So I never really noticed how much shoes move laterally until a rolled my foot a little (I think) while doing a few hundred pounds with bent-leg deadlifts.
Anyone have suggestions on good shoes for doing deadlifts or squats?
I've heard some people use really flat shoes like Chuck Taylor's for squats and whatnot but aren't those very thin on the sides?
03-14-2009, 11:29 AM #1
Shoes with good LATERAL support and maybe good ankle support
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03-14-2009, 12:51 PM #4
Support is debatable.
I feel that I have the right shoes for me. I feel that building strength throughout my body also includes having stable ankles. I dont want to be locked into a shoe that doesnt give me some room to move. This to me could cause balance problems which is not something you want when you have 400+ pounds on your back.
You could look at wraps for either your ankles (or knees) but I would stay away from them unless your squatting 2 times your body weight.
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