XC Spikes Guide

Why race in spikes? If most of your meets are on soft-surface courses (dirt and grass), cross-country spikes are your best choice for one simple reason: traction. Metal spike shoes provide much better lightweight traction on grass or loose dirt than any other type of running shoe. Spikes also provide much better toe spring than regular racing flats, making it easier to run faster because you're practically forced to run on your toes. Read on to browse the Fleet Feet Knoxville spike shop. Additional spike models may be found on FleetFeet.com, but remember that team discounts are not available for online purchases.

Brooks Mach 18Brooks Mach 19 – Brooks rebuilt the Mach 19 from the ground up. It's tougher yet still ultralight, with a super sturdy spike plate plus spikes that work on the dirt or track. $100


Nike Zoom Rival XCNike Zoom Rival XC - This entry level spike delivers a smooth transition from trainers to spikes. Full length midsole foam, dynamic flywire, and a dynamic arch band provide a smooth comfortable ride. $65

Saucony Havock XC 2Saucony Havok XC2 - The Havok XC 2 builds on the legacy of the industry leading Havok XC. A lock-down bootie construction will help conquer anything the course throws at you, while the all new spike plate provides the perfect ride for race day. ​$85


Saucony Kilkenny XCSaucony Kilkenny XC8 - The Kilkenny XC8 is not only the most comfortable racing shoe on the market, but the superior fit will have you dominating the cross country season. $65 


Asics Hyper XC 2 - The ASICS Hyper XC 2 is a great cross country spike that offers a performance fit and lightweight traction. ​$65

Saucony Kilkenny XCNew Balance XC Seven - The XC Seven provides the durable, secure fit cross country athletes demand with a lightweight ride provided by a REVlite midsole and an aggressive outsole for reliable traction.$70


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