5 users: 4.6 / 5
Weight: Men 4.7oz
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Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running

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Use - The Brooks QW-K v3 is built to accompany elite athletes in their short-distance racing - ranging from 400 meters or shorter. It is equipped to deliver a lightweight and efficient ride. 

Spike Type - The shoe features 7 pyramid spikes that are ¼ inch in diameter. The spike configuration of the QW-K v3 is like that of Nike Zoom D. Such spike design integrated into the shoe delivers an excellent grip. 

Spike Plate - A full-length Pebax® Rnew Spike Plate runs the shoe. It generates maximum efficiency along with the internally embedded nylon plate of the QW-K v3. The nylon internal plate is built to be aggressive, thus enhancing the rigidity of the shoe that is critical to its efficiency, without sacrificing the shoe’s weight.

  • Touted to deliver optimal traction and lightweight track experience, one of the updates made to Brooks QW-K v3 is the implementation of an engineered woven upper keeping down the weight of the shoe. It also provides a sock-like fit to the foot to allow runners to focus on their race. 
  • One notable update comprising the shoe is the utilization of an internal nylon plate that delivers rigidity to enhance the shoe’s efficiency while still keeping its lightness.

The Brooks QW-K v3 is a unisex track and field shoe that follows men’s sizing scheme. Thus, it is recommended that female users purchase a pair going 1.5 sizes down. 

The new engineered woven upper of the shoe provides a secure fit to the foot. The lace-up closure of the QW-K v3 provides a comfortable and customizable fit to the wearer. 

Delivering a full-length outer layer to the Brooks QW-K v3 is the Pebax® Rnew Spike Plate. This feature of the shoe is a polymer-based plate that helps boost the forward propulsion of the runner during toe-off phases. Embedded internally within the shoe is the nylon plate that augments its rigidity-to-weight ratio, enhancing efficiency. 

A 7-pyramid spike configuration is employed by the outsole. These spikes are ¼ inch in diameter, helping deliver superb grip which is ideal for races- 400 meters or less. 

Since a nylon internal plate is furnished to the shoe which deploys some stiffness, a cushioned sockliner is added to compromise. It provides a softer underfoot feel which enhances the comfort of the Brooks QW-K v3. 

One of the updated elements of the Brooks QW-K v3 is the engineered woven upper. This construction keeps the weight of this track and field running shoe at a minimum. It provides a sock-like fit to the foot, securing it throughout any movement. 

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Same sizing as Brooks QW-K v4.

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How QW-K v3 compares

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