What are the best lifting shoes for the average joe

Over the years the question has been asked time and time again what are the best lifting shoes for the gym, and while there are plenty of professional shoes the average joe doesnt need to spend that much for a good shoe.

Generally speaking High end shoes dont make all that much more of a difference in ligting, the most important things are ankle & foot support, heel positioning and a good base. depending what style of workouts your doing you may want to opt for something with more mobility or cushioning.

Most popular are converse for your average gym rat, most are made with a flat sole that only curves at the toe. high tops provide great ankle + foot support, and low tops give a little ankle mobility but at the sacrifice of support. you can grab most converse between $30-60 compared to professional brands which could cost you $100 on the low end.