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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid feeling shoe with slight quality issues, 22 May 2013
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This review is from: Do-Win weightlifting shoes 'Gong Lu II' (Power), UK 5-15, Navy/Silver (Apparel)
I have yet to actually wear these will lifting, but I thought I would leave immediate feedback. Will update this when I've got some use out of them as well.

Fit:
I would say get a .5 size smaller than your normal size. I originally got 10s, which are my normal size, and they were just a bit too large - they didn't fully 'hug' the foot and there was a good 2cm of space in the toe cap before it reached my big toe. Thankfully the bugsports guys were really good about replacing them (sent them out the same day, since I provided proof of postage), and the 9.5s I got fit a lot better.

In terms of how they feel, once I got the right size the shoes fit like a glove. The shoes are surprisingly comfortable, but at the same time feel very sturdy and supportive when fully laced up. You feel rooted into the ground.

Quality issues:
Its obvious that there was a little care lacking when the shoes were being manufactured. Nothing that obviously compromises their main purpose of being a stable shoe for weightlifting, but little things. The insole of my left shoe is a few mm to the right of where it should be, leaving a gap. Small bits of trim appear rough and unfinished. There is also a slight (2mm or so) extra bulge of sole at the front of the left shoe.

Again, nothing major, and I think they will do their job well, but worth considering if you are a quality person. Personally I feel like its a fair balance for the price.

Aesthetics:
The material of the top of the shoe is a navy plastic-leather and is somewhat shiny. I'd honestly feel a teensy bit embarassed wearing these anywhere but the gym. Not a major issue, since they are shoes for a function, but if your sartorial elegance concerns you at the gym its worth considering.

I'll update this when I've got some use out of them and see how they've faired.
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