Nike Zoom Rival XC: beginner's first choice

The Rival XC wraps all the essentials of a cross-country spike into a budget-friendly package. It caters to entry-level athletes who are still testing the waters.

Here is what makes it great for beginners:

  • a bit more cushioned than competitive spikes to help you adjust to the minimal feel
  • more accommodating fit (not as tight and snug as race shoes)

For a varsity/elite cross country spike, see Nike Zoom Victory XC 5.


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