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Warrior Locker

If you or someone you know has new or gently used running shoes, flats, or spikes that are in need of a new runner, please consider donating them to our Warrior Locker.  Shoes or equipment donated to the our Warrior Locker will be made available to students that may not be able to afford the specialized shoes needed for practice or competition.

To donate shoes:
  • Drop them off at Centaurus High School to the attention of Coach Devin Rourke, 10300 South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO 80026
  • Ship them to Centaurus High School, Attn: Centaurus Track & Cross Country, 10300 South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO 80026
Donations are tax-deductible.  If you need a receipt for your donation, please let us know by including a note with your donation.

Types of Shoes

Cross Country 

Most meets typically have their own set of guidelines about the length of spike acceptable during competition. Cross country spikes are designed to provide the runner with better traction over the courses that have muddy or grassy conditions. If portions of the race take place on paved surfaces or even over hard packed dirt, the spikes are usually ineffective. Always check with your coach before considering the use of spikes in your cross country race.

Training Shoes Training shoes are designed for athletes who run longer distances and workouts on a variety of surfaces. There are three basic types of training shoes. Runners with flat feet or a low arch should train in motion control shoes, which prevent too much inward rotation on each step. Some runners land on the outside of their heels and thus need more shock absorption there, which is provided by stability training shoes. Runners who have big arches and don't have much inner rotation when they land need more support, which they can get from cushioned shoes.

Racing Flats These are lightweight athletic shoes designed for "long distance." They differ from normal training shoes mainly by the lack of a substantial heel (hence the name). They are also a great deal less durable and typically last half to a quarter of the distance of a normal training shoe (125–250 miles or 200-400 kilometers).  They are mostly sold as "for use up to 10k" use, but are used by some runners at any distance, including ultra marathons.  Cost of Flats = $60-$100+ (approx.)

Track & Field 

Spiked shoes for track and field provide runners with better traction on the track. They help runners "dig in" better and also help to prevent slipping, particularly at the start of sprint distances. There are different types of spikes for different surfaces.  Be aware that there may be limitations on the type and length of spikes used on some tracks or in a particular track meet. Athletes in vaulting and jumping field events also use spiked shoes to gain better traction when making their sprints or approaches in their events.

Running Shoes  All good running shoes are designed based on scientific research, made differently to accommodate different running techniques and differences. Those who sprint or run short to middle distances wear different running shoes than those who run endurance events. There are also different types of shoes for training and racing, depending on the event.

Racing Spikes Spiked shoes for track and cross country feature spikes for added traction. Like racing flats, spiked shoes are extremely lightweight and do not offer as much support as training shoes.  Spiked shoes are a specialized shoe designed for competition rather than training.  Cost of Spikes = $50-$125+ plus replacement spikes & wrench tool (approx.)