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The wearing down of track spikes

I am currently investigating into creating a cover for track spikes so that I can create a product that will allow athletes to walk on concrete without damaging their spikes.

I have a survey that would greatly help with my research and if anyone has any opinions on my topic feel free to give your ideas.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GB67F6G

comment by Admin1 (U1)

posted on 11/9/18

Quite an interesting idea. Is it that much of an issue, i always thought folk would stick them on pretty much at trackside?

posted on 11/9/18

Not many athletes on JA606.

I used to be a sprinter back in the day and never really paid attention about the spikes being damaged on concrete.

comment by Admin1 (U1)

posted on 11/9/18

comment by (Kash) I'm the Mane (U1108)
posted 28 seconds ago
Not many athletes on JA606.

I used to be a sprinter back in the day and never really paid attention about the spikes being damaged on concrete.
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Losing spikes and getting compacted mud in hole used to be more of an issue IMO. If you couldn't screw the replacement in enough, then you'd often lose them.

posted on 11/9/18

Personally I just put my spikes on as I went to the track and had my trainers at hand on the side.

Filled in the Survey and will give you my idea as to what I would do in my next comment.

posted on 11/9/18

Personally - I would design a sort of 'sole' that you can attach to the bottom of your shoe as padding.

The spikes can fit into the comfortable malleable material and then the heel is covered to ensure you are walking flat - but kind of like you are wearing platform shoes (if you understand what I mean). Spikes then get protected and the shoes basically become trainers.

Also, my 100m PB was 11.4s

posted on 11/9/18

What is the USP for your product as there are many track spike covers available already.

posted on 11/9/18

Is this an issue that needs solving?

Not sure JA606 is the best place to ask for survey answers!

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