Nike comes with a brand new shoe model that is a compromise between weightlifting and CrossFit shoes: welcome NIKE SAVALEOS. Savaleos is a more affordable and comfortable version of the most popular Nike Romaleos weightlifting shoes.
Not Just a Weightlifting Shoe
The solid midsole with a 12.7 mm raised heel will provide you with maximum comfort for energy transfer from the ground to the shoulders for the most explosive movement while doing snatches, cleans, or squats. The wide and flat sole forms a stable base. Laces and velcro ensure locking and support of the foot even during the heaviest lifts. In Savaleos, in addition to weightlifting, you can also handle a CrossFit workout: The padding in the heel will help you cushion against the wall when doing handstand push-ups. Thanks to the material on the side of the foot, you can also climb a rope in Savaleos. The mesh in the construction of the shoe allows the feet to breathe even during the most demanding workouts.
Savaleos Versus Romaleos
You will appreciate NIKE SAVALEOS if you do CrossFit and you need a shoe that will support you while weightlifting, but you will be able to wear them for the rest of your workout as well. Every CrossFitter knows this situation: workout contains clean & jerks with a barbell, but also box jumps and handstand push-ups. You then face the dilemma of whether to work out in weightlifter shoes, have more support during lifts, and suffer discomfort during box jumps and extra grams on the horizontal bar, or whether to work out in a more comfortable CrossFit sneaker and feel less stable on a barbell. With Nike Savaleos, this won''t bother you: it''s the golden choice between a weightlifter and a CrossFit shoe. Are you starting to lift weights and don''t know if it's the right sport for you? Or do you lift weights only occasionally? Even so, it wants a sturdy shoe to lift weights well. We recommend the Nike Savaleos, which is about a third cheaper than the first-class Nike Romaleos.
NIKE ROMALEOS are more suitable if your primary discipline is weightlifting, and you really only do weightlifting training, squats, and other powerlifter elements. They are a bit stronger and more solid than Savaleos, but also less comfortable. If you are looking for a partner for everyday weightlifting or strength training, choose Nike Romaleos.