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.
I just take the insole out of my chucks.
You know... I've never thought of that.... I'll have to give that a go!
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.
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.