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Old 01-06-2006, 11:31 AM   #1
Jamila Bey
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Anyone actually use them?

Any suggestions if I want to get a pair? Or am I just looking to spend money that I don't need to?
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Old 01-06-2006, 12:10 PM   #2
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I use them. I find them to be extremely helpful when squatting or doing O-lifting. I would say that if you are doing much O-lifting that they are worth the money without a doubt.
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Old 01-06-2006, 01:02 PM   #3
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So, are the Otomix type of sneaker shoe okay, or do I want to get the ones with the wooden supports as part of the shoe?
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Old 01-06-2006, 02:22 PM   #4
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If you're serious about olympic lifting, get the shoes with the wooden heels. It's like night and day.

There are lots of options: I just got a pair of Do-Wins through Glenn at http://www.ZhangKongUSA.com for my daughter ($85) and a pair of the Model A shoes through Joe at PowerFirm at http://www.weightliftingshoes.ca/index.html ($120) for myself. I can recommend both vendors highly - they're both friendly and helpful, and my daughter and I are both happy with our new shoes.

Several sites sell the Adidas, including dynamic-eleiko.com. I got some other stuff from them - not shoes - but I can tell you they're good folks, too.
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Old 01-06-2006, 03:53 PM   #5
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I usually end up doing my lifting in wrestling shoes, which have a flat sole and little padding.

I have never lifted with real weight lifting shoes to compare them to. I figure I can get them before I go to a comp. Then my numbers might go up a little.
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Old 01-06-2006, 10:33 PM   #6
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I used to use wrestling shoes but there is no comparision between the two.
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Old 01-07-2006, 04:29 AM   #7
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Get weightlifting shoes if you are serious about improving your lifting.

You'll notice the difference immediately and wonder how you ever did without them.

I've got a pair of Adidas shoes and they are great.
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Old 01-08-2006, 11:31 AM   #8
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Otomix are okay for lighter weights but for the heavy stuff you'll want to break out the Adidas.
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Old 01-08-2006, 07:00 PM   #9
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How long do weightlifting shoes last? If I get the trace-my-feet-send-away-to-Canada brand, I don't imagine I'll need to replace them for a few years?
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Old 01-08-2006, 07:11 PM   #10
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I've had mine for about 6yrs or so. I wear them every time I train and compete. They've still got plenty of life in them, but the sole at the toes are starting to wear. I've got Addidas
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