Nike Romaleos 2 Weightlifting Shoes

Shoe Type: Men's

Regular Price: CA$216.91

Special Price CA$156.91

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Gear Specs

Brand Nike
Color Black
Shoe Type Men's
Effective Heel Height 0.75"
Made In USA No
Free Shipping No
3 Ships Free No

Nike has made slight cosmetic updates for the 2014 model. Click here to see the new Nike Romaleos 2 Black.

Nike improved this high end weightlifting shoe by shaving 50 grams off the weight and increasing the forefoot flex.

Exclusive Nike contoured TPU heel wedge cups heel and supports foot to provide unmatched lifting stability

Integrated lacing and double power straps lock foot firmly in place

Supportive, durable upper materials and construction

Outsole designed to minimize wear in the heel

One of the most challenging shoes to build for Beijing, the Nike Romaleos is a lightweight, flexible workhorse that can withstand the unique punishment that weightlifters put on their footwear. In a world championship event where a 300-pound man might lift 700 pounds, shoes play a critical role in an athlete’s performance and safety. The most revolutionary innovation in the Nike Romaleos weightlifting shoe is Nike’s exclusive “Power Bridge,” a contoured TPU heel wedge designed to support the foot and bear as much weight as a man can lift, without any compression or give. This technology provides a lightweight alternative to the wooden heel wedge that competitors have been using since the 1960s. The Power Bridge is also a technical advancement because, unlike a flat wood shim, it is contoured to cup the heel, providing stability and comfort under stress. The honeycomb-like system of trusses and bridges in the midsole has been engineered for ultimate strength, helping to ensure that an athlete’s weight stays forward during the intense jerking and lifting motion of competition. A first in Nike footwear design, heel heights have been graded to different elevations for the varying sizes and weight classes of Olympic athletes. This unique system is well-protected by a flat rubber outsole specially designed to minimize wear in the heel.

The upper is constructed from durable synthetic materials that are ultra-supportive with integrated lacing and two large hook and loop fasteners that keep the foot locked in place. Inside, elastic has been added to the top of the shoe to flex with the tendons of the foot during the snapping “triple extension” movement of clean and jerk lifting. The Nike Romaleos comes with two different sockliners: a softer insert for training and a harder version for competition, when athletes benefit most from zero deflection as power is transferred through the foot.

Heel Height: .75"

Sizing - Choose normal Nike tennis shoe size

Warranty - All of our shoes come with a standard 90 day warranty.

Style - All Nike Shoes come as pictured

Insoles - Each pair comes with two insoles, one for competition/more stiff and one for training


Nike Romaleos 2 Weightlifting Shoes 4.95 out of 5 stars based on 10 ratings. 36 user reviews.


Review by Garadun

I recommend going to any shoe store and getting your foot measured. I am exactly a 9 and bought the size 9 romaleos. They are true to size. Most running shoes run a half size smaller and this explains why so many people recommend buying a "half size down" from your regular shoes. (When I was in the store, though my foot measured 9, the salesman said I was a 9 and a half or 10 depending on the model of shoe) I couldn't find any romaleos in retail in my city to try on. So, if you're stressing out about what size to buy and everyone is telling you different things this is what worked for me! Otherwise these are fantastic shoes and despite being costly they are 100% worth it.

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Couldn't be happier.

Review by Ross

I've finally made the switch to lifting with proper Oly Shoes and couldn't be more pleased. The quality, fit, and performance of these shoes is top notch. As everyone has previously mentioned, order a half size down. I've had 0 problems with the Velcro straps being too long. Ordered on 03/10/14.

My first squat in these was a complete WOW moment. Felt completely stabilized and the angles just felt perfect. Night and day difference compared to lifting in regular Inov8's. Already excited for the next gruesome squat workout to further feel the difference.

Rogue shipping and service was Top Notch as expected.

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Solid investment

Review by DK

I have a pair of these and a pair of Rogue lifting shoes. The Rogue shoes are great, but they are completely different than the Romaleos. There are no differences in performance, but the differences in stability and comfort ars like night and day.

I wear a size 11 in turbo shox and I ordered a size 10.5 for these. The 10.5 fit perfect, but I could have easily worn an 11 with no problem. Whether you stay with your true Nike shoe size or go down a half size, you'll be fine, so don't stress about that.

I only wear these to squat in. I wear my regular tennis shoes to the gym and change into either my lifting shoes right before my first squat set. I've had the Rogues for almost a year with absolutely no visible wear or tear. I expect the Romaleos to last even longer. If they start falling apart in a few months of just squatting, I will change my review to one star.

I see other reviews talking about the straps being so long that they extend onto the floor. My pair does not do this. Not sure if it's because of how tight I pull it or if Nike fixed this problem, but the straps over the laces don't touch the ground on my pair.

Very happy with my purchase.

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Gift from the best wife ever

Review by Nick

So I tried on the Reebok oly shoes but just did not like the way they looked. I thought about the Do-wins but loved the way the Nike oly shoes looked. Turns out my wife bought me the Nike shoes as a gift. They fit great and add great stability with ankle mobility. I have the 9.5 and usually wear 10 in athletic shoes.

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Wish I Would Have Purchased Earlier in My Lifting Days

Review by westcoastwinch

These are my first pair of Oly lifting shoes, and I wish I would have strapped on Oly shoes earlier in my lifting career. I was on the fence, mostly due to the price, but after using these for only 2 weeks now, I absolutely love them. I can't compare them to other shoes, but if Nikes have always fit you well (reeboks never have for me), than stick with these. I wear size 10 in the Nike free runs, and went down half a size to a 9.5, and after the first couple of sessions, they stretched perfectly to fit my feet. My squats feel stronger, my squat cleans feel more balanced, and my overhead squats are more stable; Deadlifts they worked just fine, and even on split jerks and push presses I notice the stability and the transition of power.

If your even thinking about weightlifting shoes, just go for it, and the Nikes fit and feel great!

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Review by 703Rob

I bought half a size down and the fit is snug but fine. After using these shoes solely for my Oly class, I am sold. I used my nanos for the first two classes, then switched to the Romaleos ever since and what a difference. My foot seems locked to the ground. The progressions from the floor, hang to power, and the overall Oly lifts just seem easier and I feel more stable. I have not owned another pair of Oly shoes and probably won't. Front squats seem so much easier with these and anyone looking for Oly shoes these are the ones.

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Awesome Shoe - Super Customer Service

Review by bbbmf

1st - I submitted a question via email and received a response within 10 minutes. Shipping is also impressive; I ordered on Thursday and they were on my doorstep Monday afternoon. Customer service is excellent!

I've done squats barefooted, in vibrams, in boots, wrestling shoes and now finally, an olympic lifting shoe. I don't know if I've ever put on a more stable shoe...ever; once you plant your feet it's like they're nailed to the floor. The second thing I immediately noticed was the relief on my hips (I'm comfortably over 40). At 6'3" I'm not sold on them for deads [yet] but I'll tell anyone who's serious about their squats that oly lifting shoes, specifically the Romaleos, are worth the buck.

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Review by BethesdaRob

This is the first pair of Oly shoes and I am happy with them. I wear a size 9 but bought an 8.5 for a snug fit and they fit perfect - not too tight. I seem to be in a better position when I do front squats with them as opposed to barefoot or with Nanos.

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Stability & Depth

Review by DrLou

These are my very first pair of weightlifting shoes and I am so glad I went with the Nikes! Some trainers in the sport were telling me to go with Adidas but I was reluctant because of the reviews that they are narrow. I wear a 9.5 in airmax and the Roamleos II fit me perfectly. I did have pain for a few days after the firts squatting workout with them, which I knew was good. $ days later I was able to go again with practically no soreness the day after, so I knew my legs got used to them quickly. Intense ATG. Can't wait to start learning clean and jerks.

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Great Shoe, Great Service

Review by MFFC

These shoes are an upgrade to me from the Adidas Powerlift Trainers. What an upgrade! everything that is said about these shoes is true except for the fact that they're even better than described. I wear a size 10.5 or 11.0 in most running shoes. I went with 10.5 and am glad I did, they fit perfect. You will not regret buying these shoes! Buying experience from Rogue was top notch as usual and shipping was super fast.

A note on the powerlift trainers: they are not a bad shoe. Great purchase for a beginner who doesn't want to make a huge investment, but if you want to take your olympic lifts to the next level, they are just not even in the same league as the Romaleos 2.

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