good squat shoes? help a brother out

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  1. VFF vs wrestling shoes for squatting / dead / all around gym shoe

    i am leaning to wrestling shoes by asics


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  3. vibrams arent available for sale anywhere until the next month... but the wrestling shoe is very close. both barely have a sole and wrap around the foot very well. Ive actually been using chucks and they rock!!! squatting in them is great, I can really sit back on the heels without compressing into the bottom (sneakers). chucks high tops also have great ankle support and are very light. the bottom is rubberized so there is no chance of slipping. From what everyone said and my personal experience, its better to have very little heel for deadlifts..you wanna be closer to the ground. For everything else I think chucks do a damn good job. maybe once vibrams are in stock again ill give it a shot

  4. I bought my 5 finger vibrams from Mountain Equipment Co-op last year.
    mec.ca
    They appear to be in stock there right now.

    I've only used them for sailing and limited wall climbing. I should try them out at the gym.

  5. are shoes really this important? theres like 4 threads running on shoes?
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  6. they are. also for safety. esp for those of us who squat and dead over 300-400 lbs

    what model of asics do you guys rec

  7. Quote Originally Posted by qwerty33 View Post
    they are. also for safety. esp for those of us who squat and dead over 300-400 lbs

    what model of asics do you guys rec
    i dead 440-455 range and squat 300-330 range and i dont have problems with shoes.. i guess im old school and just think lift the damn weight

  8. I'm going to cast my vote again for high top chucks. Wrestling shoes are flat, but don't have much of a 'platform' to stand on. Chucks have a nice wide flat sole which makes it easy to push out on without rolling your heel.

    Now go buy some, stop obsessing and close this thread.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    I'm going to cast my vote again for high top chucks. Wrestling shoes are flat, but don't have much of a 'platform' to stand on. Chucks have a nice wide flat sole which makes it easy to push out on without rolling your heel.

    Now go buy some, stop obsessing and close this thread.
    i will for sure try high tops check on when i go check out westing shoes

    hopefully they have both at ****s sporting goods

  10. chucks all the way.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by MongoSS View Post
    chucks all the way.
    this or I always squat in socks. People always ask why and I just respond that you werent born with nike's on lol
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by GeekPoop View Post
    this or I always squat in socks. People always ask why and I just respond that you werent born with nike's on lol
    lol

  13. bought chucks about to go test them on deads tn

  14. Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    i dead 440-455 range and squat 300-330 range and i dont have problems with shoes.. i guess im old school and just think lift the damn weight
    ditto, ive pulled in the high 4's with new balance cross trainers...

  15. after trying wrestling shoes and chucks in the store. i think both are great options. I went with chucks and love em

  16. Quote Originally Posted by DeFos3 View Post
    For me personally, over the years I have found adidas classic sambas to work the best for me.
    i was going to say sambas, then again what do i know..i wear whatever shoes and i'm not really into the whole different shoe thing, if u need elevation in the heal, put ur heal on a dime plate and your good to go
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by carnivalhobo View Post
    ditto, ive pulled in the high 4's with new balance cross trainers...
    hell yea brother. I think you can use money better on food, training tools such as bands chains boards etc, a belt and chalk...

  18. Bare feet for meh.

  19. Chucks do me just fine.

  20. I use otomix lifting shoes, they look sick and are comfortable as hell and give you a really good stable platform to do the lift.

  21. Try Chuck SLIMS, it is a newer model. I think the sole is about half that of a normal chuck. A perfect all around gym shoe.

  22. I use chucks, I like them. $20-30 at Target I think they are
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