Weight training shoes can and will make a huge difference in the amount of weight you lift.
The results you receive from your weight lifting workouts are highly dependent on the weight you lift.
Proper form and weight lifting technique depends on the weight lifting shoes you choose.
You might be thinking…
How do weight lifting shoes effect my workout? How in the world will they help me lift more weight and build more muscle? You might even think I'm crazy.
Well… I'm not crazy. The correct weight lifting shoes will help you lift with proper form and technique, which leads to you lifting heavier weights and building more muscle and strength. Let's talk more about these claims…
Most People Make A Huge Mistake When It Comes to Shoes…
What type of shoe do you wear to the gym for your weight lifting workouts? If you've been wearing running shoes or cross trainers to the gym to lift weights, you are making a huge mistake.
Any shoe that has air, gel, or any type of excessive padding is a bad weight lifting shoe.
This means those expensive Nike Air shoes or anything similar is a horrible shoe for weight lifting. Why?
When you lift weights, the force you apply to the weight starts at the ground under your feet.
You want all the force you generate to be applied directly to the bar. When you wear shoes that have air, gel, or other padding, those shoes are absorbing much of the force you are generating to lift the weight.
This means you have to apply more force to lift the weight because the shoe has absorbed some of that force you generated.
With the correct weight training shoe, you will be able to lift more weight and build more muscle. Air and gel shoes absorb the force you apply.
Imagine standing on a platform filled with air or gel and lifting weights. The platform is not stable and will absorb much of the force you apply to lift the weights.
You would have to lower the amount of weight you lift due to the air filled platform. The surface is also not stable, which contributes to injury.
You don't want to be lifting heavy weights on an unstable surface. This is very dangerous and could lead to bad injury. Get a pair of good weightlifting shoes today…
This Is Why You Need A Good Pair Of Weight Training Shoes
Benefits of a Good Weight Training Shoe
- Apply force directly to the weight
- Lift heavier weights
- Provide a stable surface
- Prevent injuries
- Promote good form and technique
- Noncompressible sole
- Greater balance and control
You should really work on optimizing every aspect of your weight lifting program. When you do this, you build muscle and strength at the fastest rate possible! This means you need a good pair of weight training shoes.
Now that you've decided you need a good weight lifting shoe, you probably want to know which shoes are the best for weight lifting. Which shoes do I recommend?
Recommended Weight Training Shoes
Here is my list of recommended weightlifting shoes. These are the best weight training shoes you can find.
Any of the above shoes are very good weightlifting shoes. If you don't have much money to spend, go with the Chuck Taylors for only $40 or so. People are starting to raise prices on Chuck Taylor's trying to take advantage of demand so don't buy them when they raise prices. They are making plenty of money on them at $40. Trust me.
If you're not limited, go with the Finger Shoes. I absolutely love them. Next in line for me are the Otomix and Wrestling shoes. With Otomix a close second to the finger shoes.
Any of the Otomix shoes are great. I actually wear Otomix Ultimate Trainers all the time, and I love them. They are very comfortable. I wear them outside the gym too. Great shoes.
Wrestling shoes are also great for weight training — I highly recommend ANY wrestling shoes.
If I had to pick one shoe, though, I would go with the Finger Shoes because they have helped my feet to get stronger too as they have made me use muscles in my foot that I have never had to use.
My knees also feel even better due to the finger shoes. Highly, highly recommended by WLC.