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Track and Field Shoes & Spikes

 
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Cross-country runners and sprinters alike need the best track and field shoes. These adidas track spikes are built to perform.

Track & Field Shoes

From the track to the cross-country course, when speed matters, count on adidas track and field shoes to help you perform at your best. Ultralightweight mesh uppers, Lighstrike Pro cushioning and a locked-in fit make them your go-to for training and competition. Not all track shoes are required to have spikes, but their lightweight materials, increased traction and a more natural, responsive feel offer a competitive advantage. adidas makes different track shoes with spikes that are geared toward sprinting, distance running or field events. Racing flats and racing spikes are the best shoes for running track. Racing flats are a minimalist version of a typical running shoe and are lighter in weight to provide an added performance benefit. Racing spikes are ultralightweight shoes designed for maximum performance and speed. Racing spikes also provide superior traction by penetrating deeper into the track, which provides increased stability and responsiveness. To wear socks or not to wear socks is a personal preference. Many elite track athletes do not wear socks with track shoes because they feel faster, stay cooler and like the fit and feel. Other athletes think socks help their feet stay dry, prevent injury, provide additional cushioning and inhibit bacteria and odor. Metal spikes are often replaceable and can be placed in a variety of patterns and depths for customized traction during training and competition. Since they're prone to wear, they should be checked regularly to ensure their continued performance.

Frequently Asked Questions About Track & Field Shoes

Do track shoes need spikes?

Not all track shoes are required to have spikes, but they do provide the runner an advantage through lighter-weight materials, increased traction and a more natural, responsive feel. There are a variety of different types of track shoes with spikes based on what type of event you are participating in like sprinting, distance running or field events.

What shoes are good for running track?

The two types of shoes that are best-suited for track are racing flats and racing spikes. Racing flats are a minimalist version of a typical running shoe that are lighter weight to provide an added performance benefit. Racing spikes are ultralightweight shoes designed for maximum performance and speed. Racing spikes also provide superior traction by penetrating the track deeper, which provides increased stability and responsiveness in various conditions.

Can you wear socks with track shoes?

Wearing socks with track shoes is a personal preference for each athlete based upon their comfort level and what type of benefits they are focused on. Many elite track athletes do not wear socks with track shoes because they feel it gives them the potential to run faster, stay cooler and have a better fit. Other athletes feel like socks help their feet stay dry, prevent injury, provide additional cushioning and inhibit bacteria & bad smells from growing.

Can you replace the spikes on track shoes?

Track shoe spikes are often replaceable if your shoe was designed to have compatible metal spikes. Spikes can be placed in a variety of patterns and depths to help provide customized traction for training and competition. Metal spikes are prone to wear and should be checked regularly to ensure the maximum benefit is still being achieved.