Just in time for the 2012 Olympics, and the CrossFit Games Open Competition, Adidas has released the latest version of the tried and proven Adistar weightlifting shoe under the new name, ADIPOWER Weightlifting. This latest model marks a major redesign from the previous, more traditional shoe with a wood midsole and a standard leather heel. The plastic midsole and integral heel cup give much greater lateral stability in the bottom of the squat than their prior, already stellar, models. They have also improved the flexibility of the forefoot which not only allows for a more powerful jump, it makes the shoes perform better for non-lifting movements. The mostly hollow design of the new midsole also makes this one of the lightest weightlifting shoes available. All of this improved performance, comes with a bold new aesthetic design that is sure to make a statement.