TRACK: Shoes & Spikes

Running Shoes:

Each athlete must provide his or her own running shoes. The shoe you select for your child should be specially designed for running (i.e. no aerobic, multi-purpose or basketball shoes). The cost of shoes can vary greatly. Some of the local merchants offer discounts on shoes and other running gear for Flyers members. If you are new to the program, you may wish to consult with your child’s coach before selecting a shoe.


Spikes may improve speed and running form, but are not required. Once your child’s events have been determined, discuss with your coach which kind of spikes are best. Used spikes may be available from other team members who have outgrown them. Spikes are not permitted during the first 2 weeks of practice. When spikes are allowed at practice, they should be treated with extra care. Spikes are only worn for that part of practice that requires them, then removed. A non-spiked shoe must be worn to and from practice.


Gremlins are not allowed to wear spikes at any time during practice or meets.

VCYTC permits only pyramid spikes 3/16 inch or less.

They must be located in the forefoot and have no more than 7 spikes/shoe.

You risk being disqualified if you don't comply with these regulations.

Local Merchants:

  • Road Runner Sports: 1714 Newbury Rd, Newbury Park, CA 91320 *10% off for TO Flyers Track Club*


  • Future Track Running Co: 30125 Agoura Rd Suite A, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

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