Weightlifting/Crossfitting Bees – Weightlifting Shoes?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
12262 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

1- My new favorite phrase is “more useless than a chocolate teapot.”

2- I feel like any shoe would work… Isn’t crosstrainer its own type of shoe?

Post # 4
28 posts
  • Wedding: December 2014

I just use chucks.  I’ll admit that squats are a bit easier with a heel, but with time you learn to squat deep even in a flat sole.  I feel a lot more solid doing deadlifts on a flat sole, too.

Post # 5
394 posts
Helper bee

@SpecialSundae:  ive been wearing my nanos for almost a year now…but im in the middle of a hatch cycle & feel like i really do need some weightlifting shoes. have great mobility & my squats are butt to calf essentially, but i think it would just take it to the next level.

many women in our box have oly shoes and say that its definitely helping…i guess the sign of a crossfitter is the 4 pairs of shoes to carry with you at all times..lol

i sm super interested to see if we get any more crossfitter bees to chime in on this thread!!!


Post # 6
11178 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@SpecialSundae:  Special shoes seem like a bit of a waste. I do Crossfit 4-5 days a week and just wear my Nike crosstrainers. The mats are fairly dark and often stain my shoes so i have invested in black crosstrainers to keep them looking nice longer. 

Post # 9
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I do CrossFit 2-3 times a week. I use running shoes because when we warm up with laps or sprints, I need that support for my feet/ankles/legs. I don’t have a build that will get that muscular so I’m not worried about lifting so much I need special shoes. Our instructor is also a physical therapist at a local hospital and he says my shoes are fine.

Post # 11
3122 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@SpecialSundae:  I am OBSESSED with my New Balance Minimus.  Seriously…unhealthy relationship with them.  I gaze at them sometimes.  They come in fun colors and are insanely lightweight.  They keep you low to the ground and are nice and flat.  Perfect for weightraining.  


Post # 12
394 posts
Helper bee


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@SpecialSundae:  it is a 12 week squatting cycle using your back squat & front squat to improve you 1RM. i just finished my week 7….using my 1RM back squat of 140 & my 1RM front squat of 120…i can definitely tell ive already gotten stronger…

i am actually prone to shin splints so i am looking at a good running shoe..i think my nanos are possibly ading in me getting shin splints…

Post # 13
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I just use a good supportive running shoe for everything…multi-tasking shoe. I had cross trainers but found them heavy and not as supportive as my asics kayano’s. I have flat feet and my hips turn in so I just need a really stable shoe before I go putting a ton of weight on my shoulders but then again I am not a professional either so my comment might be moot.

Post # 14
2964 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have Been lifting weights for 30 years and have never felt the need for a special type of shoes.

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