Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by SubClaw » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:25 pm

The NB Minimus (4 mm. drop) are exactly what you're looking for.

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by Holland Oates » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:00 pm

Jeezus tits. Fucking Proto is going to lose his shit when he sees this.

I only buy shoes on clearance. I deadlift and overhead press in a pair of VS indoor throwing shoes, I squat and bench in a pair of polish weightlifting shoes, and I run in wha ever I get on clearance that doesn't hurt my feet.
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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by Boris » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:52 pm

Holland Oates wrote:Jeezus tits. Fucking Proto is going to lose his shit when he sees this.

I only buy shoes on clearance. I deadlift and overhead press in a pair of VS indoor throwing shoes, I squat and bench in a pair of polish weightlifting shoes, and I run in wha ever I get on clearance that doesn't hurt my feet.
I agree w. this.

I wear OL shoes for some things. Anything w. a flat non-cushy sole that stays on my foot for DLs and the like (squats sometimes too). A shoe w. cleats for hill running. Most things it doesn't really matter that much.

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by The Venerable Bogatir X » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:18 pm

Holland Oates wrote:Jeezus tits. Fucking Proto is going to lose his shit when he sees this.

I only buy shoes on clearance. I deadlift and overhead press in a pair of VS indoor throwing shoes, I squat and bench in a pair of polish weightlifting shoes, and I run in wha ever I get on clearance that doesn't hurt my feet.
So I've seen pics of your feet and I know that they are very Flintsone's and I'm talking more Barney than Betty (even when you do polish your toes). I am with you on high end stuff for running.....meaning, buy what is on clearance that feels good......sort of like non-stick pans.....nothing wrong with them and cook with them every day if you like, but it's really best to throw 'em in the trash roughly every six months, assuming you use them 1x per day. I want to get all Terry Crews and tackle anyone I see buying an expensive, non-stick pan.

RE: Chuck's after reading this thread, I donned my tactical black Chuck's for the first time in a year. Good everyday's for normal feet. But IME, until Chuck's are well broken in, they don't play well with wide feet over the course of a long day. YMMV. I love my Merrill low top hiking shoes that are over 10 years old for everything but running.

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:09 am

There's some crowd funded cross training shoe that a handle of buddies like but I can't think of the name...supposedly durable and a good all around

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:34 am

http://www.nobullproject.com/

Those were the shoes i mentioned previous post

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by aussie luke » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:10 am

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:http://www.nobullproject.com/

Those were the shoes i mentioned previous post
They don't look too bad. Like nanos without the xfit nonsense.

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by Blaidd Drwg » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:57 am

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:http://www.nobullproject.com/

Those were the shoes i mentioned previous post

If I were a more petty man I'd say I learned all I needed to know about this company when I saw the red 45# bumper...Oh wait. It's IGX, I am petty....

Branded NOBULL.....all caps. A forgery of Elite Fitness.

I jest, the design looks outstanding.
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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by JohnDoe » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:15 pm

aussie luke wrote: I want some shoes that will do for everything from everyday walking around, the office (I can wear jeans and trainers) to kettlebells, rowing on the C2 and light barbell stuff.
FWIW, I prefer my athletes to erg barefoot or with socks only.

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by aussie luke » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:58 pm

JohnDoe wrote:
aussie luke wrote: I want some shoes that will do for everything from everyday walking around, the office (I can wear jeans and trainers) to kettlebells, rowing on the C2 and light barbell stuff.
FWIW, I prefer my athletes to erg barefoot or with socks only.

Yeah I've been wearing just socks for a while now as nothing else works.

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by aussie luke » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:52 pm

Alfred_E._Neuman wrote: I actually like the Inov8's. I've used the F-Lite 195's for rowing and general Kbelling for at least 4 years now. They're much better for running than either the Asics or Chucks if you run at all.
I just picked up a really cheap pair of these today (Inov8 f-lite 195). They're 3mm drop, 6mm>3mm. Don't think there is any midsole. Nice and firm and stupidly lightweight.

So far really good for rowing and kettlebells. Can probably get away with wearing them to work too. Will try tomorrow.

Might try a short run in them soon, but will definitely not be able to get away with any sort of heel strike in these. My NB running shoes are 6mm drop but cushioned and I tend to have a midfoot strike in those.

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:22 pm

How the fuck do you erg with socks?

I find merrells awful. Shitty fit, shitty footbed, shitty construction. Clearly ymmv

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by aussie luke » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:17 pm

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:How the fuck do you erg with socks?
Why not? Stops the heel cups from cutting or causing blisters, stops the straps rubbing, and stops the sweat making everything slippery. Only problem is on the model d the ridges on the raised footrest under the ball of the foot is a bit uncomfortable after a while.

Most shoes I've tried so far just get in the way - running shoes too squishy, olifting shoes don't sit in the heel cup properly, same with my sambas. Chucks didn't work for me either. These inov8s were fine tonight on my first 30 min row in them. No problems at all.

It would be nice though if the whole footplate bit was more adjustable on the c2 - like if you could alter both the foot height AND where the strap sits over the foot.

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:14 pm

I'll have to try it in sock. I usually get up and row, and barefoot isn't good

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by JohnDoe » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:20 pm

I tend toward barefoot on the erg. You can also go barefoot, but drape socks or a rag over the heel cup to avoid blisters if you get them.

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by tough old man » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:37 pm

I do most everything barefoot except run. Then I love my Hoka's
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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by tough old man » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:41 pm

[quote][/http://www.nobullproject.com/

Those were the shoes i mentioned previous post

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:44 pm

The graphics make it a non starter

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by aussie luke » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:24 am

JohnDoe wrote:I tend toward barefoot on the erg. You can also go barefoot, but drape socks or a rag over the heel cup to avoid blisters if you get them.
I've found that nothing else makes me sweat as much as the bastard erg, so barefoot just gets too gross and slippy.

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by aussie luke » Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:21 am

So far these Inov8s are pretty good. Really breathable too which is ideal for a stupidly sweaty bastard like me.

Also, maybe I need some of these next:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEZaz57Fu5r/

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by aussie luke » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:37 am

Just ran 8km in the Inov8s too and they were really comfortable and no problems. Not far off a minimal/barefoot shoe so it was a different running style but they felt good. Really breathable too so they stayed nice and dry. Ran 8ks, had a shower, put them back on again and went back to work.

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:05 pm

I tried on a pair a few months back and they felt pretty decent, but I can't find them locally and prices are up and down.

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by Bob Wildes » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:31 pm

These look like a knock off of Chuck Taylor's but much cheape

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Re: Training + everyday shoes 2016 edition

Post by Blaidd Drwg » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:07 pm

The strongest kid in our gym wears Nike frees, the cheapest shit ones. Takes them off between sets and lifts in socks. It drives me crazy. But those shoes seem easy to take off... So there's that.

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