A The Adidas Powerlift 2 (2.0) is a weightlifting shoe that features a high density die-cut midsole - a wedge that extends from the middle of the foot to below the heel - that provides stability to handle extreme downwards pressure. The die-cut midsole is an essential aspect of the shoe and enables it to be used in competitive weightlifting; according to Adidas. Therefore, the Powerlift 2.0 is an entirely functional shoe, but, it's die-cut midsole does not make it an ideal candidate for casualwear.
As you can tell from the picture shown directly above, the Powerlift 2 has a flat outersole: that enables the shoe to provide the maximum surface area to spread downward pressures when weightlifting. If the outersole was not entirely flat it would provide pressure / breaking points within the midsole; which could potentially lead to injury. The upper of the Powerlift 2 is a synthetic leather, ensuring that the structural integrity of the shoe retains strength. The shoe does feature a mesh 'collar' to provide 'breathability' and some air holes within the synthetic leather for the same reason. Finally, the shoe features a strap above the laces, that features 'Powerlift' printed within the fabric.