3 years ago
So what do you guys think is best for an 8k xc on grass, victorys? matumbos? victory xcs?
Obviously it's personal preference. I'd go with the victories, or even better... teh nangs.
Kennedy XC's were always my favorites. But I have not used the Victory XCs before.
victories or matumbos are going to get trashed unless they are on a well kept grass course.
Jacob, if they are anything like the dirt dog 2's go for them. I used those and loved them. very durable and fairly light for xc spike.
I've loved the Saucony Kilkenny's but really it's about preference. There's not really much else you can say about racing shoes haha.
what do you guys think is best for a 3k steeple?
go with lanangs.
or maybe mambas
i say the mambas, those are an aweseom spike. does anyone know what new spikes are coming out besides the victory xc?
any of you guys try out the lunar flys? are they too lightweight for trianing in?
I have heard mambas work well for cross
the mambas were great for 800-3200, but idk about cross country. i loved them in the 1600 though
What about courses with a fair amount of pavement/gravel?
you may to consider flats with alot of pavement! Asics pirannahs , nike streak xcs are good ones to look at
pirannahs are sweet, and im a fan of forevers too
Saucony Shay XC is the best xc spike. First of all wearing a track spike for xc is dumb, it isn't designed for the surfaces you run on. I think saucony makes the best xc spikes...I give it to nike every time for track but not xc
all fast cross runners use matumbos. or at least a nike spike.
look at the picture from footlocker. basically every guy there was in nike, mainly matubos or victories.
what kind of shoe you wear doesn't make a big difference on race performance, it comes down to what you are comfortable wearing...
so because everyone at footlocker wears nike it makes them the best? no it is just because they have bought into that very mindset. they aren't fast because they wear nike, they would be just as good in any shoe. personally i'd rather spend $30-50 on xc spikes than $110 for the same quality
how does saucony suck? please enlighten me. saucony makes an outstanding spike. the biggest reason all the kids at footlocker wore nike is because their favorite pros wear nike. their favorite pros wear nike because that is who their contract is with. saucony spikes are owners of the fastest sprint times EVER. even though its not distance, you cant tell me that spike sucks.
I've always worn nike xc spikes/flats/track spikes just because i know the quality will be consistent.
i just bought a pair of nike zoom victory xc's. anyone try them out yet? i would really like to know from someone who has actually used them.
yeah, the nike quality is consistent, crap.
haha really? I've had 3 pairs of Forevers, and they've all been solid. Maybe your choice in products are not consistent IE different models not working for your needs.
Not crazy about their trainers, but flats and spikes I'll never use anything else.
Track and field indoor and outdoor. Nike Victory XC's 1/8 in spikes? for 3k to 5k?
Ok for the record all of the fast people wear nikes because they a superior in weight, spike plates, drainability, breathablity,and technology. Everyone knows that if you are a serious racer lighter is better and that saucony is a brand for new runners because $30 does not give you the proformance of $110 sorry kid shouldnt argue with the big boys
Im going to have to disagree with you here. Why do you say nike has the best technology? Because they tell you so. I highly doubt you did extensive research on every single shoe yourself. I could be wrong, but I doubt it. And only nike shoes can deliver performances? Lets look at all of the most recent world records. Usain Bolt. Puma. David Rudisha. Adidas. Dayron Robles. Adidas. Haile Gebrselassie. Adidas. Lot of nike in there right?
The fact that their shoes are a couples ounces lighter is so blown out of proportion. The majority of runners, particularly the ones posting on threads and not running professionally, can probably lose a couple pounds anyway. Why worry about a couple ounces when that makes such a small percentage of your overall racing weight?
Nike is by far the most mainstream company of all the major running companies. They have the highest budget, most face time, and most athletes sponsored. But money doesn't mean they have the best products. Of course when they're the ones putting out this "research" it will be pro nike.
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