Best place to buy weightlifting shoes

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  1. CosmicOsmo

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    So, I've been doing enough Oly lifts lately that I've decided it would be worth the effort to buy a pair of weightlifting shoes. I've heard good things about the Do-Win shoes, and the price is reasonable.

    Where would you all recommend a guy go to purchase these fine shoes?
     
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    Christ, those new silver Do-Wins are ugly. My blue suede shoes eat those for lunch.
     
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    Check out the adidas adisStar prototype for the Beijing olympics:

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    those black do-win rogues look badass though! Anyone have experience with these v.s. the old, blue suede model? They're $25 more...

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    They'll probably run about $250.
     
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    No, but I've wanted them ever since I saw them listed at Rogue. I'm sure they're comparable. The heel is lower than the old style. Some people say the heel on Do-Wins was always a bit too high, but it never bothered me. They're bad as hell looking and worth an extra $25, IMO.
     
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    They're pretty new. This is the first time that I've seen them. I doubt you'll find anyone on here who can compare them, but they look to have very similar stitching and dimensions to the 2007 blue and red suede versions
     
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    got mine from glenn at WFW store that chaseT linked. took about a week to get here.
     
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    Fuck, I'm really tempted to buy those Rogue Do-Wins. I've had mine for 2 years...thats long enough to buy new shoes, right?
     
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    I don't think the lower heel will be a problem, I've got pretty good flexibility and I've been doing my lifts in super-flat chucks without a problem (I think I bought those from you, actually). They do indeed look bad as hell.

    If I were to buy them from the Wichita Falls Weightlifting store linked above, would I order my actual size or a size smaller? I seem to remember one of those guys who sold those shoes was in the habit of automatically sending you a size smaller, and I want to make sure I get a shoe that'll fit properly the first time.
     
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    Definitely.

    If you order from Wichita, just enter the size you would normally wear in an athletic shoe and Glenn will send you what you need.
     
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    I ordered my current Do-Wins in 13, which is what I wear normally, and they have always been too big. I have to strap them down really hard to keep my foot stable. And yeah, I'm buying those black ones. I always thought the heel was a bit too high for what I use them for. *gets out credit card*
     
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    Good, I think I'll go that route. Those bad-ass rogues are a-callin' my name!
     
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    You didn't order them from Wichita, then? I mean the shoes you got were actually the size 13 you ordered, and they're too big?
     
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    Correct, I ordered them from some other site. I forget where.
     
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    *is waiting for UPS man*
     
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    just updated from chucks to sambas. Gonna replace the laces with elastic for the ultimate in lethargic footware.
     

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