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Old 01-09-2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Do win, Adidas, or Werksaw

Which brand would be better for a first pair of Oly shoes?
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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I love my Do-Wins!
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:27 PM   #3
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Kevin - my first pair were the red suede Do Wins. Got them from Glenn Pendlay. They were a bit to high in the heel for me. They have a really nice roomy toe box.

My current pair are the Adidas Adistar...I LOVE them. They are a bit narrower than the Do Wins. I bought them off of the USA Weightlifting site.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:31 AM   #4
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For the price and as my "first" shoes, you can't beat the VS Athletics.
Run true to size.
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Old 01-10-2008, 05:45 AM   #5
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I love my Do-wins as well. If you choose to go with those you should probably give Glenn Pendlay a call to ask about sizing.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:50 AM   #6
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I would recommend a half size smaller than what you normally wear on the street to ensure a snug fit.

Everyone who wears lifting shoes at Rogue Fitness wears Do-Wins, including several who switched from Adidas shoes. I personally think you can't beat the look, feel, comfort, and performance for the price and support from Glenn Pendlay.

We sell the Do-Wins in our store here direct from Glenn: http://www.roguefitness.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=133

And here's some inside scoop...we have BLACK suede Rogue Edition Do-Wins coming in February!
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:54 AM   #7
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I have the Do-Wins and have to agree the sizing is a little big so order smaller.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:07 AM   #8
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I would recommend a half size smaller than what you normally wear on the street to ensure a snug fit.

Everyone who wears lifting shoes at Rogue Fitness wears Do-Wins, including several who switched from Adidas shoes. I personally think you can't beat the look, feel, comfort, and performance for the price and support from Glenn Pendlay.

We sell the Do-Wins in our store here direct from Glenn: http://www.roguefitness.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=133

And here's some inside scoop...we have BLACK suede Rogue Edition Do-Wins coming in February!

awesome... I'll have to get some Do-wins then. A lot cheaper than the 199 adidas pair.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:43 AM   #9
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Default another thumbs-up for Do-Win!

I have the red suede Do-Wins and love them! I have specific needs (wide 4EE feet and bad ankle flexibility) so the wider toe box and higher heel are advantageous to me. Glenn was very helpful in listening to my needs and recommending the best shoe.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:27 AM   #10
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Just got a pair of the VS shoes. I hear they are the same last and heel height as the Do-Wins. I have developed a bit of pain just below the kneecap of my right knee. I suspect the height of the heel may be the cause, but was wondering if anyone else has had this issue. I am doing starting strength, Squats deads, bench, power clean, and presses. I am guessing it is the squats. Also, does anyone have experience with alterring their shoes for a shorter leg?
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