what footwear do you use for squatting and deadlifting?

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what footwear do you use for squatting and deadlifting?

  1. Running shoes

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  2. boots

    1.8%
  3. converse sneakers

    31.6%
  4. barefoot

    31.6%
  5. olympic weightlifting shoes

    7.0%
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  1. Big country

    Big country New Member

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    just wondering what you guys wear when doing these exercises.
    i use converse sneakers, i like them as they are lightweight, go past the ankle and have a thin sole.
     
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    Hood Moses I part the Black Seas...

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    I like Oly shoes for squatting, deadlifing barefoot or flat sole
     
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    i take my shoes off when i squat. deadlifting ive been using my reg gym shoes. it feels good to me then but not when i sqwat :dunno:
     
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    usually running shoes but sometimes vans slip ons
     
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    Used to wear Pumas but now I'm using cross trainers from Adidas.
     
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    used to wear chucks but lately i've been barefoot for everything and i love it
     
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    nike free 4.0 or chucks
     
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    lifted in chucks for 6 months and the moment I stopped, my knees felt amazingly better. I'll never wear them again for anything ever.



    Now I just wear these

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    pretty comfortable slightly soft sole which I like, even if a hard sole is said to be better. They're flat which is great, but I can still full squat and front squat in them no problem.
     
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    Some 3yr old Kswiss or 5yr old Jordans :noes:
     
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    Chucks or sambas. I'll be pulling in socks today tho.
     
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    Adidas Samba for Squatting

    Socks for D/L
     
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    chucks
     
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    Snow boots. With velcro.
     
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    new balance cross trainers for squatting, chucks or socks for pulling
     
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    napoleon dynamite style ftw
     
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    Oly shoes - sometimes rotate in chucks on DL for good measure.
     
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    all you guys who say barefoot are fucking liars...

    i bet out of all 10 who said, 1 actually does...
     
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    i squat in Tims and DL barefoot/socks
     
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    You know what?



    GTFO
     
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    take you shoes off before you try talking to me like that faggot
     
  22. CooperR6

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    well i leave my socks on
     
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    i used to wear some shitty slipons. now i just wear socks when im in the garage. its scary as fuck, and theres been some fucking CLOSE calls with tossing 45s and having them somehow roll back to me.
     
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    I just wear my ~6 year old adidas cross trainers with half the lace things broken.
     
  25. evolude

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    Well I squat barefoot on broken glass. :dunno:
     
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