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Deadlift slippers that don't look like socks..

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2009/07/26 18:29:09 (permalink)
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Deadlift slippers that don't look like socks..

I've been told I can no longer deadlift in my socks so was looking for some very flat footwear. The only deadlift slippers I've seen look just like socks..

Any suggestions?

Body Weight - 83kg 
Bench - 145kg
Squat - 190kg
Clean & Jerk - 129kg
Snatch - 98kg  
 
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    Sheeps_Clothing
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    Re:Deadlift slippers that don't look like socks.. 2009/07/26 18:30:53 (permalink)
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    I use wrestling boots and personally prefer them to deadlifting in socks or deadlift slippers.

    I prefer some support and the wrestling boots work great.

    I have an Adidas pair and they weren't expensive. Also good for general gym use (prefer oly shes for squats though).
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    Re:Deadlift slippers that don't look like socks.. 2009/07/26 18:33:55 (permalink)
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    Deadlift slipper are not socks, and don't look like socks. They look like slippers or plimsoles. They have a rubber sole.
     
    I prefer converse all stars to wrestling boots but its by the by really.

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    Re:Deadlift slippers that don't look like socks.. 2009/07/26 18:36:27 (permalink)
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    http://www.sugarrays.co.uk/shop/adidas-extero.html

    I quite like Converse too, but they have a quick thick sole, may or may no affect you, personally I didn't get on with them as I like to be as close to the floor as possible.

    Deadlift slippers won't be mistaken for socks, but will get you some funny looks lol. As Ian said, they are like slippers or ballerina type shoes (kinda).
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    Re:Deadlift slippers that don't look like socks.. 2009/07/26 19:12:46 (permalink)
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    badboy recommended the above shoes to me a while ago. They are very good for the gym and I use them for all exercises. Quite a good investment.
    A couple people in the gym I go to now use them as well.

    Almost like a racing boot, they are great for driving too.
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    Re:Deadlift slippers that don't look like socks.. 2009/07/26 20:26:10 (permalink)
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    The thinner the sole the better.

    Would boxing shoes have a thinner sole than those adidas ones?

    Body Weight - 83kg 
    Bench - 145kg
    Squat - 190kg
    Clean & Jerk - 129kg
    Snatch - 98kg  
     
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    Re:Deadlift slippers that don't look like socks.. 2009/07/26 21:10:29 (permalink)
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    Wrestling boots are fine, good and flat with some ankle support.  The 2mm sole won't affect your deadlift!
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    Re:Deadlift slippers that don't look like socks.. 2009/07/29 19:19:02 (permalink)
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    I wear Adidas samba`s to squat and deadlift in, firm sole, very thin, with a slight heel, i always used to do deads, powercleans etc with no shoes, but these are fine.
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