Track & Field Spikes from Nike, Saucony, and New Balance | 2018

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Track and field season is here and we want to be your home for all your team's needs. To help out, we're offering 15% storewide off at six of our Fleet Feet Sports Chicago locations throughout the month of March with proof of a Student ID with your purchase.

Click on the following category below to see our offerings we have in our stores. Note: some spikes are only available at certain locations. 

Sprint

Sprint spikes generally have a very stiff spike plate with the greatest number of spike wells. Very little heel support is needed because sprinters spend most or all of their time on their toes.

Sprint spikes should fit tightly but they should not be too tight to the point that the runners toes are cramping and they should not be too loose that will result in the runner losing power and speed. They should fit tighter than regular athletic shoes yet still comfortable enough to perform in.

Saucony Spitfire 4

  • Price: $65
  • Weight: 5.4 oz (men), 4.7 oz (women)
  • Event: 60m-400m, including hurdles
  • Location: Old Town, Lincoln Square, South Loop, Elmhurst, Oak Park, and Deerfield

The Spitfire 4 has the speed, the control and the comfort for any sprint event. Plus, the 7-pin Pebax® spike plate gives this racing shoe enhanced traction where you need it most. A lightweight synthetic upper locks the foot in place and a molded quarter cage offers lightweight support. Question is, do you have what it takes to handle the best, bang for your buck, sprint spike on the market?

Men's
Women's

Saucony Showdown 4

  • Price: $110
  • Weight: 6.4 oz (men), 5.7 oz (women)
  • Event: 60m-400m
  • Location: Elmhurst

The premium fourth edition to this sprint spike features FLEXFILM overlays and an ISOFIT lacing system that helps keep you securely fastened to the full-length 10-Pin Pebax ® spike plate. Get ready to rip up the track and the record books in this elite racing shoe.

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Women's

Nike Zoom Rival S 9

  • Price: $65
  • Weight: 6.1 oz (unisex)
  • Event: 60-400 meters, in addition to the hurdles, and even the long jump
  • Location: Old Town, Lincoln Square, South Loop, Elmhurst, Oak Park, and Deerfield.

Designed with the sprinter in mind, the Nike Zoom Rival S 9 Unisex Track Spike is ideal for short distances, hurdles and jumping events. A soft, foot-conforming sockliner provides incredible comfort, while a rigid plate extends under the arch and includes strategic spike receptacles for maximum power, speed and traction.

Men's

Women's

New Balance Vazee Sigma

  • Price: $150
  • Weight: 6.4 oz (unisex)
  • Event: 100-400m
  • Location: Elmhurst
Powerful. Aggressive. The Vazee Sigma is in a class by itself, designed using BOA® Closure technology, an alternative to traditional laces for customized comfort and no pressure points. A midfoot canopy and heel wrap hold the spike in place. An asymmetrical eight-spike plate provides traction with just the right amount of flexibility.
 
Unisex
 
 

New Balance Vazee Verge

  • Price: $110
  • Weight: 5.7 oz
  • Event: 100-400m
  • Location: Elmhurst

The new Vazee Verge for men powers your performance like never before. This sprint spike is built on an 8-pin plate and features a lightweight FantomFit upper for a secure and comfortable fit. Perfect for longer sprints, the design is finished with a second-skin like collar construction for a sleek look that feels good. 

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Women's

Distance

Distance shoes have a more flexible spike plate with less taper and fewer spikes. Because of the longer race distances, support through the mid-foot and heel is as important as efficiency with distance spikes. This means that distance spikes generally have a softer, more durable sole, particularly through the heel region. Although still "glove-like," the fit for distance spikes is generally slightly looser than for sprint spikes, given the longer race duration.

Middle distance spikes are a hybrid of a sprint shoe and a distance shoe, featuring an intermediate level of taper, spike plate rigidity, cushioning and support. Certain middle distance spikes are also popular among hurdlers because they have a relatively steep taper for sprinting and a cushioned heel for landings.

Saucony Vendetta 2

  • Price: $65
  • Weight: 5.3 oz (men), 4.8 oz (women)
  • Event: 400m up to 5k
  • Location: Old Town, Lincoln Square, South Loop, Elmhurst, Oak Park, and Deerfield

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Women's

Saucony Endorphin 2

  • Price: $120
  • Weight: 3.2 oz (men), 2.9 oz (women)
  • Event:  Mile up to 10k
  • Location: Elmhurst

Nothing helps you hand out L's faster than the lightest spike in the Saucony arsenal, the Endorphin 2. This racing shoe has a new woven upper to lock in the foot for long distance comfort from Mile to 10k. Now with a more supportive spike plate, so the only thing getting tired is your competition.

Men's

Women's

Nike Zoom Victory 3

  • Price: $124
  • Weight: 4.0 oz (unisex)
  • Event:  800 to 5k
  • Location: Old Town, Elmhurst, Oak Park, and Deerfield

The Nike Zoom Victory 3 is a lightweight and responsive track spike that offers high level performance for the distance runner. Utilizing a redesigned 3/4 length Generative Plate, the Victory 3 provides a unique blend of of stiffness and flexibility to help increase propulsion. Along with a thin Cushlon midsole, this spike offers just the right amount of cushioning while keeping weight at a minimum.

The seamless design creates a snug, close to the skin feel that makes a great choice for sockless use.

Unisex

Nike Zoom Rival M 8

  • Price: $65
  • Weight: 6.25 oz (unisex)
  • Event:  100-1600m, hurdles, and jumps
  • Location: Old Town, Lincoln Square, South Loop, Elmhurst, Oak Park, and Deerfield.

The Nike Zoom Rival M 8 Unisex Distance Spike offers a lightweight feel and locked-in support with single-layer mesh and Flywire cables. A Pebax ® plate provides stability with minimal bulk, and seven removable spikes offer custom traction for multiple distances, hurdles and jumping events.

Men's

Women's

New Balance MD500v5

  • Price: $70
  • Weight: 5.1 oz (unisex)
  • Event:  400-5000m, and can also be used for hurdle and jumping events
  • Location: Elmhurst

The 500v5 is an all-around performer. A streamlined upper provides unwavering support thanks to a resin-print exoskeleton designed for athletes on the prowl. The six-spike Pebax® plate and EVA heel wedge make the 500v5 a versatile choice for athletes competing in multiple events.

Men's

Women's

New Balance LD5000v5

  • Price: $120
  • Weight: 4.6 oz (unisex)
  • Event:  Distances up to 5k
  • Location: Elmhurst

Personal bests await with the 5000v5. Championing leading-edge features like breathable mesh and minimalist overlays, this update provides support without bulk for distances up to 10K. The full-length Pebax® plate and 4-spike configuration help provide optimal traction to energize your run mile after mile.

Men's

Women's

Field

Shoes for field events and specialty events vary widely depending upon the specific requirements of each event. For example, long jump shoes are most similar to sprint spikes to provide good top speed, high jump shoes have flat bottoms and heel spikes to allow energy transfer through the entire foot. While shoes for shot putdiscus and hammer throw have flat rubber soles with no spikes, they may still occasionally be referred to as "track spikes."

Saucony Unleash SD 2

  • Price: $100
  • Weight: 11.1 oz (unisex)
  • Event:  Shot Put, Discus, Hammer
  • Location: Elmhurst

Lock in and Unleash. The SD2 version of this ride features ISOFIT technology that improves the overall fit and feel and is made for the shot put, discus and hammer throw. The FLEXFILM upper is lightweight and supportive, the midfoot cross strap locks the foot to platform, and the nylon underfoot plate and high-density rubber outsole enhances spin and glide techniques.

Unisex

Saucony Uplift HJ 2

  • Price: $100
  • Weight: 10 oz (unisex)
  • Event:  High Jump
  • Location: Elmhurst

The Uplift HJ2 sets the bar above the rest. Lock in with a midfoot cross strap that sits on top of a lightweight FLEXFILM upper for ideal form and comfort. The midfoot cross strap helps control foot rotation, internal EVA midsole for cushioning, and an 11-pin Pebax® spike plate wrapped with an XT-600 rubber outsole helps for better toe-off and approach.

Unisex

Saucony Soarin J 2

  • Price: $100
  • Weight: 8.9 oz (unisex)
  • Event: Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault
  • Location: Elmhurst

Your serious liftoff calls for serious tech, like FLEXFILM and ISOFIT, added to the Soarin J2 upper to help support and shape it to your foot. Plus, a midfoot cross strap holds your foot in place, while the highly rigid spike plate propels you forward for the win.

Unisex

Nike Zoom Long Jump 4

  • Price: $100
  • Weight: 8.1 oz (unisex)
  • Event: Long Jump
  • Location: Elmhurst

This jump spike has a responsive ¾ length spike plate that allows your toes to splay for a natural foot plant and optimizes power at takeoff. Pair that with the mesh upper featuring both a zipper and forefoot strap to lock down your foot and you’ll be soaring through the air to a new personal best.

Unisex

Nike High Jump Elite

  • Price: $65
  • Weight: 9.8 oz (unisex)
  • Event: High Jump
  • Location: Elmhurst

The Nike High Jump Elite Unisex Jumping Spike features a redesigned, lighter Pebax ® plate for better liftoff. A breathable upper delivers a lightweight, streamlined fit. Designed with inspiration from some of the world's best jumpers, this track shoe helps you achieve better agility. 

Unisex

Nike Zoom Rival SD 2

  • Price: $65
  • Weight: 9.8 oz (unisex)
  • Event: Shot Put, Discus, Hammer
  • Location: Elmhurst

Designed for the shot-put and discus, the Zoom Rival SD 2 is a great choice whether you’re gliding or rotating through your throws. The synthetic leather upper has contoured support and an integrated midfoot strap which ensures a precise launch. The flexible, textured outsole is great for fast throwing circle and wet conditions.

Unisex

Trainers

Spikes are important, but many athletes will spend more time and put many more miles in their training shoes. That’s why we want to make sure you get the best fit possible in your trainers. By watching you walk and run, and utilizing our fit id - a 3D scanning tool - we’re able to measure your foot and use that information to determine the best footwear options for your unique foot type and gait cycle. The shoes outlined below are some top choices from each brand, but we recommend coming in to find the best pair for you.

Brooks Ghost 10

  • Price: $120
  • Weight: 10.1 oz (mens), 8.5 oz (womens)
  • Pronation control: Neutral
  • Heel-to-toe offset: 12mm
  • Location: All Fleet Feet Sports Chicago stores

This neutral trainer combines utilizes a BioMoGo DNA midsole to give you a soft, smooth ride that adapts to your unique foot-strike, making for a one-of-a-kind feel. The light weight upper with 3D Fit Print overlays creates a snug fit, perfect for every distance. Available at all Chicagoland locations.

Men's

Women's

 

Mizuno Wave Rider 21

  • Price: $120
  • Weight: 10.1 oz (mens), 8.5 oz (womens)
  • Pronation control: Neutral, moderate
  • Heel-to-toe offset: 12mm
  • Location: All Fleet Feet Sports Chicago stores

“Ride the Wave” in Mizuno’s Rider 21, a neutral trainer designed with Cloudwave technology for a soft, responsive feel underfoot. The Triple Zone engineered mesh in the upper makes this shoe lightweight, breathable, and delivers the perfect fit. Available at all Chicagoland locations.

Men's

Women's

 

Nike Zoom Pegasus 34

  • Price: $110
  • Weight: 10.0 oz (mens), 8.7 oz (womens)
  • Pronation control: Neutral, moderate
  • Heel-to-toe offset: 10mm
  • Location: All Fleet Feet Sports Chicago stores

Whether you’re new to the game, or an experienced runner, the Pegasus 34 has exactly what you need to get the job done. Nike’s Zoom Air units, Flywire cables, and Flymesh fabric combine for a light, responsive feel and the confidence to push past your limits. This neutral trainer is available at all Chicagoland locations.

Men's

Women's

 Hoka One One Clifton 4

  • Price: $130
  • Weight: 9.6 oz (mens), 7.5 oz (womens)
  • Pronation control: Neutral, moderate
  • Heel-to-toe offset: 5mm
  • Location: All Fleet Feet Sports Chicago stores

Light, cushy, and fast are the best words to describe the Clifton 4. With Hoka’s oversized midsole for ultimate cushioning, and the Meta-Rocker geometry for super smooth transitions, this neutral trainer is a runner’s dream. Available at all Chicagoland locations.

Men's

Women's

Saucony Guide ISO

  • Price: $120
  • Weight: 10.3 oz (mens), 9.1 oz (womens)
  • Pronation control: Stability, moderate
  • Heel-to-toe offset: 8mm
  • Location: All Fleet Feet Sports Chicago stores

Saucony’s award winning stability trainer now has an ISOFIT upper, EVERUN topsole, and PWRFOAM midsole to give over-pronators exactly what they need: a perfect fit, soft cushioning, and super-responsive feel with medial posting for a supportive ride. Available at all Chicagoland locations.

Men's

Women's

 

Asics DS Trainer 23

  • Price: $120
  • Weight: 8.2 oz (mens), 7.1 oz (womens)
  • Pronation control: Stability, mild
  • Heel-to-toe offset: 10mm
  • Location: All Fleet Feet Sports Chicago stores

A lightweight, mild stability trainer with everything you need to go fast, and nothing holding you back. The adjustable slit upper wraps and supports the foot, while the DuoSole outsole gives you the traction needed when running fast and the Propulsion Trusstic Technology propels your foot forwards. Available at all Chicagoland locations.

Men's

Women's

 

New Balance 860v8

  • Price: $125
  • Weight: 11.3 oz (mens), 10.1 oz (womens)
  • Pronation control: Stability, high
  • Heel-to-toe offset: 10mm
  • Location: All Fleet Feet Sports Chicago stores

Lace up the new 860v8 for men and you get responsive cushioning and reliable support when you hit the road for your run. Sneaker features TruFuse midsole that delivers sustained cushioning, while a dual-density post helps ensure stability mile after mile, so you can go the distance.

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