Last Updated on April 25, 2014 by Amir Rehman
This list is sorted from lightest to heaviest.
1 ounce = 28.3495231 grams
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ASICS Japan Lite-Ning – Mens – Blue/White/Lightning
Weight: 4.5 oz.
Description: The Japan Lite-Ning is ASICS’ lightest track spike designed for the elite sprinter. Ideal for distances up to 400 meters. Perforated synthetic leather upper is light, comfortable and breathable, enhancing performance and fit. Polymeric monodensity spike plate offers a stiff platform for sprint efficiency. Removable spikes allow replacement worn elements. Fixed spikes help reduce weight and increases traction.
ASICS Japan Lite-Ning 3 – Mens – Black/Silver/Onyx
Weight: 5.1 oz
Featuring new upper materials that create a glove like fit, the elite ASICS Japan Lite-Ning 3 track spike remains feather light, while maximizing comfort and speed. Ideal for sprint distances up to 400 meters and 110-meter hurdles. Perforated synthetic leather upper is light, comfortable and breathable to enhance performance and fit. Ecsaine collar lining creates comfortable, soft fit and allows a sockless option. Full-length Pebax spike plate maximizes performance by enhancing natural foot movement through optimized flexibility. Removable spikes allow the athlete to customize spike configuration.
PUMA Complete Theseus II Croc – Mens – Gold/Black/Green
Weight: 6.5 oz.
The PUMA Complete Theseus II Croc track spike is developed for the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing. With its comfortable upper and improved technologies, the Theseus II embodies the ideal sprint spike characteristics for 100m and 200m distances. Synthetic leather upper with croc emboss and smooth leather overlays. Upper also includes deboss and perf details, Olympic Runway badge, eight-lane graphic on the sockliner. Full-length Pebax spike plate and rubber heel.
Nike Zoom Powercat – Mens – Sport Red/Black/Varsity Maize
Weight: 6.6 oz.
Description: Designed and tested with the world’s fastest 100-400 meter track athletes, the Nike Zoom Powercat is a technical sprint spike for the sprinter looking for the most support under the foot in a minimal and light package. Minimal, light and uniquely crafted synthetic upper is perforated for breathability. Low-profile Phylon midsole wedge. Aggressive and rigid spike plate with eight receptacles and risers.
Mizuno Tokyo 5 – Mens – Silver/Blue
Weight: 6.7 oz.
The Mizuno Tokyo 5 track shoe is recommended for distances from 100-400 meters. Mesh and synthetic leather upper is breathable and supportive. Fit Straps help increase power through an enhanced fit. Elite-level sprint plate promotes power by providing traction and minimizing energy loss.
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Weight: 7.3 oz
The Brooks F3 sprint spike will have you blazing out of the blocks and down the straightaway. Made for distances up to 400 meters, this is one track spike that will have heads turning. Aerodynamic shroud, zipper closure, internal ghillie support system. 3/4 Pebax sprint plate, eight well configuration. TPU strike pod, latex crash pad. Includes 6mm spikes and wrench..
Nike Monster Fly – Mens – White/Navy/Red
Weight: 7.8 oz.
Shawn Crawford’s shoe in the 2004 Olympic Games. The Nike Monster Fly is designed for the elite level 100 meter sprinter looking for a sprint spike with the latest in innovative technology that supports the foot and enhances performance like no other spike. Lean and light synthetic one-piece vamp creates perfect forefoot lock down for power transfer. Forefoot support band integrated into the upper for adjustable fit and stability over the spike plate. Open mesh panel creates breathability and reduces weight. Phylon wedge midsole. Full-length nylon plate provides support. Aggressive seven permanent compression pins add traction in a lightweight package. Two-column Nike Shox support piece under the heel supports the foot and provides correct sprinting form and foot position.
Nike Zoom Mawler – Mens – White/White/Blue
Weight: 8.6 oz
The Nike Zoom Mawler track spike is made for 100-400 meter sprint events. Synthetic one-piece outer shell provides an aerodynamic fit on the track. Inner sleeve construction cradles the foot for a snug secure fit. Thin compression-molded Phylon midsole keeps the shoe light and low to the ground, while offering impact protection. Full-length seven-spike Pebax plate with a carbon fiber insert gives lightweight, supportive snap off the track. .
I can design and make a track spike that weighs 2.5 ounces. a running shoe that weighs 4 ounces and a basketball shoe that weighs 6 ounces without all the technology that shoe company have.
I can even design a shoe that will actually improve ones ability to play a sport.
From tennis to golf.
They most important thing is that it looks good, is comfortable and will reduce lower limb injuries and fatigue.
Jimson Lee says
@Adarian – I saw some of your spikes in Spokane in 2008, and they looked very promising. I will wait until I make my M50 comeback for 400 meters!
Nicola Lux says
Hi, I’m going to buy the Nike Superfly R2 for an elite 100 m. hurdler (u18), did anybody test it? can you tell me anithing about that shoe for 100/110 m hurdlers?
Jimson Lee says
@Nicola – It’s a good spike with a well designed spike plate for hurdlers (for landing). It’s a bit on the heavy side, being 8 oz, but it’s very durable for the hurdles.
Justin Richardson says
Hey i was wondering with the fixed spikes in the Asics Japan lite-ning would they still be suitable for sprinting on grass or would it be more advisable to use the Japan lite-ning 3’s because all of the spikes are removable