Posted on Aug 23

Jack Bolas, 1st Runner Ever to Compete in 3D-Printed Spikes, Describes the Experience

Jack Bolas, 1st Runner Ever to Compete in 3D-Printed Spikes, Describes the Experience

Q: What advice could you give to all runners? What are a few things that runners tend to overlook in training?

A: Remember to be consistent in taking care of the little things like diet, sleep, icing, and so on. From this you should be ready to set goals. Also, remember to enjoy the process of getting after [your goals].

Q: Name three cities you could see yourself living one day when you’re less busy with training, travel, and racing.

A: Madison, Wisconsin, San Francisco/Bay Area, California, Oslo, Norway.

Q: What is the best pre-race meal or snack? What is the best post-race meal or snack?

A: Without a doubt, my favorite pre-race meal is a peanut butter and honey sandwich with granola and raisins on it. Now, after a race, I’d have to go for a burger and a beer.

Q: You were the first runner ever to wear a pair of 3D-printed spikes in competition. Can you describe the experience?

A: The 3D printed spikes totally mimic my foot strike. They feel completely natural as an extension of my barefoot but with bounce and traction in the right places. I've never had a spike that wholly fits my foot and doesn't sacrifice performance for comfort like the LD 5000 (custom 3D printed spike).

Check out Jack's pioneering performance as the first runner to wear 3D-printed spikes in competition:

Warrior PF-Flyers Dunham Cobb Hill Brine Aravon