I’ve been squatting in Chuck Taylors for the last year after always using “gym shoes”. Haven’t noticed any real difference but clearly they don’t absorb some of your power like the spongy gym shoes.
I’m wondering if a hard soled squat boot/shoe with some heel elevation would be worth trying. My tendency is to get too much weight on my toes when squatting. Yeah, I need to improve my form to keep the weight over the ankles but would some heel elevation help this?