Originally Posted by Joe Bernard
Ditch the running shoes and deadlift in barefeet or shoes with flat soles like chucks or VFFs. The running shoes have a squishy sole and provide an unstable base, lengthens how far the bar has to travel, and causes you to lose some power.
Per earlier recommendations in my power clean thread, I have. I don't have VFF's yet, so I warm up by jogging my dog around the block in my running shoes. I remembered later in my workout to take off the shoes, but that was after taping myself doing deads.