When I first joined the running community nearly four years ago, I always believed there was just one kind of running shoe – a basic trainer. But I quickly learned that the types of shoes people use depend on the activity they’re doing. With winter and indoor track season already begun or beginning for many athletes, runners are ready to lace up their spikes and hit the track.
Racing spikes, or simply “spikes,” are lightweight shoes worn for racing on a track or competing in field events. Many runners will often use the spikes for fast speed workouts too. “But Eucalyptus!” you cry out to me, “I do all of my speedwork in my trainers and still hit my paces! Why do I need spikes?”
Take it from a tracklete – it’s worth a shot! Read more >>