Looking for a new Squat/Deadlift Shoe

Discussion in 'General Powerlifting Discussion' started by Ramrod, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. Ramrod

    Ramrod VIP Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    My Sabos are wearing out. Been wearing them for a couple of years and the soles are getting smooth.

    I could get another pair of Sabo's, but I feel a flatter more Squared edge shoe would feel more stable for my equip. Squats.

    Was looking at these? Chucks with the Gum Sole. Anyone try these? the soles grip or just roll/fold on it's self?

  2. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Good old fashioned chucks work as well as anything IMO.

    If you wanna get fancy for a dl shoe go with the Nike hyperKO.
  3. FLEXjs

    FLEXjs TID Board Of Directors

    Apr 23, 2012
    Me and Mrs Flex both use Pendlay Do-Wins.

    Solid shoe. Very reasonable price.

    EDIT: These are for squats only. We both deadlift in socks.
  4. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

    Mar 6, 2011
    Pendlays aren't made anymore. You could try the powerlift 3.0's.
  5. Goliac7

    Goliac7 VIP Member

    Feb 20, 2015
    Ever think of regular old wrestling shoes?
  6. Ramrod

    Ramrod VIP Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    Oh I like those, They also make a mid that is strapless cheaper. Are the soles super thin? They are a bit Fancy thou..These would be more of a Deadlift shoe, but they do look pretty flat and stable for squats.

    I have Nike Rom IIs for Raw Squats. I only need these for Wide Stance Equip. Squats. and Deads if they can.

    Ya for Deadlifts I have, but do Chucks feel more Stable for Squats over Wrestling shoes?
  7. inhuman88

    inhuman88 VIP Member

    Aug 11, 2014
    All i wear in the gym is chucks, dont plan on making any changes either. I believe the "gum" sole just refers to the color and other than that its no different than the white or black sole. I could be wrong on that though.
    Anyway though yeah, i love chucks for the gym never had any issues
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  8. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

    Mar 6, 2011
    Awww... I can't offer any suggestions for equipped wide stance squats.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2017
  9. HisAngriness

    HisAngriness Fancypants VIP

    Mar 23, 2011
    I've been wearing Chucks for years. All the powerlifters at my gym have custom Chucks. Can't go wrong with them. Next best thing would be barefoot
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  10. TheBeardedOne86

    TheBeardedOne86 New Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    Check out Adidas sambas. I think I paid 35 bucks on amazon for them and they work fine , I also use Adidas powerlifts too, I've had the same pair for 2 years now.
  11. porky little keg

    porky little keg MuscleHead

    May 21, 2011
    Chucks are the standard for wide squatters who want a flat shoe..... In that style of shoe I liked the PF Flyers better though.

    BUT, those all live in a bin in the garage after a teammate turned me on to DC Hi Tops ( me and a bunch of other guys use the Spartan model).... the inside of the sole is cupped where your heel sits so when you brace out against the side of the shoe you're pushing out in to the sole not in to the sidewall...... it's MUCH more stable and under 1000+ it made a huge difference.
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  12. StriKing_Cobra

    StriKing_Cobra Trybal T&A Conveyor

    Nov 30, 2016
    I've been through a few pair of chucks and bought a pair of those Reebok Crossfit Lite TR's which were awfully marketed as "Crossfit" but was designed for powerlifters. They were taken out of production, however I just heard that they are being revamped and should be coming back out. Good news because these have so far been the best powerlifting shoe i've used.

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