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Chuck Taylor All Star II


#1

I don't know if this is an appropriate place to post this but what the heck, has anyone tried the new Chucks and what do y'all think about it? I read that it has some Lunarlon Sockliner technology of sorts, sounds like glorified Nike insoles to me. Wouldn't that just make the shoe less flat and less powerlifting appropriate?


#2

The Chuck Taylor isn't a powerlifting shoe. It was originally a basketball shoe that eventually just became a shoe, and after that powerlifters noticed it was awesomely built for powerlifting and adopted it. Converse never intended, nor did they ever, build the shoe for powerlifters.

That said, I would suggest not using the All Star II for powerlifting, and just stick with the classic, which Nike will continue to produce and sell.


#3

I use the classic chucks for power lifting and I'm in love with them. I'm tempted to try the new chucks out but don't know if I want to spend $75 on them and not love them..... I really want to buy them now lol