The Kilkenny is the oldest cross country model in the Saucony lineup, now in its 7th version. The platform retains its heritage - and why not? It has been effective from its introduction because it is a sleek and efficient racing shoe.
The XC 900 has been New Balance’s top tier cross country racer. It has been a nice upgrade for the high school or collegiate harrier - sleeker material than entry level without breaking the bank, and round 4 is a top down revamp.
Brooks’ Mach series of cross country racing shoes have provided excellent cross country performance, whether in spiked or spikeless models. Version number 18 is as good a product as any previous round.