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Paleo Athletic Footwear (Cleats, Lifting, General Purpose)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 09, 2013 at 12:05 AM

So this has been asked before, but there seems to be plenty of new things all the time. My cleats just wore out and its time for a new pair. So what are some recommendations for paleo type footwear for the following purposes:

1) Cleats
2) Deadlifts (gym won't allow barefoot)
3) General purpose (maybe some hiking or a random touch football game)

My cleats are junk, fell apart in 6 months of 2-3 times a month usage. I'm hard on them, but need a good brand. Also I think my foot is kind of wide from never wearing shoes, so I get bad blisters with narrow cleats. Any wide brands?

Thanks for advice.

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on March 10, 2013
at 12:53 PM

I HATE my New Balance Minimus! The soles are so slippery.

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on February 09, 2013
at 12:52 AM

Good question Im currently researching to find the lightest most pliable cleats I can.

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on March 09, 2013
at 11:31 PM

Vibrams are nice, but over rated IMO. Some major blisters running any distance in them (blisters) when my feet get wet from sweat.

Decent all around shoe.

Powerlifters use Dead lift slippers, (Power lifting allow bare feet at meets)

General Purpose - Converse, CrossFit Reebok shoes, New Balance Minimus, Merrell has some nice ones as well. (My feet are to wide for them, so I went with the New Balance Minimus over the Merrells.)

Right now I have 2 pair of the CrossFit Reebok shoes one I received for free that I use as my gym shoe the other I got a normal wear every day shoe. They are decent they have a bit of a heel, however much less than most mainstream shoes. I wore my Minimus until they were pretty much worn out.

Hope this helps.

As for cleats I have no idea.

0c875e97044bf838a074470caa5d630d

on March 10, 2013
at 12:53 PM

I HATE my New Balance Minimus! The soles are so slippery.

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on February 09, 2013
at 08:09 PM

Vibram FiveFingers...My all around fitness shoe of choice

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on February 09, 2013
at 07:40 PM

When it's to cold too go barefoot, I lift, row, kettlebell, HIIT, hike and run in bedroom slippers from Target. Wider, better, cheaper than all the minimalist BS footware out there.

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on March 10, 2013
at 01:17 PM

I am in love with my reebok crossfit nanos! I'm 21, and I have poor ankles in high impact sports... Box jumps in crossfit were killing me in some plain old new balance running shoes.

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on March 10, 2013
at 12:55 PM

Inov-8 makes "barefoot" style shoes for Crossfit and running. I found a pair of zero-drop neutral sneakers with some cushioning called Altra that I really like.

Or you could go old school with a pair of Chuck Taylors.

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on March 10, 2013
at 11:06 AM

Somebody around here recommended wetsuit boots for snow. I'm glad they did. They're also perfect for kitchen work.

As far as the gym, I'd probably go with Vibrams... maybe some aqua-socks.

Personally I feel like a pretentious douche wearing Vibrams in public...

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on March 10, 2013
at 09:31 AM

Vevo Barefoot?

I just got a german shoe called Leguano. It's basically a sock with a flexible thin sole

Nike, Addidas and Reebok all have their own minimalist shoes

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on February 09, 2013
at 01:19 PM

Not much advice on this one

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