ive used the search function and read a few different posts (on more than just this website) about squatting in skate shoes... i just wanted to get you guys' opinion on it. what constitutes a good shoe to squat in? flat sole? i usually squat barefoot, but i just got a job at bally's total fitness and i dont want to ask if i can squat barefoot... cause they have a rule about close toed shoes only.
so im assuming i cant which means i have to educate myself on what a good squat shoe is. i dont particularly want to spend the money on a pair of weightlifting shoe, but i will if i absolutely have to. would squatting in skateboarding shoes be ok? i also have some dvs slip on shoes (very low under the ankle) that are totally flat... but theyre kind of loose. does that matter? is tight and flat what i want? should it come above the ankle? thanks guys.