What Deadlifting Shoes Should I Wear and Why? Flat sole (chucks) - molded sole flat shoes, solid heel weightlifting shoes or running shoes? Running shoes are just that running shoes, designed to cushion your feet against impact with soles that compress and spring back, all things a powerlifter doesn't want. This will rob the lifter of that vital power at the bottom of a squat or the start of a Deadlift. Flat sole canvas uppers rubber sole, Chuck Taylors and the … [Read more...] about What Deadlifting Shoes Should I Wear and Why?