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Weightlifting shoes

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Modeler, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I started barbell training a few months ago, and it's now time to get some proper weightlifting shoes. I can find a wide variety of shoes online, but I'd prefer to try-and-buy in person. Anyone know where I can find a store with weightlifting shoes in the Portland area?
     
  2. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I would look for some just flat soled shoes like nike frees.
    If your really power lifting knee wraps for support and a good belt is more important.
    Just don't go bare foot or use those silly toe shoes.

    Everyone got on the no shoe bandwagon after the story of the south american tribe that ran 100s of miles with no shoes, but here's the difference. They did this since birth. Their feet are acclimated to running and being without support.
    Ours are not. Our feet are used to cushion are used to some form of support. Taking that away and then abusing your feet can lead to damage. You will pay for it later.
     
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  3. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    Keep up the weight lifting, then at the end of next month you can come help me move my new safe.:D

    You could try Gallagher Fitness Resources in down town Salem, I know they have hard to find shoes but I am not sure about the weight lifting shoes.
     
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  4. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I like Chuck Taylor Converse.
     
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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    o_O
    What I have seen most people wear as "weight lifting shoes"o_O are whatever they decide is comfy for them.
    So unless this is some new fashion trend made by some shoe company,I think it would behoove you to wear the shoes that give you the best support. I have seen guys wear everything from flip flops (Hawaiians and samoans) to work boots and everything in between
    I'd wait to drink the cool aid until I saw what others wore and see if they are supportive enough for your feet. Obviously you will put more strain on your feet with lifting weight
     
  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    ;)Unfortunatly you're going to pay a good chunk more for lifting shoes if you buy them at a retail store.

    I know you'd like to try them on, however aside from wasting just a little bit of time you can always check in with the online retailer about size exchanges.

    Thats what I had to do with my throwing shoes. Try Frys in Forest Grove. They had a pair of flat sole lifting shoes when I was in the market for new throwing shoes.
     
  7. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Just weight lifting, not power lifting (yet). Baby steps :)

    Huh, I thought I had asked where I could find what I was looking for. You seem to have thought I was asking for your opinion on whether or not I needed it at all; you were wrong.

    Yeah, it's going to be expensive... Buy once cry once, right? Or at least until they wear out. I have some flat soled running shoes right now, but the sole is a bit too soft. I also have an oddly sized foot (12A) so proper fit is fairly important to me. I'll try calling Frye's in FG and see what the have, thanks!

    Out of curiosity, what are 'throwing shoes'?
     
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  8. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    You could try one of several pair of my "weight lifting" shoes. I have a pair of slip-ons, a couple of pair of Sunday shoes, and I think I have a pair of wing tips somewhere . . .

    Sheldon
     
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  9. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    For track and field.
    I throw the discus. I used to throw the hammer, weight & shot.
    Although this summer Im thinking I may just stick with the disc and weight throw. Its a ton of fun and gives me something to train for.
    This year my back injury messed everything up.
     
  10. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Tbh as long as you're not slipping, do you really need shoes? I thought the point of weightlifting shoes is so you won't slip.


    Hey, cut me some slack. I was barefoot before I even knew what Africa was. :D But seriously, I'm used to being barefoot. If I don't have to wear shoes, I don't wear them.
     
  11. bgdawgrr

    bgdawgrr Washington Member

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    Classic Chuck Taylor's and Vibram Five Fingers top the list.
     
  12. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    Do you clean, jerk, and snatch regularly? If not, you don't need them, I would recommend wrestling shoes, for general weight lifting.
    When you decide to do BIG HEAVY clean, jerk and snatch, consider the weightlifting shoes.
     
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  13. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah,it's the weberneter,this is what you get
    Drink the coolaid brother,and take some more PEDs
    Lifting shoes...california here we come
    :s0140::s0140::s0140::s0140::s0140:
    "Another one bites the dust..."
     
  14. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    You need to be careful with your language!!!!

    Sheldon
     
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  15. cooperdh

    cooperdh People's Republic of PDX Active Member

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    I have been to the Adidas employee store a number of times lately and they always seem to have weightlifting shoes there. You can get them for half the retail price. You just need to find a pass from somewhere.
     
  16. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Thanks! I know my wife has had passes in the past, I'll see if she can get another one. I appreciate the help!
     
  17. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I have lifted weights for years and just wore tennis shoes.:D

    But It sounds like your serious. So maybe you need special gear?
    Anyways. Good job on keeping fit. And post a few pictures when you get all Swole! ;)
     
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  18. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    If your gonna work the rack, and clean stage, you need shoes with lots of strength, and tighter fit. You'll only find them online. I think Pony used to make them. For anything else, you don't need power lifting shoes. There not real comfortable. I would not use wrestling shoes at all. You need arch support, or you'll tear you plantar f.
    I haven't cleaned for over twenty years. I miss that. But when you get older, you need to be very careful. Always, always wear a belt. Always!
    My best was 280 lbs. when I weighed 180.
    Our neighbor who was my brothers age, snatched 318 in the world championships.
    I always was nervous with squats. Bad on the back.
     
  19. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Up until a couple of years ago, I used to life weights....a lot.
    I always wore regular tennis shoes that gave good support and were comfortable.
     
  20. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    "Weightlifting shoes" are a product that was created solely to address a non-existent problem. They are 100% pure B.S., and nobody needs them at all. Get a pair of running shoes or cross trainers and you're good.