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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-22-2009, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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shoes for lifting

So I did a search and found just about everything I need to know for running shoes, I like my New Balance's...

but what about shoes for lifting. What do y'all use? I was thinking of a pair of New Balance cross-trainers, the MX series.

Suggestions?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-22-2009, 02:28 PM
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I just use whatever pair of running shoes I own at the time, but to me it doesn't really matter. Arnold often trained without shoes, and that's good enough for me...
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I guess you mean powerlifting? Otherwise it doesnt really matter.

Cheap heavy lifting shoes are good ol' Chuck Taylors.

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Ken Waller going shoeless...




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I would go barefoot, but it's at a university gym.

Current shoes I'm using are old pair of running shoes and those are coming apart so they aren't exactly helping

Puma's suck for people that don't have narrow feet.

Thanks for the comments
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I would go barefoot, but it's at a university gym.

Current shoes I'm using are old pair of running shoes and those are coming apart so they aren't exactly helping

Puma's suck for people that don't have narrow feet.

Thanks for the comments
I've heard people say that about Pumas before. I guess I fit in the narrow feet column. I've been using the same pair of Puma running shoes for about 3 years now. I also tried some Nike Shox at one point, but those things are so much heavier than a normal shoe that you get a pretty killer leg workout just walking around the gym...
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 07:51 AM
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I guess you mean powerlifting? Otherwise it doesnt really matter.

Cheap heavy lifting shoes are good ol' Chuck Taylors.
This man speaks truth. I prefer Chuck's, unless I'm doing dynamic/olympic work where I'll use Nike Free's.
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Fucken shoes don't matter, unless you are doing a ton of running.
I rock my pos shoes until too many holes develop, then I force myself to go to the mall and buy another set.
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Fucken shoes don't matter, unless you are doing a ton of running.
I rock my pos shoes until too many holes develop, then I force myself to go to the mall and buy another set.
I know you lift heavy, but I thought the same way until I had over 400lbs on my back and a Shox blew out.
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I just use some mostly flat soled nikes.

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I know you lift heavy, but I thought the same way until I had over 400lbs on my back and a Shox blew out.
Yea you're right... now that I think about it, that could very well happen with a shoe filled with air(such as a basketball shoe).
I wear Asics(a running shoe that contains gel) and they have worked fine for me so far.
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Asics FTW and yes shoes do matter

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Underarmour Proto Speed II Trainer shoes FTW! Best shoes I've ever bought for all around use cross training, running, weights, and walking.
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As mentioned before, Chucks are good lifting shoes. Skate shoes are great as well. This is because they're completely flat on the bottom and give you a good base, as well as gripping the ground.

In powerlifting I always used a skate shoe or similar to prevent me from redlining by moving or lifting portions of me feet.
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I like completely flat soles and high tops. My 1984 Jordan I's work great.
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I like completely flat soles and high tops. My 1984 Jordan I's work great.
Original Jordan I's? Those things are valuable nowadays...
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