I've been squating, benching, and deadlifting in good ol fashioned chuck taylors since I started lifting competitively. I started in chucks because they are cheap and they are a proven performer. Now that I'm starting to get a little stronger and slightly more competitive I'm thinking about getting a pair of olympic/powerlifting shoes for squats and bench. My questions are whether or not olympic/powerlifting shoes are worth the $70-150 price tag? Will I have to adjust my squat technique?
I am also considering a pair of wrestling shoes which are pretty cheap. What do you guys think?
My squat stance is not extreemly wide... maybe slightly wider than shoulder width and I don't have a problem with my knees coming forward.
For bench I like to arch pretty high and pull my heels back behind my knees to get more drive.