Brooks QW-K v3: Product profile

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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.

Brooks QW-K v3 spike plate

QW-K v3 vs. v2

Brooks QW-K v3 woven upper

  • 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.

Brooks QW-K v3 nylon plate

Warrants steady strides

The new engineered woven upper of the shoe provides a secure fit to the foot.

Brooks QW-K v3 lacing

The lace-up closure of the QW-K v3 provides a comfortable and customizable fit to the wearer. 

Ready to bolt through the blocks

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.

Brooks QW-K v3 plate

Embedded internally within the shoe is the nylon plate that augments its rigidity-to-weight ratio, enhancing efficiency. 

Brooks QW-K v3 spike shoes

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. 

Brooks QW-K v3: Snappy but comfortable

Since a nylon internal plate is furnished to the shoe which deploys some stiffness, a cushioned sockliner is added to compromise.

Brooks QW-K v3 comfort

It provides a softer underfoot feel which enhances the comfort of the Brooks QW-K v3. 

Locks the feet in place

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.

Brooks QW-K v3 snug wrap

It provides a sock-like fit to the foot, securing it throughout any movement. 

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 133g
Update: Brooks QW-K v4
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.