Get these while you still can- the Rogue has the Nike Romaleos 4 in Black/Gold.
Nike themselves doesn’t even have this color combo…
The Romaleos series is known in the weightlifting world, and the fourth edition is one of the most popular ones. Romaleos 4 is heavy and sturdy for a rooted feeling in the ground, has a highly stable platform and midfoot, and has a wider toe box than the earlier version.
Want it? Here’s some of the styles you can get now:
Which one is the right option for you? Let’s talk about it…
Nike Romaleos 4 Olympic Weightlifting Shoe – Our Review
To test this product, we got hands-on and in-depth. (Obviously – this isn’t the Black/Gold version – but it’s the same shoe).
Here’s what we found:
The Nike Romaleos 4 is an excellent option for heavy weightlifting. It lets you go deep in the squat position while minimizing the ankle flexibility needed. This is due to the HUGE heel lift (20mm). This ain’t no sock-like running shoe either – everything screams firm support – including the densley stitched upper.
It offers excellent stability making your feet feel rooted on the ground even under a heavy barbell at the bottom of a squat. The shoe has two midfoot straps, one at the top and one further down. This allows you to adjust the fit and feel.
It also has soft, grippy rubber on the outsole to deliver outstanding grip and traction. The Nike Romaleos 4 shines on the lifting platform and gives you a secure, locked-in feeling.
Want to find out more? Check out our hands-on, in-depth review: Nike Romaleos 4 Olympic Weightlifting Shoe Review
The only thing to complain about?
They are EXPENSIVE – but you can take a look at the Nike Savaleos – which do 90% of the job at about $80 cheaper.
They are also NOISY – they are the noisiest weightlifting shoe I’ve ever tested.
How do they fit? TIGHT in the toe box. I personally MUST go 1/2 size up to wear these.
Nike Romaleos 4 Shoe Review – Hands On First Look on YouTube
Don’t want to read? Watch instead – here’s a first look from our YouTube channel:
All right, let’s take a look at the new color.
Nike Romaleos 4 in Black/Gold – Overview
The Romaleos series are distinct from each other when it comes to shape and width, but you can expect all of them to offer stability to keep you grounded during weightlifting. Romaleos 4 is a robust, aesthetically attractive weightlifting shoe from Nike. It is an advanced Olympic weightlifting shoe, improved for efficient power transfer, total stability, and a lockdown fit.
If you are a weightlifter who always do squats, snatches, pulls, cleans, and jerks, this shoe is for you. It has a stable TPU heel and midsole, adding to the shoe’s all-around stability. It has a 20mm heel-to-toe drop to effectively get you deep in the squat position and decreases the ankle flexion needed at the bottom of a lift.
It has an updated design highlighting a supportive midsole and adjustable straps over the laces at the midfoot to tighten the foot during high-intensity workouts. The wide heel and the rigid midsole of the Romaleos 4 form a more stable foundation for heavy lifts, while durable rubber treads deliver helpful traction. It comes in different colorways, and the newest is the black and gold.
Nike Romaleos 4 in Black/Gold – In Summary
That’s our close-up look at Nike Romaleos 4 in Black/Gold.
Romaleos 4 is a sturdy weightlifting shoe with a wide base for support, perfect for weightlifters, competitive strength sports athletes, and gym enthusiasts. It has a revamped design features a supportive midsole and a wide, flat outsole, with adjustable straps to secure your foot during high-intensity workouts.
Looking for more options? Check out these other great products:
Black/Gold not to your liking? There’s more Nike Romaleos 4 New Colors.
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Tim is the founder of FitAtMidlife.com – an avid gym rat for 30+ years, he’s a reviewer of many, many shoes – and founder of the Speed Bag Gathering – the world’s only gathering of speed bag punching enthusiasts. See more gym reviews at Tim’s YouTube channel.