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HDgrowth
12-03-2016, 09:33 AM
What are yalls opinions on foot gear when lifting?
Does the type of soul, arch, hill, etc. Really make a difference on squats, deadlifts, etc?
What are you using now and how does it compare to others you've used in the past?

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gdawg
12-03-2016, 09:41 AM
Never tried the squat shoes but when I did heavy DL's I got as close to the ground as possible. Used old school asics rastlin boots . I mostly just wear running shoes now.

jramseyrob
12-03-2016, 09:48 AM
Yeah. You want to be as close to the ground as possible and feet as flat as possible which among other things is a more stable (even) base for both squat and dead. When I used to be able to squat/deadlift I used the old white canvas Converse.

Dema
12-03-2016, 11:06 AM
Are you a weightlifter?
Yes? Then they are going to help with Olympic lifting style squats, clean pulls and snatches

no? Don't bother... Would a basketball player buy baseball cleats? No... Different ways of lifting, different form, different equipment

GGG
12-03-2016, 11:19 AM
Squat shoes really helped me, my ankle movility sucks.

Only 1 way to find out . ,Give them a try , ..

HDgrowth
12-03-2016, 11:19 AM
Are you a weightlifter?
Yes? Then they are going to help with Olympic lifting style squats, clean pulls and snatches

no? Don't bother... Would a basketball player buy baseball cleats? No... Different ways of lifting, different form, different equipment
I guess I'm more interested if the support they provide can help reduce injuries?

I've got some problems with my lower back. It's not a constant issue, but every now and then if I step the wrong way, lift something wrong, twist, etc. My back will go out and the pain will drop me to my knees. It happens about once or twice a year and the pain last at most two or three days.

So if these shoes could help with lift posture and reduce risk, I'd definitely be interested in them.

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GGG
12-03-2016, 11:23 AM
They deff help keeping you stable during squats , you get glued to the floor .

i would not use them to deadlift tho

IdahoRally
12-03-2016, 11:57 AM
I have found footwear to be a pretty important part of my routines..

I will wear lifters for squats, cleans, snatches, etc... I take them off as soon as those are complete though as they hurt my feet to wear for an extended amount of time.

Then I have a pair of Sabo deadlift shoes that are amazing..

Regular athletic/running shoes for the other lift days.

ugotmale2day
12-03-2016, 02:32 PM
I wear sandals

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Titan5011
12-03-2016, 02:46 PM
Find you a reverse-hyper. They are excellent for low back rehab. As for squat shoes, I like mine for squats. Nothing else. They'll help activate the quads more and help people with shit mobility.

HDgrowth
12-03-2016, 06:08 PM
Find you a reverse-hyper. They are excellent for low back rehab. As for squat shoes, I like mine for squats. Nothing else. They'll help activate the quads more and help people with shit mobility.
I'm going to try and see if there's a gym around town with the reverse hyper. I just had to look it up, I've never seen one before, but I'm intrigued!

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TripleOvertime
12-03-2016, 06:25 PM
Love my romaleos. Also have a pair of OG chuck taylors i use frequently, flat bottum and low.

IronRage
12-03-2016, 07:30 PM
I wear basketball shoes or running shoes, never really felt I needed lifting shoes but those black and white Ryder wears look pretty damn sweet, wouldn't hurt to try something if it's really bothering you

Dieseljimmy
12-03-2016, 07:36 PM
I used to wear wrestling shows when i was high maintenance and carried a bag. Now its just some breathable nike running shoe

Montego1
12-03-2016, 10:19 PM
I used a pair of lifting shoes with the elevated heel one time cause a buddy had a pair and I was interested for squatting.

I noticed a big difference in wink at the bottom of the rep and overall feeling of stability.

Just cabt dish out 80 bucks when my chuck's fell really good as well.

Rot-Iron66
12-04-2016, 02:59 AM
What are yalls opinions on foot gear when lifting?
Does the type of soul, arch, hill, etc. Really make a difference on squats, deadlifts, etc?
What are you using now and how does it compare to others you've used in the past?

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God no, just a gimmick...

TouaregV8
12-04-2016, 05:43 AM
The only guys in my gym that I see wearing any special kind of footwear weight about 170lbs and never go above 225lbs on squats. All show and no go. I've been squatting in running shoes for 30 years. Never had an issue. Don't be that guy in the gym with $100 shoes and a ten cent squat.

Deja Vu
12-04-2016, 06:54 AM
I use old school Converse. No bounce in the soul and cheap.

Titan5011
12-04-2016, 07:22 AM
Squat shoes are very firm and incredibly stable. They aren't a gimmick in the slightest. Granted if you struggle with something like 405lbs. It isn't the shoes. They're for squatting and Olympic lifts only. For someone like me who squats over 495lbs on the reg they are more than worth the price.

Mr.liquid
12-07-2016, 07:37 AM
I wear sandals

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Thongs or flip flops??

Just asking for a friend...

Mr.liquid
12-07-2016, 07:41 AM
I just use regular old cross-training shoes, nothing too fancy.. just flat and comfortable. Seems to work just fine for me.