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Old 09-21-2009, 12:27 PM   #41
Dominic Sirianni
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Re: Deadlifting and shoes

I deadlift in oly shoes, I like them because they don't compress. I haven't thought about it much though. Might be good to try chuck taylors.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:03 PM   #42
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Re: Deadlifting and shoes

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I pull significantly more weight barefoot than I do in running shoes. about 50 lbs difference on the DL. I second the chuck taylors, I've never tried lifting shoes and am simply too cheap to go out and buy them when I have Chuck Ts and Adidas Samba classics (a GREAT squatting shoe). Barefoot is still my preference for DLs though.
+1 for the Sambas.

I do pretty much everything in either VFF's or Sambas. Sambas are great POSE running shoes. This is coming from Brian himself when I e-mailed him asking if he would recomend Sambas. Flat and solid enough for Oly's too.

As soon as I can afford some Do-Wins I will buy those, but for now these two shoes are all I need.
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