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Chuck Taylor All Star


#1

Has Anyone tried out the Chuck Taylor All Star "Lean" line?

I like how the sole is thinner. They may be a winner for deads.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
JK29

http://www.converse.com/regular/chuck-taylor-all-star-lean/MP_2345.html


#2

I just take the insole out of my chucks.


#3

[quote]Alrightmiami19c wrote:
I just take the insole out of my chucks. [/quote]

You know… I’ve never thought of that… I’ll have to give that a go!


#4

[quote]JK29 wrote:

[quote]Alrightmiami19c wrote:
I just take the insole out of my chucks. [/quote]

You know… I’ve never thought of that… I’ll have to give that a go![/quote]

When I first did it my feet were a little sore afterward, but you adapt. I really like them without the insole on squats. The sidewall feels like there is more to push off, if that makes sense.


#5

[quote]Alrightmiami19c wrote:
I just take the insole out of my chucks. [/quote]

Do you really feel this is necessary? How much are you deadlifting? I’ve never even considered altering mine in such a way. They are about 5 years old though, so I imagine the insole is pretty worn out.