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  1. spirez Purple Belt

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    What are you using?

    I'm not sure about chuck taylors as the sole is quite thick, although it is flat. Anybody lift in wrestling shoes?

    I'd train barefoot where possible but that's not usually allowed in the gym!
     
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    Chucks.
     
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    O-lifting shoes for most days, sometimes I use wrestling shoes for deadlifting, but only if I'm planning on doing just that since they aren't good for much else.
     
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    Chucks, but if you're wearing low tops then it doesn't count!

    High tops or bust!
     
  7. spirez Purple Belt

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    Might have to be chucks then.

    What are your reasonings behind this?

    The coach i was talking to today was on about proprioception and the feedback that you gain from the floor when lifting. He trains barefoot where possible.
     
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    The floor talks to me sometimes, too.
     
  9. devilishstoner Orange Belt

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    vans slip-ons do me well, as does the samba from adidas.

    i've never seen anyone else wear these to lift, so if anyone as any input into these choices i'd be happy to hear it.

    is there a particular reason people prefer chuck's?
     
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    indoor soccer shoes
     
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    Chuck Taylors with the insole removed.
     
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    I did all my lifting in wrestling shoes for over 10 years. Just recently got some O'Lift shoes and now use them for everything but deadlifts.
     
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    I wear Puma KART shoes. Hard sole with a slight slant, no ankle support.

    Also, hey again.
     
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    Addidas Sambas and Do-Win oly shoes.
     
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    .....really though, chucks.
     
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    I agree, they've been working really well for me too.
     
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    What do people prefer (low or high top chucks) and why?
     
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    Im with you. I have a good home gym, but I rock the Chucks. I love the grip and feel when driving through the floor on lifts, but they are not gonna protect your feet from shit. Guess thats part of the Chucks charm, they are quantum mechanically thin. :D
     
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    Wearing shoes to squat is like wearing gloves to bench.
     
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