Built to dominate the toughest XC courses, the Saucony Shay XC 4 spike is intended for 3k to 10k cross country racing.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


The demanding conditions of the XC season can be conquered with the lightweight Saucony Shay XC 4 spike. With a lightweight upper designed to fit like a track spike and an aggressive cross country outsole built for ultimate traction, this performance XC spike will help you dominate cross country courses from 3k to 10k. Includes twelve 5/16” pyramid spikes and a spike wrench.

Model Number:

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Weight: 5.0 oz (size 9)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Narrow to medium
  • Midfoot: Low to medium volume
  • Forefoot: Narrow to medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium-low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Curved


Saucony's Shay XC 4 Spike is a lightweight cross-country racing shoe designed for 3k to 10k distances.


  • To keep weight down, this shoe contains no additional cushioning technologies.
  • SSL EVA is Saucony's premium midsole material that is designed to maximize rebound and durability while minimizing weight. SSL stands for Saucony Super Lite.
  • Lightweight Ripstop Mesh covers the entire upper and is a breathable lightweight fabric.
  • Flex Film Overlays are made of a thin film that is welded to the upper for a snug, secure fit.
  • Spike Plate is a rubber plate engineered for flexibility and traction.
  • Contains 6 spike receptacles per shoe.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I bought the blue version of these for cross country season as my first spikes. They grip extremely well and have just enough cushion in them to make them comfortable. I am also using these spikes for track (3200m and 800m) and they are amazing. I would highly recommend them, especially for such a good price. They do run a little small. I take a size 11 and ordered that, and they're still a little small.
From: Anonymous. April 15th 2016

Comments: These say 13, but more like 11.5 or 12's. I have always worn size 13 and I couldn't even get these on my feet. They run VERY small.
From: Daniel, Dallas, GA, USA. February 25th 2016

Comments: Really like this shoe! As most flats are, it isn't supportive at all and seems to increase my over pronation. It is very light and flexible (in the right places) and provides great traction. Does run a little small though.
From: Anonymous. September 2nd 2015

Comments: Runs small buy size bigger otherwise feels great
From: Anonymous. May 28th 2015