Cross Country Spikes

Cross country courses can pose some unpredictable terrain to handle on race day, so make sure your cross country shoes are as tough as you are. Finding the best cross country spikes and shoes can help you tackle the course and reach your new PR.

Whether you choose a spikeless flat or a spiked racer, our wide selection of styles and super-fast tech will help you find new speeds this season.

Race Shoe Details

No matter if you are running at a high school or professional level, the best cross country race shoes can make a huge difference in how you handle the course.

Cross country running shoes are different than the running shoes you train in, as they are sleeker to keep you light on your feet. XC shoes shoes include low profile midsoles and heel cushioning to support you on tough terrain, and they often feature removable spikes, so you can wear them when you need extra grip.

Cross country spikes tend to include anywhere form 4-6 spikes to add traction as you climb muddy hills. Spikeless cross country shoes are also a great option and feature fine lugging along the outsole to provide traction and grip on the course.

XC Spikes on the Track

While running a 5K on the course might be a little different than a 5K on the track, it is often common practice to use cross country spikes and race shoes during long distance track events like the 3200m or 5K.

Both long distance track spikes and cross country shoes are designed to support your foot at high speed over long distances, making it all the more important to find the perfect pair cross country shoes that will last you across seasons.

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