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    I would always wear running shoes when squatting or deadlifting. I can't believe the difference shoes make for your workout. I wear wrestling shoes now for squats and deadlifts.

    Why does everybody say Chuck Taylors for leg day? Arent they sort of spongy on the soles? Wrestling shoes have very flat soles....pretty close to barefoot in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerson12 View Post
    what are vibrams?
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    I tried those FiveFinger shoes...hated em. Just wasnt comfortable enough for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzepp View Post
    I would always wear running shoes when squatting or deadlifting. I can't believe the difference shoes make for your workout. I wear wrestling shoes now for squats and deadlifts.

    Why does everybody say Chuck Taylors for leg day? Arent they sort of spongy on the soles? Wrestling shoes have very flat soles....pretty close to barefoot in my opinion.
    they have higher ankle support and a flat bottom.

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    There are a lot of great shoes out there. I would ask you to try on the new Under Armour Proto Speed IV. I used to wear nothing but Nike products, but I have been sold on UA for the past year or so. I am on my second pair. I kept reading and hearing so many people bragging on them, I just had to give them a try. Glad I did. Here are the ones I am referring to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icemanrrc View Post
    There are a lot of great shoes out there. I would ask you to try on the new Under Armour Proto Speed IV. I used to wear nothing but Nike products, but I have been sold on UA for the past year or so. I am on my second pair. I kept reading and hearing so many people bragging on them, I just had to give them a try. Glad I did. Here are the ones I am referring to.
    http://www.finishline.com/store/prod...tId=prod654041
    Same here man. My sister works at a UA retail store and bought me the newest ones that came out(no clue what they are called). They are no doubt the most comfortable shoes to walk, run, and lift in.
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    Anyone have any experience using Nike Free's or Nike Trainers on leg days

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    I either wear my vans or just socks...unless I'm running. Then I wear my running shoes.
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    Pretty old thread but wanted to comment on the Vibrams that Kane mentioned. I just recently purchased them after looking up many reviews and feedback on them. By now these are the newer versions than what kane was talking about. There are several styles but the ones I got are called Sprints. So if youre looking for some new shoes, you mind want to consider these. First off, the idea behind these might sound odd at first but is a very phenomenal idea. Using the shoes have helped my performance in my 40yrd and 30yrd shuttle(My regimen workout similar to rugby and football players). Now at first, the shoes do feel uncomfortable; especially when you run. You can really feel muscles working in your feet that you usually dont feel. After a week or 2, they feel fine. And these work great with lifting also. I even use them with squats and deads. So look into them if you need a new pair. I love em
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    Vibrams are huge in CrossFit. That and the Nike Frees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerson12 View Post
    Pretty old thread but wanted to comment on the Vibrams that Kane mentioned. I just recently purchased them after looking up many reviews and feedback on them. By now these are the newer versions than what kane was talking about. There are several styles but the ones I got are called Sprints. So if youre looking for some new shoes, you mind want to consider these. First off, the idea behind these might sound odd at first but is a very phenomenal idea. Using the shoes have helped my performance in my 40yrd and 30yrd shuttle(My regimen workout similar to rugby and football players). Now at first, the shoes do feel uncomfortable; especially when you run. You can really feel muscles working in your feet that you usually dont feel. After a week or 2, they feel fine. And these work great with lifting also. I even use them with squats and deads. So look into them if you need a new pair. I love em
    It took me a rather long time to adapt to them in terms of running. Calves kept seizing up. LOL! By 'a long time' I meant 3-4 months.
    I pretty much wear my KSO for every workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timberwolf View Post
    It took me a rather long time to adapt to them in terms of running. Calves kept seizing up. LOL! By 'a long time' I meant 3-4 months.
    I pretty much wear my KSO for every workout.
    Ya they took some getting used to myself. I definitely started using them for every workout. My 40yrd has improved from using them as well which is amazing(4.7 to 4.64). The KSO's seem like a nice buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerson12 View Post
    Ya they took some getting used to myself. I definitely started using them for every workout. My 40yrd has improved from using them as well which is amazing(4.7 to 4.64). The KSO's seem like a nice buy.
    Um...how often are you throwing them in the washing machine? I toss them in every other week...any less and they tend to get rank pretty fast. LOL! But anymore (like weekly) and I'm afraid of them getting worn out too fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timberwolf View Post
    Um...how often are you throwing them in the washing machine? I toss them in every other week...any less and they tend to get rank pretty fast. LOL! But anymore (like weekly) and I'm afraid of them getting worn out too fast.
    Lol. To be honest I havent washed them yet. I just asked my wife if she thought they smelt but she said they didnt. I air them out right when Im done with my workout. From what I was told, they can take a beating. This women wrote a review on a pair saying she had them for 5 yrs while hiking across Europe. Kinda suprising. Have you seen any improvements while wearing em?
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