Powerlifting Shoes

Discussion in 'General Training' started by mickc1965, May 27, 2014.

  1. mickc1965

    mickc1965 Well-Known Member

    Looking at purchasing a pair of Adidas Power Perfect II shoes, anyone own a pair of these? What do you think of them.
     
  2. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    These are designed for weightlifting so they'll be great for the O-lifts and for HBBS. I deadlift in similar Adidas OWL shoes but the heel means that you are effectively lifting with a deficit. I can definitely deadlift a heavier weight in socks. However, for training deads and for everything else, OWL shoes provide a very solid, stable base to lift in.
    Build quality of my shoes is excellent. They have lasted very well and are still going strong.
     
  3. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    A lot of the oly-lifters at my gym love them. They're on my short list for when I get pair, but certainly not cost-friendly.
     
  4. Browner

    Browner Active Member

    Hi mate, did you ever purchase these. I'm currently toying with the idea of getting some lifting shoes, but Im wondering if its worth it as they are pretty expensive.
     
  5. mickc1965

    mickc1965 Well-Known Member

    Did buy them probably one of my best purchases, if you have the spare cash to buy then they are worth it IMO
     
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  6. Browner

    Browner Active Member

    Thanks Mick! I may have to purchase some on pay day then!
     
  7. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    I would definitely check out some of the reviews of Oly shoes by Jonny Candito, on YouTube.

    Unless you're going to compete, you definitely don't need a $200 pair and remember what's more is that you really only use them for squats (definitely not deadlift. Food for thought when you see a price sticker :) .
     
  8. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    The best shoes for deadlifting, in my opinion, are no shoes.
     
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  9. Browner

    Browner Active Member

    I agree with you on that! I will look at some lifting shoes for squatting though, especially as I like to front squat, and feel the wedges in the lifting shoes would help with form and posture.
     
  10. leonardopm

    leonardopm Member

    Well, considering that people would look at you like the Shrek monster if you go into a gym bare foot (at least in my gym that's the way it is) you could consider an intermediary solution like Vibram FiveFingers.

    I also found that is very comfortable to do deads without shoes but I'm still stupid enough to care what other people think about myself...
     
  11. mickc1965

    mickc1965 Well-Known Member

    One advantage of training at home
     
  12. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    There are deadlift slippers and socks on the market. The slippers have grippy soles. Think they're the kind of thing that Andy Bolton sometimes wears.
     
  13. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    I just slip my shoes off and deadlift in socks at the gym, nobody says anything. But deadlift slippers would be a better option for gyms that have rules about that sort of thing.
     
  14. TangoDown

    TangoDown Member

    I deadlift in these because gym staff doesn't like people being barefoot in the weight room and because I don't like sumo deadlifting without something on my feet for traction. If you guys don't like Vibrams (because they're ugly), Vivobarefoot is definitely a worthy alternative. They make a bunch of minimalist shoes for sport, casual, and formal wear.
     
  15. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Didn't it come out that vibrams actually increase risk of injury? Also contribute to world hunger and give you aids, or something like that?
     
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  16. TangoDown

    TangoDown Member

    If I remember correctly, a class-action lawsuit was won against the company because they made a bunch of claims that the shoe would strength the foot and leg, etc, but doesn't provide any evidence to back it up.

    Funny because I bet you half these people frequent the supplement section of their local drug stores.

    I actually have a pair that I bought in high school for running but they never fit right and always left me with blisters on my toes. There are much better minimalist shoes on the market that you can actually wear without looking like a clown. Vivobarefoot, Merrell, Nike Free (3.0 or 4.0), etc.
     
  17. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    I currently wear Nike Free 3.0. They are pretty good shoes but I would like to get some Olympic lighting shoes for squatting. I just never seem to have the extra cash to buy some.
     
  18. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Soooo good.

    Interesting. Any scope of good/bad brands? @Lol ?

    That pretty much sums it up ... basically, if you've been wearing shoes your whole life without pain, keep doing it. If you haven't, keep doing it. $0.02.
     
  19. Browner

    Browner Active Member

    Sorry to post on an old thread, but has anyone tried the Reebok Crossfit TR lite shoe?

    http://www.reebok.co.uk/reebok-cros..._Canvas-_-4057282222107&cm_mmca1=UK&gclsrc=ds

    I now compete in powerlifting and have the Adi Power Perfect OIy Shoes for squats, and deadlift in deadlift slippers. I have recently switched to a sumo pull, so need a bit more ankle support and considering getting these? I might also use them for squatting too.

    Thanks
     
  20. mickc1965

    mickc1965 Well-Known Member

    Not used them but I personally wouldn't use any boot like footwear for squatting


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