In-depth reviews of track & field shoes

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The Nike Zoom Victory 3 - Extremely well-engineered spike

94/100 by Zack Dunn
The Nike Zoom Victory 3 - Extremely well-engineered spike
The Nike Victory spike line is known for being fast, ultra-lightweight, and extremely elite. They are designed specifically for 800m-5,000m track races. It is an extremely well-engineered spike and was extremely well thought out for the most part.   Ride The ride of this shoe has pleased me overall, and it’s clear that this is an elite shoe meant for very experienced runners. I have run multiple races in these ranging from 800m to 3200m (with paces being[…]

Adidas Sprintstar: A sprinters’ spike made for middle-distance

94/100 by Blaz Grabnar
Adidas Sprintstar: A sprinters’ spike made for middle-distance
The Adidas Sprintstar is a spike made for sprinters. On the official site, it says it is meant for all runs made that start from the block, but as I am a middle-distance runner, I can confirm that it can also be used for races up to a mile. The overall impressions of the shoe have been awesome from the start. I think I also have to say this was the first spike I ever owned or even wore.   The upper The upper is made out of a material that is not very breathabl[…]

Nike Zoom D Track Spikes: How do they perform?

89/100 by Zack Dunn
Nike Zoom D Track Spikes: How do they perform?
The Nike Zoom D is a Nike entry-level distance track running spike. I have run multiple races in these and many workouts in these. The races were anywhere from 800m-3200m and workouts anywhere from 200m intervals to mile repeats.     I could say this spike is good for runners who have a decent amount to many experiences with spikes, but I wouldn't exactly call it entry-level. It is a good, average track spike but nothing too exciting. First impressions/lo[…]

Adidas Adizero Avanti spikes: Why would I/you buy a track spike?

88/100 by James Hughes
Adidas Adizero Avanti spikes: Why would I/you buy a track spike?
As a quick intro, I’d run through a couple of reasons as to why I, a keen but amateur runner, would venture down the serious road of running spikes! I’ve been on a journey to try and adjust my running style to a more forefoot strike.     One of my club sessions is held on an athletics track. So, it seemed like a good idea to try a couple of sessions in spikes to get the most out of the track but also have a pair of shoes, which complement a mid[…]