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What kind of shoe would y'all recommend for Olympic lifts that incorporate a jump (like the snatch)? I'm currently wearing converse all stars for squats and dead lifts. Should I be looking for something with more support?

 

If you are getting into the olympic lifts at all, your very first purchase should be a pair of weightlifting shoes.  Rogue isn't always the cheapest place, but they have a decent selection, plus they ship them for free, which is nice since fit is important and you'll never find them in a brick and mortar store to try on.  (Here's a roundup of some other options, including more snarky commentary on why you need them.)

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I've been using Chuck Taylors for deadlift and squats and Nike free runs for walking around from station to station. 
I recently purchased a pair of Adipowers. Can't wait for those to come in. Strictly using them for SQUATS!

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I wasn't able to get lifting shoes, at first.  They seem to be very hard to buy in Canada (unless you order online from the US).  So I got a pair of $40.00 Chuck Taylors and used those for almost a year.  I was about to drive down to New York to buy some lifting shoes wihen Adidas Canada finally restocked their shoes.  I didn't like them but tried to give them a fair chance, but I never did get used to them.  $140 not so well spent I guess.  Back to using my Chucks. 

 

I have also lifted in 0 drop Merrell's with only 4mm cushioning and they weren't bad.  I do enjoy deadlifting barefoot as well. 

 

If you are on a budget, and cannot get Chucks, just go barefoot if you can.  Taking off your socks will solve the slipping issue - I would assume. 

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Without soundlike like an emo **** (do we get banned for swearing here? can't recall), I squat and deadlift in Chuck Taylor converses. Good grip to the soles, tight on the heel and ankle, looser at the toe, doesn't dig in anywhere, easy to walk around in if needs be.

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A lot of the minimalist running shoes are disappearing from the bigger stores here in my area of the US. I picked up a pair of New Balance Minimus MT00 and Vibram Fivefingers KSOs last week and walked out paying $120 for both. I've been working out in the Minimus and could really tell a difference. I don't know what the market is like over there but they may be worth a look.

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Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I didn't want to start a whole new one for my (possibly stupid) question. When lifting in Chucks, do you take the insoles out? I just pulled my ancient pair out of the closet after hearing these recommendations, and I can't figure out whether they include the insole as part of the recommendation.

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I leave mine in. They're not especially compressible, certainly not enough to become unstable.

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Thanks. I remember in your "One Year Under the Bar" post, you said that actual lifting shoes were superior to Chucks. What changed?

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Oh for squatting and pressing there's nothing better than a pair of weightlifting shoes. I'm actually upgrading to a pair of Romaleos sometime next week since my Wei-ru beaters are already getting stretched out. For all things posterior chain though, Chucks are where it's at. I like them on the bench, too, because the sole is a lot more flexible and I bench up on my toes.

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I see. Thanks!

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Rip and one of the guys from Lift Big Eat Big seem to be the only fans of deadlifting in weightlifting shoes. While their logic seems sound, I've always found them to knock 30-50 pounds off my pull when I've given it a try.

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2016

Hudson Valley Strongman presents Lift for Autism (USS), April 16th Contest report

2015

Hudson Valley Strongman presents Lift for Autism (NAS), April 18th Contest report

Eighth Annual Vis Vires Outdoor Strongman Competition (Unsanctioned), August 1st Contest report

 

"What's the difference between an injury that you train around and an injury that you train through?"

"A trip to the hospital"

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