TO ALL: Thanks everyone! I wanna keep this short as I have some questions to answer.
Chevelle: I am deadlifting in Merrell Road Gloves . They are a minimalist shoe, similar to Vibrams, minus the lame 5 toe ordeal. I also squat in them, too. I used to wear Chuck Taylors, but they always ripped on the sides and I wouldn't feel as stable. The Merrells have a stiff sole along with some great grip.
Beast: Kroc rows are basically the DB row's bigger, badass brother. Up the weight and do in the neighborhood of 18-20+ reps. Add straps if you need. Named after Matt Kroczaleski. Youtube it.