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Old 11-10-2005, 07:05 PM   #1
Matthew Scoble
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I recently got a pair of the Ironwork II's, pictured here: http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/16005.jpg.

I had my first chance to use them today and was really impressed with the difference they made. For seasoned O-lifters these comments probably fall into the "well, duh" category, but for anyone that has not yet had the pleasure of doing O-lifts with the proper shoes, let me just say they are 100% worth the money.

Today I did C & J. This was my first day back in the gym after being out for several days with the flu. I still am not feeling great, but my new shoes have been taunting me all week. Finally, I could resist no longer. So even though I still feel pretty sick, I put up an 80kg C & J which is a personal best by 5kg (bodyweight 65kg). I know, those are some puny numbers, but I give all the credit for that 5kg jump to the shoes.

I also found that I could really feel the footwork aspects of my technique better than in the Chuck Taylors I have been using.

FWIW, I wear anywhere from a 12 to a 13, depending on the shoe. In these I got a 12 & think I hit it about right.

So, bottom line, if you are thinking about making the purchase, go for it, you won't be disappointed.
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Old 11-10-2005, 11:41 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good thing, Matthew. Although, in terms of style, nothing matches up wit Chuck T's.

Where did you find these? And for what price?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-11-2005, 03:34 AM   #3
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Style?

Come on the adidas weightlifting shoes are the height of cool, especially the ones with the carbon straps.

I've also just started using proper shoes and agree with Matt. The difference in stability is amazing and you instantly forget how much you paid for them.

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Old 11-11-2005, 11:08 AM   #4
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Hi Mike-

I got these from Dynamic Fitness, http://www.dynamic-eleiko.com. They were $129 plus $11 flat rate s/h. Shipping from Dynamic was fast & I would definitely do business with them again.

Totally concur with Don that once you nail your first lift with these, $140 bucks will seem like the best deal you ever got!

Matt
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Old 11-11-2005, 01:27 PM   #5
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I got my shoes from the coach out here but i'm getting a lifting suit from Dynamic Fitness and they were super fast in answering my enquiry.

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Old 11-11-2005, 07:30 PM   #6
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Once you lift in 0-lifting shoes, you never go back. It's amazing what that 140 dollar pair of glorified bowling shoes can do for performance.
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Old 11-12-2005, 03:41 AM   #7
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If it makes you feel any better, $129 is about average for climbing shoes and most climbers have at least 2 pair...

Lets not even get started on mountain boots!
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Old 11-12-2005, 04:07 AM   #8
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The problem comes when you have a pair of shoes for just about everything

At the moment i've got

Adidas weightlifting shoes
Scarpa rock climbing shoes
Sidi road bike shoes
Shimano mountain bike shoes
Taipan military boots
Brooks running shoes
Victory fencing shoes
Reebok pilates shoes
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Old 11-12-2005, 11:03 PM   #9
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LOL:lol:
The curse of being an outdoor sport enthusiast!
I know your pain our shoe rack is flooded,and I have resoled climbing shoes and half filled chalk bags spread through the apartment and a bouldering mat in the van.
With both of us trying out spear fishing/freediving means more wetties booties and fins hanging in the bath tub.
Sure beats having a Plasma Screen.:wink:
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Old 11-12-2005, 11:49 PM   #10
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Don whats the go with Pilates shoes?:wink:
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