Re: power lifting and athletics
When we had a weightlifting team at school, we would have a German weightlifting coach come out for a few weeks each year to run though technique etc.The boys that had no weightlifting shoes (which was most of us) were made to wear our school shoes, not runners, due to the stability in the sole. The school shoes had far less compression than a sneaker or runner.
However not so crash hot for plyos. Hard balance to fine