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Old 01-29-2010, 09:59 PM   #1
John Poulos
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Wrestling shoes or weightlifting shoes

Would it be advisable to do olympic lifts in wrestling shoes or should i invest in a pair of lifting shoes?
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:07 AM   #2
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Re: Wrestling shoes or weightlifting shoes

lifting shoes.
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:13 AM   #3
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Re: Wrestling shoes or weightlifting shoes

Would you rather play basketball in basketball shoes or golf cleats?

Lifting shoes support and protect your feet when you're jumping and landing with heavy loads and improve your balance and stability when you squat or put heavy stuff overhead. Plus the slight heel puts your hips and knees in a stronger position to lift from, helping you have better form.

This post and this post (WFS) do a pretty good job of explaining why you should wear lifting shoes. You can get a good pair for $80-100 and they will last forever--they're not like running shoes that get worn out with lots of miles.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:17 AM   #4
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Re: Wrestling shoes or weightlifting shoes

Wrestling shoes are for wrestling. Lifting shoes are for lifting. What's the question here?
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