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You can... But in my experience, it's better to use that 7th eyelet slightly differently to prevent heel slipping. It is shown in this video starting around 1:47: To the video Steps (images from Health on the Run): Create a loop using the last two eyelets. Put the shoelace through the hole on the opposite side. Put on the shoe and pull the laces tight ...
To some degree I think the shoe needs will vary based on individual anatomy and flexibility. For me (43yr old male with 2yrs of heavy lifting, 6 months olympic weightlifting) a taller and stiffer heel was needed to deal with my ankle flexibility issues. Without the higher heel I tended to end up with my weight to far forward onto my toes rather than heels ...
You might want to read this page on how to select a running shoe. Sounds like you underpronate your walk. That is you walk slightly outward on your foot with each step. From the chart on the page you might want to try a neutral type of shoe. Underpronation/Supination: The two terms "underpronation" and "supination" can be used interchangeably to ...
I feel like it really depends on the lift. Pretty much unanimously, a lifter performing oly lifts or front squats will benefit from an oly lifting shoe. Equally, a flat bottom shoe, such as chuck taylors or ballet slippers will help out during the deadlift. However, I feel like the back squat has a wider variance in what lifters prefer to lift in.
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