Notable features of the Brooks ELMN8 v5

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.

Brooks ELMN8 v5 vs. 4

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

Snappy and grippy

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.

ELMN8 v5: Keeping you protected and steady

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.

Barely-there comfort and support

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 disable 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.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 4.3oz
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Spike Type: Pyramid
Spike Size: 1/4-inch

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Zack Dunn
Zack Dunn

I race distances between 800 meters and 10K whether it be on the track, the roads, or on cross country courses. My typical training consists of easy days, long days, workouts (fartleks, tempos, interval training, etc.). My typical training paces range from 7’30 a mile on easy days to sub-5 minutes a mile on fast interval days, and with many paces in between. I run anywhere from 40-60 miles a week. My personal bests are 2:00 for 800m, 4:30 for 1600m, 9:50 for 3200m, 15:57 for 5K, and 34:10 for 10K.