14: New 2020 Sprint Spikes! New releases, Spike stiffness and recommendations

Today we take a look at the newly released Nike Superfly Elite 2 and the Puma Tokyo Future and brush sprint spikes along with the previously released spikes from Adidas, the Prime SP and the Finesse,

A look into a little bit of spike science and the need for stiffness along with some recommendations for entry level spikes.

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There a few things we look for when choosing sprint spikes, which include optimum stiffness to prevent energy leakage but also enough flexibility for a fluid transition from rear, mid and forefoot especially throughout the gait cycle to toe off.

Here are some great pieces of work on spike technology and the current crop of spikes:

Book review – summary of Spike Stiffness

Freelap review of Spikes – Do spikes make you faster?

Master-Athlete review of the current spikes on the market

Spike Stiffness