Rated 5 out of 5 Astounding Spikes - Expecting Great Durability
When they arrived home, I couldn't even believe how light the package was! As a middle distance runner, one important factor in the 800 is to stay as light as possible to prevent from burning out too quick, and these spikes DEFINITELY ensure that - they are WEIGHTLESS. I ran so fast, so effortlessly, I was about to trip on myself from not knowing how fast I can really run! The shark skin texture on the heel catches those longer strides, and give a very secure, tight traction on the track. The spike plate is really wonderful, aggressive enough to give you recoil for every stride, yet flexible enough to keep you comfortable for the entire race. It keeps you on your toes for those last 200-100 meters of the race, for an even faster, stronger, and more confident finish.
I ordered these in black/slime green, and let me tell you, this shoe has some very attention-grabbing aesthetics! I just love looking at them! I ran three 800 meter races against some very competitive friends in these, and I won all of them. May I mention, one of the guys I've never beaten in my life! I also beat a PR of 2:09, and lowered it to 2:04. This shoe definitely aids my heavily dedicated training, and I plan to beat the other schools this upcoming track season! The three little races I've heavily ran seemed to do nothing to the shoes, as they still look and feel brand new, aside from the spike plate having black stains from the track. I predict that these will last me a good amount of time.
This is my first time with Saucony, and I am very happy!
October 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Matt The Endorphin MD3 is the best spiked running shoe I have ever put on. It is so lightweight, it feels like you are wearing socks with spikes on them.
These shoes are apparently intended for 800+ meter races. I can confidently say that you can DEFINITELY get away with using these shoes in shorter events. I got these shoes intending to run the season with primarily 400 and 800's. I ended up finding out at the beginning of the season that I am actually a decent sprinter. So I used these in sprinting events. And they DO work for sprinting because they worked great for me. I ran a 22.54 second 200m and an 11.17 second 100m in these shoes. I only ended up running the 400 meter in relays this year so I don't know what times I was running (at least under 51 seconds) but I do know absolutely that these shoes felt great. You don't notice them. And that's a good thing. They keep you on the balls of your feet and are great for launching out of blocks. My favorite part about them has to be the fact that the stripes glow in the dark. My 4x200m team ran a 1:32.25 under the lights, and the shoes looked sick glowing around the track. This simple trait alone has gotten me many compliments... even from the ladies (; The stitching in the tongue of each shoe came loose so that the tongue can scrunch up if i put it on wrong. This is mostly because I got a pair that were too big but have adapted to wear them comfortably despite. The shoes are intended to be very lightweight so as expected they suffer a small drop in durability. The tongue is weak, but the shoe itself is plenty durable. I would recommend these shoes to not only medium distance runners but to sprinters alike. - Matt
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by tgj1023 Amazing Spikes
These Spikes helped me win section champion in the pentathlon 1500m helping me run a 4:21.67 helping me get first place after I was getting beat from shot-put and 110m hurdles. I truly believe that these spikes can help any runner if they are willing to work hard to see them become number .
June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Mid Distance Spike.
I agree with a different reviewer who stated that someone finally made a spike to rival Nike. These shoes are fast, light, and feel good, too. I am primarily a 400m runner and despite Saucony advising them for 800-1600, these work just fine for the 400. I've even used them for a 200. I've had them for a little more than a year and they've had no durability problems thus far.
May 31, 2013