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Best Short Distance Track Spikes

Updated on November 4, 2016

Find High Quality Track Spikes for Short Distance

What are the Best Short Distance Track Spikes? Sprinting as you know is about covering the shortest distance in the fastest possible time. Meaning sprint spikes need to be more aggressive so to handle the tremendous stress as you burst out of the blocks to head for the finishing line, where a fraction of a second can be the difference between first and third, As a sprinter you'll need all the help you can get. Being a performance footwear fan myself, I have put together 7 TOP Brands along with some sound advice for Short Distance Sprint Spikes that are available today. If you're a middle or long distance runner, This may not be for you.

Spikes can help how you perform to your very best and reach maximum speed on the Track.

Track and Field is such a global phenomenon and not surprisingly all footwear brands offer a vast range of sprinting spikes for all athletes, however choosing your ideal spikes isn't always easy.

I have put together this short guide to help you pick the best running shoes so that you can achieve your best. To the untrained eye Track spikes may all look the same however Track spikes come in all shapes, sizes and fits this is depending on how far you are looking run. Meaning sprint spikes need to be more aggressive so to handle the tremendous stress as you burst out of the blocks to head for the finishing line.

Come on. when you're running, if you see you're going to win, you're going to celebrate.

— Usain Bolt

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What to Look for in Track Spikes

If like me you are a keen sprinter, you will already know minimizing the time you spend on your feet and forward propulsion is key! The drive phase is paramount when looking for that ultimate win, sprint spikes are designed to ensure maximum speed right from the starting blocks to the finishing tape. Short distance spikes will have a full length plate which will span from the forefoot right to the heel. This will suit you best if you are racing or running with no turns as they are specifically designed to blast down straights.

To make sure and stop any recoil most spikes will have a stiffer plate under the forefoot, This will mean that you have a very responsive shoe which will in turn give you a springing BOOST with each stride meaning a faster time. The top part of track spikes are designed with you in mind with the top pins being more narrow than what an athlete is used to. The spikes will grip your foot firmly and hold it in place to try help with running economy. Other models might have a strap above the tongue or maybe even a zip.

Normally short distance running shoes will have around 7 to 10 spikes on each shoe to ensure better traction on the track. Though athletes will only have 6 to 8. Make sure and tighten each one securely so they do not fall out during your race. Try not to tighten them too tight as you could strip/Ring the spike wrench.

I hope you have found my article informative, Below you will find some of the best Spikes on the market I have also put an informative video *check it out*.. Please feel free to complete my poll and leave comments below.

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My Favourite Track Spike for Sprinting

PUMA Men's Complete TFX Sprint 3 Track Shoe,Monaco Blue/Hawaiian Ocean/Black,13 D US
PUMA Men's Complete TFX Sprint 3 Track Shoe,Monaco Blue/Hawaiian Ocean/Black,13 D US

This Particular Running Shoe is Perfect, they're Very Light, attractive to look at and a snug fit. These are fantastic for sprinting and up to middle distance for a very fast pace that use the front of your foot. I would definitely recommend this product to others

 

Top 7 Brands for Running Spikes

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Nike is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development manufacturing and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear.
Nike is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development manufacturing and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear.
Adidas is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures sports shoes, clothing and accessories
Adidas is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures sports shoes, clothing and accessories
Puma is a major German multinational company that produces athletic Running Footwear amongst other sporting wear
Puma is a major German multinational company that produces athletic Running Footwear amongst other sporting wear
ASICS is a Japanese athletic equipment company. ASICS produces footwear and sports equipment designed Various sports including running.
ASICS is a Japanese athletic equipment company. ASICS produces footwear and sports equipment designed Various sports including running.
Saucony is an American manufacturer of athletic shoes. The company is a subsidiary of Wolverine World Wide.
Saucony is an American manufacturer of athletic shoes. The company is a subsidiary of Wolverine World Wide.
Brooks Sports, Inc. is an American running company that designs and markets high-performance men's and women's running shoes.
Brooks Sports, Inc. is an American running company that designs and markets high-performance men's and women's running shoes.
New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., best known as simply New Balance, is an American footwear manufacturer based in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston
New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., best known as simply New Balance, is an American footwear manufacturer based in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston

Picking Sprinting Spikes

Sean Paul Give's you some things to consider when choosing your sprint Spikes.. Enjoy :)

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    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Nicely done with good, helpful information!

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      Enda McLarnon 3 years ago from Belfast, Ireland

      Great article and that helps a lot as my daughter is looking for new track shoes