So, me being a running fanatic and also not doing any other sports (meaning I don't own any real cleats), I made the dumb decision of deciding to use some ratty Cross Country spikes. One thing I didn't really think of until the first time I ate shit this morning (the first time of MANY, I might add) was that Cross Country spikes are made to give you traction in ONE direction. And that direction is forwards. You aren't supposed to be able to stop quickly, juke a defender, and switch directions. For this you would need to have spikes near the heel towards the back of the foot, and that would also slow you down in a race.
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