Nice lifting shoes!
These were my first step (unintended pun, sorry) in to a real lifting shoe - what a difference from some of the more trainer and crossfit based shoes I'd been using!
Increased stability has given me a bunch more confidence, especially on squats.
I was expecting lifting shoes to be uncomfortable and ugly based on what I'd seen around the gym, but these are quite easy to wear and look like a regular shoe.
The strap locks in at just the right part of the foot. The only negative I can say about these is the laces - they're just horrible, but were easily replaced for few dollars at your local supermarket, cobbler or show store. With the new laces installed these are the perfect lifting show - for an amateur like me anyhow!