Which spikes?

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Sep 2013
12:44pm, 6 Sep 2013
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DeeGee
After my long-awaited Cross-Country debut last year, I'm kind of planning to run more this winter when my own calendar allows.

I don't own spikes but guess it's a good idea.

I might not be able to get down to Lincoln to see Keith before the season, or I might go to Start next weekend or something.

What should I be looking out for. I want to spend virtually nothing if at all possible. Any suggestions?
Sep 2013
1:00pm, 6 Sep 2013
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tom_craggs
As there is very little to a cross country spike, they are all much the same. Look for something that fits well, not tight, but certainly not too roomy and buy spike sof varying lengths.
Sep 2013
7:31pm, 8 Sep 2013
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doopy
Fell or studded shoes are good alternatives to spikes, especially on a not too muddy course.
Sep 2013
8:06pm, 8 Sep 2013
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SuperDave
I found I was spoilt for choice last year when buying my first pair. My local shop had about 5 pairs all reduced to around £35, I ended up with these wiggle.co.uk . I have wide feet and was worried they'd be really tight but they fit nice, snug like a sock. Having done xc in fell shoes I found the spikes much faster and lighter, but of course they are awful on tarmac so check the course first.
Sep 2013
8:10pm, 8 Sep 2013
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SuperDave
Oh and I got ones with 6 spikes, some only have 4 per shoe. Buy different length spikes too for different conditions and a quality spike removal tool (the one I got with my shoes broke on first use).
Sep 2013
8:27pm, 8 Sep 2013
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DeeGee
I'll have a look in Northern Runner and Start this weekend then.

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