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Old 06-25-2009, 08:47 AM   #1
Jim Luckey
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Cheap lifting shoes

I was cruising around Target.com the other day and saw some clearance shoes that seemed they might be suitable for our crossfit needs. They have men and women choices. The below info is for the men's brands. They have two different brands: Converse One Star Oxfords ($14.98) or Mossimo Athleisure ($12.24)

http://www.target.com/Mens-Shoes-Cle...&node=14028331 (wfs)

I ordered the Mossimo and they arrived yesterday. They are a stylish pair and I wore them to work today with Khaki shorts and a polo. They are very comfortable and seem like they would do well as a lifting shoe. I’ve never had a pair of lifting shoes, so can’t compare them to much. On a side note I was running late for the bus this morning so had to fast jog to the bus stop and they felt pretty good to run in also.

Just thought I’d share the info so that anyone on a budget has some options. Let me know if this helps anyone out.

PS - Free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:58 PM   #2
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Re: Cheap lifting shoes

Good Call. Yesterday I picked up some airwalk kicks at payless shoes. They're 25.99 but they're buy one pair get the second half off.

http://www.payless.com/store/catalog...&categoryType= WFS

They had some American Eagles too which looked decent for lifting. It might have been these:

http://www.payless.com/store/product...ayName=Brands+ WFS

Not much arch, not much heel compression, no annoying traction, slight heel raise. I think they'll do until I can get the real deal.

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Old 06-25-2009, 02:42 PM   #3
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Re: Cheap lifting shoes

The only problem with the shoes from Target Jim is that the heels should be solid, and not compress. Lifting shoe heels need to hold the load and not dissipate your power through the foam, and make you sink back. I wouldn't recommend these for lifting. A little better would be the steel toed work boots further down that page.

Or just suffer with what you already have and save up to buy real lifting shoes.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:50 PM   #4
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Re: Cheap lifting shoes

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The only problem with the shoes from Target Jim is that the heels should be solid, and not compress. Lifting shoe heels need to hold the load and not dissipate your power through the foam, and make you sink back. I wouldn't recommend these for lifting. A little better would be the steel toed work boots further down that page.

Or just suffer with what you already have and save up to buy real lifting shoes.
Don't real Chucks have a squishy heel as well?
I see these recommended for lifting all over.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:28 PM   #5
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Re: Cheap lifting shoes

I am wearing my pair of Target One-Star's right now and love them. However, I have never lifted in them because I wear my VFF's for that.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:20 AM   #6
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Re: Cheap lifting shoes

Lifting shoes are lifting shoes. Chucks & similar shoes are not lifting shoes. It's a night & day difference for squatting once you try the real deal.

http://werksanusa.com/products-shoe-shirts.asp WFS
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