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A Brief Photo History of Track Spikes

Posted on October 16, 2012 in Run Life Running Shoes

The first track spikes date back to the 1850’s. They were made by runners looking to increase traction on dirt tracks. The first ‘spikes’ consisted of little more than nails driven through the sole of the shoe. Kangaroo leather, touted for its strength and low weight, found its way into the uppers of early spikes. […]

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