After much urging, I bought some Wei-Rui weight lifting shoes. But I found my deadlift in them became much worse, not better. A friend told me that the high heel in them ruins the deadlift. He told me I was better off deadlifting (and squatting, for that matter) bare foot than in shoes with a heel.
(He said the heel is good for olympic lifts where you snatch. I'm just doing general Starting Strength squat, deadlift, press, and bench).
Is he right? Should I get rid of the Wei-Rui and just lift barefoot? Or get a different pair? How should I find shoes that work for my (beginner's) program?