I squat shoulder-width high-bar and up until recently always wore Chucks or something similar. Recently I bought some Olympic weightlifting style shoes with the elevated heel, because it seems like most of the really strong guys who squat in this style also wear them - i.e., Carl Christensen, Max Aita, many others. I know they’re supposed to be easier on your back because they enable you to stay more upright, but I find that they actually seem to irritate the hell out of my back. Since using them, my lower back has started to ache really badly. Anyone had an experience like this? If so, does it eventually go away? I’m inclined to ditch the Oly shoes and go back to Chucks, but before I give up on them, I’d like to hear about anyone else’s experiences with Oly shoes and squatting. Thanks to all who post here; this board is really a great resource.