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Topic: Weightlifting Shoes (Read 3961 times)
Reply #8 on:
Nov 01, 2006, 12:04 PM »
I recommend the Do-win shoes. I got a pair two months ago. I purchased them online from Wichita Falls Weightlifting for $85. I e-mailed Glenn (the owner I think) to help me with sizing. He was very helpful and quick to respond.
The Do-win shoes I purchased were the all-leather style in the color blue. They are durable and really improved my lifting. These are the first pair of weightlifting shoes I've owned. The only negative item to report - the shoes had some minor imperfections, like the bottom shoe pad wasn't perfectly trimmed to fit the sole contour. But that's really no big deal - these shoes are meant to be used, not for showing off. Here's the link:
(Click the "store" link. Then click "shoes" to see 'em, or click "contact" to correspond with Glenn.)
Chris Ⓐ LeRoux
MS, CSCS, Exempt from USAW bureaucrats
Tread On Me At Dire Risk
Reply #9 on:
Nov 11, 2006, 10:48 PM »
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Reply #10 on:
Apr 28, 2007, 10:29 PM »
I have a question. I was looking at the adidas shoes and was thinking of getting the ironwork IIs but I need a shoe with a removable insole since i have a leg length descrepancy so I need an insore that makes up for the problem. The only thing is that the ironwork IIs do not have a removable insole, does anyone know how hard it is to remove insoles? The only other aidas with a removable insole is the adistars and I dont want to pay that kind of money for shoes that seem obselete as described in the previous posts. Please let me know what you think.
Reply #11 on:
Apr 29, 2007, 07:57 AM »
How much of a leg discrepency do you have? I have the same problem from a childhoold ankle fracture. My difference is over half an inch. I am sure you have done the insole replacement before in other shoe styles. But just in case here is something to think about. Putting too much of a lift inside the shoe will push the heel out of the shoe and push the arch into the top of the shoe. This can change how the shoe fits and supports the foot. With the Adidas shoe being relatively shallow at the heel, too much of a lift may hamper the heel support. It may be better to go to the local shoe repair shop and see if they can glue on a similar sole that would be the same thickness as new insole insert.
Paul LaDuke, MSS, CSCS, ATC, USAW Club Coach
Lower Dauphin School District
Reply #12 on:
Apr 29, 2007, 08:33 AM »
The newest VS Athletics shoe looks like a rebranded 2005 DoWin shoe. These are the same shoes I have.
Even after taking my shoes to a cobbler and having 1/2" taken off, they still have heels about 1/4" higher than IronWork/Adistars. That's about my only qualm with them, but they serve me very well. In fact, the really deep heel seemed to really help teach me depth on squats and front squats, so in that respect when met with the low cost they are a great beginner/intermediate shoe.
You also still see PLENTY of elite Chinese lifters using the DoWin shoe. It is not a poorly made shoe, in fact I've had mine for 2-3 years through strongman training, gym work, and weightlifting, without so much as a popped seam.
Reply #13 on:
Apr 29, 2007, 09:25 AM »
I love my werksans. The first pair I bought was from the first batch i think the soles peeled a little bit off. But even after 3-4 months Joe (werksan) replaced them immediately.
Reply #14 on:
Apr 29, 2007, 12:14 PM »
I am shading away from the do-wins because of the high heel. I have really good flexibility so I do not so much need a really high heel. I can get really low without a heel raise. So I was planning on need needing as much as I heard the dowinns have. My lift is about a quarter inch, so I didnt really think it was gonna make a difference in most shoes. Ill also look into the werksans as well.
nike lifting shoes?
Reply #15 on:
May 01, 2007, 05:00 PM »
i have noticed in some photos from recent int'l OL competitions that the Japanese lifters were wearing red, white and black Nike lifting shoes. I was wondering if anyone knew of anywhere that I could find them and how much they would cost? The Nike Int'l website was of no help for me.
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