Overview of this review
Profile of the Brooks QW-K v3
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.
Updates to Brooks QW-K v3
- 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.
Size and fit
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.