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    i dont know what kind of shoes to wear or to buy for the gym. i do normal training squat bench dead aux. also oly lifts alot. but now im starting to train for strongman comp. i usually use nike shox, but for legs and oly i use new balance shoes so would lifting shoes be good for strongman training or should i get some like work boots for that?

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    Chuck Taylors are the way to go. Anything that is stiff and without cushion should do.

    This should tell you damn near everything you need to know about lifting shoes.
    Weight Lifting Shoes 101
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    thanks yeah i was reading that eariler thats what got me thinking. but would chucks be good for the strongman training? i was thinking chucks. id have to order online for a 15 and they look really narrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esox Express View Post
    Chuck Taylors are the way to go. Anything that is stiff and without cushion should do.

    This should tell you damn near everything you need to know about lifting shoes.
    Weight Lifting Shoes 101
    +1

    I got a pair about 2 months ago. I love em. Best $40 I ever spent on lifting.
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    I love my vibram five fingers kso, all black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by futurepilot View Post
    I love my vibram five fingers kso, all black.
    so I just looked those up.... and it freaked me out.
    http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/pro...oducts_KSO.cfm
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    **** shoes, waste of money, I lift barefoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esox Express View Post
    so I just looked those up.... and it freaked me out.
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    I've been lifting for over a year with a pair of KSwiss similar to these: http://www.kswiss.com/item/50.45/021..._Platinum.html
    When I squat I notice my knees wabble - not very stable.

    I also have a pair of Adidas wrestling shoes similar to these: http://www.shopadidas.com/product/in...12807&colorId=
    Mine don't have the velcro strap. I'm going to give these a try next time I squat and see if I get better results.
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    Nike's FREE model, closest thing to barefoot you will get.
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    Olympic weightlifting shoes work wonders. I have a pair of last years Addidas Adistar.. love em
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    Everyone, thanks for the info on shoes!

    I took my pair of wrestling shoes to the gym yesterday since it was leg day. The flatter soles made a huge difference, in fact I was able to add an extra 40 lbs to my squat without having my knees wiggle all over the place.

    Thank you again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russy_russ View Post
    Olympic weightlifting shoes work wonders. I have a pair of last years Addidas Adistar.. love em
    indeed, better than boots or barefeet

    i use adidas ironworks II
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    I don't have to worry about what shoes I wear in the gym, so I just wear these every day, heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by futurepilot View Post
    I love my vibram five fingers kso, all black.

    Hook me up! not really........
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