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Grissim Connery 05-20-2010 05:14 PM

Is this particular OL shoe good?
 
http://www.vsathletics.com/product.php?xProd=1917%29?

It's like $75 whereas most others are like $120. Is there a big difference or can i buy these and get a good product?

Collin O'Neill 05-22-2010 03:35 AM

Man, I really hope someone will weigh in on this. That is cheap enough that I am considering pulling the trigger on a pair.

Tyler Micheli 05-22-2010 06:13 AM

http://buyweightliftingshoes.com/rev...hletic-dynamo/

Here's one review on them.

Todd Rehm 05-23-2010 01:02 PM

I have that pair of shoes in different colors (black and white) from VS athletics. I got them two years ago and they're great. Very stable, solid heel, everything you need in an Oly shoe. Lifting four times a week, they should last me another five years or more.

For me personally, they're a great fit as I tend to need a wide shoe, and some Oly shoes have a narrow fit.

For the price they can't be beaten.

Dave Paton 05-26-2010 07:46 PM

they fit really wide. i have narrow feet. i used something like these for 3 years and they worked. i then got a new pair of adidas and they are really worth the extra money.

Todd Rehm 05-26-2010 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave Paton (Post 76459)
they fit really wide. i have narrow feet. i used something like these for 3 years and they worked. i then got a new pair of adidas and they are really worth the extra money.

Are they that much better quality, or is it the superior fit for your narrow feet that makes it worth the money to you?

Jeff Yan 05-28-2010 08:04 AM

I got a pair of these as well as a pair of the VS black/white ones. I have slightly wide feet and found them to be true to size.

I have no frame of reference since I don't have much experience with other brands. I will say that, although the site says it has a reinforced heel cup, the uppers don't seem to be particularly stiff. I'm not sure if extra-stiffness is a particularly important quality to have in lifting shoes though, but the shoes still work to the extent that they certainly make me feel more stable when I lift.

I also paid $45 for each pair, so I'm not complaining about that either.

Collin O'Neill 06-12-2010 07:27 AM

I am thinking about pulling the trigger on http://www.maxbarbell.com/products/w...product-search for my birthday.

I am still on the fence though...the heel seems to be around an inch, and I am not sure if that isn't a bit too high for DLing. Maybe I should grab a pair of Chucks to kick around the gym in as well.

Collin O'Neill 06-12-2010 07:46 AM

I am pretty conflicted here in what shoes I will buy. I have been kicking around for three years in a pair of NB cross trainers, so it is definitely time for a new pair.

I see the benefit of a dedicated lifting shoe, but I would have to get another pair to train anything else in (eg doing conditioning, etc...).

I am looking at those Otomix Ultimate trainers from an above link, and am thinking they might be the best all around shoe. Decent support for squats and deads, but could also work for any other training.

What says the CA brain trust? Get two pairs of shoes, or one all around?

Grissim Connery 06-12-2010 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Collin O'Neill (Post 77184)
I am thinking about pulling the trigger on http://www.maxbarbell.com/products/w...product-search for my birthday.

I am still on the fence though...the heel seems to be around an inch, and I am not sure if that isn't a bit too high for DLing. Maybe I should grab a pair of Chucks to kick around the gym in as well.

you can just DL barefoot if your gym doesn't care. i normally DL barefoot or in vibrams


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