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Old 08-21-2006, 07:21 PM   #1
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Anyone have any recommendations on a good pair of sneakers for lifting ?
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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not sneakers - too soft.

get some real lifting shoes. adidas or do-win.
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:42 PM   #3
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Any recommendations on the exact model ? Adidas website doesn't really have a description for a lifting shoe.
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:01 PM   #4
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http://www.dynamic-eleiko.com/

the older the adidas shoe, the better. you can try to find them on ebay too.

i have a pair of adidas equipments i found new on ebay for $55. they're all right, but falling apart.

i also have a pair of do-wins (under "other" products):
http://www.werksan.com/

those are chinese shoes, so they have a slightly higher heel than adidas shoes, but i've found this works better for me and my long legs in terms of hip positioning.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:21 PM   #5
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the older the adidas shoe, the better.

Why do you say that, Greg?
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:22 AM   #6
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Moving to Equipment.
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:36 AM   #7
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ross - just my observations on both the durability and the fit/comfort. the newer models are super stiff and take forever to break in. plus the soles don't seem to hold up very well.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:35 AM   #8
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Wichita Falls Weightlifting also carries the Do-Wins.

http://store.wfwclub.com/shoes.html

I like the new Do-Wins. Great prices, too. I'm tempted to get a pair since I have the newer Addidas Ironworks II shoe and I am constantly ferrying the shoes from my garage gym, to Crossfit Eastside or to my other weightlifting class I take on Saturdays. Might be nice just to have a backup pair that is always in the garage.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:44 AM   #9
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This might be an option (if you can wait).

http://www.vsathletics.com/product.php?xProd=1301

I have the first generation, and it has served me well. If you decide to order, I would suggest calling in and speaking to Rick or Keith at VS.

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Old 08-23-2006, 11:54 AM   #10
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Good looking shoe at a super price. I'm glad you have used and liked them, too. Thanks for the info, Karl.
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