Taisto Maki was the first man to set a World Record by cracking the 30 minute barrier in the 10,000 meter run. Though difficult to see, if you look closely you’ll notice the shoes he is wearing are typical of spikes from the first half of the twentieth century - and even earlier, back to the mid 19th century. In that era, the shoes were made from chromed leather and featured 4 to 6 permanent spikes, which could be up to 3/4" (nearly 20 millimeters!).
The history of the spiked track shoes, stretches back to the latter half of the nineteenth century. Several brands featured shoes with spikes through their soles to give traction on the dirt and cinder running tracks that dotted the stadia and schools of Europe and North America, and to a lesser extent, other regions which they influenced.