Who should buy the Brooks QW-K v4

The Brooks QW-K v4 is a grippy and high-performance track shoe ideal for:

  • sprinting meets in track and field
  • 100 meters to 400 meters races

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Profile of the Brooks QW-K v4

Use – The Brooks QW-K v4 is ideal for sprinting meets in track and field. These meets usually range from 100 meters to 400 meters. 

Spike Type – A perfect complement to the track rubber surface, pyramid pins are deployed on the spike plate of the running spike. These pins are ¼ inch in length for maximum propulsion. 

Spike Plate – Intended for powerful forward propulsion, a Pebax Rnew sprint plate is added to the shoe’s componentry. This plate house the removable pins of the track spike for versatile surface grip.

Brooks QW-K v4 profile

Updates to the Brooks QW-K v4 

  • This fourth iteration features a revamped spike plate. 
  • The Pebax Rnew plate is refined with an internal nylon plate enhancing the forward motion of the athlete. 
  • A cushioned sockliner is furnished to the midsole for a softened underfoot feel, and responsive ride. 
  • This track shoe is wrapped with an ultra-light woven mesh that allows for unrestricted foot movements.

Brooks QW-K v4 updates

Classic lacing system with cushioned sockliner

Just like most track spikes, the Brooks QW-K v4 is configured in unisex sizing. It follows men’s standard sizing scale. Thus, it is advised for women to deduct 1.5 from their usual size preference.

Brooks QW-K v4 Classic lacing system with cushioned sockliner

Some of the components directly affecting the fit of the QW-K v4 are the engineered woven upper, classic lacing system, and the cushioned sockliner. The upper wraps around the contours of the foot for security. 

QW-K v4 allows for efficient strides 

Meanwhile, the closure system allows for an adjustable fit. Lastly, the cushioned insole gives a supportive fit.

Brooks QW-K v4 outsole

Running full-length on the outsole of the Brooks QW-K v4 is a Pebax Rnew sprint plate. It is a polymer-based spike plate that maintains a light profile. This construction allows for efficient strides, conserving the energy of the sprinter. 

High-performance sprint plate

To heighten the performance of the sprint plate, it has a dual-layer makeup. This is due to the incorporation of an internal nylon plate.

Brooks QW-K v4 sprint plate

It is responsible for maximizing the plate’s rigidity-to-weight ratio. Embedded on the sprint spike’s midsole is a cushioned footbed. 

Offers shock attenuation 

This component allows for increased in-shoe comfort. It also improves the shock attenuation of the track shoe, protecting the foot from any injury.

Brooks QW-K v4 offers shock attenuation

The Brooks QW-K v4 is still styled with the same upper material with its predecessor—engineered woven upper.

Brooks QW-K v4 offers a snug and form-fitting wrap

This technical element employs flexible properties, allowing a snug and form-fitting wrap around the foot. It also coheres to the featherlight composition of the running spike as it keeps weight to an absolute minimum.

Brooks QW-K v4 traditional lace-up closure

For a dialed-in fit, the sprint shoe is equipped with a traditional lace-up closure. This keeps the foot locked down in place. The same fastening system is featured in the Adidas Distancestar and Nike Zoom 400.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 4.9oz
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Spike Type: Pyramid
Spike Size: 1/4-inch
Surface: Rubber

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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.