Profile of the Saucony Spitfire 5

Use – The Saucony Spitfire 5 is suited for 60m - 400m sprints and can be used by both entry-level sprinters and elite athletes alike.

Spike Type – The shoe uses 1/4 removable Pyramid spikes with a seven-pin spike configuration. The spikes enhance forefoot support while also increasing control over challenging curves.

Spike Plate – It features a seven-pin Pebax spike plate for enhanced traction with plenty of versatility to take on a wide range of sprinting events.

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Updates to the Saucony Spitfire 5 

  • More lightweight and breathable for a healthier in-shoe environment.
  • Now features a molded quarter cage that wraps the foot for a more secure fit and added stability. 
  • Updated outsole with a durable rubber that provides better traction and durability. 

Saucony Spitfire 5 updates

Exceptional grip

Any athlete can go the distance in the Spitfire 5 sprint spike. The shoe's upper is made of synthetic mesh material that is designed to hug the wearer's foot securely and comfortably.

Saucony Spitfire 5 rubber outsole

The durable rubber outsole offers an exceptional grip that lasts throughout the competition.

Spitfire 5 is durable and lightweight

The Saucony Spitfire 5 has an outsole that is made of durable and lightweight rubber. The outsole features triangular treads in the heel and midfoot area. These triangular treads provide traction and control. It also allows precise landings and motion from any direction.

Saucony Spitfire 5 outsole forefoot

In the outsole's forefoot area is also where the Pebax Spike Plate can be found. It is a polymer plate that offers lightweight and flexible traction. It uses seven responsive pins around its perimeter for exceptional traction when sprinting around the tracks. 

Protects the runner's joints

The Pebax Spike Plate, which can also be found in the popular Nike Zoom JA Fly 3, makes the shoe more stabilized. It also provides lightweight protection from the impact.

Saucony Spitfire 5 midsole

The Spitfire 5's midsole is composed of a full-length EVA foam that is thin and light in weight. This underfoot cushioning helps soften the landing to protect the wearer's joints and at the same time offering energy return.

Designed for speed and control

Since the shoe's arch does not offer a lot of support, it is best suited for neutral runners who do not overpronate. It does not have as much cushioning as other shoes; it was designed to be as lightweight as possible for both speed and control.

Saucony Spitfire 5 sleek-designed

The upper material for the Saucony Spitfire 5 is made with a sleek-designed synthetic upper. It hugs the foot securely and helps it to stay in place during sprints around tracks. 

Built to offer comfort 

It is built to offer comfort and lightweight breathability, creating a healthy in-shoe environment. The shoe's upper also features a Molded Quarter Cage that adds more support around the foot for increased comfort.

Saucony Spitfire 5 breathability

It also keeps the foot from moving and slipping around the shoe so much. The material used around the toe area is also slightly harder and more durable to protect it from injuries and bruising.

Saucony Spitfire 5 provides ventilation and breathability

Spitfire 5's tongue, heel, and collar are lightly padded and covered in mesh overlays for more ventilation and breathability.

Saucony Spitfire 5 lightly padded

The shoe also has a heel counter that provides support in stabilizing the foot to prevent injury to neutral runners. Lastly, it uses traditional lace-up closure that helps secure the fit around the midfoot.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 4.3oz / Women 3.6oz
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Spike Type: Pyramid
Spike Size: 1/4-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.