Release Date Set for Reebok Legacy Lifter (and the Closest Look So Far)

Two months ago, 2010 CrossFit Games Champion (and longtime Reebok athlete) Graham Holmberg gave us a look at Reebok’s new weightlifting shoe in a YouTube video. And at the IWF Junior Worlds earlier this summer, weightlifting phenom CJ Cummings wore a black-and-gold version of the shoe on his way to winning a World Championship and setting a new World Record in the clean & jerk.

It’s Reebok’s new entry into the market with a dedicated weightlifting shoe, and they seem to be locking up top talent in order to increase their presence in the sport.

Now, we have our closest look yet at the Reebok Legacy Lifter, a dedicated weightlifting shoe that looks entirely different from their existing line of lifters and functional fitness shoes. This look comes courtesy of the MIA Classic, an annual weightlifting meet held in Miami, Florida. Reebok is a sponsor of the event, and fans/athletes were given their first hands-on look at the shoe.

Check it out below. The Reebok Legacy Lifter is scheduled for public release December 1st.

Another look at the shoe, along with more description on the construction and release date from the MIA Classic Instagram account.

Natural fit for comfort and to help maintain power. Full foot wrap, overlapping straps and laces to lock you down. Stay tuned for the @reebok Legacy Lifter coming out December 1st!

We want to know: What do you think of Reebok’s upcoming weightlifting shoe? How does it stack up to others on the market, and do you like the appearance? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured image: @miaclassic on Instagram

David Tao

David Tao

BarBend's Co-Founder and Editorial Director, David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. He also serves as a color commentator for both National and International weightlifting competitions, many through USA Weightlifting.

David graduated from Harvard University and served for several years as Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer of In addition to his work in the health & fitness industry, David has been a writer for Fortune and, as well as a contributor to, Slate, and numerous other outlets across the web and in print. He's especially passionate about the intersection of strength sports and quality, professional media coverage — overlapping interests shared by the BarBend editorial team and which drive their content strategy each and every day.

David is a proud Kentucky native. In his free time, David is a voiceover actor and can be heard in animated films, independent shorts, music videos, commercials, and podcasts.

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