic movements in these shoes. They are also incredibly light and durable, and feel like they will last years before you need to upgrade. Despite their flexibility, they also boast a 0.75 inch heel height, and a solid base.
The base is firm and sturdy, when you first put them on it’s like wearing sturdy boots, but as light as running shoes. Your feet feel planted throughout the lifting phases and you can expected ankle rolling/twisting and heel lifting to became a thing of the past, expect better form and strength increase.
The Reebok CrossFit Lifter plus 2.0s are in the mid to high price range, so expect to pay around $150 for them. They are expensive, but you get what you pay for.
If you’re really into a all round shoe then I would totally recommend these. You’ve got flexibility, comfort, performance increase and some really decent tech specs in there.
Good all round hybrid shoe for WODs, crossfit, and heavy lifting.