Reviewing Reebok’s version of the Powerlift trainers led me to a very surprising discovery. There’s no real information on what the effective heel height on the PR’s is; in asking Reebok’s senior shoe designer what the heel was he told me it was 15.5mm (.6″) effective, which was accurate to what I measured it to be. I ordered a pair of Powerlifts to compare, but I noticed they were much shorter, and when I measured, it was only an 11mm drop (.43″).
Heel height aside, the Lifter PR’s are very capable entry level weightlifting shoes and if you’re not lifting ungodly weight, should suffice most people. I wouldn’t go ditching your Romaleos, Adipowers or even Lifter Plus’ for them though.