The Needle Eye Spikes company’s goal is to make track and field sports more accessible and inclusive by creating straightforward, customized solutions to everyday problems. Our mission is to help athletes maximize their potential while providing training and performance equipment geared specifically to their needs.
Quite simply, it’s “spikes made easy.” But our company brings much more.
Needle Eye Spikes is headed up by founder Orville Sweeney, a successful track coach, personal trainer, and former track and field athlete. With over 30 years of track and field experience, Orville found the wear and tear of metal spikes in track shoes frustrating. After years of witnessing the use of clumsy tools like pliers and hacksaws to remove the worn spikes, he knew there had to be a better way. Undertaking significant research, and linking back to his own experience in athletics, Orville designed and patented specific implements to enhance the performance of track spikes. The success of these tools made Orville realize he could help athletes worldwide to spend less time on the sidelines and more time on the track. Needle Eye Spikes was born.
A NASM certified personal trainer, former Olympic qualifier, and University of New Haven Hall of Fame honoree, Orville maintains an active lifestyle and continues to provide personal training to aspiring track and field athletes. Needle Eye Spikes customers benefit from Orville’s expertise every time they communicate their performance goals. Our dynamic product layout changes to prioritize your goals and customers gain access to training tips and videos that respond to their expressed needs.
Whether you are a track and field athlete, coach, or parent, Needle Eye Spikes will enhance athletic performance, minimize wasted time dealing with problems with track shoes or spikes, and get you focused on leveling the competition.
We want you off the bleachers and back on the playing field, not only doing what you love but excelling at it.