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Previously I've only worn runners when training, so obviously I've never bought any before. So because some brands will fit my feet better than others, I need to try some before handing over any cash. Is this actually possible in Melbourne?
 

Repacked

Punxsutawney resident
Looks like iron edge is back in business. I don't know what they're stocking now but previously you could try on the shoes and go and have a squat in them to see how they feel.
 
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WoodyAllen: I think we all know that shoe sizes can vary between brands. For "normal" shoes I usually take a size 9E. My Brooks Adrenaline are size US 11.5 D.
Repacked: I emailed Iron Edge and they said I couldn't try before ordering. They are showing Nike Romaleos 2 in stock. Around $210 delivered.


However, thanks to the two of you I should be able to try a pair of Nike Romaleos 3 at a local Nike store. There are a couple near me.
 

Repacked

Punxsutawney resident
WoodyAllen: I think we all know that shoe sizes can vary between brands. For "normal" shoes I usually take a size 9E. My Brooks Adrenaline are size US 11.5 D.
Repacked: I emailed Iron Edge and they said I couldn't try before ordering. They are showing Nike Romaleos 2 in stock. Around $210 delivered.


However, thanks to the two of you I should be able to try a pair of Nike Romaleos 3 at a local Nike store. There are a couple near me.

I don't think any Nike store stocks Romaleos mate.
 

White_Lie

Look at Moi, I'm a Kunce
Can't say I've ever seen them in a Nike store....Can't say I've ever been 2+ sizes different in shoes either. Usually a 9, my Inov8 Fast Lifts and Iron Tank ones are all true to size.

How much of a heel do you want? If you don't want too much but something better than runners, look at something like the Adidas Powerlifts, good value at about $120...Wiggle are good if you can find your size. Usually heavily discounted when they're running stock out.

http://www.wiggle.com.au/adidas-powerlift-3-shoes-aw16


The Iron Tank Juggernauts would probably be alright too. I have their flat shoes and they've been great.
$112 with the Aussbb promo code

https://www.irontanksgymgear.com/co...gernaut-powerlifting-shoe?variant=25558160137

If you're set on Romaleos, Do wins, Legacy Lifters etc you'll likely pay a premium for them. Depends how much use they're going to get I guess
 
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Masters 2 Lifter

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White_Lie: This will be my first pair of powerlifting/weightlifting shoes, so anything would probably be better than the squishy old runners I used to use. I've just emailed Nike to see where I can try them on. I tried emailing Adidas, but it didn't send, so I'll try call them tomorrow. Or just go to their head office, it isn't that far from me.
 
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Nike said that because all stores are all franchise businesses, I have to contact the stores individually to check for stock. Adidas said the Powerlift.3 Shoes are online only, so can't help at all. But Adidas do have free delivery and free returns, so that may be my best option. Probably not on price, but at least I'll be able to get my shoe size correct for free!
 

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Punxsutawney resident
Nike said that because all stores are all franchise businesses, I have to contact the stores individually to check for stock. Adidas said the Powerlift.3 Shoes are online only, so can't help at all. But Adidas do have free delivery and free returns, so that may be my best option. Probably not on price, but at least I'll be able to get my shoe size correct for free!

Nike also have free delivery and free returns.
 

Shrek

Fucked up Kunce
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Masters 2 Lifter

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Order them both it appears delivery is free.
return the ones that don't suit

I just had a chat with my wallet and the reply I got was to order the cheaper pair first. I have previously said this will be my first pair of weightlifting shoes, so either pair will be better than the squishy old runners I used to wear whilst squatting.
 
I just had a chat with my wallet and the reply I got was to order the cheaper pair first. I have previously said this will be my first pair of weightlifting shoes, so either pair will be better than the squishy old runners I used to wear whilst squatting.

That makes no sense to me, but not too much does on this site, carry on.
 
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Masters 2 Lifter

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I got rid of all my credit cards nearly ten years ago. I don't miss all the BS charges they like to pass on.
 
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