Hello dear T-Nation forum!!
I've read MANY threads, before you critique me.
I basicly need some ideas for WIDE, flat, Totally incompressible shoes that have enough upper-sole support for medium-to-wide squats (heels a bit wider than shoulders. I will attatch an image of my squat with 160kg. No it is not touched or bro-supported.
I have heard them all:
Chucks, VFFs, Vans, Oly Shoes (12 brands), Adidas Samba and the rest of the Power Family (powerlift, powetrainer, adistar) and the Ironcast, Inov8, New balance...
I own a pair of some random cheap sneakers chucks style. Problem with them is that the outsole is too damn cheap and with heavier loads it gets unstable and can literally rip apart. Not the best feel in the world, although the shoes are quite minimalistic (VERY flexible, almost no compression, very thin and flat).
I have a pair of Rogue Do-Wins (1/2"). They are amazing but uncomfortable for my squatting style. I like to use a lot of hip momentum and i do not want to turn the squat into upright quad type of squat. I use low-bar and also go Raw.
I have a pair of Vibrams. GREAT for deadlifting and Pressing, but today i tried them for squats - they sucked.
I like being able to feel the center of my foor in terms of balance and weigth distribution - cant do it with the VFFs (KMD sports model).
The problem is that i have VERY wide feet - even with other people using vibrams (having the toes spread) - compared to them i really have wide feet.
I just cant get my feet in Chucks or Vans.
So i would love to find the VANS for the wide feet.
Have been looking over some Vivobarefoot shoes and other minimalistic shoes... But the hard part is that i live in Bulgaria and have to order (meaning pay 200$) for a risky size/fit shoe.
Anyone with ideas is very appreciated!!