- 12-11-2010, 09:15 PM
- 12-11-2010, 09:58 PM
By the way, everyone is different, and it's very hard to determine which shoe is proper without seeing your bio-mechanics. I prefer a high heel with no absorption/cushioning ala oly shoes, it helps with my flexibility in the lower part of the lift. Someone who prefers no heel should opt for what Rodja has recommended, the two commonalities here are a shoe without any absorption/cushioning so you can use all the force from the floor, as well as balance issues.
- 12-11-2010, 10:21 PM
- 6'0" 205 lbs.
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
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I got a pair of Nike blazers. They are exactly converse all stars but where on sale. When I squat I must have completely flat soled shoes or my knees and hips end up really hurting. I canny explain the physics of it but I learned flat soled shoes work best for me. I tried barefoot and hated it! Maybe it's the way my feet are shaped but I didn't even get to heavy sets and my feet hurt real bad.
I have many many years of martial arts under my belt hapkido being my main focus and always trained barefoot, wore wrestling shoes wrestling. Tried to squat in wrestling shoes they where not to shabby just not my personal preference.
I agree with finding a shoe that suits the environment. I dont run in flat soled shoes, this discussion has come up time and again. And I always find it interesting.
12-17-2010, 01:28 PM
@Rodja, this isnt actually a study but a good read on barefoot training, nothing specific about powerlifting but a good read atleast. I currently train in vibrams and I love them for squats/deads/ military press. I like the feel of them, i know they are not for everyone though. Here is the article though.
12-17-2010, 02:43 PM
BTW, I tried those Diesel shoes. Waay too much cushion. Taking them back and ordered a pair of chuck taylors off ebay.
01-05-2011, 04:46 PM
Anyone need a brand new pair of Chuck Taylors in size 12? I bought a pair of the "double upp" Chuck's on Ebay (they have two layers - better ankle support) but they are too long for me. I wore them for all of about 5 minutes. I threw the box away before I even tried them on, but I still even have the tag that comes on them. Great ankle support, just too big for me.
01-05-2011, 05:01 PM
- 5'10" 220 lbs.
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- Jan 2006
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