Cross county season is coming up and as you prepare to get back to training, come by Pacers Running to get your spikes. Check in with your high school and on our calendar to see if your high school has a spike night scheduled. Before you come shop, here is what we have in store for you, there is defiantly an option #ForEveryRun.
5000 XC V3 – $125
The 5000 XC is New Balance’s premium cross country spike. It’s 5-spike configuration and burrito construction on the upper gives the aggression and attitude of a track spike while allowing you to cut through mud and hills. It’s light weight (5.5oz), breathable, and barefoot friendly. Plus, Pacers Running has made an All-Run Washington edition of this spike for the 60 top high school cross country athletes in the area!
900 XC V3 – $85.00
The 900 XC provides less aggressive fit and more affordable price point than the 5000 XC. The third edition of this cross country spike brings a 6-pin spike plate and aggressive rubber outsole for better traction as well as arch-hugging support on the upper.
700 XC V4 – $70.00
The 700 XC V3 was a huge hit last year and it’s new update is even better. Priced at a reasonable $70, this work-horse spike weighs in at just 6.1oz. New Balance brings it’s REVlite cushioning system from road shoes to cross country spikes in this model and the kids are loving it.
Nike Zoom Victory XC 3 – $120
Weighing in at 4.7oz, this is Nike’s top of the line cross country spike. While very light weight, the dynamic flywire cables and a single-layer mono mesh upper deliver a lockdown fit and lightweight breath-ability. The anatomical rubber outsole has flex grooves that provides great traction and a natural range of motion.
Nike Zoom Rival XC – $65
The Zoom Rival XC is Nike’s top-seller cross country spike because of it’s affordable price point and comfortable fit. The waffle outsole is extremely durable and great for any surface.
Havok XC – $85.00
The Saucony Havok XC is the replacement for the Shay XC (now discontinued). It’s Saucony’s mid-priced cross country spike with a full carbon outsole and true 6-pin spike configuration. Look for this spike to win over new customers with its sleak design and seamless fit.
Kilkenny XC – $60.00
The Kilkenny has been a cross country favorite for years. It’s the most affordable cross country spike on the market and provides a relaxed fit for those not accustomed to wearing competition spikes. The rubber outsole and 4-pin spike plate provides enough traction to get you from start to finish without any trouble in the mud, grass, rocks, or what have you.
Bandit XC – $110
This spike is Under Armour’s first ever cross country spike. It’s built with an ankle bootie to keep rocks and grime out as well as to provide additional ankle support for those technical cross country courses. It’s breathable, lightweight mesh upper and rubber outsole compound with unique traction lugs for grip and stability makes for an all-around terrific competition spike.