Originally Posted by 5kgLifter
Many powerlifters use Chucks (??), would you ever recommend against Olympic lifting shoes which are worn by some and why?
No I wouldn’t recommend against it. Two of my training partners wear them and have great success.
I did try a pair of Olympic shoes once but they throw me off balance too much.
I personally do not like Chucks. After a few uses they wear down too much and the canvas lacks the needed support. I use Van skateboard shoes, leather high-tops. The soles are made to grip a skateboard and grip the floor great when squatting. Also, it takes a long time to wear out the thick leather.
If you are used to lifting with them and they work fro you, stay with them.