Overview of this review
Profile of the Saucony Ballista MD
Use - As suggested by the name, the Saucony Ballista MD is specifically configured for middle-distance running meets. These matches can range from 800 meters to 1500 meters.
Spike Plate - For lightweight, flexible surface traction, a Pebax® plate is furnished to the outsole. It has 6 spike receptacles to house the removable pins of the track shoe. This makeup is intended for a versatile grip on the tracks.
One of the most noteworthy features of the Ballista MD is the incorporation of Saucony's proprietary midsole foam—SSL EVA. This technical element enhances the mid-distance spike's rebounding properties.
Just like the configuration of other track running shoes, the outsole is outfitted with a Pebax® spike plate. This plate maintains a light profile, allowing the athlete to conserve energy. It also supplies much of the track and field shoe's grip.
An XT Lite is situated in the heel of the running spike. It furthers the traction and durability of the shoe.
Size and fit
The Saucony Ballista MD is constructed in standard sizing measurement. Male and female users can purchase a pair in their usual size preference.
For a precise fit, an open mesh upper is incorporated in the running spike's design. It allows for an adaptive wrap around the foot. For an adjustable and convenient fit, a traditional lacing system is integrated.
In order to yield a robust track performance, aggressive traction is fundamental. This is the very intent of the Saucony Ballista MD's 6-pin Pebax® plate. The engineering of the plate exhibits sturdiness and shock mitigation. In order to prevent drag, the distance plate sports a featherlight makeup.
To heighten the grip of the mid-distance running shoe, an XT Lite is added to the heel. It is made out of carbon rubber and is also present in the Saucony Showdown 4.
Dubbed as Saucony's premium midsole, the SSL EVA delivers rebounding properties to the track spike. Because of the ample cushioning it supplies, this midsole foam permits optimal in-shoe comfort. Moreover, it also helps maintain the durable construction of the shoe. The same midsole component is found in the Saucony Ballista.
For an ultra-light fashion, an open mesh material comprises the upper. Its perforations allow air to enter the foot chamber, promoting a healthy foot environment. It also features flexible qualities, providing unrestricted foot movements. Most importantly, this quality betters the security of the foot within the platform as the upper wraps around the contours of the foot.
A traditional lace-up closure is implemented as the Ballista MD's fastening system. It allows for a dialed-in fit.