Just thought to myself fuck it and ordered one of these. Adidas has an unbroken record of superb sport shoes in my life. What can i expect in terms of technique at compounds? Are they worth it?
Also, shoe thread
They aren't a garuanteed improvement, especially if you don't have much trouble staying upright. After two years of owning them I still prefer low bar squatting in chucks (sorry rip), but they definitely helped with front squatting and high bar squats. Tried deadlifting in them for a few months but wasn't feeling it.
These are decent shoes. I bought a pair a few months ago and haven't looked back. They have helped a lot with squats and ohp, still go barefoot for diddlys.
dont know what this guy>>35640842
is talking about, i have found them immensely helpful with stability.
i dont like deadlifting in em either. I have a pair of romaloes or however the hell you spell it. they're great though, pricey, but I got em as an early Christmas present so I didn't care
Those shoes will be just okay for beginner for 6-12 months. The sole is padded not rigid and as a result it will compress resulting in a loss of stability. They are not a good weightlifting shoe next time get Adidas actual weightlifting shoe the Adipowers or pick up some Nike Romaleos. I personally have a pair of Adipowers, and I absolutely love them.
they are entry level shoes, still much better than no lifting shoes.
If you are considering buying a pair of oly lifting shoes, look out for good deals, with the olympics coming up, adidas and nike will probably be releasing a new model, and selling their older ones at a reduced price.
do shoes really matter? I just wear these to the gym
I squat in pic related
bretty good, the future laces get nice and tight
make sure you buy true to size though
I like them. Never felt any instability and because their heel is only half-height, they don't bother me when doing deadlifts, which was the main argument for me to buy 'real' weightlifting shoes.
I think they fuck up my knees.
After I started using lifting shoes and switched to high bar, my knees have started to hurt a lot. I can still walk alright but if I crouch down and sit there for a few seconds I'm having trouble/pain in getting up. I've almost given up on back squats and I do only front squats because it's not as bad for some reason.
I have pic related.
Dunno why but i feel a bit... idk, embarrased maybe.. using them. Because I can only squat 150kg for 5 whereas most guys i see with this shoe squats much more
these shoes have come down a lot in price. they were only $90 when I bought them. Compared to other weightlifting shoes at $60 , they look a lot sturdier. I just started 2 months ago and didn't want to buy an okay pair of shoes to have to buy another pair later so I just got these. I still have to work on my mobility but they have helped my highbar squatting a lot. If I can wear these to squat less than 2 plates giving 0 fucks, you can deal with your shit.
I bought these off someone for $130 (RRP in Australia is like $230 or you can buy them from US and then get rekt by the conversion + shipping), basically brand new. These have definitely helped my depth with squats, not to mention I do feel like I have better support
I just ordered my self some classic coverse all stars. Did I do good or did I fuck up /fit/?