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Old 06-21-2010, 01:20 AM   #1
Richard Aldrich
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Weightlifting shoes, Made for the purpose cheap

I seen an add of facebook for rogue weight lifting shoes. I want something i can feel comfortable wearing out in the street but made for weight lifting. So i can wear them to the gym from home ya know. 100+ dollars is too high a price to part ways with the cash.

Suggestions, prices and links welcome.

I expect to hear chuck taylors. What else ya got
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:06 AM   #2
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Re: Weightlifting shoes, Made for the purpose cheap

If you feel comfortable walking in them, they're not made for weightlifting. Lifting shoes are good for lifting and that's about it, plus you'd wear out the soles in a hurry putting miles on them. If your question was "what are some cheaper substitutes for lifting shoes" then Chuck Taylor or Van Old Skools would be acceptable answers. Do a search or look at related threads at the bottom of this page, it's been discussed in dozens of threads.

$100 isn't that much for good lifting shoes. They will last forever and you get get them re-soled fairly cheap if they do ever wear out.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:58 AM   #3
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Re: Weightlifting shoes, Made for the purpose cheap

I have never used them but per your request... the Wei-Rui shoe.
http://www.maxbarbell.com/products/w...product-search (WFS)

Also I typed in Cheap weightlifting shoes in Google and quite a few came up.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:06 AM   #4
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Re: Weightlifting shoes, Made for the purpose cheap

A shoe designed for weightlifting will be way too stiff for extended walking.

If I don't use weightlifting shoes, I like chucks or indoor soccer shoes, or even hiking boots.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:27 AM   #5
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Re: Weightlifting shoes, Made for the purpose cheap

" i can feel comfortable wearing out in the street"

In 3 years, my weightlifting shoes have been outside once, and that was to go 20 yards to my car for my belt and 20 yards back in. Weightlifting shoes DO NOT leave the gym.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:09 PM   #6
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Re: Weightlifting shoes, Made for the purpose cheap

I'm looking for a lifting shoe that won't look out of place in the boardroom or on the dance floor. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:17 PM   #7
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Re: Weightlifting shoes, Made for the purpose cheap

Chuck Taylors aren't for weightlifting. For powerlifting I hear they work well.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:29 PM   #8
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Re: Weightlifting shoes, Made for the purpose cheap

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I'm looking for a lifting shoe that won't look out of place in the boardroom or on the dance floor. Any suggestions?
Jeff, I know you're kidding but I actually have an answer for you. Cowboy boots. Yes, I've worn them dancing and I've done O-lifting in them and I've worn them with a business suit. Cowboy boots actually work much better for weightlifting than running shoes. I think my pr in cowboy boots is a 70kg squat snatch. For working out I'd suggest pairing them with loose fitting jeans instead of shorts or a singlet however.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:20 PM   #9
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Re: Weightlifting shoes, Made for the purpose cheap

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Jeff, I know you're kidding but I actually have an answer for you. Cowboy boots. Yes, I've worn them dancing and I've done O-lifting in them and I've worn them with a business suit. Cowboy boots actually work much better for weightlifting than running shoes. I think my pr in cowboy boots is a 70kg squat snatch. For working out I'd suggest pairing them with loose fitting jeans instead of shorts or a singlet however.
Black is the strongest color.
Real cowboy boots or designer ones? Because cowboy boots weren't meant to be walked in either. They were meant to be ridden with.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:29 PM   #10
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Re: Weightlifting shoes, Made for the purpose cheap

my dad is a born and bred massho!e, but as long as i've been alive, he wears nothing but cowboy boots, even with his suits to the office. It's awesome.

I second this suggestion (along with your standard dress shoe...basically anything with a stacked heel will do)

also, lincoln...when did you relocate? weren't you in AZ?
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