I need to get some shoes for squats and what not, and have been a bit unsure of what exactly to get. On the one hand I really need this just for squats, but I feel like going out with full on weight lifting shoes at my progression would be a bit try-hard. I only squat 120kg and look lean-athletic due to my height (6'3)
I did notice in the store that Reebok had these shoes with a reasonably thin, very flat sole that would be suitable for squats but also just general shoes to wear around the gym on upper-body days.
Link related: http://shop.reebok.com/us/product/me....0-shoes/EG239
Would these be a suitable hold over until I feel confident enough to rock proper weight lifting shoes? I just don't want to buy anything that will be bad for squatting, as that will be their main use.
QUESTION: What would be the main difference between the shoes I linked and actual weight lifting shoes?
01-10-2013, 04:09 AM #1
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01-10-2013, 09:56 AM #2
Many elite level crossfit athletes use the nanos for all their power movements and slow lifts. If its good enough for them it should be good enough for you.
However, I would still attempt to try both on and see which you like better. I only use my lifting shoes for oly movements and front squats. For my low bar squats and deads I use chucks.
01-10-2013, 10:37 AM #3
weightlifting shoes like the adidas adipowers or nike romaleos will have a stiff, raised heel. they're not comfortable to do anything but weightlifting in, but give you a solid base for squats, oly lifts, etc.
if you just plan to do weights and not crossfit, i say go with the weightlifting shoes. good gear never hurts gains.
01-10-2013, 02:19 PM #4
Best and cheapest squat shoe would be chuck taylors. Can get knock off no brand chucks for even cheaper (around 30-40 USD) and they will last your pretty much a lifetime. Non compressible sole makes them great for deadlifting or squatting but really terrible for running.
Less squishy the shoe, the better it is for heavy lifting, and the worse it is for repetitive impact such as running or jumping.
I also have a pair of adidas 2004 oly lifting shoes with a wood heel. Really really comfortable and sturdy to squat in, but forces the knee past the ankle (which is desired for the olympic lifts) which is a nono for powerlifting. Sometimes I do front squats with them but in all honesty, I rarely use them.
Chucks are by far the best
01-10-2013, 02:53 PM #5
A lot of folks use Chuck Taylors as lifting shoes. These are great because they have a flat sole without much if any heel raise and also without much squish. They're affordable too.▪█─────█▪ Equipment Crew #35
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06-16-2014, 08:23 PM #8
Reebok Uses Bait and Switch on Online Customers
I started looking for a pair of Crossfit shoes a few weeks ago, so, of course, nothing but Crossfit shoe ads popped up in my browser for last few weeks. I finally gave in and clicked the link to the most persistent of companies, Reebok. They didn't have the shoe I clicked on, but I perused their site and did find a shoe that I liked well enough considering the one I really wanted wasn't in stock any longer and purchased it. I got the shoes in the mail and I have to say, they are quite comfortable. They are uglier than I thought they would be, but I guess that the risk I took by purchasing online. But over the next few days, while I awaited my order, I noticed something. The only think Reebok posed to my browser were great deals on shoes that they didn't actually have in stock. After I received my order, the Reebok ads stopped, and Murrell ads took over - with shoes that I actually liked better! and were cheaper! and were actually in stock as advertised! I'm not sure how companies go about purchasing ads online, but I'm pretty sure that Reebok intentionally flooded my browser with defunct deals to entice me over to their site, with no intention of ever selling me what they were advertising me. I feel a little bamboozeled, but lesson learned. Last pair of Reeboks I'll own probably.
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06-17-2014, 06:36 AM #11
I have both the Nano's and weightlifting shoes - without a doubt for the sole task of squatting, the weightlifting shoes are going to be best - they will give you the confidence to squat with your best form - do not waste time thinking you are not worthy of these shoes - they are a crucial part of equipment should you be squatting regularly
Even a cheap-ish set like the Adidas Powerlift Trainer ($85) or PowerPerfect II ($120) will provide much more support than the Nano's
PowerPerfect II - more heel support, higher/stiffer heel