Thread: Squat Shoes
07-23-2004, 06:17 PM #1
O.K. guys, I want to know what kind of shoes you are squatting in. I keep going back and forth between boots and Chuck Taylors. I can't seem to make up my mind. There are things I like and dislike about both. What do you squat in and why?
07-23-2004, 06:36 PM #2
I just like it.
07-23-2004, 07:26 PM #3
Barefoot!? You are way to hardcore man. Just way to hardcore.
Last edited by Power76; 07-23-2004 at 07:29 PM.
07-24-2004, 08:53 AM #4
07-24-2004, 01:05 PM #5
07-30-2004, 11:46 AM #6Junior Member
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Chuck Taylors because they keep your feet from rolling to the outside.
08-05-2004, 09:09 AM #7Junior Member
Originally Posted by bdtr
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Yeah dude, that is ridiculous. Thats is some hardcore ****. I couldnt do it.
I like to use cross trainers that come up high on the ankle so i can get ample support.
08-05-2004, 12:12 PM #8
I really dont have a particular brand of shoe. Barefoot is good, you really want something that is flat and firm, some people argue over thickness, i prefer thin soles, but hey thats just me
08-05-2004, 01:21 PM #9
me as a weightlifter im using these.
but they are not cheap compared to the barefoot models.
but i feel much more comfortable, stable, and less risk of injuries and it makes it easier to squat down completely.
08-05-2004, 01:27 PM #10
I use my throwing shoes.
08-06-2004, 11:34 AM #11
Try to find something with a heel (to keep you in optimum lifting form) & a solid base...running/cross trainers/etc have a squishy sole & that will hurt ya when you go deep (below parallel) with big weight. I use something close to the addidas in the thumbnail above.
08-06-2004, 12:47 PM #12Originally Posted by bdtr
08-06-2004, 01:58 PM #13
Bwahahahaha And Broken Glass When He Can't Get To His Regular Gym!
08-06-2004, 03:09 PM #14
08-09-2004, 07:55 PM #15New Member
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I use chuck taylors. They do a good job of keeping your feet from rolling.
10-06-2004, 08:00 AM #16
Nike Zoom Astro Grabber. I used these when I played ball in college and they are good. The air not typical Nike Air that have a lot of squish. They do me just fine.
I do like the feel of squtting in actual power shoes like adidas makes.
10-06-2004, 09:02 PM #17
man, speakin of shoes, i wore my new nike shox to the gym cuzz theyre comofortable as all hell, and when i was doin my deads i busted out 1 air bubble and caved in 2 of the shox(rear corner shox on each of the shoes), i shoulda known that those ****ers couldnt support that weight. god **** they were nice shoes though i dropped 120 for em.
10-07-2004, 12:16 PM #18
correct me if Im wrong
but if your squatting powerlifting style you need shoes without heals(wrestling shoes, chuck taylors ect). If you are squatting oly style then you need something with heals to help with balance.
10-07-2004, 01:24 PM #19
Johan you are correct. If you use a wider stance you really do not want a heel on your shoe. Coversely, if you use a more narrow stance, a heel on the shoe helps with ankle flexability.
10-07-2004, 07:10 PM #20
Ballet shoes, pink, the ones that lace all the way up to the knee. Man there great
10-07-2004, 07:11 PM #21
Just joking chuck taylors
10-08-2004, 09:59 AM #22Originally Posted by powerlifterjay
Candid camera stuff for sure
11-04-2004, 12:06 AM #23New Member
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I was looking at Chuck Talylor all stars shoes and they have both leather and canvas material, which is better for squatting ? And what type of shoes do you use for bench pressing ?
11-06-2004, 11:44 AM #24
Leather hi tops
11-17-2004, 04:16 PM #25
I also likle to squat and work legs either barefoot, or with 3$ sandals,, grows hair on your chest, so you can shave it off
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