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Old 12-29-2008, 04:15 PM   #11
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Re: shoes?

Oops, and all of the above links are WFS. Mea culpa.

Edit: And, dang it, of course this would show up on the second page where it's not particularly useful.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:08 PM   #12
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Re: shoes?

Hi Marianne!

They make shoes just for weightlifting, but for WODs that include both weightlifting and running or other activities, you may just want a pair of flat shoes. Common examples include Sambas (by Adidas) and Chuck Taylors (Converse, most people prefer low-top) but really, anything that has a flat sole will do. You can also use these on strictly weightlifting days, making them more versatile than strict weightlifting shoes. That said, if you want a pair of weightlifting shoes, then go for it! But, you may still also want a pair of flat-soled sneakers for WODs that involve lifting and other activities.

I'm with Emily: on WODs that involve a run, I prefer to use my running shoes (I'm not yet proficient at the POSE method of running). On WODs that involve cleans, deadlifts and the like, I prefer to use flat-soled shoes. Weightlifting shoes are definitely on my list for next Christmas, though.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:10 AM   #13
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Re: shoes?

Thanks everyone for your advice. I share Emily's problem with shin splints, which is why my running shoes are so important, but they are really awful for squats and any lifting days. I think I will look up some of these sites for a relatively inexpensive pair of flat soled shoes for the lifting/squatting days and keep the running shoes handy for any workouts that involve running. Thanks everyone for your help. I will let you know if I have trouble at the sites you reference.
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