anyone lift in Nike Free shoes?

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  1. smell my finger

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    I need some new shoes for the gym and I'd like something I can jog, sprint, lift heavy and olympic lift in. currently I just use some ascis running shoes but I'm thinking these Nike Free 7.0 might be the ticket.

    they have a running and a cross training version. the cross training one has a slightly wider footprint for extra stability I guess.

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    Do want. How much $?
     
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    I think they run about $80

    they're supposed to be very light and more similar to being barefoot than a regular shoe.

    they have a 7.0, a 5.0 and a 3.0, with the 7 being most like a regular shoe and the 3.0 being most like a bare foot.

    I was thinking the cross training version of the 7.0 would be the best for what I need :dunno:
     
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    why wouldn't you use them for lifting? seems like closer to barefoot w/ additional support and comfort would be a good thing?



    also wat?
     
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    lift in something with a hard sole and preferably flat. the same shoe may not be good for running so you might want to get a different pair for each sport.

    don't make this complicated by asking "why" a thousand times either.
     
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    it's better to blindly trust random internet people
     
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    I would think the cross training version would have better latteral stability than something like this, which is what I currently lift in

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    $40 chucks are pretty good too.
     
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    those at roguefitness would be ideal for squating/dead/olympic, but I dont really want to switch shoes in and out during my workout.

    what do you think would make them worse than socks for deadlifting?
     
  11. Run in running shoes, lift in a flat shoe. Can't run in a flat shoe and can't lift in a running shoe. I have Asics for running and love them. I'm picking up some converse tonight probably for lifting if I can get a ride to the store. :o
     
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    chucks are so overrated
     
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    well if you're too lazy to research it yourself then why should anybody write you an in-depth explanation?



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKGLVDtq0S8
     
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    they make my knees hurt. old school adidas ftw.
     
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    I lift in my running shoes right now ... I'd like something that's slightly more suited to lifting but still allows me to do agility/sprint/jog
     
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    The ones at rouge would not be good for deadlifting at all. You want to have minimal surface between your foot and the platform.

    Those shoes look like they have a curve in them. my feet are flat.
     
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    x2, tried chucks on and no way could i lift in those.
     
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    I figured the running type shoe compresses at the bottom, but at what weight does that cause a noticeable lack of stability?

    how much more solid do you feel in a lifting shoe at 100/200/500lbs than a regular tennis shoe?
     
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    isn't dead lifting in socks dangerous as they are pretty slick?

    also, don't Olympic lifters doing 500+ cleans use those rouge-type shoes? which is basically a deadlift + additional action ?
     
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    yeah but their deadlifts are so much stronger than the weight they use for cleans that it probably isn't an issue.
     
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    have you ever tried it?.....its not
    Yes, Olympic lifters do a 1 clean motion and then slam their heels into the ground. this is where an elevated heel would come in handy.
     
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    I deadlift and squat barefoot and in socks in my garage with a finished floor. It's not too bad ... better make sure there is NO powder, dust or anything on the floor though. :big grin:
     
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  25. Why not just change shoes after lifting? It takes like a minute.
     
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