I would just like to point out that track cleats have a much smaller diameter screw. so if buying online, make sure you are getting turf cleats, and not track cleats.Mosovich said:any cleats, I'm using soccer cleats that are actually longer and get a better grip on slippery run ups..
I have two sets of Sidi cleats. One set I took off about half the hight with a Dremmel. They work really well in dry conditions and when I expect a lot of running on concrete. I use the long fangs for everything else.pretender said:My Shimano M225 shoes came with toe spikes that have metal tips.
I'm wondering if there's something out there that's a little rubberier, that won't slide on smooth surfaces like concrete and such. I've searched online to no avail. TIA
Word. Back in my xc running days, we'd wear metal spikes for anything more than 50% trail.Gripped said:Sure, running on pavement with the long spikes feels strange. But it's not dangerous. And the payoff for the absolutely unbeatable traction everywhere else is well worth it.
Absolutly right. Running on pavement w/ spikes is very doable. I do, however, recall actually bending a few longer (5/8" ?) spikes back in the day...tjanson said:Word. Back in my xc running days, we'd wear metal spikes for anything more than 50% trail.
Running on pavement just felt a bit funny. Now for muddy races and 1/2" spikes, those felt funnier on pavement, but no big deal unless you were running on pavement for more than a minute.
Bottom line: metal spikes aren't slippery on pavement/ concrete.