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What kind of shoes for the gym?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by SField, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Branches

    Branches Well-Known Member

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    Nike Frees...

    Solid shoes, haven't had any problems with them.

    My buddy used to give me shit for wearing Jack Purcell's to the gym.
     
  2. hastur

    hastur Well-Known Member

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    i wear these: [​IMG]
    good shoe i wear these [​IMG] but only to squat/clean the rest of the time i just wear an old beat up pair of nike frees for those of you afraid to deadlift in socks, whats the big deal? slip your shoes off, pull the weight, put em back on, whatever i walk around in the gym in socks during my deadlift sets, i don't give a fuck and no one else seems to care
     
  3. Lagrangian

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    My buddy used to give me shit for wearing Jack Purcell's to the gym.

    Does your buddy squat? deadlift? Flat soles (or weightlifting shoes, the Eddy Greens of the iron world) are the shiznit for those, my friend.
     
  4. hastur

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    i used to think chucks were good to squat in til i bought some real weightlifting shoes

    the difference was like night and day, especially if you squat narrow stance/high bar
     
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    i used to think chucks were good to squat in til i bought some real weightlifting shoes

    the difference was like night and day, especially if you squat narrow stance/high bar


    Yeah but lifting shoes aren't good for deads.
     
  6. hastur

    hastur Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but lifting shoes aren't good for deads.

    hence the socks [​IMG]
     
  7. Rambo

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    Any sneaker with a good sole will do. I only wear running shoes because that's all that fits me. Hasn't hurt one bit.
     
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    Any sneaker with a good sole will do. I only wear running shoes because that's all that fits me. Hasn't hurt one bit.

    Worst advice evar for compound lifting.
     
  9. Rambo

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    Worst advice evar for compound lifting.
    Either you wear shoes that fit or you go barefoot. When you squat and dead just take off your shoes.
     
  10. danilo

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    I've taken my nikes off for squats as well... nobody cares.

    sometimes i go in sambas or old beat up jack purcells with no socks... I actually love those for lifting
     
  11. stipes

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    I wear a pair of black slim sole converses I bought for cheap. Needed decent shoes without bounce for lifting, and they get the job done. The heel sometimes gives when walking, but they're comfortable enough to wear a few times a week at the gym.
     
  12. jwillhoite

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    new balance 992 is a solid bet
     
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    I switch between Nike Air Max 90 when cross training and Nike Air Pegasus+ 26 when jogging.
     
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    New Balance MTR100, its a trail running shoe that sits very near the ground. Good for cardio and lifting. I can't squat cause of an injury and my DL isn't heavy enough to warrant taking off the shoes just yet.
     
  15. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with wearing running shoes to do squats and deads?
     
  16. deadly7

    deadly7 Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with wearing running shoes to do squats and deads?

    The more flat you can stand the better it is on your joints and the easier it makes the lift. Most running shoes (and all quality ones) are curved to conform to a foot's arch, making them unstable at high weight.
     
  17. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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    The more flat you can stand the better it is on your joints and the easier it makes the lift. Most running shoes (and all quality ones) are curved to conform to a foot's arch, making them unstable at high weight.
    Ah. I see what you're talking about. I thought for a minute it had to do with the soles. Luckily, I wear a neutral shoe so there isn't any arch/heel support to throw off my ankles.
     
  18. hastur

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    Ah. I see what you're talking about. I thought for a minute it had to do with the soles.
    well that too soft rubber soles compress when you lift weights, you don't want that some weightlifting shoes have wooden heels so
     
  19. MoBetta

    MoBetta Active Member

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    nike air prestos
     
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    x-trainer; currently new balance
     

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