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Old 02-13-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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Lifting Shoes... Get them!

OK, I finally got a pair of VS athletics lifting shoes and HOLY ****!

Last squat session my final set was 265x5.

Today I squatted 315x5 on my final set with MORE in the tank. I was just pretty much in awe of what was happening and decided I would quit while I was ahead.

The shoes making squatting feel amazing -- the final piece of the puzzle. I've spent the better part of the last year and half really trying to perfect my squat technique and these have made all the difference.

If you are thinking about getting a pair of lifting shoes -- DO IT!
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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Re: Lifting Shoes... Get them!

x1 million. I waited wayyy to long to get mine and I will never squat, oly lift or go overhead again without them.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:17 AM   #3
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Re: Lifting Shoes... Get them!

This is one of the hardest things to convince people to buy. Many people are anti-weightlifting shoe and refuse to try them. I can't understand people who lift heavy in normal shoes.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:04 PM   #4
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Re: Lifting Shoes... Get them!

Quick (probably dumb) question about fit: Should oly shoes be tight or should you have a little room in the toe? I just got a pair of the new Adidas oly shoes and got the same size as my regular gym shoe. I suppose a lot of this is individual but I'm wondering if they should be tighter. They feel good but I can definitely move my toes around a lot in them. Did you guys order a half size smaller than your regular shoes or the same size?

As stated, I know this may be an individual thing but I want to make sure that as my lifts go up I'm not wishing the shoes were a bit more snug.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:34 PM   #5
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OK, I finally got a pair of VS athletics lifting shoes and HOLY ****!

Last squat session my final set was 265x5.

Today I squatted 315x5 on my final set with MORE in the tank. I was just pretty much in awe of what was happening and decided I would quit while I was ahead.

The shoes making squatting feel amazing -- the final piece of the puzzle. I've spent the better part of the last year and half really trying to perfect my squat technique and these have made all the difference.

If you are thinking about getting a pair of lifting shoes -- DO IT!
I couldn't agree more with the above statement, I recently got the Reebok's Oly shoes and used for some OHS, front squats and push presses wod, it made a huge difference on the stability of my form and felt very comfortable.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:49 PM   #6
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Re: Lifting Shoes... Get them!

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Should oly shoes be tight or should you have a little room in the toe?
Tight, same size as dress shoes. You do not want your foot to slide inside the shoe when you do Oly lifts, especially the jerk.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:55 AM   #7
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Tight, same size as dress shoes. You do not want your foot to slide inside the shoe when you do Oly lifts, especially the jerk.
Yes, you want them to fit tight. I think it is standard to order a half size down from your athletic shoe. You don't want to be sliding forward when squatting.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:22 PM   #8
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Re: Lifting Shoes... Get them!

Has anyone tried the new Reebok Crossfit Oly Shoes? It has been said that you can do other CrossFit related movements in them, without damaging the integrity of the shoe or cause injury (such as box jumps, burpees, etc.).

Any thoughts or opinions?
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #9
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Has anyone tried the new Reebok Crossfit Oly Shoes? It has been said that you can do other CrossFit related movements in them, without damaging the integrity of the shoe or cause injury (such as box jumps, burpees, etc.).

Any thoughts or opinions?
I don't run in mine, but I use them for pretty much everything else and I am 100% satisfied with them.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:55 PM   #10
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Has anyone tried the new Reebok Crossfit Oly Shoes? It has been said that you can do other CrossFit related movements in them, without damaging the integrity of the shoe or cause injury (such as box jumps, burpees, etc.).

Any thoughts or opinions?
I used them only for lifting wods (OHS, front squats, back squats and anything over head). They are way too expensive (my opinion) to just use them for running and box jumps, and messed them up. For wods with other than lifting, I use my NB MX20 or the reebok's nanos.
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