The Zoom Rival M 8 Spike is ideal for events ranging from 100m to 1500m, as well as hurdling and jumping events. It offers a lightweight feel with single-layer mesh that enhances breathability along with the Flywire cables that encourage a more secure, locked-in support for the midfoot. With Phylon foam in the feel for cushioning, the spike plate extends further back to offer more stability but without the bulk and the seven spikes are removable and offer custom traction depending on the event.
- Single-layer mesh enhances ventilation.
- Phylon foam in the heel provides responsive cushioning.
- Pebax® plate with 7 removable spikes for maximum propulsion.
- Spike plate extends farther back to act as a midfoot shank for support and torsional rigidity.
- Flywire cables support the midfoot.
Racing flats and spikes are much lighter than normal running shoes and can contribute to a runner's speed. They are stripped of cushioning and support to make them as light as possible whilst being able to grip the ground more effectively. But as the name suggests, they are not ideal for general everyday training as they offer less cushioning and support.
Racing flats are good for competitions and as a secondary running shoe on the road, athletics track, or on some trails if the ground is dry, for quality mileage. This would be session based running (short distance repetitions) as opposed to long runs. They are less built up than normal running shoes and are designed to be more responsive under foot so they help to encourage leg speed, so you can run faster.
Track spikes are also made to be very light. Middle Distance and Sprint Spikes will only have the spike plate and a supportive surface but distance spikes have a small heel for shock absorption in longer races. Cross Country Spikes have a more aggressive sole, similar to that of a trail shoe. They come with a set of 9mm spike pins. When the ground gets wetter and boggier its recommended to use 12mm or 15mm spike pins. Sizing for spikes can vary. Spikes and racing flats have a much more narrow last. With racing flats the runner can usually get away with the same size as their running shoes. With spikes however, they are so tight that they actually come up small so you might need to go a size bigger than usual so the toes aren't squashed.
Our returns policy is simple. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase we will be happy to refund or exchange it for you.
Goods must be returned in an unused, re-sellable condition and in the original, undamaged packaging. Shoe boxs must be unmarked and placed inside a postage bag when returned, otherwise charges may be incurred.
Customers have 14 days after receiving their order to return the goods. Exceptions can be arranged at Christmas or if the order is a gift, please contact our customer services team for confirmation at [email protected].
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