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Best Gym Shoes

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Potesh, Mar 7, 2012.

Best Color Style from Given Options

  1. black/white/red

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  2. grey/red

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  3. black/white

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  4. yellow/white

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  5. grey/black/white

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  1. Potesh

    Potesh New Member

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    I'm looking for gym shoes. I know they're not the best looking but I'm trying to strike a balance between comfort and looks. I'm deciding between the following colors:

    black/white/red
    grey/red
    black/white
    yellow/white
    grey/black/white


    Here's the shoe:

    http://www.zappos.com/new-balance-mr890


    Which do you guys think is the best looking between those colors? Thanks!
     
  2. JDMFanatic

    JDMFanatic Well-Known Member

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    Generally, lifting in running shoes is a bad idea.
     
  3. Stillblade

    Stillblade Well-Known Member

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    those are kinda ugly but if it has to be those, just go black and white.
     
  4. autumndreams

    autumndreams Well-Known Member

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    Black and white is a good choice. Gym gear is best kept conservative IMO.

    You'll need a different pair of shoes for lifting though, especially if you plan on doing any deadlifts or squats. Running shoes are great for absorbing impact; you want contact with the floor, control, and balance when lifting free weights, though. A basic converse LT chuck taylor is an excellent lifting shoe.

    Get both, and you'll be set.
     
  5. Vaio

    Vaio Well-Known Member

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    Get a pair of running shoes for running, and a pair of chuck taylors or jack purcells for lifting. BOOM!

    Holy shit at those shoes in yellow O.O
     
  6. fuji

    fuji Well-Known Member

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    Wear runnings shoes for running and something with a hard non compressible sole for lifting if you're gonna be squatting and deadlifting. Can always go barefoot for those.
     
  7. Aaron01

    Aaron01 Well-Known Member

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    Chuck Taylors for deadlift. Shoe is good enough for world records, it's good enough for you. If you squat deep, look for something with a heel block and solid sole, it not, just solid sole. Sole compression under heavy weights is no good.

    Nike Frees, or comparable alternative, should be good for everything else.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012
  8. fuji

    fuji Well-Known Member

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    Why would you even wear shoes for deadlifts?
     
  9. eidolarr

    eidolarr Well-Known Member

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