Master Spike Review Thread


#381

Yea I was wondering how durable the plate was on the carrera’s. I can’t say every course I’ll be racing on will be 100% grass, so I was kinda worried about the level of peroformnce on a tougher surface. I may do a little more research into the XC 5000. I’m not the biggest fan of the victory XC so I’m willing to give NB a shot I think.


#382

We got the xc 5000s for free this year and every guy on the team wears them and loves them


#383

How do they fit? I’ve worn the MR1400 flat before and had to go up half a size


#384

pretty much what ever your size in for a new balance trainer, maybe a half size down. kinda crazy for me to say seeing that i train in size 9 lunar speed lites and wear size 8 for every nike spike, but for the new balances they gave us i got 8.5 890s and 8.5 5000s


#385

Has anyone owned/worn the Reebok Harrier Ultras I believe they are called. They seem like a scrub spike, but I want to pick up a pair because I never see anyone racing in Reebok and I think it would look pretty rad.


#386

those probably are heavier than your trainers


#387

They basically look like someone stuck spikes onto the bottom of a pair of dumpy sneakers.


#388

those look like javelin or cricket spikes.


#389

I’m pretty sure you don’t see anyone racing in those is because you’re not on a 1997 JV track team. They’d probably be better used as golf shoes nowadays.


#390

I just think it would be awesome to win a race wearing those, like that kid from SC who won the state meet in Jordans.


#391

Pics or it didn’t happen :stuck_out_tongue:

EDIT: Well I’ll be…


#392

South Carolina 1A, where unbelievable happens. Running has come a long way in the smaller schools here…kid in jordans won in 17:0x if I remember correctly. Winning time this year in the same division was 15:15


#393

I’d quit running entirely if I got 2nd to a kid in J’s at the state meet :smiley:


#394

That might just be the greatest picture to ever reach TrackTalk. The expression on the kid behind him makes the pic.


#395

I can’t believe you guys have never seen that or heard about it before! that was four years ago! I’m from NY and i remember hearing about it so long ago


#396

So yeah, raced in victory 2s yesterday for the first time. They’re pretty rad, very similar to OG Vic’s. I liked them much more than I expected I would. Also I ran a workout in eldoret 1s and they’re insanely aggressive. It’s amazing how much more aggressive nike’s older spikes were.


#397

Anybody tried the New Balance MLD5000? I really like the look of the spike and I’m wondering if it’s up to Vic/tumbo standards.


#398

I don’t know if I’d say vic/tumbo standards, but it’s definitely a cool shoe. I’d say go for it. There’s a weird springy cusiony feeling in the forefoot, but I kind of like it. Like I said, go for it if you like the look, the time difference for your races will be trivial if anything at all :wink:


#399

I know this isn’t what you asked, but for what it’s worth – New Balance’s MD800v2 is awesome. One of the few non-Nike spikes I own. Can be used for anything from 200 - mile, if you ask me.


#400

Sold my pair of eldo’s a few months ago but I do remember them being a lot more aggressive than I thought as well. I loved how all of the older spike pates were different iterations of the miler plate. I have two pairs of vic elites and a pair of vic 2s that I’ve been itching to run in, but I’m a long way from getting back on the track at the moment for anything serious enough to warrant using them.