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post #16 of 27
Apparently the heels are for Olympic lifts, they make it easier to get deeper.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post
Out of curiosity, why do shoes sold as weightlifting shoes specifically all seem to have heels, but ya'll are basically recommending the flattest shoe made?

I googled and these were the type of shoe that came up:
http://buyweightliftingshoes.com/

edit: more google-fu yielded a more comprehensive answer:
http://stronglifts.com/weight-liftin...ats-deadlifts/

Those are olympic lifting shoes, the heel blocks are useful for performing cleans and snatches.

World Record powerlifter Andy Bolton claims Chuck Taylors are the best shoes for weightlifting; you'll find most powerlifters wear Chucks, though barefoot is preferred for deadlifts as it slightly shortens the ROM.
post #18 of 27
nike airmax
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post #20 of 27
adidas sambas or GATs
post #21 of 27
i'm surprised that so many ppl are co-signing chucks as a workout shoe. they have no ankle support whatsoever and the material is garbage. i might as well be working out barefoot.
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by deez nuts View Post
i'm surprised that so many ppl are co-signing chucks as a workout shoe. they have no ankle support whatsoever and the material is garbage. i might as well be working out barefoot.

tons of people lift barefoot
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Dar FTW View Post
tons of people lift barefoot

+1 barefoot arguably offers the most balance and feel. Any shoe will add some layer of padding that will reduce feel, affect angles and possibly affect power.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by deez nuts View Post
i'm surprised that so many ppl are co-signing chucks as a workout shoe. they have no ankle support whatsoever and the material is garbage. i might as well be working out barefoot.

Totally depends what you are doing for your 'work out'. For lower body compound lifts, which most people are speaking in the context of, the lack of ankle support is preferable for better mobility. Of course if you are doing running or cross training chucks would not be ideal.
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post #26 of 27
I lift heavy in a pair of beat in Sperrys feels good and solid and people look at me like I'm an idiot. Love it.
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