Overview of this review
Profile of the Brooks ELMN8 v5
Use - Sporting an efficient and aggressive design, the Brooks ELMN8 v5 is perfect for mid-distance running meets. These events can range from 800 meters to 1500 meters.
Spike Type - For a lightweight, superb surface grip, pyramid pins are attached to the track spike's plate. These pins are ¼ inch in length and are removable for versatile traction on the track surface.
Spike Plate - A mid-distance spike plate runs full-length on the outsole of the track shoe. It is paired with a carbon fiber plate for maximum efficiency. This makeup powers the propulsion of the runner for robust performance.
Updates to Brooks ELMN8 v5
The most notable update made to the running spike is the implementation of a full-length distance plate. This is combined with a carbon fiber plate, heightening the speed and efficiency of the runner's strides.
The remainder of the track shoe's composition replicates the predecessor's componentry. For instance, the midsole of the ELMN8 v5 is furnished with Brooks' proprietary technology—BioMoGo midsole. This offers resilient cushioning to the foot.
For a lightweight, breathable fit, the mid-distance running shoe is wrapped with a woven air upper.
Size and fit
The Brooks ELMN8 v5 runs in men's sizes only and is designed in standard width. To secure accurate fit and size, women are advised to deduct 1.5 from their usual size.
Some of the components directly affecting the fit of the mid-distance running shoe are the woven air upper, woven saddle, and Strobel lasting. The woven air upper gives a snug wrap around the foot. For a lockdown fit, a woven saddle is supplemented across the midfoot. Lastly, security is enhanced with the shoe's Strobel lasting.
One of the prominent features of the Brooks ELMN8 v5 is the integration of a carbon fiber plate within the shoe's spike plate.
The carbon fiber plate provides a rigid quality that promotes the momentum of the contender. With its construction, responsiveness is also targeted for a maximized energy return.
Sporting an aggressive design, the track shoe's mid-distance spike plate delivers an unmatched grip on the track surface. It has a 6-pin configuration to house the removable spike pins, aiding in the different needs of the athletes.
Made out of environmentally-friendly materials, the BioMoGo midsole from Brooks is embedded within the platform. This is responsible for softening the landing because of its impact-absorbing qualities. It also permits a steady take-off. The same midsole component is present in the Brooks Wire v5.
For a featherlight fashion, the mid-distance spike is equipped with a woven air upper. This permits air to enter the foot chamber, increasing ventilation. This is to promote a healthy foot environment and disabling bacteria from flourishing.
Security is also addressed with the help of the woven saddle. This is situated across the midfoot and keeps the foot locked in place.
To cut down weight further, the shoe exhibits a minimal tongue construction.
Lastly, the Brooks ELMN8 v5's Strobel lasting incorporates a layer of foam in the upper. This adds to the cushioning and flexibility of the track spike.