Gym shoe recommendations

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  1. HugoMonster

    HugoMonster Well-Known Member

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    In the market for some new hooves. Anyone got any recommendations?

    No cardio, just lifting heavy chit.

    Cheers brahs
     
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  3. TheSpud

    TheSpud Member AGJ Supporter

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    I was originally just using my runners in the gym which seemed fine but they were effecting my squats so I went and bought some Nano's. My Reebok nano 4's made a big difference to my squat and were just better for general stuff in the gym too. I now just use my runners for running only but Im also about to get some specific lifting shoes for squatting. Friends have used both Adidas and Reebok lifting shoes and say they prefer the Adidas so that is the way I am going. I have heard good things about Inov8's but have never used them and think they have to be bought online.

    There are other brands specifically for lifters but I have read that if you buy the high top style shoes it effects your ankle flexibility. If you like the barefoot lifting so you have more feeling and lest cushion you could always try the monkey feet style shoes.

    Here are a couple of articles and reveiws specifically on lifting shoes.

    http://breakingmuscle.com/olympic-weightlifting/weightlifting-shoes-why-you-need-a-pair-what-to-look-for-and-when-to-wear-them

    http://breakingmuscle.com/olympic-weightlifting/the-5-best-olympic-weightlifting-shoes-for-lifting-and-crossfit
     
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  4. StrungOut

    StrungOut Well-Known Member

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    Been using chucks for ages now, just chuck a couple of plates under my heels for high bar squats due to ankle flexibility or lack of
     
  5. HugoMonster

    HugoMonster Well-Known Member

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    Cheers [MENTION=8742]TheSpud[/MENTION] for the links. Yeh, I moved away from runners a while back. I've got flat feet and use orthotics. I find the orthotics are unable to support the arch of my foot if used in a soft soled shoe while lifting (surprise suprise).

    Got some high top Nikes at the moment which have been good. My ankle mobility maxes out before I get any real interference from the shoe cuff.

    [MENTION=8359]StrungOut[/MENTION] you get any hip niggles with plates under your heels?
     
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    PitBull JunkYard Dog

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    Was using InnoV8 Fastlift 335, starting to wear down on the bottom. So looking for new shoes shortly, any tips or just stick with what I know
     
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    StrungOut Well-Known Member

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    [MENTION=6463]HugoMonster[/MENTION] nah mate, mine have been solid. Just using some standard 2.5kg plates I have at home that are relatively flat plates, no little lips in them etc. Seems to do the job, but then again I don't squat fuck all weight
     
  8. DEEZ NUTS

    DEEZ NUTS stay fluffy.

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    +10 for hightop chucks. If its a day im just doing cardio or arms or something ill just wear airmax or whatevers comfy, but chucks for days doing the big lifts.
     
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    grubeface Reborn AGJ Supporter

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    striker Gymthreads FTW

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    nice shoes grube..think will get a pair
     
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    flow baked beans Connoisseur

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    I love my crossfit lite tr's
     
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    NaturalLoco Well-Known Member

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    I love wearing high tops brother.. ryderwear or otomix for the win
     
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    ABoB Come back mode

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    I have a shoe collection that imelda marcos would be proud of.

    My advice...don't buy "lift" shoes, address your mobility issues rather than ignore them or work around them. Squat and deadlift in something that is fairly flat like chucks or orions...or even indoor soccer shoes (my favs). Nike also do some good training shoes and they look pretty good too...loving the ones I just bought.
     
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    HugoMonster Well-Known Member

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    Cheers for the advices guys

    [MENTION=8014]grubeface[/MENTION] I was looking at the orions, look like a nice shoe + I get to be a lil bit like you

    [MENTION=231]NaturalLoco[/MENTION] good finds cheers brother!

    Between ryderwear raptors or orions i think. Will let y'all know what I end up with and what I think.

    Cheers again
     
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    Paz9 Bi-Winning

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    so much this
    feel more stable around the ankle too.
     
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    flexski Well-Known Member

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    I normally wear Jordans because I'm a baller shot caller like [MENTION=2376]MRSA[/MENTION].

    I was thinking of getting lifting shoes like Adidas Power Perfect II but got to find a retailer to try them on.
     
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    MRSA $'+--_"'van¤©®damme_@$§ Staff Member

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    hehe
    almost took a shoe-selfie earlier from the legpress
    just to capture majestic grey 9s in full flight
     
  18. Remii

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    Lol exact same shoe routine as me. Chucks for leg day, airmax for every other.
     
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    +1. Awesome shoes.
     
  20. HugoMonster

    HugoMonster Well-Known Member

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    sorry for the slow update fellas, been a busy week.

    Ordered some ryderwears and some otomix in the end. Otomix were hard to get hold of in Oz, so ended up ordering through a UK company: http://www.bodybuildingkit.com

    You don't pay the vat (gst) so offsets the P&P.

    Ryderwear's arrived before I got my card back in my wallet so was awesome service!

    First impressions of the Ryderwears was awesome. Would say they com in a fraction small, but the padding round the ankle is fairly soft so think they will bed-in perfect. really comfy - like slippers and the super thin sole feel really stable on squats and heavy presses. Style would be 8/10, quality 8/10, and comfort 9/10.

    Otomix arrived after about a week and look amazing! Ordered the same size as ryderwear but come in a fraction longer (I'd say on-size). Similar thin hard sole as the ryderwear, maybe a fraction thinner, but insanely comfortable! Felt great to train in - like functional slippers. I'd say these are as close to a 10/10 you could get across the board. Super happy with them, tho they cost that little bit more (~$190 AUD).

    Super happy with both though the otomix are sooo dam comfy and look amazing to boot! Keep them on all evening! Lol.

    Cheers for the advices folks, and thanks [MENTION=231]NaturalLoco[/MENTION] for a solid recommendation!
     
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  21. TheSpud

    TheSpud Member AGJ Supporter

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    I'm about to order some Reebok lift 2 shoes from their Web page. The advantage for me is I wear Reebok Nano's so I already know what size Reebok's fit me. Reebok also have 25% off over Easter
     

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