Welcome the newest member of the Altra family, the XC Golden Spike, bearing the same name as the celebrated transcontinental railroad landmark of northern Utah. The Golden Spike is a celebration and tribute to the sport and history of XC running. A 5-pin spike plate lets you experience optimal grip on the course, while a convenient sockless design and hydrophobic mesh allow air to flow and keeps moisture low. And don't settle for the XC spike that "hurts the least" -- ditch the cramped, tight XC spikes of the past and embrace a revolutionary new spike with FootShape comfort for extra toe splay and enhanced performance, so you can comfortably leave the competition in your dust.
**We are a Fit4Her company but this shoe is built on a very particular race last which does not lend itself to a female specific design. It is made to fit snuggly on a variety of foot types for optimum performance. Women, when ordering unisex sized shoes please order 1.5 sizes smaller than your normal women’s size.
BALANCED CUSHIONINGPlaces your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form throughout your trail run.
FOOTSHAPE™ TOE BOXAllows your toes to relax and spread out naturally for more comfort and stability in uphill climbs and downhill descents.
INNERFLEX™Grid-like grooves in the midsole allow your foot to flex while being lighter, for more speed and better performance.
A-BOUND™ CUSHIONINGSuper lightweight EVA Foam combines with our energy-return compound to protect the feet at impact and adds a spring to each step.
- Weight: 4 oz. / 11 g
- Insole: 3mm diecut footbed
- Midsole: Dual Layer EVA with A-Bound™ Top Layer, InnerFlex™ Technology
- Outsole: Rubber Outsole, removable 5mm steel spikes
- Stack Height: 15mm
- Upper: Quick-Dry Air Mesh
- Other Features: Sock-like fit