Radix (noun): from Latin, meaning root.

The premier barefoot shoe designed specifically for powerlifters.

  • 20% thinner than the leading barefoot shoe.
  • 25% lighter than the average powerlifting shoe.
  • Best-in-class traction provided by our all-new Novus™ Griptech rubber compound.
  • Confidence-inspiring stability thanks to the full body TPU cage and multi-layered heel support.
  • The wide toe box, zero heel-to-toe drop, and flexible outsole encourage natural movement and strengthens foot muscles.
Fit Recommendation:
Rating of 1 means Runs Small.
Middle rating means True to size.
Rating of 4 means Runs Large.
The rating of this product for "" is 1.

For most customers, Radix fits true to US shoe size, but some customers (particularly in smaller sizes 35-40) are finding it runs small.

If between sizes, we recommend ordering the next size up for more comfort. Go with the smaller size if you prefer a snug fit in your lifting footwear, or you prefer to remove the insole.

If you are a returning customer, we recommend using the new size guide for Radix instead of going by your previous NL size, in case sizing has been adjusted slightly.


Hand Wash: Soak in a mixture of cold water and liquid laundry detergent. Use a soft bristle toothbrush to scrub the upper, then the sole. Once clean, rinse and air dry.

Do not tumble dry.


Standard domestic processing time is 1-3 business days.

Standard international processing time is 3-5 business days.

During periods of abnormally high order volume, such as launch weekends, please allow an additional 2-3 business days for order processing.


All orders placed outside the USA may be subject to duties and taxes that vary depending on the destination country. You may have an option to prepay the taxes or pay them once you receive your order.

Duties are not included in the shipping cost. Failure to pay the customs fees/import duties will lead to a failed delivery and disposal of the sent goods. In this case, we are unable to offer a refund.


The New Standard

A Product of Notorious Lift

Health-Conscious Footwear

Your feet were not designed to fit into pointed shoes. Foot-shaped shoes ensure that your biological stabilizers, or toes, have ample room to splay and properly grip the floor, which improves balance and coordination.

Excessive arch support and elevated heels are making our feet weaker. Radix is perfectly flat from heel to toe, which encourages natural movement patterns and lets your feet do what they were designed to do. This means healthier feet and stronger foot muscles.

a true barefoot experience

Radix is constructed using a flexible rubber outsole that bends and moves with you, encouraging natural movement patterns, strengthening foot muscles, and supporting positive foot health.

Thanks to our proprietary Novus™ Griptech Rubber Compound, the outsole offers industry leading traction, without compromising durability, stability, flexibility, or sensory feedback.

Ultra-Thin Performance

Novus™ Grip Tech

The high performance Radix outsole is 2mm thin, with a 1.3mm tread depth. The total stack height of only 3.3mm makes Radix the thinnest and most sensory barefoot shoe on the market.

Constructed of a specially formulated high-friction rubber compound arranged in our signature herringbone traction pattern, the Radix sole aggressively bites into the ground surface and creates a powerful foundation from which you can execute your heaviest lifts.


Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Rose R
Stylish and Comfortable

I wasn't expecting these to have so much traction and stability for gym use. I really like how they feel during box jumps, lateral lunges and any other cutting type movements. Highly recommend as they look great with anything from gym outfit to going out with friends. Would be amazing if they added in more colors like a navy blue, grey, red or brown.

Maria Doheny
Radix Review

Love the wide toe box! Shoe runs small. Toes hit the top but my past experience with NL is going up a size is too big. Half sizes would be 👌 Overall love the shoe for deads (I pull conventional) & nice and grippy for bench.


Best shoes yet

Keane Chan
So far so good, gets stained easily though and abit warm

So far so good, the grip is nice and the looks are 🤩🤩. Please size up though! It runs small.
But its not as breathable as I would like. Gets stained quite easily also

Dana Loux

I'm always on the hunt for lighter, better barefoot shoes. I bought these to lift in, but I love the Raddix so much, they've become my everyday shoe. They're well-built, suuuper grippy, and with the zero drop & wide toe box, they rival my other favorite barefoot shoes. I'm hoping NL releases more color variants in the future so I can buy more of these. 10/10.