3 Best Sprints Running Spikes in 2024
Fast and light — these are the marks of a good sprint spike. With so many track and field sprinting shoes possessing these, finding the right pair can be a challenge.
But don't fret. We've done the job for you. Setting their popularity aside, we've examined and selected the best sprint spikes among the ones we have personally tested.
Even more, we've chosen our top picks from different categories because when it comes to sprint shoes, it's not a one-size-fits-all approach.
How we test running spikes
Our choices for the best sprinting shoes are based on multiple (rigorous) testing. And to stay objective we:
- Buy the shoes with our own money to avoid brand loyalty. We avoid playing a part in partnerships because we do not want to give ourselves and our readers a reason to think we should thread lightly with our comments and opinions.
- Clock up 30 to 50 miles of test runs in each shoe. We engage in different sprinting activities in different circumstances and conditions. As much as possible, we broaden our experience with the shoes so we can come up with a comprehensive review, as well as a valid conclusion.
- Go mad with numbers. We do all sorts of testing on the shoes to measure and score their various characteristics. One thing we subjectively check is the stiffness of the heel. We use our bare hands in pushing and squeezing the sides and the back of the collar, rating the stiffness from 1 to 5, with 5 being the stiffest.