What are the best shoes for squatting? flat soled? elevated heel?
Thread: Best Shoes for Squatting?
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i squat fairly close for a powerlifter, so i use the adistar II shoe by adidas (olympic shoe). they have worked well for me.powerlifter/strongman
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I wouldn't recommend the wrestling shoes. I used Asics wrestling shoes for a while, but I started getting a sharp shooting pain in the top of my foot after my workouts. It would linger for a while. My trainger (a champion powerlifter) saw my shoes and told me the lack of support was probably the cause. I switched to Chucks, and have yet to have the pain since.
Not enough support for heavy squats. I don't know what your numbers are, but once you get to 300 + on the squat, I would switch to Chucks.
12-04-2004, 07:08 AM #14
chucks are goood
now i don't have to keep ruining all my sneakers, my foot would slide almost an inch over the soleI drive really slow
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12-05-2004, 12:15 PM #15
Interesting... I never really considered the shoe. I just wear a shoe that I picked out to suit my foot type (extremely flat) -- in that the bottom curve is fairly straight, the shoe is laterally rigid, and the internal seam is sewn around the outside.
Has anyone noticed real gains from different shoes? Or are they just for injury prevention?- Jacob
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I don't think the foot pain and weight are related to the weight used (in squatting in wrestling shoes).
I'm an old guy (44) competed since 1981. Within the last year and a half I've squatted 572 at 148 and over 600 at 165.
I've squatted and dled in wrestling shoes since I started.
But, the big thing is as long as footwear is stable, use what you like.
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Within the last year and a half I've squatted 572 at 148 and over 600 at 165.
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That's impressive man, keep up the good work!!! People just don't get "pound for pound" but to me, that's more impressive than some super heavyweight squatting double body weight.
And on topic - I use all black Chuck Taylors to lift
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