The Wire has been a consistent success in Brooks’ competition line because changes are well thought out and executed. Round five continues the trend, while looking good doing it. The upper is a closely woven synthetic mesh which smoothly wraps and aligns the foot.
The ankle collar is lined with a sueded fabric which simultaneously manages moisture, smooths the fit, and shapes the heel, while welded overlays secure the collar, eyestay, and adds a bit more room over the toes. The low profile midsole is protective and responsive, and rebounds nicely in concert with the spikeplate. The plate is a thin framework pared to shave as much weight as practical. Four spikes, positioned along the perimeter, offer effective traction and chisel shaped elements in the forefoot deflect and grip with near equal performance. The close fit, traction, and light weight continue to earn the Wire franchise fans among runners.
Sizes: unisex 5–12,13
Weight: 4.5 oz. (w/spikes, men’s 11)
Spikes: replaceable; 4
Upper: synthetic mesh, TPU welded overlays
Outersole: thermoplastic spike plate and sharkskin forefoot/heel
Recommended for: distances from 1500 to 10,000 meters on synthetic surfaces