Cressey recommends ballet shoes in his article on deadlifting over at T-Nation. Kind of.
I was really wound up the other day when I read some comments by a guy who was barely 18 as he recommended that a woman getting into running should go and buy either track spikes or cross country spikes and then run without the actual spikes attached.
Apparently that was all the cushioning that she needed and those fancy sneakers from Nike and the like were just a rip off.
Big difference between proper running shoes and fashion sneakers.
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