what kinds of chuck taylors? Im guess the the core HI they have like 3-4 diffrent type of shoes I'm just guessing but it not the low top cuz those would give no support from side to side like you were talking about.
The original high top styleOriginally Posted by scarfacebling
No, I need to wear my gym shoes because of safety reasons. I would think that the gym shoe will take some of the impact, if a weight should fall on your foot.
Or if a 300 pound guy step on your foot.
I wear shoes, since I can afford them
Foot bones are alot like the rest of our body in that they can withstand increased forces if allowed to adapt progressively to an increased load. I'm not saying it's right for everyone to go sans footwear, but there currently is a "shoeless" movement in distance running. (it develops previously unused foot/ankle muscles and tendons)
Originally Posted by Innings Eater
I KNEW IT! During a summer when I had to get in shape for long distance running I ran barefoot and developed enlarged muscles in my feet. I thought they were strange but they were there nonetheless. Then I started wearing shoes and they kind of disappeared.
I have a home gym and I've always worked out with bare feet. Just for some reason I feel comfortable that way.... I'm glad someone brought this up..... Thought I was weired or something.
I'm bare footed when working calves since I feel I get a better feel when working them.
There are cutaneous proprioceptors on the bottom of our feet, they tell us/give us a sense of our surroundings and a sense of the kinematic dependent variables (forces) associated with any closed kinetic chain (planted on the ground) motion that goes through the foot. Take a look at inverse dynamics and you will see that the process involved in completing one of these equations starts with a ground reaction force (in this case coming through the foot) and works it's way up through every joint segment that you are willing to plug the trig data into. Arnold and some of the best powerlifters i know know how to utilize this proprioceptive input in order to maximize performance. I.e. lifting barefoot gives us a better sense of the relationship between our feet and every muscle that works with the foot!!! yes Arnold squatted only 405... but because he could voluntarily recruit muscles due to proprioceptive input he was able to rep 405 for 20 reps!!!
(I lift in chucks too!!!)
sorry... kinetic dependant variables.
I like my nike airmax running shoes.
I wear puma's, tried the CT's but I just look goofy with my size 13.
I use Tiger Asics....(Wrestling shoes)....always had good luck with them....but I will be checking out CT's since they have gotten such rave reviews........
Vans Slip-ons! I lift heavy and want a firm foot plant when I'm lifting. Basketball and running shoes are not ideal for doing heavy squats or deads.
i thought i was the only one who religiously lifted in chucks
Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe
bare feet all the way here!
I would but they have a rule at my gym that you have to wear shoes. What are some good shoes to wear for squatting?? tennis shoes just don't cut it