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Andre518
10-30-2008, 02:23 PM
I was wondering does anyone here squat or Deadlift in work boots. Ive seen people do it and they say it keeps the feet flat. I have a pair of Timberlands but was thinking of using my chuck talyors instead. What would be better to use? Right now I'm using a pair of reebok classics.

Travis Bell
10-30-2008, 02:25 PM
they don't keep the feet flat, work boots will actually put you farther up on your toes. If you squat with a closer stance, they might help, otherwise stick with the chucks

BigTallOx
10-30-2008, 02:27 PM
Work boots will also add distance to your pull. If you have long legs like me, you want to minimize this as much as possible.

Jorge Sanchez
10-30-2008, 02:44 PM
Every pair of workboot I've owned also has some give in the heel, which is something you want to avoid when squatting.

mosley1990
10-30-2008, 03:33 PM
too much of a heel IMO. i lift in some new balance 574. need to get some chucks though. the 574s have a slight heel too.

Daone
10-30-2008, 03:45 PM
Too much heel. Squat in sneakers much better.

KarstenDD
10-30-2008, 04:51 PM
they don't keep the feet flat, work boots will actually put you farther up on your toes. If you squat with a closer stance, they might help, otherwise stick with the chucks

QFT, also you want your heels down for pulling.