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Where to buy cheap track spikes for kids? 3/30/2011 8:05PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Where can i buy cheap track spikes for kids? I was also wondering since they are for a 12 year girl that is doing track for the first time is it worth it to buy spikes? What kinda shoes should i get for her?
Chimpy
RE: Where to buy cheap track spikes for kids? 3/30/2011 9:13PM - in reply to Middle School Track Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Try ebay
check it ouut
RE: Where to buy cheap track spikes for kids? 3/30/2011 9:22PM - in reply to Middle School Track Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
First to the Finish has the best selection of spikes online.

www.fttf.com
Chaser514
RE: Where to buy cheap track spikes for kids? 3/30/2011 9:30PM - in reply to Middle School Track Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
What events is she looking to do or does she not know yet?

Eastbay ( http://www.eastbay.com/searchresults/keyword:womens+track+shoes/?cm=TnDdSHWomensTrack ) has some good deals and a good selection. Nike Zoom Janas and Asics Rocketgirls are good for someone who isn't specializing in a particular event. You can probably find a pair on clearance too. At that age and level it's fine to use them for jumps, sprints, and longer events.

She definitely doesn't need spikes, but she might have fun with them and enjoy racing more if she has "legit track equipment" especially if her friends have them too.
Middle School Track
RE: Where to buy cheap track spikes for kids? 3/30/2011 10:01PM - in reply to Chaser514 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Chaser514 wrote:

What events is she looking to do or does she not know yet?

Eastbay ( http://www.eastbay.com/searchresults/keyword:womens+track+shoes/?cm=TnDdSHWomensTrack ) has some good deals and a good selection. Nike Zoom Janas and Asics Rocketgirls are good for someone who isn't specializing in a particular event. You can probably find a pair on clearance too. At that age and level it's fine to use them for jumps, sprints, and longer events.

She definitely doesn't need spikes, but she might have fun with them and enjoy racing more if she has "legit track equipment" especially if her friends have them too.


She doesn't know what events to focus. I don't think i will buy spikes for her. Would just regular running shoes be ok? What would you recommend besides spikes?
Chaser514
RE: Where to buy cheap track spikes for kids? 3/30/2011 10:23PM - in reply to Middle School Track Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
At her age, the big thing is to have her try on running shoes and choose the pair that she says is most comfortable. Make sure they are actual running shoes though; some stores will offer cross trainers or trail shoes or walking shoes and say they're fine but I'd recommend real running shoes. Doesn't need to be anything real high-tech since she probably won't exactly be racking up the mileage. As she gets older and runs more she'll want shoes that coordinate with her footstrike (support, guidance, motion control, etc.) but for now just something middle of the line is good. Don't order them online though, make sure she can try them on--if a kids tries on a shoe and it feels comfortable walking around then they're less likely to get hurt in it and it's probably a good fit for their type of foot. Go to a Dicks Sporting Goods and have her try on a few different models of Asics. I used to coach at a small high school (7-12 grades) and a lot of the younger kids wore the Nike Pegasus.
A long time ago
RE: Where to buy cheap track spikes for kids? 3/30/2011 10:33PM - in reply to Middle School Track Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Get a pair of mid-distance (400/800) spikes. 400/800s are nice universal spikes.About a decade ago when I was in middle school doing decathlons, I got a cheap pair of mid distance adidas spikes. I basically did every event in them minus shot/disc. Even tossed the Jav with them.

Just some examples: http://www.eastbay.com/product/model:152351/sku:343474/adidas-arriba-2-womens/?cm=TnDdSHWomensTrack

or

http://www.eastbay.com/product/model:75242/sku:14581001?green=21131920154&cm=CrossSellMB#sku=14581102
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RE: Where to buy cheap track spikes for kids? 3/30/2011 10:50PM - in reply to A long time ago Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
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RE: Where to buy cheap track spikes for kids? 3/31/2011 1:07AM - in reply to ddddddddddddddddddddddddddd Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Thanxs for the replies i think i will buy her a pair of Asics i saw at Famous Footwear.
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RE: Where to buy cheap track spikes for kids? 3/31/2011 5:23AM - in reply to Middle School Track Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Runningwarehouse.com with team disc 15percent
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RE: Where to buy cheap track spikes for kids? 3/31/2011 7:49AM - in reply to Middle School Track Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I peruse Goodwill stores all year long, and snag the spikes that end up there. You would be amazed at how many barely used shoes are on the shelf for a couple of bucks. And I ask my senior athletes to turn over their shoes at the end of the season if they are not running anymore.

Ebay and even Craigslist are great places to look.

Right now I have a pair of 15 throwing shoes, 15 spikes and three pair of smaller spikes looking for homes on my team....got the big foot dude covered and I just need to get the old spikes out of the other shoes and send them on their way.

Middle school is not that important for spikes but if you want to spend the money for them, then your daughter will be very cool on her team....
ronner
RE: Where to buy cheap track spikes for kids? 3/31/2011 8:16AM - in reply to check it ouut Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Wow, at this www.fttf.com there are several spikes for under $10 on this site. I wore some of those models back in HS and college over 10 years ago!