Alright, I read that for weight lifting one has to be a training shoe or weight lifting shoes.
I have seen the training shoes from high end and low end. They all are the same: low heel drop and little cushion compared to running shoes so I thought they must be waste of money unless someone do Cross Fit or anything like that.
I usually wear my running shoes since there are no lateral movements in my routine. In my first cycle of lifting, I had horrible foot spasms while I was only lifting - no cardio no other activities that could stress my foot (I don’t blame it on it it could be running shoes BUT I also paid money for all the foot massage SO I want to cut expenses overall)
I tend to stretch myself bare-food so I did my accessories lift today barefoot and it felt good going barefoot. My concern is that bare foot could stress my feet more, so I am rethinking it now.
I know I am female but I do not wear high heels, I only wear fit flops or sneakers or special made shoes for my profession. I sometimes wear a 2" heels or boots if I will only wear it for maximum 1 hour.
Another thing is the surface, which is only PVC and some carpet for extra cushion so my weight lifting space is prepared for barefoot.
Is it okay to lift heavy weight barefoot or must I buy a weight lifting or training shoes?
Note: I found a store that sell the Chuck Taylor Converse brand (I heard it is famous for lifting) for $36.
I could possible pay a pair since they look trendy and can use them as casual shoes too but TO invest in solely weight lifting shoes.
I cannot seem to locate a store with strong cushions and I am not sure if it is necessary since I have a normal foot structure.
Should I consider?