Best Converse Shoes For Lifting in 2023
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top, Black/White, 11.5 Women/9.5 Men
Converse Men's Chuck Taylor Sneakers, White, 8.5 Women/6.5 Men
- Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch
- Platform measures approximately 0.25
- Low-top sneaker with canvas upper
- Iconic silhouette
Converse M9166: Chuck Taylor All Star Unisex Ox Low Top Black Sneakers, Natural White, 11.5 Women/9.5 Men
- Rubber sole
- Converse run a half-size large than your normal shoe
- Represented in Men's" sizing. For Women's, order 2 sizes up. For example, "A Mens Size 4 is a Womens Size 6
Converse Mens Chuck Taylor All Star High Top, 11 B(M) US Women / 9 D(M) US Men, Black Monochrome
Chuck Taylor All Star Canvas High Top, Black/White, 13 Women/11 Men
- Shoes availavble are in UK sizes. Refer size chart for US size conversion
- Lace-up, high-top sneaker
- OrthoLite insole for cushioning
- Medial eyelets for airflow
- Canvas upper
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneakers (6 M US Women / 4 M US Men, Optical White)
- Canvas upper is lightweight and durable
- The timeless silhouette you know and love
- High profile for classic coverage
- Medial eyelets enhance airflow
- Classic All Star ankle patch
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneaker, Black, 5.5 Women/3.5 Men
Converse Low TOP Black
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Black
Converse Unisex Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Basketball Shoe (6.5 B(M) US Women / 4.5 D(M) US Men, Optical White)
Powerlifting Gear: Suits
Thoughts on powerlifting suits and bench press shirts used in competitions.
Bench Press Shirt:
Restriction of movement to proper angles. How many times in a meet or at the gym have you seen a lifter benching a near max lift slowly fade his arms more over his neck or face and the spotters have to grab it before serious injury might occur. TOO MANY times. Luckily most spotters catch this. The bench press shirt can prevent this. As far as the ability of the shirt to help your lift. You will have to be the judge. In my experience the stretch of the fabric did indeed aid in the lift some 15 to 20 lbs over what I could do without a shirt. Seems pretty cut and dry to me since that was on a borrowed shirt not even fitted to me.
Powerlifting suit, for squating and deadlifts.
Again the stretchy fabric, all brands are different and tout the fabrics they are using. This stuff does work if used properly. The real benefit to me that I see is the core support that could help prevent a hernia during a heavy lift. There is also a psychological motivational effect you get when putting a suit on. I never used a powerlifting suit in a competition but they were fun to try out at the gym on a Saturday afternoon. The looks you would get from the aerobics class were classic when you were walking out of the bathroom with a suit on and having a chalk dust cloud following you like pigpen from the Charlie Brown cartoons.
Depending on the organization that you lift under you may not be able to use these items but they do have their place. Like mentioned before moderation is the key since you do not want your regular workouts to depend on a powerlifting suit or bench press shirt. Now go get your lift on!