Maybe try grinding both sides of the bugger spikes so you can get a firm hold with some plyers. Grip and crank. Hey, how do you like those shoes? They're the TJ 1000 F, right? I just ordered a pair and they should be here on Thursday. Some other brands I've tried have failed my feel test…mainly of structure and alignment for stability during touchdown, but also blending comfort and toe-off power. I'm hoping the New Balance will be the ruby slippers.