Adidas Power Perfect 3
We’ve all heard of Adidas before. They are a huge company that creates all kinds of apparel made for sports, and sneakers are one of them. Although we’re used to seeing shoes made for running come from Adidas, this brand also creates footwear made for weightlifting, and the Adidas Power Perfect 3 is one of them. This model is preceded by the Power Perfect 2, which many people deemed to be a mid-range weightlifting shoe. So, not perfect, but it can get the job done. Power Perfect 3 is an updated model that shows a lot of promise, so scroll down to discover whether this updated model is just what you need.
Sleek look and great design
Mesh and synthetic leather upper
.75" heel drop
High-density EVA midsole
Simple yet functional outsole
Basic lacing system and medial strap
The Power Perfect 2, although not ideal, had a pretty good part that Adidas decided to keep. That part is the wedge EVA midsole. Having the midsole compress when you need it to support you when you lift does not seem perfect, but the foam is sturdy enough to actually give you support without endangering your safety. The heel is very thick and sturdy, as opposed to the one found on the older model. If you handle really heavy loads, the EVA can become an issue, but then again, this sneaker was made for beginner, intermediate, and advanced lifters, not for competitors, and we're sure that not a lot of people will actually reach the levels needed to compress the foam significantly. The heel is 0.75", and the gradual drop gives you stability and support you need. The only thing we wish the Power Perfect 3 had was more color choices, but other than that, this sneaker is very well made.
Stability & Support
When you flip the sneaker over, you will be met with a pretty basic outsole. The hexagonal patterns on the sides are all there is to it, but the rubber itself is actually sticky, so it will grip whatever surface you're standing on without problems. Although the pattern itself is nothing to write home about, the outsole does an amazing job that can be compared to some high-end weightlifting sneakers!