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Shoes for Weightlifting

What shoes have you found to be most effective for exercises like squats and deadlifts etc.?
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Can old running shoes be used as walking shoes?

Once I've made the decision to get new running, is it okay to use my old running shoes as walking shoes (to and from the workplace / around the neighbourhood) or is the only appropriate place for old ...
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What are some good alternative shoes for strength training?

According to this article, the principles for a good weight lifting shoe has the following properties: Not slippery Incompressible soles Excellent support Snug fit Among the cheapest alternatives ...
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How to maintain the hygiene of rockclimbing shoes?

I go climbing about twice a week, and after a month or so my shoes are quite dirty. Not only do they smell, but I can actually see the dirt on the inside (probably from walking around barefoot on ...
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What are the best methods to prevent and treat foot blisters?

I play a lot of 5-a-side football/soccer on concrete, although I used to get the same issues when playing on wooden court as well. I've tried plastering my feet in bandaids, double layer socks, and ...
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Can I use my running shoes' seventh eyelets to fix heel slipping?

I recently bought a new pair of running shoes. With this pair, I've noticed that my heel slips up and down ever so slightly as I run in them. I've found a few different pages online that mention ways ...
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What should I look for in a (beginner) rock climbing shoe?

I started indoor rock-climbing a few months ago, renting equipment from wherever I was climbing at. I've decided to take it a bit more seriously and invest in some equipment, and the first step are ...
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Are Five Finger shoes worth their money ?

I have read about the Five Finger shoes, also on here, but I stil have a question on the Return On Investment of buying these Five Finger shoes. I have read that they wear down more easily. My ...
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Are barefoot shoes suitable for multi-terrain obstacle courses?

I'm planning on doing the Warrior Dash later this year. It is a 3.2 mile (5K) race course through mountainous terrain, mud, and water. In addition, there will also be obstacles along the way such as: ...
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High Heel in weightlifting shoes

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 ...
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Running in boots comfortably down mountain trails

Once a week, I run down a small mountain (3 km, 450 m denivelation). 1/3 is asphalt, but 2/3 of it is a trail consisting of rocks and roots poking through mud, covered with dead leaves and the ...
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Are Vibram FiveFinger shoes good for biking?

Preface: I've used a standing desk before and loved it, I'm going to switch back very soon. I also bike every day, my commute is at least 9.8 miles. The bike I use has cages on the pedals and I'm ...
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Weighlifting shoes for a beginner

I'm getting into strength training, following the Starting Strength program, and they advise strongly to buy some weightlifting shoes. (Currently, I'm using some tough hiking sneakers, and don't feel ...
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New running shoes chafing toes

I'm just getting into running, and got my first proper pair of running shoes last night. I got to try them out today. They felt great for the first 20 minutes or so, but then I noticed they were ...
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Wearing orthotics in lifting shoes

I am planning to start taking Olympic lifting classes. Since I want to take it seriously, I wanted to makes sure I am geared properly. Currently, I am using orthotics due to the leg length discrepancy ...
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Does this wear pattern on shoes indicate there is something wrong with gait?

Shoes have this wear pattern: Is this a sign that something might be wrong with the gait? and if so what sort of symptoms might be expected or solutions might be worth trying?
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How can I keep my feet cool and dry?

I'm a bicycle commuter in Toronto, Canada. My feet sweat more than most. In the spring, summer, and fall, I wear closed-toe sandals. But in the winter, I don't, and my feet become overheated and ...
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How to keep the legs healthy when climbing stairs

My favorite sport is climbing staircases by foot, then going down by elevator and going up again by feet, etc. I feel it hurts the legs much less than jogging, since I don't 'fall' on my legs while ...
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How to choose a running shoe when you weigh 80-85kg?

I've read a little bit about shoes for running on asphalt and for trail-running, but they always refer to lightweight people. I would like to know what to look for in a running shoe when my weight is ...
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Shoes for a very heavy man?

I'm 330 lbs and 5'11 and I've a problem with my shoes, I wore them out to fast but from one side only, the outer side. So my ankle twist and that make my hip hurts, I change shoes frequently but the ...
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Are tennis shoes good to use for jogging and on a treadmill?

Are tennis shoes good to use for jogging and on a treadmill? Or any other type sports shoes?
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Is there a general purpose sneaker for casual sports activities?

I am looking for a pair of athletic shoes that I can wear for various sports. Despite martial arts being my main regular form of exercise, once in a while my friends will get together for an impromptu ...
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How to find good parkour shoes

My main question is the title, but I have a couple of details I would like to add. I would like to be able to buy these shoes in person, because I have a hard time finding shoes that fit and want to ...
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Are there reasons you shouldn't do plyometrics workouts barefoot?

As a follow up to this question and answer, are there any reasons why I shouldn't perform a plyometrics workout barefoot? I've tried both, and I definitely feel more stress on my feet when barefoot, ...
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Walking vs. Running Shoes

Everyday, I walk at a minimum 4-5 miles (because I don't drive). With this much walking, I feel there is a significant potential to injure my legs if I don't use proper support. Since my current ...
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Are there permanent spikes that are not rubber?

I'm aware that there are spike shoes (for running) with permanent spikes. But often most that I've seen are rubber spikes. So basically I was wondering is there such a thing as non-rubber permanent ...
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Looking for alternatives to Nike Free for general fitness - not specifically running

I have a pair of Five Fingers, so this is not an alternative to that. I'm wondering if there are shoes out there for general fitness (including lifting) similar to Nike Free. I really wanted them, but ...
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Is it “odd” that I've never tried on Nike Running shoes in a running shop?

This may not be a good fit for the Q&A format of Physical Fitnes, but I'll try anyway. I've been running for a decade or so, and despite trying lots of different running shoes in specialist ...
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Isn't it true that all types of spikes will fit on all types of running spike shoes?

Initially, I'd thought that all types of spikes will fit on all types of spike shoes, but after reading this article If you are buying track shoes with spikes, check the size of the spikes. ...