Throwing Shoes

Again this year I am requiring all members of the shot put and discus squad to have throwing shoes.  It is recommended to purchase your shoes as soon as possible in order to break them in for the best results.  All throwers are required to have their throwing shoes with them for every practice along with a decent pair of running shoes.  There are several brands and types of throwing shows for purchase at varying prices.  I recommend that the shoes you purchase say they are for “discus”, “rotational”, or “spin.” These types of shoes can be used for all throwing techniques whereas a shoe made for the “glide” is made only for that technique.  I also recommend that you buy your shoes from a track and field catalog instead of a sporting goods store such as Chick’s.  Chances are pretty good that they will not have your size in stock and will have to order you a pair.  And they will probably be more expensive than if they came from a catalog.  Adidas is the top of the line (expensive), Nike is close behind (expensive), followed by Asics (moderate), then Reebok (moderate) and finally VS brand shoes (best deal).    

<!–  Here are a few ways to get discounts on your shoes.

1. Call the catalog companies to ask for older models in your size, they almost give those away.

2. Order other items from the catalogs, and ask for discounts or maybe free shipping.

3. Mention Vista High School and that the team has bought many items there. The owner and the San Diego rep of VS Athletics “Kinda” know me, at least I have done business with them personally.  Ask for discounts.

4.  Check your USATF membership for discounts on shoes, there might be some good deals. 

5. You can wait until the track team orders shoes in bulk but that is usually right before the season starts which doesn’t allow you to use them and break them in.

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These links below are from Espikes.com

Adidas adiSTAR Discus/Hammer
Adidas adiSTAR Discus/Hammer
Nike Zoom SD
Nike Zoom SD
Nike Zoom Rotational
Nike Zoom Rotational
ASICS® Cyber Throw
ASICS® Cyber Throw
ASICS® Hyper Throw
ASICS® Hyper Throw
Reebok JW Foster Glide
Reebok JW Foster Glide
VS Athletics Throws Shoe
VS Athletics Throws Shoe
Adidas Nike Asics Reebok VS

I recommend these shoes for any one.  The same company that makes Reebok makes these for VS Athletics and the price is good.

VS Athletics Throws Shoe
VS Athletics Throws Shoe

Throwing Shoes
Shoes for Shot Put, and Discus events.

“The new VS throwing shoes are great for slick rings. At the 2004 Home Depot Invitational, the discus ring was incredibly slippery, all of my competitors were slipping around. I had on the VS throwing shoe and I was able to get a great connection with the cement. I know the VS shoe helped me win the Home Depot Invite. Every thrower should have at least two pairs of throwing shoes to wear in challenging situations, one of those pairs should be the VS throwing shoe.”
(Stephanie Brown, June 2004 – 2004 Olympian Discus Thrower)

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