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Erik
06-07-2006, 01:07 PM
So, I realize that squatting in as much of a 'flat' shoe as possible is preferable to a lot of the 'cross trainer' type shoes out there.

So, what are my options? No, I'm not buying Chucks and at this point am probably not going to be shelling out the $$ for oly shoes.

I also don't feel like squatting with no shoes/barefoot.

Suggestions? Matt? Tony?

Tina
06-07-2006, 01:09 PM
flip flops?

Didn't I hear one of the guys say that they squat in flip flops? :)

Strive2Define
06-07-2006, 01:11 PM
Hm, my gym will not even allow you in the weight room with flips flops or sandal type shoes on..no slides either.

What about otomix?

Tony
06-07-2006, 01:14 PM
For full squatting, most prefer a shoe with a bit of a heel. Cross trainers are fine as long as they're not too squishy. Before I bought my oly shoes, I used an old pair of safety shoes which worked pretty well.

I can't stay as upright when I full squat in a flat shoe.

Erik
06-07-2006, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by Tony@Jun 7 2006, 09:14 AM
For full squatting, most prefer a shoe with a bit of a heel. Cross trainers are fine as long as they're not too squishy. Before I bought my oly shoes, I used an old pair of safety shoes which worked pretty well.

I can't stay as upright when I full squat in a flat shoe.
So the flat shoe I guess would be more appropriate for a low bar, PL style squat ... which I don't do anyway?

Tony
06-07-2006, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by Thunder+Jun 7 2006, 08:16 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Thunder @ Jun 7 2006, 08:16 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Tony@Jun 7 2006, 09:14 AM
For full squatting, most prefer a shoe with a bit of a heel. Cross trainers are fine as long as they&#39;re not too squishy. Before I bought my oly shoes, I used an old pair of safety shoes which worked pretty well.

I can&#39;t stay as upright when I full squat in a flat shoe.
So the flat shoe I guess would be more appropriate for a low bar, PL style squat ... which I don&#39;t do anyway? [/b][/quote]
Yes. Deadlifting as well.

Strive2Define
06-07-2006, 01:18 PM
Originally posted by Thunder+Jun 7 2006, 09:16 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Thunder @ Jun 7 2006, 09:16 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Tony@Jun 7 2006, 09:14 AM
For full squatting, most prefer a shoe with a bit of a heel. Cross trainers are fine as long as they&#39;re not too squishy. Before I bought my oly shoes, I used an old pair of safety shoes which worked pretty well.

I can&#39;t stay as upright when I full squat in a flat shoe.
So the flat shoe I guess would be more appropriate for a low bar, PL style squat ... which I don&#39;t do anyway? [/b][/quote]
What is different about a pl squat..wider stance?? What do you mean by low bar?

Tony
06-07-2006, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by Strive2Define+Jun 7 2006, 08:18 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Strive2Define @ Jun 7 2006, 08:18 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Thunder@Jun 7 2006, 09:16 AM
<!--QuoteBegin-Tony@Jun 7 2006, 09:14 AM
For full squatting, most prefer a shoe with a bit of a heel. Cross trainers are fine as long as they&#39;re not too squishy. Before I bought my oly shoes, I used an old pair of safety shoes which worked pretty well.

I can&#39;t stay as upright when I full squat in a flat shoe.
So the flat shoe I guess would be more appropriate for a low bar, PL style squat ... which I don&#39;t do anyway?
What is different about a pl squat..wider stance?? What do you mean by low bar? [/b][/quote]
Low bar refers to the bar placement on the back. A low bar placment is usually around the rear delts.

PL squats typically involve more glute and hip involvement. Therefore one would "sit back" more in a PL squat as opposed to a full squat.

Angelkae
06-07-2006, 01:27 PM
Ummm... I might sound like an idiot, but skater shoes are flat. You can get them from Vans, Adidas, Kswiss, Converse....

Tony
06-07-2006, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by Angelkae@Jun 7 2006, 08:27 AM
Ummm... I might sound like an idiot, but skater shoes are flat. You can get them from Vans, Adidas, Kswiss, Converse....
I know quite a few people who are fans of the flat addidas skater shoes for power squatting and deadlifting.

PerfectAnjail
06-07-2006, 01:36 PM
I have "heard" of people using combat boots to squat in for support. I have never tried it and never will, but that&#39;s what I&#39;ve "heard." But, they have a (very slight) heel on them. The skater shoes sounded like a good deal though, and they&#39;re cheap&#33;

Lynny
06-07-2006, 03:41 PM
I see a lot of Converse...apparently they work well.

Angelkae
06-07-2006, 03:44 PM
Originally posted by Tony@Jun 7 2006, 08:29 AM
I know quite a few people who are fans of the flat addidas skater shoes for power squatting and deadlifting.
Cool, so I&#39;m not a total idiot... lol

Tony
06-07-2006, 03:54 PM
When I used to train at a commercial gym, I&#39;d get all sorts of looks when I&#39;d wear either my olympic lifting shoes which look like bowling shoes or my red converse chuck taylors.

Erik
06-07-2006, 04:01 PM
Never will I be caught dead in Chucks.

Tony
06-07-2006, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@Jun 7 2006, 11:01 AM
Never will I be caught dead in Chucks.
You should bulk back up to the 250&#39;s, shave your head, and wear chucks to the gym.

smuggie
06-07-2006, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@Jun 7 2006, 12:01 PM
Never will I be caught dead in Chucks.
You&#39;re such a fashionista.

Naggy
06-07-2006, 05:27 PM
Puma has some nice flat shoes... Super comfy.

Lynny
06-07-2006, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by Tony@Jun 7 2006, 09:54 AM
When I used to train at a commercial gym, I&#39;d get all sorts of looks when I&#39;d wear either my olympic lifting shoes which look like bowling shoes or my red converse chuck taylors.
I get looks a lot from my olyp. shoes...it&#39;s like they&#39;ve never seen a girl with the shoes before. Someone once asked me---are those golfing shoes? :sad:

Erik
06-07-2006, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by Lynny@Jun 7 2006, 02:27 PM
I get looks a lot from my olyp. shoes...it&#39;s like they&#39;ve never seen a girl with the shoes before. Someone once asked me---are those golfing shoes? :sad:
:lol:

Tony
06-07-2006, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by Lynny@Jun 7 2006, 01:27 PM
I get looks a lot from my olyp. shoes...it&#39;s like they&#39;ve never seen a girl with the shoes before. Someone once asked me---are those golfing shoes? :sad:
:lol: ^2

jaleena
06-07-2006, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by Tina@Jun 7 2006, 01:09 PM
flip flops?

Didn&#39;t I hear one of the guys say that they squat in flip flops? :)
Yup :D
But I&#39;m only insistent upon them for pulling...I&#39;ll squat in non-squishy trainers if that&#39;s more convenient.

jaleena
06-07-2006, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by Strive2Define@Jun 7 2006, 01:11 PM
Hm, my gym will not even allow you in the weight room with flips flops or sandal type shoes on..no slides either.

What about otomix?
:lol: My gym is great...lots of people lifting in socks. One of the trainers only wears socks, to my knowledge...I&#39;ve never seen him with shoes :shrug: And people walking around between Oly lifts, they take their shoes off...I&#39;d get annoyed with that pretty fast, but then I&#39;m not an Oly girl :p
And I was instructed by one of the higher-ups to quit pulling in shoes, which is how my flip-flop thing got started :)

NCfitnessgirl
06-07-2006, 09:11 PM
You could be ghetto and wear some unlaced, steel-toe work boots....but then you&#39;d also have to have the gold grill to match. :lol:

JJ29
06-07-2006, 10:39 PM
Indoor soccer shoes are pretty flat...you know those adidas ones? Would those work for you?

straitshooter
06-07-2006, 11:50 PM
my boyfriend squats in those skater shoes that you guys are talking about....he says they work great&#33;

Kristy
06-08-2006, 12:16 AM
Adidas Sambas.

Or get some of the cheaper Oly shoes.

GqArtguy
06-08-2006, 01:49 AM
Erik, just get a secure shoe. Unless you want to do PL squats, you dont need flats.

Strive2Define
06-08-2006, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by Thunder@Jun 7 2006, 12:01 PM
Never will I be caught dead in Chucks.
Well I adore my chucks and I think they are cute too :)

mark
06-08-2006, 05:33 AM
I&#39;ve heard some people saying that they like the Nike Free for squatting.

sweetpea_123
06-08-2006, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by Lynny@Jun 7 2006, 10:41 AM
I see a lot of Converse...apparently they work well.
I was using running shoes, but I was pitching too far forward. . . I bought a nice pair of white and pink Converse and no longer do I feel like I have to fight against the urge to lean forward. You may want to consider a different coler scheme though. . .if you aren&#39;t fond of pink&#33;