CT, I have been doing a routine loosely based off of Starting Strength but with more frequent O-lifting and I moved the Power Cleans and Snatches to the beginning. My problem is, having never done the O-lifts, I am still trying to learn them and my technique is way behind my strength level. I was wondering if from a pure strength and performance perspective (and vanity), High Pulls could be as beneficial as the O-Lifts? I am having a lot of trouble with the catch.
Also, second question. Do you use weightlifting shoes for all your lifts or just the explosive ones?