I did a quick search and couldn't find anything. So what kind of shoes should you wear when doing deadlifts? I didn't think it would matter but in a thread a while ago I read that some of you wear different shoes, other than basketball or running shoes say.
I take my shoes off for heavy deadlifts - stable footing, shorter range of motion, wonderful aroma.
Ok maybe I was kidding on the third part... but you either want to be barfoot (socks) or with something that has a flat sole like skateboarding shoes, chuck taylors, etc.
I use chucks.
Although I have worn slippers and sandals at times.
Last edited by Reko; 11-12-2008 at 01:04 PM.
I pull in wrestling shoes.
I wear squat shoes. They helped me out quite a bit.
Give chalk a chance.
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I use my boxing shoes or my trusty pumas
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Chucks for me as well.
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Currently, I wear a pair of old style Van's (pretty much like chucks minus the ankle support) because they're completely flat soled and thin. However, I think the sole is finally starting to get a tiny bit of compression wear and I don't much care for the lack of ankle support. I ordered a pair of Do-wins that I might try DLing with, we'll see what the heel is like.
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Thanks for the replies.
I'm going to assume you would also advise wearing those kind of shoes from the start correct? Even though I"m not pulling a lot of weight yet.
I used to wear the deadlift slippers 20 years ago and just recently switched to wrestling shoes...better traction.
I do squats and deads barefoot.
I personally like weightlifting shoes for deadlifting. They get my hips over the barbell more and extend my pull ~1.5 inches.
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I bought some low-cut converse all stars today, and I could really tell the difference between having a flat sole and lifting in tennis shoes.