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What do people wear for weight lifting shoes and/or for CrossFit?  I've been wearing my running shoes, but they seem to encourage me to put my weight forward when I'm lifting.   

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1 hour ago, Chris-Tien Jinn said:

What do people wear for weight lifting shoes and/or for CrossFit?  I've been wearing my running shoes, but they seem to encourage me to put my weight forward when I'm lifting.   

 

I wear chucks when deadlifting and proper squat shoes with a slightly lifted heel for squats. Anything with a flat, hard sole that doesn't compress is okay. I think some vans have such a sole but I don't know which other brands do. The lifted heel on the squat shoes can be useful for squatting if you have limited ankle mobility, but it's not necessary.

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Converse sneakers or any of it's ripoff. Yet I too find bare feet superior for squats (my only type of weight-lifting). 

 

Running shoes (mostly) have cushioned sole under the heel to act like shock absorber. 

On 1/22/2020 at 3:49 AM, Harriet said:

sole that doesn't compress is okay

So running shoes aren't.

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Adidas Yeezy is suitable for any gym occupation. In the beginning, I was going to the gym in a pair of Nike SB. They were good, but my feet were tired and hurting after running. My wife knew that I was having such discomfort, so she bought me a pair of Adidas Yeezy on our anniversary. These shoes are perfect for the gym. They are light on the foot and comfortable, so I don't feel discomfort after a long training at the gym. Most of all, I like that it is easier to run in them so that I can develop my cardio system better.

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I ended up getting Nike Air Max Bella TRs.  Pretty flat and stiff sole with just a bit of lift in the heel.  They've been helping my lifts and avoiding foot cramps.  

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I prefer lightweight sneakers for weightlifting and exercise. I usually buy Adidas, Puma, or New Balance. I have several pairs for gym and outdoor workouts, which I change from time to time. I don't really care about the design; comfort is what I'm looking for. However, I prefer monochrome designs without prints. Sometimes I look through the reviews to see how good some particular model is. Recently I've read an interesting review of ultraboost shoes mens, which has a lot of useful information. It may help you choose what weight-lifting shoes might work best for you.

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