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Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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Thread: Oly Shoes fit?

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    Wannabebig Member
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    Oly Shoes fit?

    Finally I can post again forgot my old username and email lol. Anyways having never trained in oly shoes I am looking for advise on proper fit.

    What do I look for? What makes a good shoe? What makes a lemon?

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    Meow CleverName's Avatar
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    Get the same size oly shoe as you do for a dress shoe.

    Here's a decent article on lifting shoes...

    I couldn't really recommend what to start with, as I've only had one pair of lifting shoes. is where I got mine.

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    Pro Strongman | Moderator Tom Mutaffis's Avatar
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    If you search around on here there should be a few threads on OLY shoes. Generally they fit the same as dress shoes do. Adidas are narrow and do-win are fairly wide.

    Here is a breakdown of the different options:

    VS Athletics - These are kind of like "generic" OLY shoes. They have a relatively large heel and are economical. You can find them for between $45-60/pair if you search around and wait for a deal.

    DO-Win - These are the new version of the VS shoes, and are a middle of the road shoe. Good solid construction and they look pretty cool. Will run you about $85 from

    DO-Win Rogue - This is the top of the line do-win and is more comperable to the Adidas shoe in terms of heel size. They have a suede construction as opposed to leather. I own a pair of these and have been very pleased with them. These are $109.

    Adidas - These are the top of the line OLY shoes but are also the most expensive, ranging from $100-150+.

    There are a few other brands out there but these are the most popular.
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    I have the addidas adi-stars....sweet shoes, but damn expensive.

    The fit was the same as what i normally wore.
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