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 FleetFeetSports.com, but remember that team discounts are not available for online purchases.

Brooks Mach 18Brooks Mach 18 – The newest update of the Mach features a lightweight ride with ample arch support to help propel athletes to push their limits.$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

Nike Zoom Rival XCNike Zoom Forever XC 5 - Built with a study carbon fiber midfoot and Nike’s signature dynamic flywire upper, the Zoom Forever XC 5 is a stable and responsive shoe optimized for performance. $90

Saucony HavockSaucony Havok XC - With a full XT-600 Carbon Runner outsole and lightweight flexfilm, the Havok is engineering for a varsity athlete running on aggressive terrain. ​$85


Saucony Kilkenny XCSaucony Kilkenny XC - This shoe utilized a lightweight flexfilm to increase support and durability without sacrificing its extremely comfortable ride.$60  


Saucony Kilkenny XCNew Balance XC7 - 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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