Whats the difference between sprint spikes and distance spikes?
Sprinting spikes have rigid soles that help increase speed while sprinters are on their toes. Long-distance spikes use more flexible soles, enabling more natural foot movement and providing more comfort than the sprinting versions. The shape of long-distance spikes also tends to be flatter.
What is the difference between racing spikes and track spikes?
Track spikes are shorter than cross-country spikes and have more regulations regarding what can be used at each track. Most tracks state that spikes can be only 1/4 or 3/16 inch, or smaller. Cross-country spikes are made to gain traction on high grass and through the mud, so spikes generally are longer.