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    Default Deadlift Shoes vs Standing Press Shoes Squat Shoes

    Dear Mark:

    I read your book and have reviewing several videos and articles on your website. Thank you very much for helping me attain so much strength with barbells this year!!

    I would like to ask about what shoes I should be using for each of the three big lifts: squats, deadlifts, and OHPs.

    For squats, I read your recommendation for weightlifting shoes with heels. I purchased Adidas Leistung 16 II Boa Shoes because the 1-inch heels help me as a tall person - 6'4''

    But what about deadlifts and presses? For deadlifts, is 1 inch too much? Or should I go for flat shoes? Anything I need to consider as a tall person? I have the same questions for presses as well. Why would you recommend one type of shoe over the other? Do you recommend or discourage Chuck’s?

    Merry Christmas, Mark!

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    Do all of your standing barbell exercises in your WL shoes.

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    Thank you, Mark! Are one-inch heels too high for Deadlifts and OHP? Do you have an article explaining the mechanical advantages of weightlifting shoes with a heel?

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    Depends on your anthropometry. People with short femurs and long tibias benefit from a taller heel. Most people do better with 3/4" or shorter. Heels are discussed in the blue book.

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