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What Do The Prefixes Represent For Running Spikes And What Events Are Each Spike Meant For?

A few examples of running spike model numbers are SD100 Spike, MD500v4, LD5000v3, and XC400v4. The prefixes represent the distance each style is designed for.

SD = Short Distance

Suggested Track Event Use:

  • 50 meters
  • 100 meters
  • 200 meters
  • 400 meters

***Also includes Vazee Sigma (USD200)

MD = Middle Distance

Suggested Track Event Use:

  • 800 meters
  • 1500 meters
  • 3000 meters

LD = Long Distance

Suggested Track Event Use:

  • 3000 meters
  • 5000 meters
  • 10000 meters

XC = Cross Country

Suggested Event Use:

  • Long distance on natural terrain
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