Top Five: Track Spikes For the Upcoming Season

Obtaining the ideal track spikes is essential to any runner.

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To the untrained eye, most track spikes may all look very similar. However, many footwear brands offer different make ups and structures for different cleats. Spikes come in a variety of different structures based on the distance one may need to run.  If you’re a long distance runner, you’ll want a flat, more durable spike that will provide a longevity of support throughout the run. On the other hand, sprinting is all about going short distances in the fastest time possible. This means sprint spikes need a more aggressive profile that can handle a grand amount of stress as you sprint out of the blocks and towards the finish line.

 

No. 5 – Mizuno Tokyo 7

Weight: 6.1 ounces

Ideal Distance: 100-400m

No. 4 – Saucony Showdown 2

Weight: 5.9 ounces

Ideal Distance: 100-400m

No. 3 – Adidas adiZero Prime Accelerator

Weight: 5.4 ounces

Ideal Distance: 60-200m, 110m hurdles

No. 2 – Brooks Qw-k

Weight: 5.8 ounces

Ideal Distance: 100-400m

No. 1 – Nike Zoom Superfly R4

Weight: 7.8 ounces

Ideal Distance: 100-200m