Running shoes are footwear designed for maximum support and comfort for runners. Running shoes often feature extra cushioning to absorb impact from the surface running upon. Running shoes may also feature comfort technology consisting of all types of support and antibacterial linings.
Spikes are specifically made shoes that have small metal (or other material) spikes on the sole of the shoe. The Spikes have a small diameter (cleats are larger knobs on the soles and a cleat could be a group of spikes). Spikes are common on golf shoes because the spikes help with traction in grass. Runners also may use spikes for the grip with the ground when running.