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Ethan Piper, DL/OL Norfolk Catholic is N

All 'N' 011808

Former Walk-on
2 Year Member
Not a form issue but a question. Anyone else noticing a lot fo guys doing squats in socks lately? Why is that?
Great...here comes some analysis as I just watched the video.

The shoes that he has taken off appear to be what eventually became your standard running shoe with a 12mm heel-to-toe drop. That means that when Ethan wears those shoes, his heel is 12mm higher off the ground than his toes are in the shoes. There are shoes that have a 0 drop which some like to wear when lifting. By lifting in his socks, Ethan is standing flat on the floor instead of having his heels higher.
 

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ToungeInCheek since 2010
5 Year Member
Great...here comes some analysis as I just watched the video.

The shoes that he has taken off appear to be what eventually became your standard running shoe with a 12mm heel-to-toe drop. That means that when Ethan wears those shoes, his heel is 12mm higher off the ground than his toes are in the shoes. There are shoes that have a 0 drop which some like to wear when lifting. By lifting in his socks, Ethan is standing flat on the floor instead of having his heels higher.
I don't know how girls walk in high heels let alone a dude do squats in them.

(I have the average reading comprehension of your average HMaxer)
 

36Blast

Slow Blinker
2 Year Member
Great...here comes some analysis as I just watched the video.

The shoes that he has taken off appear to be what eventually became your standard running shoe with a 12mm heel-to-toe drop. That means that when Ethan wears those shoes, his heel is 12mm higher off the ground than his toes are in the shoes. There are shoes that have a 0 drop which some like to wear when lifting. By lifting in his socks, Ethan is standing flat on the floor instead of having his heels higher.
Yep...its funny...I walk into the S&C sweatshop my son works out in (wideout sophomore) and the kids are either in their socks...or now...everyone wears Vans for the 0 drop in heel. I'm like, is this a surfer convention or a football team? :Confused::Wave:
 
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All 'N' 011808

Former Walk-on
2 Year Member
Yep...its funny...I walk into the S&C sweatshop my son works out in (wideout sophomore) and the kids are either in their socks...or now...everyone wears Vans for the 0 drop in heel. I'm like, is this a surfer convention or a football team? :Confused::Wave:
I've seen that. There are several options out there besides Vans or Converse All-Stars that are athletic shoes.
 
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Trapped in Iowa

Deadite
5 Year Member
At much less weight than that ive seen standard shoes blow out. Especially running shoes. Popped some Nike Airs back in the day. Made a squishing sound with every step
 
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