Who should buy the Brooks ELMN8 v4

The Brooks ELMN8 v4 is a high-performance track shoe best for:

  • middle-distance racing
  • 400 meters to 1600 meters

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Profile of the Brooks ELMN8 v4

Use – Similar with the Adidas Distancestar, the ELMN8 v4 features components that are fit for middle-distance racing, ranging from 400 meters to 1600 meters. It is graced with technical features that are meant to deliver maximum efficiency and lightweight ride. 

Spike Type – To enable optimal performance during races, ELMN8 v4 is supplemented with 6 ¼-inch pyramid spikes. These spikes are removable in order to accommodate the varying needs of the contender. These also help deliver a grippy ride. Not only do these spike pins provide grip and traction, but they also power the propulsion of the runner. 

Spike Plate – The ELMN8 v4 employs a full-length spike plate. It has an aggressive design built for high performance. It also sports an internal Carbon Fiber Propulsion Plate that delivers maximum efficiency.

Brooks ELMN8 v4 profile

Updates to the Brooks ELMN8 v4 

  • Optimized components and technical updates to improve efficiency and security. 
  • Newly integrated Woven Air upper to provide ventilation and lightness. 
  • Enhanced security using a woven saddle that secures the midfoot. 

Brooks ELMN8 v4 updates

Sock-like and secure fit

Configured to deliver a sock-like and secure fit, the ELMN8 v4 is constructed with a Woven Air upper. The shoe employs a lace-up fastening system that permits an adjustable fit.

Brooks ELMN8 v4 lace-up system

Like most track and field running shoes, the Brooks ELMN8 v4 is available in unisex sizing, following men’s sizing scheme. That is why female users are advised to purchase a pair by going 1.5 sizes down to achieve the most suitable size and fit. 

Rigid and responsive ride

The Brooks ELMN8 v4 features a full-length spike plate that is designed to have an aggressive build, providing excellent traction to power this track and field running shoe. Paired with an internal Carbon Fiber Propulsion Plate, it offers a rigid and responsive ride, maximizing energy return.

Brooks ELMN8 v4 full-length spike plate

Grippy 1/4 inch pyramid spikes

Since the shoe is designed for mid-distance racing, the ¼ inch pyramid spikes placement delivers just the right performance.

Brooks ELMN8 v4 1/4 pyramid spikes

These spikes are grippy enough to provide a stable running experience. BioMoGo, a midsole technology made out of environmentally-friendly and biodegradable materials, runs full-length. 

Absorbs impact 

It softens the landing and gives a steady push-off by absorbing impact. A Woven Air upper offers lightness while providing a breathable and snug wrap around the foot as it conforms to its natural shape.

Brooks ELMN8 v4 woven air upper

Placed across the midfoot of the Brooks ELMN8 v4 is a woven saddle. This component secures the foot within the shoe. 

Brooks ELMN8 v4 provides cushioning and flexibility

For an enhanced fit and lightweight experience, minimal tongue construction is utilized. 

The Strobel Lasting of the shoe is composed of EVA that is glued to the midsole before being stitched with the upper. 

Brooks ELMN8 v4 cushioning and flexibility

It provides cushioning and flexibility to the shoe to encourage comfort and unrestrained foot movement.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 119g
Update: Brooks ELMN8 v5
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Spike Type: Pyramid

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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.