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    what type of shoes should i use for the semi truck pull?

    i have some normal tennis shoes, and i also have my chucks. which ones would be best?

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    I thought some strongman competitors use rock climbing shoes and that might be an idea.

    I can't imagine that Chucks would be great for pulling a semi, but depending the tennis shoe it might not be much better.
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    Rock climbing shoes for the win. So much grip. I have found that tennis shoes/squash shoes etc just get the bottoms tarnished by heavy pulling and extensive friction.
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    Rock climbing shoes are definitely the way to go.

    With what you have available I would say that whichever one fits your foot the best and has the most tread would be the best option.
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