The one shoe that everyone, thrower to distance kid needs, is a good pair of trainers. You can't practice in skateboarding shoes, or basketball shoes, or Vans. A good pair of properly fitted trainers will become your 90% of the time shoe for practice and training. They will prevent injuries, allow you to train faster and longer, and they are super comfortable as well.
The next most important shoe is a pair of competition spikes. The specific style of shoe depends on your events, as high jumpers will not wear discus flats. All levels of athletes will need competition shoes, and the best time to get them is tonight, when there are coaches and BRC staff available to set you up perfectly. While you can compete in trainers, you can compete better in spikes.
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Footwear is pretty important in track & field. If you take care of your feet, they will take care of you!