+1 for VFF's. i use to squat and deadlift barefoot but i got in trouble at the gym.
i like the nike frees or going barefoot ive never tried oly shoes before though they might be nice aswell.
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vibram 5 toes...eos
squatted for the first time tonight in low top Chuck's...loved it
VFF vs wrestling shoes for squatting / dead / all around gym shoe
i am leaning to wrestling shoes by asics
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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
I bought my 5 finger vibrams from Mountain Equipment Co-op last year.
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.
are shoes really this important? theres like 4 threads running on shoes?
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'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.
chucks all the way.
bought chucks about to go test them on deads tn
after trying wrestling shoes and chucks in the store. i think both are great options. I went with chucks and love em