The Asics Japan Lite-Ning 4 Track Spike

The world of Track & Field is growing just as fast as some of the top sprinters are running. Every year times are getting faster and faster. How could they not? There's so much technology that continues to be brought into the sport. Spikes are getting lighter, uniforms are getting tighter and coaches are getting smarter.

Time is everything in the world of Track & Field and athletes need all the help they can get when it comes to breaking records and setting PR's. On the top of that list are the spikes. It comes down to personal preference in the end, but each spike is going to perform differently.Whether you're just a beginner and looking to get into the sport, or an elite running looking to switch up your spike game, then enjoy The 10 Best Sprint Spikes Available Now.

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No. 10 - Nike Zoom Rival S 6

Weight: 7.2 Ounces
Event: 50m - 400m

The Nike Zoom Rival S 6 find themselves at number ten because they're not quite an elite track spike. These are designed for an entry level, high school student looking to embrace the sport of track and field. Just because they're not an elite spike doesn't mean its not a great spike though. This is the spike that's going to prove to some kid that track is the sport he or she wants to pursue. The Rival S 6 features a thin layer of Nike Zoom cushioning for comfort and is constructed from a synthetic leather no-sew upper. This plus a forefoot strap give you a tight, locked in, seamless fit.


Sprint Spikes - Brooks QW-K

No. 9 - Brooks Qw-k

Weight: 5.8 Ounces
Event: 100m - 400m

The Brooks Qw-k is a high-end sprint spike that is extremely light and shockingly flexible. the Qw-k features a full length spike plate and they've innovated the midfoot of it, eliminating materials and weight which allows the plate to literally bend in half. The plate also wraps up the side of the shoe providing more stability running turns. Although the plate is flexible, you'll still have no problem keeping your foot up in the power position. With a seamless, one piece upper, this spike is great for any sprinter looking to run fast.


Sprint Spikes - Saucony Showdown 2

No. 8 - Saucony Men’s Showdown 2

Weight: 5.9 Ounces
Event: 50m - 400m

Saucony is normally known for their long distance performance spikes. It wasn't until USA T&F star Wallace Spearmon needed a pair of sprint spikes. They buckled down and came up with the Showdown. Since then, the Showdown 2 is here and its better than ever. This spike features a full plate that is extremely sturdy. Spearmon wanted no flexibility in his plate and Saucony delivered. The Showdown 2 is going to keep your foot in the power position and hold up throughout the turns and straights. It's made of a FlexFilm upper which allows the shoe to breathe, cut down on weight, and stay durable. It also features Pro-Lock lace system that locks down on your foot, allowing you to have a tight custom fit.


Sprint Spikes - Asics Japan Lite-Ning 4

No. 7 - Asics Japan LITE-NING 4

Weight: 5.6 Ounces
Event: 50m - 400m & 110m High Hurdles

The Asics Japan LITE-NING 4 is designed for the elite sprinter looking to "spend more time in the air. Less time on the groud." What this means is, the spike is so light, and so fast, that your feet are actually spending more time in the air and less time making contact with the ground. Asics makes this possible with the sturdy, full Pebax spike plate with optimum flexibility. The spike is extremely light and fits tight to the foot. It's made with lightweight perforated synthetic leather, so it breathes and hugs your foot. To see that the spike really does allow you to spend more time in the air and less time on the ground, check out Asics Leveitation Test.


Sprint Spikes - adidas adizero Prime Accelerator

No. 6 - adidas adiZero Prime Accelerator

Weight: 5.4 Ounces
Event: 50m - 400m

The adidas adiZero Prime Accelerator track spike is designed for the 100 to 400 meters. The upper is welded, stitchless, and like the SP, made with ultra suede Spring Web technology. Sprint frame provides great support for the foot and transfers power down to the track, allowing you to maximum speed. Although not as light as its big brother, this is still an awesome spike for a sprinter looking to shave some time off their best's. The Accelerator is even ideal for the 400m so it has a wider range of races. You wont be disappointed.


Sprint Spikes - New Balance 400

No. 5 - New Balance MSD400

Weight: 5.25 Ounces
Event: 50m - 400m

The MSD400 is New Balance's elite, high-performance track spike. Ideal for the 50m to 400m dash, the MSD400, featuring its new and improved SD607 spike plate, is meant to run fast. Its the lightest of the top 10 spikes and one of the few to feature an eight spike pattern. For a full review click here.


Sprint Spikes - Nike Zoom Ja Fly

No. 4 - Nike Zoom Ja Fly

Weight: 7.0 Ounces
Event: 100m - 400m

If your a fan of Nike's Flywire technology, then get ready to be locked in to one of fastest spikes available now. The shoe is made with an ultra lightweight synthetic leather upper and a plate that rides up the side, providing strength and support. The Ja Fly also comes standard with Christmas tree spikes which are ideal for a springy track. They're designed to help push off the track and work almost like a spring. Get locked in and run fast with Nike Zoom Ja Fly.


Sprint Spikes - adidas adizero prime sp

No. 3 - adidas adiZero Prime SP

Weight: 3.8 Ounces
Event: 50m, 100m, 200m, 4x100

If you're wondering why we didn't rank the adiZero Pime SP at number one, its because its limited ability on the track. These spikes are designed for one thing only, and that's running for less than 20 seconds. The upper is made from adidas Sprint Web, which is a seamless, welded, extremely thin, ultra suede. adidas knew most sprinters run sock-less so they went ahead and created an entirely new material in order to achieve the lightest product. The plate adidas designed is half as thin as the competition and actually stronger than the other as well. If your an elite sprinter looking to PR in your 100 and 200 meter times, then look no further than the adidas adiZero Prime SP.


Sprint Spikes - Nike Zom Superfly R4

No. 2 - Nike Zoom Superfly R4

Weight: 7.8 Ounces
Event: 100m - 200m

The Nike Zoom Superfly R4 is the 4th generation of the Superfly spike and made its debut at the 2012 London Olympics. It features an incredibly stiff spike plate which is ideal for power sprinters looking to dominate in ther 100m to 200m sprints. The Superfly R4 also offers a a glove-like fit due to its Flywire technology.



No. 1 - Puma Bolt evoSPEED LTD

Weight: 6.3 Ounces
Event: 50m - 400m

We dubbed this number one for the simple fact that Usain Bolt sprinted his way to three more gold medal last weekend in Russia. These lightweight high performance sprint spikes carried him to a 9.77 100m, a 19.66 200m, and a 37.36 4x100, solidifying him as a legend. We know it doesn't matter what Bolt runs in but if we had a modern day Mars Blackmon, I bet he'd be telling us "It's gotta be the shoes".


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