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Old 03-27-2007, 01:59 PM   #11
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Default How about a PM article on proper footware, rooting, etc. for lifting

After about 2 weeks of lifting, I am quite pleased with my suede blue Do-Wins. Squatting feels completely different and right with them. I do not know if it is a rebound effect, better stability,or whatever you call it, but I swear that my cleans feel stronger and more crisp with the shoes. And I know, at first, I was against suede but they do look super-cool. These are good quality and, most importantly, affordable shoes. I plan on starting Rippetoe's Intermediate or Advanced program in about 2 weeks and I recommend these to anyone wishing to do likewise or start a OL program.

I strongly believe in the importance of the proper, specfic footware for daily activities, orthopedic problems and athletics. Most people just go for the softest most affordable shoe and I often see people wearing the wrong shoes for the wrong activities. I have even seen foot problems in the 12 and 13 year olds I coach.
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Old 03-27-2007, 05:39 PM   #12
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How's sizing on these? Dress shoe size?
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:18 PM   #13
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I went 1/2 size smaller than what I wear for my athletic shoes. I buy my Nikes in 12. From what I understand, you want them to be fairly tight so that your foot doesn't move around much in the shoe. I got them in 11.5 and probably could have went with the 11. I have to layer my socks when I use them.
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:30 AM   #14
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Nikes are known to run about a 1/2 size small. I think the do wins run true to size or what you would wear in a dress shoe which was the advice when picking a size for the adidas. They are quite a bit wider than the adidas. I like the do wins better than the adidas and I agree with the others that they don't fall apart as fast.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:12 PM   #15
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I finally got my shoes 28 days after I ordered them, but they sent me the wrong ones.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:20 PM   #16
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Yael,
contact Glenn he will fix you up faster then it took you to write that!
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Let's just say I'm not holding my breath.
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I take it back, Glenn is sending the blue ones out today. When this is all over, I'll be happy!
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:22 PM   #19
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Yael,
don't ever doubt me again when I recommend someone or something never doubt me, because I tend only to recommend good friends and tried and true methods or somethings!

OK you can doubt me but keep it to yourself thats called humour if the smiley face didn't give it up!
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Old 03-31-2007, 05:42 PM   #20
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I just purchased a pair of Werksan suede lifting shoes after reading a post from Pendlay that they were the best option for a narrow foot. I will post my impressions upon receipt. I am a bit nervous about the size being right, but I am hoping that my dress shoe size will work.

Here's Glenn's post if you are interested: http://goheavy.com/forums/olympic/in...mes/read/58008
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