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 ¼ 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.

Updates to Saucony Spitfire 5

  • 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. It also makes the shoe more lightweight and breathable for a healthier in-shoe environment.
  • The Saucony Spitfire 5 now also features a molded quarter cage that wraps the foot for a more secure fit and added stability. 
  • The Spitfire 5 has also been updated with a durable rubber outsole that provides better traction and durability. The durable rubber outsole offers an exceptional grip that lasts throughout the competition.

Size and fit

The Saucony Spitfire 5 is a unisex track and field shoe. It comes in men medium sizing B and medium-size D for women’s. Women athletes are suggested to go 1.5 sizes down from their usual shoe measurement. The Spitfire 5 also comes in a narrow heel width, medium width toe box, and a low midfoot volume.


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.

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. 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.


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.

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.


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. 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. 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.

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

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 121g / Women 102g
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Spike Type: Pyramid
Spike Size: 1/4-inch
Surface: Rubber

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