Profile of the Saucony Spitfire 4

Use - The Saucony Spitfire 4 is built especially for athletes who are neutral runners. Optimal performance from the shoe is produced in sprints and middle-distance events. 

Spike Type - The pyramid spikes are the preferred spikes for sprints. That is why the Spitfire 4 is furnished with 7  ¼-inch pyramid spikes per shoe. These spikes enable maximum grip and traction for enhanced performance. 

Spike Plate - Like most spike plates of other track and field shoes, the Saucony Spitfire 4 utilizes a Pebax® plate that is both rigid and flexible. Such a component helps augment the traction of the shoe on varied surfaces. 

Updates to Saucony Spitfire 4

  • One of the features that’s telling of a good running shoe is its security and lockdown. Welded into the upper of the Spitfire 4 is its molded quarter cage. This technical feature holds the foot in place to prevent any slippage or premature shoe removal. 
  • Although the Spitfire 4 has had its share of fine-tuning, it still retains some of the components of its predecessor to keep its reliable function. One of which is the three-quarter Pebax® plate of shoe that keeps runners on their toes for robust performance. 

Size and fit

The Saucony Spitfire 4 is available in standard sizing measurement for both men and women. It is recommended, however, that to get the perfect pair, one should try on the fit of the shoe or go through various user feedback first before proceeding to purchase. 


Since tracks are also filled with different abrasive elements that might damage the shoe, a rubber outsole is integrated into the configuration of the platform. It acts as the protective layer of this running shoe, thus enhancing its durability. 

A three quarter Pebax® spike plate improves the traction and grip of the Spitfire 4 on the track. The three-quarter design of the plate keeps you on your toes for maximum power. It is also recognized for its ability to keep a good balance between rigidity and flexibility, which essentially means that it is highly durable while enabling a wide range of movements. 


To provide a comfortable running experience to the wearer, a thin foam footbed is situated in the midsole. This trimmed-down footbed is one of the components permitting the lightness of the shoe. 


One notable feature of the Spitfire 4 is its molded quarter cage. This design element adheres to the security delivered by the shoe. Not only does it serve a functional purpose, but it also fashions the shoe with a sleek design.

A lightweight synthetic upper covers the foot from dirt and debris. It also ensures a secure foot lockdown. Just like the Nike Zoom D, a lace-up closure is furnished to the upper, locking down the foot in place. 

Comfort is a must when it comes to choosing a pair of running shoes, that is why a thin comfortable tongue is furnished to the shoe. A comfortable fabric lining is also added which permits great in-shoe feel. 

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 5.4oz / Women 4.7oz
Update: Saucony Spitfire 5
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Spike Type: Pyramid
Spike Size: 1/4-inch

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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.