Now we start looking into specialty CrossFit shoes, more specifically Olympic Weightlifting Shoes. Here is my take on Olympic shoes, I love them, and I think people should definetely wear them, but I don’t want those shoes to be a crutch. If your mobility is so poor in your ankles and calves that you can’t hit a full squat barefoot, then you are doing it wrong. Yes you can wear your oly shoes, but that doesnt mean you dont work on mobility to get that problem fixed. Ok rant over.\
Olympic Shoes. To me this is a lifetime investment, if you buy a good pair of oly shoes, they will last you 10 years if not longer. Yes they are expensive but again thats a purchase that lasts for a long time. Not to mention the ones that are well built and last a long time, are way more stable for lifting and more comfortable.
There is a bunch out there, these are the only two I would ever spend my money on.
Personal Favorite are the Nike Romaleo 2.0′s. Built like a tank, they have a .75″ heel lift so its a little lower than most other Oly Shoes, and for me is the perfect lift. They are a little heavier than some other Oly Shoes but when you feel how they are built you will understand why.