Wrestling shoes good for squats and deadlifts?

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  1. deadbolt

    deadbolt New Member

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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Anything with a flat sole, really.
     
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    Then why do weightlifting shoes have the heels lifted?

    http://www.weightliftingshoes.ca/

    I guess more hamstring/ posterior work emphasis at least if wearing wrestling shoes...
     
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    i wouldn't think so, wrestling shoes are designed for mobility and traction, for a squat and deadlift you want something with a hard sole and lots of support
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    i use 'em
     
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    I used to wear otomix... which was as flat as wrestling shoes.
    Now I just wear running shoes... probably not the best either though.
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    i use asics wrestling shoes.. don't remember the exact model. i like 'em a lot, esp compared to running shoes
     
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    Get some Chucks
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    heels lifted is more quad emphasis
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Weightlifting shoes have a higher heel because it makes it easier to get in the deep squat position. I'm not a fan of Chucks for olympic or front squats since they limit your ankle mobility.
     
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    what do you think of wrestling shoes for squats and deads?
     
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    I use Puma's for deadlifts and Olympic Weightlifting shoes for squats.
     
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    i've a couple guys in the gym pulling 495+ in bare feet
     
  14. Huge Evil Robot

    Huge Evil Robot Must not sleep, must warn others

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    If you lift PL style, they are good. Otherwise, go with a real weightlifting shoe, I hate how my wrestling shoes feel for deep squats
     
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