Choosing the Right Track and Field Shoes and Replacement Spikes

Choosing the Right Track and Field Shoes and Replacement Spikes

Choosing the Right Track & Field Shoes and Replacement Spikes

There are many different considerations when selecting track shoes and replacement track spikes.  Replacement track spikes come in many styles but the pyramid, needle, Christmas tree, and tartan are the most popular.

C) Omni-Lite Spikes– a lightweight spike made of ceramic aluminum. These are 2/3 lighter than steel spikes.

D) Christmas Tree Spikes– Compression spikes.  They are a mix between bounce (pyramid) and grip (needle).  They usually come in ¼” size. 

I would suggest for a novice runner to purchase a spike that has a more prominent sole for safety concerns.  Middle distance spikes and distance spikes are normally a stiffer shoe and fit more comfortably to the foot.  They indeed have more of a sole and tend to be a little heavier than the sprinting shoes.

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