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What shoes do you train in?

What shoes do you train in?

  • Running shoes

    Votes: 12 22.2%
  • Cross training shoes

    Votes: 4 7.4%
  • Weightlifting shoes

    Votes: 7 13.0%
  • Otomix or similar squat shoes

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • Powerlifting slippers or shoes

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nike Frees

    Votes: 7 13.0%
  • Chuck Taylors

    Votes: 4 7.4%
  • Something with a hard flat sole

    Votes: 7 13.0%
  • Bare feet

    Votes: 3 5.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 9 16.7%

  • Total voters
    54
tim290280

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So what do you wear to lift weights, especially for squatting?

Multichoice available.
 
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These are what I wear for legs ( I HIGHLY recommend them for any squatters) , I wear running shoes for all else.
 
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something with hard FLAT sole.

I see people squating with shox.. men I don't get it..

flat sole for me always, better for squats and even for barbell curls witch sometimes I leaned forward too much, losing my balance ( when doing with a high heel running shoe).

Cardio - running shoe.

Like these but not Chucks

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great thread Idea tim. I've been using nike frees but they are getting worn down, I'm considering getting some chuck's somewhere cheap
 
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for legs: my wrestling shoes, aasics rulon gardner's...feels like im wearing nothing
everything else: nike shox
 
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Strange, my vote for bare feet is missing (or in the wrong category). I'm a bare feet or flat soled shoe guy. Ever since I started training in a pair of skate shoes I can never go back to any cushioned shoe.

Ideally I'd get some weighlifting shoes, but sizing and fit is really important and hard to do without trying them on.

Short tale about training in running shoes; I remember the day I stopped training in them. My gear had been in my car sitting in the sun all day so when I fished out my running shoes to go lift they were all hot and the gel inserts in the heel were swollen. When I went to walk around it was like I had balloons strapped to my feet. Then trying to balance while squatting that day was hell. I started wearing my skate shoes the next day.
 

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I used to train bare foot, until the gym people told me to stop.
 
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i prefer to squat in a shoe with cushion that one without. the weight feels much lighter.
 
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AdiStricke wrestling shoes.. I find them the best solution so far of the ones I have tried.. I haven't been able to get a pair of weightlifting shoes, because none of the shops in my town sells those :(
 
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AdiStricke wrestling shoes.. I find them the best solution so far of the ones I have tried.. I haven't been able to get a pair of weightlifting shoes, because none of the shops in my town sells those :(

It seems that you can only really order them off the internet. There will be some stores that stock them or can order them in but they are a rareity.

I suppose no-one has actually pointed out to people that lifting actually requires lifting shoes not some sort of squishy running/crosstraining shoe.
 
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Something with a hard flat sole.
 
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I use proto speed II's most the time.....barefoot for calves and some other leg movements
 
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for squatting and deadlifting though mine don't have the ankle support that the ones pictured do. atheltic/basketball shoes for everything else.
 
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I used to train bare foot, until the gym people told me to stop.

they actually have to, the risk to get injured is way higher than with shoes.
 

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