As you all know, there has been a lot of talk about the upcoming mother of all obstacle races: The Spartan Race.
What is the Spartan Race though?
With four race distances, from the 7k Sprint to the 42K Ultra-Beast, Spartan Race is the word’s most exciting and challenging obstacle race series. You’ll climb rope, avoid barbed wire,drag a concrete block and throw spears. At the end, you’ll face off against the gladiators – expect no mercy in the arena. You will do 30 burpees for each obstacle you fail to overcome. Show up unprepared at your own peril.
So for those competing will be after some Spartan shoes to help you get through that tough day. Here’s a few that we think is the best for you:
This shoe will redefine expectations for elite runners looking for the highest levels of proprioception and the most natural foot position. Featuring a 3mm differential between the forefoot and heel and a 3mm footbed, the X-Talon™ 190 ensures that your foot remains closer to the ground in its most stable position.
Weight 190g / 6.7oz (UK8)
A lightweight and versatile trail shoe designed for maximum performance in both races and training. The reinforced toe box protects the foot and shoe upper from any unexpected terrain.
The freedom and sensation of barefoot running but the grip of an all conquering off trail shoe. Incredibly light and responsive, the bare-grip™ 200 simply screams “SPRINT ME, RACE ME” when you lace it up…and boy, does it deliver! Uniquely the ZERO Arrow Shoc-Zone™ Bare-Grip™ 200 does not have a midsole, so all the natural power and speed of the foot is transferred directly through the shoe. The closest you can get to barefoot running in a harsh off road trail environment.
Weight 200g / 7oz (UK8)
Our first trail running specific model, the Spyridon LS provides the perfect balance of foot feel and protection on rugged surfaces. A minimalist 3.5mm Vibram rubber sole provides impact protection from stones and debris, while better allowing proper barefoot dynamics.
The aggressive tread design delivers sure-footed grip in all directions, moulded nylon mesh in midsole adds a rock block effect, dispersing impact over a wider area. The Coconut Active Carbon upper offers natural breathability and an adjustable hook-and-loop closure ensures a secure fit. 3M reflective applications for safety after dark.
Optimize your outdoor performance. Building on the success and versatility of the KSO and KSO Trek, FiveFingers presents the TrekSport for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s designed with rugged, high-performance materials to help maximise your outdoor experience. Vibram used abrasion-resistant Coconut Active Carbon in the upper for natural breathability, 4mm EVA in the midsole for plating protection, and we’ve added a lightly cleated 4mm Vibram® performance rubber outsole for extra traction on a variety of terrain.
As you can see from the above pictures, there are different types of shoes that we at Adventure Megastore, recommend for you to wear when competing in the Spartan Race. It’s important to find a shoe with tough soles and good grip, hence the Inov-8‘s with their cleats and trail traction to give you that better grip when running through that mud and dirt.
Spartan Race as you can see is an ultimate test of strength, mentality and camaraderie.
Who will come out on top…
Come grab a pair of shoes from Adventure Megastore today and test your limits!