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Cheesy Beaver
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Kenna brah
Member since Dec 2014
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re: Powerlifting Shoes
metcon 5's all day with inserts


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BeachDude022
New York Yankees Fan
Dallas
Member since Dec 2006
28636 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
I bought some Nike Metcon 4s. They might have a newer version out now, but I love em. Best weightlifting shoes I’ve ever owned. My deads for sure were more sturdier, I felt. If that makes sense. I feel more anchored down and solid on the floor for squats too. Hope that helps.


StraightCashHomey21
West Virginia Fan
Altus, OK
Member since Jul 2009
110947 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
I still use my 4s for a majority of my squatting and heavy Olympic lifts

I took the inserts I got with the 5s and put them in my 4s. The 5s are my shoes for conditioning


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onelochevy
LSU Fan
Slidell, LA
Member since Jan 2011
13749 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
Nike Romaleo 3's for squatting. Nano 2's for everything else


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Rep520
Arizona Fan
Member since Mar 2018
7495 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
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If someone has no functional limitations in ankle mobility, using lifters for certain lifts can be beneficial versus continually compensating for lower ranges of motion at the start of the chain.


It's very style dependent, IMO.

Personally, I can't really use heeled shoes for a low bar squat. The heels keep me too far forward and I'll lose every squat forward.

For high bar and really targeting the quads, I can use heeled shoes, but they don't give me a tremendous advantage.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
66330 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
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It's very style dependent, IMO.

Personally, I can't really use heeled shoes for a low bar squat. The heels keep me too far forward and I'll lose every squat forward.

For high bar and really targeting the quads, I can use heeled shoes, but they don't give me a tremendous advantage.
Must be because I can't do much with them at all. The lower my heels are the better. For anything from the ground, I am actually better barefoot.


Rep520
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Member since Mar 2018
7495 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
If you don't mind me asking, how long are your legs proportionally to your torso and how tall are you?

My working theory is that taller guys with longer legs don't get much of a benefit from heels. That's how I feel about myself. I have to open my hips maximally and push knees forward maximally to hit depth bc I'm 6'3 with long legs.

When I wear heels, I can't open my hips as much. It's all knee extension, and with low bar, it effs my balance.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
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re: Powerlifting Shoes
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If you don't mind me asking, how long are your legs proportionally to your torso and how tall are you?
Picture the world's tallest midget. 29" inseam. Long torso.


marchballer
Stanford Fan
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Member since Aug 2008
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re: Powerlifting Shoes
I squat with shoes with a heel. I think it’s the Adidas Powerlift shoe. They were like $100. Great investment. Been using them for 7 years.

To follow on your theory, I love the stability of my squat shoes and the heel. I’m also pretty short at 5’7 so that may be a reason why.


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Rep520
Arizona Fan
Member since Mar 2018
7495 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
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Picture the world's tallest midget. 29" inseam. Long torso.


Well, that doesn't help my working theory necessarily.

Biomechanics are complex.


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tigerfoot
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Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
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re: Powerlifting Shoes
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Personally, I can't really use heeled shoes for a low bar squat. The heels keep me too far forward and I'll lose every squat forward.

They keep my heels planted like roots to a tree. Without em on some low drop shoes I can do it, but I have to be very very careful.

Back when we did pistols, I could do them with lifters but struggled without.


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lattin1
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since May 2014
42 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
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I use Merrell trail gloves most of the time.

Hands down, these are the best deadlifting shoes ever.


Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
19252 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
Gonna probably disagree with that but to each their own


StraightCashHomey21
West Virginia Fan
Altus, OK
Member since Jul 2009
110947 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
I deadlift in my socks

That’s the best shoe


Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
19252 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
You don’t slip? I go barefoot in my garage gym but at snap I like my chucks decent enough. Still a little too much cushion but is what it is


lattin1
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since May 2014
42 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
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Gonna probably disagree with that but to each their own

If you prefer to deadlift barefoot these are about as close as you're gonna get.


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StraightCashHomey21
West Virginia Fan
Altus, OK
Member since Jul 2009
110947 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
I have some good quality underarmor and Nike socks

I don’t deadlift on a platform. I have horse stall mats and the base gym has rubber floors

The platforms are cheap as frick Hammer strength ones (which is surprising) the wood isn’t secure on the edges.


GeorgeTheGreek
Michigan State Fan
Sparta, Greece
Member since Mar 2008
56400 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
Deadlift: (obviously the men’s version ... not the listed female version)... shoe looks the same though.



Squat:





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cubsfan5150
Arkansas Fan
Member since Nov 2007
9146 posts

re: Powerlifting Shoes
I've never had a problem with the base gym squat platforms


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