From their earliest beginnings as a small Oregon-based track shoe company with three employees, Nike has been, at its heart, a company built by runners, for runners. It is the premier brand for all things track and field, from sprinting spikes, to racing gear, to training shoes, to clothing. It's quite hard to go wrong with Nike. It is synonymous with excellence in the track community.
Their shoe technology has been top-of-the-line for a generation, and they are without a doubt the cream of the crop for track and field brands. Whether you're a shot-putter looking for new workout clothes, a distance runner in need of a new pair of trainers, or a sprinter looking for the best spikes in town, Nike is going to be the place to go to.
Before Nike became a global phenomenon, Adidas was the go-to shoe brand for all track and field athletes, be they sprinters, jumpers, throwers, or distance runners. From 1900 to 1950, Adidas built its name up from nothing, getting Olympic gold medalists to wear their shoes and consistently providing the best shoes in town. In fact, they were one of the only track and field brands around for a long time. In the past ten years, they've made a concerted effort to bounce back into the track and field arena, with big-name professional signings and endorsements, new lines of shoes and clothing, and new mission statements. Adidas are a terrific option for any track athlete, with high-quality equipment that will last.
For many years prior to 2000, Reebok was a respected option for track and field options. Reebok introduced the world to spandex and headbands. As the new millennium rolled around though, Reebok stopped most of its running shoe lines.
Then, in 2018, they jump-started their running program. They created an entire professional team: the Reebok Boston Track Club. They created a brand-new line of running shoes: the Sweet Road, the Forever Floatride, and the Harmony Road. They made new running shorts, shirts, and tights. In short, they got back into the track and field game.
Reebok is a great option for middle- and long-distance runners, and for the casual track and field athlete looking to get out the door and get in shape. Not to mention, their apparel looks and feels great!
From top-flight hurdlers like Sydney McLaughlin, to world-class sprinters like Trayvon Bromell, and to long-distance medalists like Jenny Simpson, some of the world's best professional's choose New Balance.
New Balance has been selling track and field gear for over a century at this point, always striving for excellence. Their "Fresh Foam" technology provides cushion for a comfortable long-distance run, while their Sigma Aria and SD100 spikes are perfect for sprinters in the 100, 200, and 400 meter events.
With a huge array of choices for anyone from the elite athlete to the "Weekend Warrior," everybody can find the right shoe and apparel just for them at New Balance.
Saucony's beginnings go all the way back to the 19th century. At the front of their mission has been track and field, and they've built their brand around being the best track and field company out there. From shoes to apparel to professional athletes, they are competitive in the world of track and field.
They offer a host of options as far as shoes are concerned (particularly for distance runners), and their clothing consistently receives tremendous reviews. High-quality, affordable, and durable, their equipment is some of the best around.
Saucony has deep ties to the track and field community. Founded in Boston, one of the world's mecas for track and field, Saucony has always been a reliable company and a well-known name to athletes. Whether you're looking for a place to get your first pair of shoes or your hundredth, Saucony is a good bet.