I just ordered my first pair of weightlifting shoes! That's them ... in the pic ... I'm stoked! I noticed a huge difference when I transitioned from lifting in running shoes, to lifting in chucks. Its crazy how much more stable I felt...BUT I've recently noticed a few things that make me think that even chucks are not enough. Sometimes its hard to keep my weight in my heels, and since I have the chucks that just slide on (no laces) sometimes I feel like I'm missing some support--especially on big lifts. There are tons of articles on the crossfit main site forums, in the journal, etc..that talk about the benefits of weightlifting shoes. Google-ing the topic will get you some good results too...like this one: http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Weightlifting/WeightliftingShoes.html . But most importantly... Rip says weightlifting shoes. So weightlifting shoes it is... :) I'm hoping to have them in time for the seminar this weekend (THAT ALL OF YOU SHOULD BE GOING TO)...I'll make sure to let you know what I think.