Allyson Felix Reveals the Fate of Her Iconic Spikes Worn at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 08/14/2021, 4:59 AM EDT


Allyson Felix won the Olympic Gold medal in the women’s 4x400m relay in Tokyo and before that, the bronze in the 400m race. She became the most decorated track and field athlete in United States history, all this wearing self-branded, custom-designed spikes. 

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After parting ways with Nike, Felix decided to start her own brand called ‘Saysh’ and debuted the new spikes at the Track and Field trials in Eugene, Oregon. Since then, the spikes have been the topic of social media, with thousands looking them up online.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s 400m – Semifinal – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 4, 2021. Allyson Felix of the United States before competing in semifinal 3 REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel

However, Allyson Felix later revealed that the spikes will not be sold on her brand’s website, which has started off in the market with Lifestyle sneakers. This means that the spikes she currently wears are one-of-a-kind and may just be one of the most valuable in the world. 

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Speaking to Complex, Felix settled the doubts over the fate of these precious spikes. Like most of her endeavors, she aims to use it towards a noble social cause. 

“We’re actually auctioning a pair off that will go to Power of She Fund, which is a fund to help female athletes who are mothers to be able to compete and have childcare,” Felix said. “It’s just the true embodiment of what the brand is. It stands for speaking out and knowing your worth and your value. And so I think that will always be at the core of who we are as a brand.”

EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 20: Allyson Felix celebrates with her daughter Camryn after finishing second in the Women’s 400 Meters Final on day three of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 20, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Allyson Felix will wear the iconic spikes in all future races

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As for the original spikes, Allyson Felix claims she will wear them in future races and maybe even the World Championships next year. 

“I mean, as long as I continue to run, I’ll be in them. This was my last Olympics, not sure what I’m going to do next year. We have World Championships that is in the U.S., and so that’s a possibility, but yeah, they won’t be far,” she said. 

Jun 20, 2021; Eugene, OR, USA; Quanera Hayes (center) defeats Allyson Felix, Kendall Ellis and Wadeline Jonathas to win the women’s 400m in 49.78 during the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Track athletes all over the world are waiting for Saysh to drop the spikes, but it does not look like they will be entering the market anytime soon. Currently, Felix is working on the lifestyle sneaker aspect of the brand, but the idea of introducing the spikes is certainly not lost on her. 

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