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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
Cork

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I use normal sneakers for non-leg days, Chuck's on squats, sometimes barefoot for deadlifts if I don't have my Chuck's, and barefoot for HIIT. I recently read an article about the benefits of barefoot running over expensive running shoes and it sold me on the notion. I actually plan on getting a pair of these soon.
http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/
 
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jesus.. that means you guys never did a real leg session hum?
 
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I train with indoor soccer shoes they're really flat. But lately my ankles actually started to hurt. Running on a treadmill was a pain in the ass. So I bought some running shoes. My feet have never felt better!

Tommorow I'm going to find out if it's better to squat with running shoes or flat shoes (I'm 100% certain it's flat shoes).
 
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i love these frees (7.0)

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i love these frees (7.0)

I've just bought a pair of Nike Free 5.0. I really like these shoes, if only for the better calf training I've been able to illicit. I don't think they feel anything like barefeet, but they do seem to have improved my stability, especially during dynamic stuff like C&J's (which I always preferred to do bare foot anyway).
Cork said:
I use normal sneakers for non-leg days, Chuck's on squats, sometimes barefoot for deadlifts if I don't have my Chuck's, and barefoot for HIIT. I recently read an article about the benefits of barefoot running over expensive running shoes and it sold me on the notion. I actually plan on getting a pair of these soon.
http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/
I'm not sold on these nor the bare-feet thing.

I checked out a number of podiatrist forums and webpages. What they did have to say was that it does help with proprioception. But the original reason for shoes was to protect your feet and cushion them against hard surfaces. Anyone who's ever played sport on a synthetic or hard playing field or run a fair distance on a road will attest you need that cushioning.

I remember playing footy, our boots had no cushioning (just grip for the turf) and you knew about 5mins into the game if the ground was too hard. That said you do tend to get used to it a bit (but there are likely to be long term problems from the forces involved).
 
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I discovered a drawback to deadlifting barefoot the other day, when its really hot and you're sweating all over the place it causes you to slip over!
 
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i`m trying to look for shoes that i can both take out on a saturday night and use to lift weights... though i hate converse style shoes
right now i`m trainign in my new Asics Kayano 15

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my new gym shoes. there are great for squatting :gaygay:

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These are my new squat shoes...
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my new gym shoes. there are great for squatting :gaygay:

41uungmchcl-1.jpg

Ironically poorer countries actually use old dress shoes as weightlifting shoes as they have a solid heel, a bit of elevation, and have a solid upper.

@Chewie
I'll try and explain this clearly:

The entire thrust of this thread is to show that you should be spending money on a specialised pair of lifting shoes. These are shoes that are only worn in the gym, not for running, not for tennis, not for basketball, not for "going out". Trying to have a pair of shoes that doubles as something else either means the shoes are crap at both or get worn out very quickly and lose their effectiveness (which you are more likely to notice with lifting). A worn-out or crap pair of lifting shoes is purely pointless as they offer no support and could actually cause injury (or poor form/habits that results in long term injuries).

The other point is that the shoe should preferably be one that is suited to lifting weights in, with the examples being either shoes that were specifically made for the task (O'lifting shoes, Otomix, PLing shoes, etc) or ones that provide a solid support for the foot/body but don't give under load and become unstable (Nike Frees, Chucks, etc, even the dress shoes as I pointed out above).
 
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I do like running shoes because they are comfortable, but if you are going to use your running shoes for cross-training- you should choose one that has a lower heel height, to increase stability and prevent ankle sprains.
 

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