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  1. 2000GT

    2000GT Active Member

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    Anyone here used these?
    I was thinking of getting a pair for my plyometrics and general football/rugby practice but I was wondering are they good for lifting too?
     
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    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    i use em and i like em
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    these things? [​IMG]

    are those the ones with the real deep groves that they used to advertise as running with bare feet? i tried those on.. with really thin socks they were :bowdown:
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    you see that new shoe they have that connects to your ipod?

    http://www.nike.com/nikeplus/?ref=uslanding&sitesrc=uslanding
     
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    Do you lift in them?
     
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    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    yes thats what i meant, squats, deads, cardio running, all lifting.

    here's the only problem i see: the sides of the sneaker are made of a stretch nylonish fabric (i dont know fabrics). so they may not live up to your expectations with stuff like squats where your feet might need support going outward
     
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    i had the first ones (came out two years ago) and used them for everything. they didnt hurt my feet (even when running on concrete and asphalt), but I dont think they helped that much either. great light shoe though, and you can customize them on the website.

    also should mention that for squats, i like having more support underneath me. i felt like i was lifting in those old school waffle nikes when i squatted in the Frees.
     
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    BlinginAssRims Now I'm blaumped out

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    You realize they're not meant to be used as an everyday shoe though, right? Nike recommends using them for something like 15-20 minutes at a time at first, then working up.

    I think their best use is as a once in while training shoe to get that barefoot feel without worrying about hurting your foot on the surface.
     
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    hip hippo Eric Berry, son.

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    fucking werd
     
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    Thats the impression I got.

    I don't know anyone who uses them though, so thought I would see what OT says.
     
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    Huge Evil Robot Must not sleep, must warn others

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    I wouldn't want to use them for lifting in general, I like having lots of support, though I have bad ankles that roll chronically. I wear old wretling shoes, and have no real reason to change, they are fantastic.
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    I lift barefoot. But then again it's my own house and my feet are all fucked. That feels the best to me. :rofl:
     
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    Ohio_U_TE Ohio, son! OTer of the Year

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    I work out in them and love them

    I wouldnt use them in football/rugby though
     
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    You lift in them?

    I wouldnt use them for the actual sport, but perhaps for the plyometric training and running I do for practice.
     
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    Ohio_U_TE Ohio, son! OTer of the Year

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    yeah i lift in them, any straight ahead running they are really good but anything involving cutting or something like that i would just use cleats
     
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    You wear socks with them or barefoot and in?

    I dont like how my regular runners lift in the heel so much for when I squat or olympic lift - these look flatter.
     
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    Ohio_U_TE Ohio, son! OTer of the Year

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    i wear socks just so they dont smell like as, i have gone sockless before though. you cant really tell much of a difference. Either way it feels like you have nothing on
     
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    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    yea. if you wear socks they wont smell, but they work as slip ons and fucking reak
     
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    fucking :werd:

    I have the newer style ones and they are GREAT for running. The simulation of running barefoot in grass really makes you feel it in the feet because of the weight distribution as the whole sole breaks when you step.

    I don't squat in them, though. I use a more flat-foot shoe.

    Also, get a very thin pair of socks and put baby powder in them after you work out (then pat it out and put new powder in occasionally). If you sweat a lot and use these things barefoot, they will smell like SHIT
     
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    i have them and i love them... i had the kind pictured above (laces/strap) until i wore them out and i recently got the ones with just the strap (more like the old nike presto shoes) and i still really like them. they do take some getting used to, though... since it's like working out in bare feet, there isn't a whole lot of support
     
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    they are pretty flat and don't compress much, which is why i like 'em

    and i wear socks with them. they're comfortable without, but they really start to stink after a while
     
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    do your feet get fucked up if you run in them on asphalt or concrete?
     
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    i tried some on today, not really that impressed the sole bends too much for me
     
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