Those are some beautiful deadlifts!
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Ditto to Lag and Hendrix; between me and my buddies we've tried a lot and your best bet is to go with the the Adipowers (narrower footed) or the Romaleos (wider footed).
Between them it just comes down to what fits (Adidas samba fits quite close to Adipowers) and then which colour if you go for the Romaleos (the Chinese colourway looks great, when mine are beat up (not for a while) likely next on my list.
only shit thing with adidas' weightlifting shoes is they tend to become shittier every olympiad, ie the adipowers < 2008 adistar < 2004 adistar < ironwork
my coach has a shitload of adidas' shoes from different eras starting from circa '85 or so.
the olympica is the one I have.
leather is ok, nothing special. It's probably better than adidas leather but these are weightlifting shoes; I don't need depth of colour or luxurious leather. It's corrected grain anyway so it's not amazing leather or anything.
The problem is in the lack of heel cup.
They're not bad, they're just not good.
You're so rugged and manly, you show him coldsnap. I'm going to fuck up scott herman if I ever see him, that'll teach him to make money from the youtube fitness community.