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Saucony Ballista 2 saucony ballista

Spike Type - It employs 6 removable pyramid spikes that are ⅜- inch in diameter. These pyramid spikes enable superb traction, especially on rubber surfaces. These are responsible for the grip of the shoe, especially during sudden direction shifts. 

Spike Plate - The Ballista 2 features a multi-compound spike plate that is firm and durable. It accommodates the 6 removable spikes of the shoe with its spike receptacles. This component is meant to deliver traction for a faster and more efficient ride. 

Saucony Ballista 2 spike plate

Saucony Ballista 2 vs. 1

The Saucony Ballista 2 has gone through some refinements in order for it to become the unique and reliable track spike that it is today.

Saucony Ballista 2 open mesh

  • One of the updates in this shoe is the integration of its new woven upper for a snug fit. Prior to this iteration, the Ballista utilized an open mesh upper. 
  • In addition, the Saucony Ballista 2 no longer employs a Pebax® plate. It now deploys a multi-compound spike plate that is built to provide aggressive traction. The XT LITE material found in the heel of the shoe’s predecessor is no longer employed by the Ballista 2.

Saucony Ballista 2 outsole

Hugs like a second skin

The woven upper of the Ballista 2 is responsible for its tight yet comfortable wrap around the foot. Moreover, the Flex Film overlay welded into the upper of the shoe allows support and structural integrity.

Saucony Ballista 2 lace-up

Its lace-up closure, meanwhile, provides a customizable fit to the foot. 

Saucony Ballista 2: Screams fast

Traction is one of the elements the can power a runner’s speed. That is why the Saucony Ballista 2 is fashioned with a firm multi-compound spike plate.

Saucony Ballista 2 speed

This material allows for an efficient energy transfer with each of the runner’s stride, as well as, superb traction. It is also very lightweight, thus, enhancing the speed of the runner. 

Minimum weight, maximum protection

One of Saucony’s prized innovations is its SSL EVA midsole. This midsole component is also found in other Saucony track spikes and is tasked with the shoe’s cushioning.

Saucony Ballista 2 cushioning

It is a premium midsole that is extremely lightweight and enhances the rebound properties of the Ballista 2.

Ballista 2: Lightweight support

The Ballista 2 features a new and improved woven upper that secures a snug and lightweight fit. This upper material also allows a locked-in fit over the footbed.

Saucony Ballista 2 sock-like fit

To augment this further, Flex Film overlay is bonded to the upper to provide for structural integrity and support. 

Saucony Ballista 2 overlays

For customizable and comfortable security, a lace-up closure is integrated into the shoe’s fashion. 

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 3.5oz / Women 3.2oz
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Spike Type: Pyramid
Spike Size: 3/8-inch
Surface: Rubber

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Author
Zack Dunn
Zack Dunn

I race distances between 800 meters and 10K whether it be on the track, the roads, or on cross country courses. My typical training consists of easy days, long days, workouts (fartleks, tempos, interval training, etc.). My typical training paces range from 7’30 a mile on easy days to sub-5 minutes a mile on fast interval days, and with many paces in between. I run anywhere from 40-60 miles a week. My personal bests are 2:00 for 800m, 4:30 for 1600m, 9:50 for 3200m, 15:57 for 5K, and 34:10 for 10K.