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    Sumo Deadlifting footwear

    Do you fellow sumo pullers feel that shoes are of benefit to a sumo deadlifter ? I usually go with socks because I don't want the extra range of motion, but maybe I am missing out by not using shoes . Thoughts please ?

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    For me i love my converse for squatting and pulling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dank27 View Post
    For me i love my converse for squatting and pulling
    I agree. That's the only shoes I own. One pair for the gym, one pair for every day and one pair for dress (yes, black Chucks for dress shoes! Lol).
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    i always pull in socks and wear slippers on comp day , i just feel alot more solid that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by navid123 View Post
    Do you fellow sumo pullers feel that shoes are of benefit to a sumo deadlifter ? I usually go with socks because I don't want the extra range of motion, but maybe I am missing out by not using shoes . Thoughts please ?
    I've been pulling sumo for about 3 years now and have worn socks, slippers, Minimus shoes, slightly-elevated shoes, and Chucks. I liked training with socks, but have been to some meets that have had different surfaces for pulling, which made it feel a lot different from what I was used to in training. With the Chucks, the surface change wasn't that big of a deal. Now, I always pull in Chucks, and think all-around, they are an awesome shoe!
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    I'd wear Slippers if I didn't have my metal squat shoes. They are like slippers. Shame they aren't available any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottYard View Post
    I'd wear Slippers if I didn't have my metal squat shoes. They are like slippers. Shame they aren't available any more.
    How much do the metal shoes add to your ROM, I have been thinking about getting some. I use slippers because I dont want that extra ROM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navid123 View Post
    How much do the metal shoes add to your ROM, I have been thinking about getting some. I use slippers because I dont want that extra ROM.
    The heels are like an 1/8 of an inch thick. I don't think they make them though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottYard View Post
    The heels are like an 1/8 of an inch thick. I don't think they make them though.
    I found a website that sells metal gear in Canada, and they carry the shoes. So do you believe they are worth the investment ?

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