Header image
grizzly pride & tradition

Training Shoes & Spikes

 

I'm frequently asked about training shoes and spikes for athletes who are new to the team.

For training shoes, I recommend going to a specialized running store such as Forward Motion or
Fleet Feet and having a staff member analyze your foot strike pattern to see what type of shoe is suggested.

For sprinter spikes, I think choosing a basic all purpose shoe with a cushioned heel that works for multiple
events is a good start. The Nike Zoom Rival MD is good for all sprinting events, the long and triple jump
as well as pole vault. It can even be used for the 800 and 1600. At around $65, it's also not too expensive.

Click here to view the Nike Zoom Rival MD

For longer distances, such as the 1600 & 3200, the Nike Zoom Rival D is a better option.

Click here to view the Nike Zoom Rival D

For the throws, the Nike Zoom Rival SD is a good beginner shoe.

Click here to view the Nike Zoom Rival SD

For high jump, the Nike Zoom Rival MD is probably fine for beginners.
More experienced high jumpers should get a specific high jump shoe such as the Nike Zoom HJ Elite.
These are a little more expensive at around $100-$125.

Click here to view the Nike Zoom HJ Elite

 

- Coach Karbo