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    What squat shoes do you guys reckon are any good for powerlifting? Looking for something that won't cost $300 or some retarded price like that. Something $100-150 or less would be nice, with a elevated heel for squat depth and bench press.





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    Dunlop Volleys, the really cheap arse ones usually for about $20-$25 a pair. They feel great too, and nice and low to the ground. Fuck paying high prices for a brand name.


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    Steal a pair of 10 pin bowling shoes and nail some ply to the heel to suit arch height.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cum Shot View Post
    Dunlop Volleys, the really cheap arse ones usually for about $20-$25 a pair. They feel great too, and nice and low to the ground. Fuck paying high prices for a brand name.
    Sounds alright, but do they make them with a heel or completely flat. I normally squat without shoes but have used boots with heels and it feels better and easier to hit power lifting depth. I'll probably compete at some stage for a bit of fun so I thought I'd start investigating. So far all I can find is some crossfit shoe at rebel sports for 200 and something bucks. Fark that shit, there's no rush I will keep looking.
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    Steal a pair of 10 pin bowling shoes and nail some ply to the heel to suit arch height.
    I will consider that as an option, funny that I was using suede leather (fake) boots until my toes eventually went through the front of them lol


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    I don't think dunlops have a heel, well not the volley type anyway.


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    I bought Volleys based on info above, works a treat. Was looking at Chucks Converse but a lot more expensive.


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    Love the volleys!


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    IMO Crossfit lites are one of the best shoes..... But they no longer make them.

    I read that they are doing a re-run, at 150USD though........ Not paying that much.
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    I have a pair of Nike metcon 4’s which I quite like.

    in fact I wear these all day.


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    First off, you need to figure out what sort of shoe you need, as opposed to what you want.

    Flat shoes: fine for equipped lifters as you will be using a wide stance. Some raw powerlifters of note wear flat shoes, but that's an individual thing. You gotta have good ankle flexibility and "relaxed" calves and hamstrings to get depth in flat shoes with the narrower raw squat position.

    Raised heel: Good for raw squatting due to the closer stance and ability for them to cut down on calves and hamstrings flexibility.

    You can do a dirty check by laying a piece of plywood on the floor, about 20mm thick (or something similar to raise your heels) and do a moderate weight squat. See if your setup works better with heels up than heels flat.

    Money: Flat shoes are cheap. You can get a good quality pair for around $100 or less.

    Raised heel: you will pay double that. It's just how it is.

    For my 2c worth: Nike for wide feet. Reebok for narrow feet. Cut back on Starbucks and McDonalds for a month and you can buy a decent pair no worries.

    Sort out what you need then use The Google to track down the best deal.
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