Spikes help you run on your toes to increase speed. can enhance performance due to their minimal weight and aggressive traction, but a more cushioned, more stable training shoe can protect you from injury much better during daily training, so save the spikes for race day to ensure you get to the starting line injury free.
Spikes give you more traction on grass courses such as Wickham Park, home of the Class championship meet, and State Open.
There are blanks that can be put into spikes for pavement-heavy courses.
Yes! Cross Country spikes have rubber plates compared to track spikes which have plastic plates. The plastic plating on a track spike will become damaged when used on surfaces other than a track.
Most spikes come with a spike toolkit to prepare your runner for meet days. If you have any questions on this you can ask your Fit Specialist for help.
It depends on how technical you and your child want their spikes to be. Spike prices vary, but typically range from $55-$115. Fleet Feet West Hartford offers a 20% off discount on spikes as our way of supporting the local community.