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Re: Weight lifting shoes
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2011, 11:23:10 pm »
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^^^ I'm a 10.
My recommendation to you is just get a pair of chucks, save your money then go and get a more well thought out shoe. The VS athletic shoe is durable but just not as well thought out as others.

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Re: Weight lifting shoes
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2011, 01:45:59 am »
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The VS athletics can feel really goofy and weird. They have a 1-1/2" heel, no matter what size you are. There is no in between with the VS athletics

My VS Athletics just arrived today. The heel is exactly 1 1/4" or 10/8" while the midsole thickness is 3/8".

10/8 - 3/8 = 7/8.

The effective height of the heel is 7/8". Higher by an eighth of an inch than all the others (I think) except Risots.  My Ristos have an effective height around the same, even though Ristos raise the heel as the shoe size increases to keep the foot angle constant. As far as I know, every WL shoe except Ristos have the same effective heel height for each foot size which means the angle at which it puts each foot is slightly different. Shorter feet will be at a steeper angle than longer feet.

I don't think this has ever been a problem for anyone in the history of WL shoes ever. 3/4" or so effective heel height has worked for people with size 6 shoes and those with size 12. As long as the shoe gets your heel higher than the ball of your foot, it will allow you to get your knees forward in the bottom of the squat while keeping your torso more vertical.
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Re: Weight lifting shoes
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2011, 02:27:54 am »
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The VS athletics can feel really goofy and weird. They have a 1-1/2" heel, no matter what size you are. There is no in between with the VS athletics

My VS Athletics just arrived today. The heel is exactly 1 1/4" or 10/8" while the midsole thickness is 3/8".

10/8 - 3/8 = 7/8.

The effective height of the heel is 7/8". Higher by an eighth of an inch than all the others (I think) except Risots.  My Ristos have an effective height around the same, even though Ristos raise the heel as the shoe size increases to keep the foot angle constant. As far as I know, every WL shoe except Ristos have the same effective heel height for each foot size which means the angle at which it puts each foot is slightly different. Shorter feet will be at a steeper angle than longer feet.

I don't think this has ever been a problem for anyone in the history of WL shoes ever. 3/4" or so effective heel height has worked for people with size 6 shoes and those with size 12. As long as the shoe gets your heel higher than the ball of your foot, it will allow you to get your knees forward in the bottom of the squat while keeping your torso more vertical.

It is probably just me then. I have had my VS athletics for about 2 weeks. I haven't become acclimated to it. I used to squat in chucks.

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Re: Weight lifting shoes
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2011, 02:34:45 am »
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VS athletics shoes are very good training shoes. The end.



some of this shit is making me sick, people squatting less than 300lbs obsessed with 1/1000 of an inch heel height and bashing a shoe.  Get some weightlifting shoes, squat and get strong.



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Re: Weight lifting shoes
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2011, 08:32:36 am »
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totally, I wouldn't worry so much about the height of the heel. I got my adidas power perfect IIs purely because it was the easiest option for me. I'm very happy with them and they make squats/deadlifts/jump snatches etc... feel a lot easier and better.
I hope to hit 2.5bw in the next few months (82kg/180 lbs bw)
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Re: Weight lifting shoes
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2011, 08:35:16 pm »
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For powerlifting, a lower heel is better because you typically aren't needing to dive under the bar as low as you would if your are Olympic lifting. This is the reason the Rogue RIP and now the Adidas PTs have a lower heel. It looks like tons of people are liking the Adidas shoes for powerlifting - http://buyweightliftingshoes.com/adidas-powerlift-trainers/