Shopping for racing spikes can be a bit overwhelming since there are a large number of them on the market today and you have to make sure you find some that will deliver a certain level of comfort, grip, breathability, and durability. Not only that, but you have to make sure they are built for the right distance. The New Balance MD800v5 is engineered to be a middle distance racing spike and perform best at distances between 800 meters to 3000 meters. You do not want to buy a spike that has too much cushion and you also don’t want one that gives you way too much ground feel. For this reason, the MD800v5 just may be the middle distance spike for you. They look great, are built to be durable, and are extremely breathable.
- Pebax Plate in the midsole is flexible, durable, and helps you to perform at top speeds
- 6-pin spike system found at the forefoot will provide excellent grip and traction
- Sharkskin TPU heel provides additional durability in high wear areas
- REVlite foam in the midsole provides some cushioning that is good for middle distance races