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SPORTS - ATHLETICS
All of them have one characteristic in common: they are absolutely technical articles to be used in the sport practice of Athletics.
- The spikes of the spiked shoes have a different length depending on the event we are going to do -
What are the characteristics of a technical article?
In athletics it is all about getting shoes and clothing designed and made to be as minimalist as possible. Lightness is absolutely essential.
Even the most technical items sometimes put their weight on the label, or the density of the square metre of fabric.
Technical running apparel is created to be simply the fastest on the market. They are asked by professional athletes to run as fast as they can.
They are also designed to allow total freedom of movement, such as in the hurdles, pole vault...
In principle, they will be made with fabrics based on nylon or polyester fibres, avoiding cotton whenever possible.
As in Running, the technical articles for Athletics are made with artificial fibres. Because they have a series of characteristics that are essential for sports practice.
We are talking about Nylon, polyester, elastane, lycra...
The Trail Running articles that incorporate these fabrics are:
1. The upper part of the running shoes (the upper).
2. Athletics clothing
3. Complements such as thigh pads, calf pads...
All of them, when manufactured with these fabrics, will have these characteristics:
They are light.
They are very breathable.
They are elastic fabrics, some more than others.
They do not chafe the skin.
They do not stick to the skin.
They are quick-drying after getting wet.
In some cases they are anti-odour and anti-fungal.
When they incorporate Gore Tex they are more waterproof, while allowing perspiration.
- Running with the right clothes and technical shoes will be decisive to achieve better results.
1.- RUNNING SHOES
We can establish several categories depending on their characteristics.
Shoes with 3 mm spikes
Shoes with 6 mm spikes
Shoes with 9 mm spikes
Almost spiked" shoes
What kind of spikes to use?
It will depend on the type of competition we are participating in.
This is an orientative guide, because many times athletes make one decision or another according to their preferences, the conditions of the tartan or the terrain, their weight, or the objectives they have for that race. You can look for conditions to qualify that are different from those of the final...
Length of the spikes to be used on the tartan:
9 mm: Pure sprint competitions: 60, 100 and 200 metres.
6 mm: Middle distance competitions such as 400, 800, 1500 and 3000m. High jump and long jump.
3 mm: Long-distance events, such as 5,000, 10,000 or 3,000 m steeplechase events.
Note: 12 mm spikes are rarer to find because they are only used in javelin throwing.
Cross country spikes:
This is where you must first look at the conditions of the terrain on which the cross country event in question will be held.
3 mm: to be used on hard, mud-free terrain.
6 mm: Cross country in normal conditions (dry grass and similar).
9 mm: muddy courses.
12 mm: Tests with a lot of mud.
15 mm: longer spikes are only recommended for extreme courses where for example you have to run in snow.
The characteristics of technical running shoes are different from those of running shoes.
The aim here is to achieve the lightest possible shoes with the best possible grip on the track. The aim is to make the most of all the traction that we generate with each stride.
These are shoes that are only suitable for athletes. People with a weight below that of everyone. Or in other words, some of their qualities may not be beneficial for certain runners.
Almost spike-like" shoes
These are very light running shoes with a very tractiony sole. They are usually worn by athletes who do not want to wear spikes when competing on the track.
- When you go out to train and compete, do it with technical socks.
All athletic shoes are neutral shoes.
Training / mixed / competition shoes
In athletics, most shoes can be considered racing shoes.
In some cases mixed shoes are used for series training at a high level.
- The best shoes are the ones that are right for you -