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Shoes When Lifting


#1

hey guys do what shoes u wear play a big part in squatting or deadlifting? i have bball shoes and vans...i guess the vans would be good cuz they are pretty flat...what do u guys think?


#2

nike free oder converse chucks all-star

get either the free 5.0 or the 7.0 trainer


#3

Adidas Adistar's for squatting and high top cons for deadliftng and benching for me.


#4

I got converse kiro for deadlifts and wide stance squats, and a pair of Adidas Ironworks II for everything else.


#5

If you are squatting Powerlifting style, then Chuck Norris cons got you covered for both the dead and squat.

If your doing ass-to-the-grass Olympic style lifting I wear the Adidas Ironworks for that but put on either the Cons or a pair of ballet slippers for the deads. And yes, I only put on the ballet slippers when I do deads at Home, not the gym. I wouldn't want anybody getting the wrong idea :slightly_smiling:


#6

Chuck Norris makes shoes too! Damn! That man can do it all. (I know, you meant Chuck Taylors) :slight_smile:


#7

Chucks all the way


#8

I deadlift barefoot and use DoWins for everything else.


#9

That's pretty funny.


#10


Chucks.


#11

Karate expert, actor and shoemaker. He can make the shoes he kicks your ass with. Talk about multi-talented! :slightly_smiling:


#12

I like Vans to squat in. Just like Chucks, but sturdier. I'm thinking about buying a pair of Do-Wins though.


#13

everyone I know that has do-wins love them.

I just was browsing the werksan site and they are selling them for mad cheap, well cheap for OL shoes.

www.werksan.com for anyone who is interested.


#14

The vast majority of powerlifters I train, train with, or just know squat in a heeled squat shoe so I guess I am kind of struggling with what "squatting Powerlifting style" means to you?

My input would be squat or Oly shoes for squatting and wrestling shoes with a slight ramp for pulling.


#15

That is a good price. Thanks for pointing that out I haven't checked werksan out in a while...got two lifters that need shoes.


#16

Adidas lifting shoes for olys and snatch dls off a platform.

Squats & DLs barefoot ( I lift at home).

All other gym stuff incl. strongman (except truck pull) is in Adidas Sambas.


#17

are vans okay though?


#18

Vans are pretty good. Just tie em, not like the kids who skate with them without tying them.

I use VS Athletics shoes for squatting, and Asics wrestling shoes for everything else. I also try to sqaut once or twice a week in the Asics. its harder.

check out this link:

http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Weightlifting/WeightliftingShoes.html

sb


#19

Chuck Taylor's for sq, and slippers for dl...Never did it any other way...


#20

Until recent gym requirements, I squatted and DLed barefoot. Most excellent.

Now, I wear Chuck Taylors. Not bad.