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Postby Konstantin » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:40 pm

I need to get some flat lifting shoes for deadlifts and squats. I've been doing them in cushioned running shoes until now. Any recommendations?
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Re: Shoes

Postby Lordmuppet » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:55 pm

Konstantin wrote:I need to get some flat lifting shoes for deadlifts and squats. I've been doing them in cushioned running shoes until now. Any recommendations?


go with either chuck taylors or (if you're worried about labor practices with those ... I'm not sure what the latest reality is but there seems to have been a problem at one point) get rip offs of chuck Taylors

myself and Frostfire both have shoes by ethletic. Not too pricey either but I got mine on sale.
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Re: Shoes

Postby dublin dave » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:06 pm

Konstantin wrote:I need to get some flat lifting shoes for deadlifts and squats. I've been doing them in cushioned running shoes until now. Any recommendations?


Just wear socks.
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Re: Shoes

Postby Lordmuppet » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:49 pm

dublin dave wrote:
Konstantin wrote:I need to get some flat lifting shoes for deadlifts and squats. I've been doing them in cushioned running shoes until now. Any recommendations?


Just wear socks.


That too :) Course if slipping is an issue there are always deadlift slippers or those nifty socks with rubber dots on the bottom
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Re: Shoes

Postby sosso » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:15 am

Any vegan skate shoe
Chucks/fake chucks
Bare feet/socks
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Re: Shoes

Postby JP » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:24 am

weightlifting shoes for squats for me.

i deadlift in socks or slippers :)

but the flat sole shoes are a good call too, i bought a pair once for 4 pounds, and they were as good as converses.
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Re: Shoes

Postby Big Foot Marty » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:49 am

I like any good basketball shoes- with a little support in upper foot and lace up.
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Re: Shoes

Postby Konstantin » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:06 am

Thanks everyone. I think I'll just get some Converse - was a bit suprised at the cost of wooden soled shoes.
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Re: Shoes

Postby vincentxanthony » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:16 pm

As someone who has only recently found the wonder of a good deadlift, what is the importance of flat shoes versus normal trainers?
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Re: Shoes

Postby Big Foot Marty » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:57 pm

If you use a standard trainer/running shoe the midsole has a drop of 9-13 mm and this puts a strain on the feet, as well as a twist/torque up to the knees/hips back and more so if you are pulling heavy deadlifts.

The running shoes are also TOO SOFT and that soft foundation can lead to challenges -problems as well
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