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Old 06-08-2014, 06:22 PM   #1
Rolando Garcia
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Weightlifting shoes?

Do these shoes really make the difference? Cause I tend to do my strength training with Crossfit shoes?
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:21 PM   #2
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Re: Weightlifting shoes?

Simply...Yes!

I previously lifted in Nano's (2.0 and 3.0), then switched the Adidas Powerlift Trainer's, and my wife bought me a pair of Nike Romaleo 2's for the birthday. All I can say is save the money and get a good pair. It reminded me of the price and cost difference.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: Weightlifting shoes?

If you're doing a lot of squatting / oly lifting, it does make things more comfortable. Now, if you have no ROM problems and are comfortable in your current shoes, then you might not have a need for another pair.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:01 PM   #4
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Re: Weightlifting shoes?

The only ROM I feel I have is, I can't get into that awesome squat position I see most "flexible" people get in. Other than that I feel my positions are pretty good.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:39 AM   #5
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Re: Weightlifting shoes?

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The only ROM I feel I have is, I can't get into that awesome squat position I see most "flexible" people get in. Other than that I feel my positions are pretty good.
That's a problem that needs to be fixed, not patched.

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Old 06-10-2014, 10:37 PM   #6
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Re: Weightlifting shoes?

I'm trying but it just seems impossible for me to get my *** that low.
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:28 AM   #7
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Re: Weightlifting shoes?

I'm going to go against the grain and say that my experience was not positive with lifting shoes. Before them, I had the nanos and another minimalist shoe. I must've been really used to those. When I bought the oly shoes, I experienced knee pain when the weight started to go up. When I get up to around 300lbs on the back squat, I get considerable knee discomfort, so I've shelved the oly shoes and went back to the nanos.

I do squat relatively wide with low bar.
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:20 PM   #8
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Re: Weightlifting shoes?

It does make a huge difference. I am 35 and understand my ROM issues and work on them a fair amount. Sometimes getting comfortable in the bottom position is not about ankle mobility or ROM but it could be your thoracic, hips or even shoulders.

The stability when lifting, especially in dynamic Oly movement is the biggest benefit I have found. Yes I can do all of this in a pair of Nike or Chucks but they do not feel as stable when landing in the bottom position, or just when sitting in the bottom position. I would strongly recommend trying a friends and see how they feel.

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Old 06-17-2014, 06:39 AM   #9
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Re: Weightlifting shoes?

I have the Nike Romaleos 2 and I love them. I wear them everyday while doing my strength / oly lifting and on the few days when I donít have them I just donít feel as comfortable. You feel very stuck to the ground and very stable in these shoes. I would suggest to wait until Eastbay has a 20% off sale (which they do a lot) and pick up a pair. My Nikes are 1/2 size smaller than my Nike running shoes for a snug fit.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:53 AM   #10
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Re: Weightlifting shoes?

Yes and yes.. I have both Inov-8 and the Reebok's. They are great you can D/U in them. Its a must for me with pistols and OHS heavy. That stable platform under you helps in Oly lifts. I would get the crossfit Oly shoes if you are going to start out.
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