Best Running Spikes: Winter 2023

Expert Advice on Running Shoes
Best Running Spikes: Winter 2023

If you’re back on the track for training sessions, or planning some races this season, we've got a good selection of running spikes for sprint and distance to help you to a PB.

It's always advisable to come into our store to get a proper fitting if possible, so we can make sure you end up with the best running spike for your foot shape. If you're not near a store, and are buying from us online, bear in mind track spikes are traditionally made small, so we advise buying at least a half to a full size bigger than your normal trainer size. We offer free UK returns, so you could order 2 sizes to try at home and compare for the best fit. As long as the shoes are not worn outside, they can be returned for exchange or refund (see full details). 

Meanwhile, here are some of the best options for this year:

100M & 110M / 200M / 400M / Beginner Sprint / 800M & 1500M / 3000M - 10,000M / Beginner Distance / All-Round

Adidas Sprint Spike

Best Sprint Spikes for 100M & 110M Hurdles

Adidas Adizero Finesse / Nike Zoom Superfly Elite


Adidas Adizero Finesse

Although lighter than the other spikes in this selection, the Finesse punches above its weight with a powerful spike plate that grips the track firmly. It also works beautifully for 200M.

Adidas Adizero Finesse
£140.00

Nike Zoom Superfly Elite

This iconic Nike sprinting spike has a  super lightweight and flexible spike plate to maximize your driving power coming out the blocks. The uppers are designed to give a snug fit to hold the foot firmly as you accelerate.

Nike Zoom Superfly Elite 2 Racing Spike
£160.00

Nike Zoom Superfly Elite 2 Racing Spike
£140.00

Nike Sprint Spike

Best Sprint Spikes for 200M


Adidas Adizero Finesse

The Finesse spike plate offers the perfect equilibrium of stiffness and flexibility to allow you to round the bend with confidence.

Adidas Adizero Finesse
£140.00

Adidas Sprint Spikes

Best Sprint Spikes for 400M & 400M Hurdles

Adidas Sprintstar

A less aggressive sprint spike that will serve well over 400M.

Adidas Sprintstar
£60.00

Adidas Sprintstar
£60.00

Adidas Sprintstar
£70.00

Junior Sprint Spikes

Best Sprint Spikes for Juniors & Beginners

Nike Zoom Rival Sprint / Adidas Sprintstar


Nike Zoom Rival Sprint

A great fitting sprint spike. It has a good spike plate and a universal fit which is more accommodating of a wider foot than many running spikes, without being too wide for the narrower foot.

Nike Zoom Rival Sprint
£70.00

Adidas Sprintstar

A well built sprint spike, available in men’s and women’s, and a safe bet for those with less experience who may not be able to control a really powerful spike.

Adidas Sprintstar
£60.00

Adidas Sprintstar
£60.00

Adidas Sprintstar
£70.00

Women's Adidas Sprintstar
£60.00

Middle Distance Spikes

Best Distance Spikes for 800M & 1500M

Adidas Distancestar / Nike Zoom Rival Multi / Saucony Vendetta


Adidas Distancestar

Offers the right mix of underfoot cushioning and spike plate tension, to maximize your efforts and offer some protection to your legs.

Adidas Distancestar
£60.00 £52.00

Adidas Distancestar
£60.00 £52.00

Adidas Distancestar
£65.00 £49.00

Women's Adidas Distancestar
£60.00

Adidas Distancestar
£75.00

Adidas Distancestar
£60.00

Nike Zoom Rival Multi

A lightweight middle distance spike with a breathable upper and some shock absorption.

Nike Zoom Rival Multi
£70.00

Saucony Vendetta

A female middle distance spike offering a minimal yet supported feel. Lightweight, highly breathable mesh uppers.

Saucony Vendetta 2
£55.00 £40.00

Saucony Vendetta 2
£55.00 £40.00

Women's Saucony Vendetta 2
£55.00 £40.00

Saucony Vendetta 2
£55.00 £40.00

Distance Spikes

Best Distance Spikes for 3000M to 10,000M & Steeplechase

Adidas Distancestar / Nike Zoom D / Nike Zoom Rival Distance


Adidas Distancestar

The Distancestar is a versatile spike. It works well for any distance from 800M upwards and has enough EVA midsole protection to keep you feeling great over 3,000 and 5,000 metres.

Adidas Distancestar
£60.00 £52.00

Adidas Distancestar
£60.00 £52.00

Adidas Distancestar
£65.00 £49.00

Adidas Distancestar
£75.00

Adidas Distancestar
£60.00

Women's Adidas Distancestar
£65.00 £49.00

Nike Zoom D

A cushlon midsole offers protection over longer distances and a nicely breathable engineered mesh upper helps prevent sweatiness. Anatomically lasted to fit the natural shape of the foot, the Zoom D offers more space in the forefoot than some others.

Nike Zoom D
£80.00

Nike Zoom Rival Distance

Nike’s entry level distance spike offers good cushioning and is a very good option for the price.

Nike Zoom Rival Distance
£70.00

Junior Distance Spikes

Best Distance Spikes for Juniors

Adidas Allroundstar / Nike Zoom Rival Multi


Adidas Allroundstar

Purpose built for junior track and field activities. Provides grip and protection.

Kids Adidas Allroundstar
£50.00

Kids Adidas Allroundstar
£48.00

Kids Adidas Allroundstar
£50.00

Nike Zoom Rival Multi

A single layer breathable mesh upper with internal Flywire cables offers a locked down fit. The lightweight spike plate gives traction over multiple distances.

Nike Zoom Rival Multi
£70.00

All-round Spikes

Best All-Round Spikes

Adidas Distancestar / Nike Zoom Rival Multi / Nike Zoom Rival Distance


Adidas Distancestar

Mix up your events with the Distancestar which combines grip on the tartan with breathability and shock absorption and a great fit.

Adidas Distancestar
£75.00

Women's Adidas Distancestar
£60.00

Adidas Distancestar
£60.00 £52.00

Adidas Distancestar
£65.00 £49.00

Women's Adidas Distancestar
£60.00

Women's Adidas Distancestar
£65.00 £49.00

Nike Zoom Rival Multi

A versatile multi-purpose athletics spike designed for running, hurdling and jumping.

Nike Zoom Rival Multi
£70.00

Nike Zoom Rival Distance

Similar to the above but with a bit more cushioning in the heel and under the spike plate to protect your feet during the more impactful events.

Nike Zoom Rival Distance
£70.00

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