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    low tops or high tops for lifting shoes?

    so in light of what pfunk posted recently: http://www.ironmagazineforums.com/sh...ad.php?t=69112

    would low top chucks be better for lifting?

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    I have high tops, atleast I think I do. They don't provide any ankle support IMO, it's just a flimsly peice of cloth coming up.
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    so not much difference?

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    This may sound stupid, but I prefer to lift barefooted and I do. I really don't think if i drop 400 lbs on my foot that it's going to make a big difference what type of shoes I have on, unless they are stell toed and the weight falls on that part. But I'm not that lucky and it would miss the steel.

    Now i do wear shoes when leg presses or hacks happen to come my way. Other then that, I'm happier barefooted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tough Old Man View Post
    This may sound stupid, but I prefer to lift barefooted and I do. I really don't think if i drop 400 lbs on my foot that it's going to make a big difference what type of shoes I have on, unless they are stell toed and the weight falls on that part. But I'm not that lucky and it would miss the steel.

    Now i do wear shoes when leg presses or hacks happen to come my way. Other then that, I'm happier barefooted.
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    The only time I could see shoes being an issue is squat and olympic lifts for ankle support... Deadlifting I don't even see how ankle support would be much of an issue.

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    I'm with Tough- barefoot. Because I workout at home I have the luxury.

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    I prefer barefoot myself, though I can't really do that at my gym. Actually, I did lift in socks because I brought a pair, but I forgot to bring my shoes and I only had sandals, heh.

    Anyway, that's your call, but I prefer low tops. Siff is definitely a person I would trust advice from though.
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    I prefer pink flipflops but thats just me i suppose....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MACCA View Post
    I prefer pink flipflops but thats just me i suppose....
    heh, that would go in line with the article.

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