Unisex Racer ST 5

Brooks Racer ST 5 Running Shoes

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$59.00 $59.00 - $90.00

Style #100018
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Minimalists delight in the Racer ST 5, with just the right touch of support. The shoe is super lightweight for racing – from a 5K to a marathon -- but has the substance and durability required for tempo runs and training. With an upgrade to the resilient, long-lasting cushioning of BioMoGo, your feet will stay protected and your legs fresh, mile after mile. And, yes, these running shoes are bright – you’ll be a blur when you speed down the road.
Available in men’s sizes only. (For women we suggest ordering 1.5 sizes smaller than what you usually wear.)
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What's New

Racer ST 5

  • Lightweight construction with solid support
  • Diagonal rollbar provides superior control
  • Full-length BioMoGo midsole adds custom cushion
  • Bright color brings high-visibility safety to your run
  • Great for training day, race day and every day in between
Great for road racing

Great for road racing

Midsole drop

Midsole Drop 12mm

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for mild to moderate pronation

Ideal for mild to moderate pronation

Weight

Weight 8.6 oz

Technology

DNA Midsole

An innovative cushioning system that adapts to runners of all sizes and speeds, providing a custom ride.

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Nightlife

Products that will make a runner visible in all lighting conditions while ensuring they're recognized as humans (and not a traffic cone).

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DNA Midsole

What is it?

Brooks DNA is an innovative and uniquely adaptive cushioning system. By adapting to your specific weight, pace, gait and running surface, DNA offers customized cushioning and adds a spring to your step.

Traditional cushioning takes a one-size-fits-all approach, but we know that each runner is different. Brooks DNA was developed to continuously tailor the level of cushioning to your specific needs – even as they change during the run.

How does it work?

Brooks DNA is made up of a highly viscous non-Newtonian material or more simply put, a material that adapts to the specific force you apply to it. Part of the brilliance is that this compound was engineered to perform at the molecular level (picture millions of resilient 'nanosprings').

If you looked at Brooks DNA through a microscope, you'd see that it's made up of individual molecules connected in strands. These strands (which form chains) react to the amount of force placed on the foot, dispersing pressure and providing resiliency. Bottom line of this physics lesson: You get tailored cushioning that reacts to your specific weight, pace, gait, movement and running environment – "made-for-me" cushioning vs. "one size fits all."

And, as with all good technology, we’ve taken it a step further (two steps actually):

  • BioMoGo DNA is DNA technology blended with the BioMoGo midsole to provide adaptive cushioning throughout the midsole vs. just in the heel and forefoot.
  • BioMoGo DNA midsole includes an organic, non-toxic additive that biodegrades the midsole 50 times faster than traditional EVA when it comes into contact with anaerobic landfill microbes (otherwise known as active, enclosed landfills).

  • 30% more cushioning than standard midsole materials (gel or EVA)
  • Twice as much energy return for more pep in your step
  • Great performance no matter your weight or running pace
  • Smoother transition from heel to toe

Nightlife

What is it?

We combined our experience in retroreflective, fluorescence and contrast with new research findings on eye function, cognitive science and direction perception, shifting the conversation from one about "visibility" to one about "recognition".

By doing so, we were able to strategically rearrange these technologies to create a silhouette of a runner in motion. This helps ensure the brain recognizes what it’s seeing as a person and not a static object – like a traffic cone.

How does it work?

While some reflective running gear focuses on visibility, recognition is the key to Nightlife products. While Nightlife products do make a runner visible in all lighting conditions, they also ensure runners are recognized as humans in motion.

Brooks was one of the first technical brands to offer runners a high-visibility collection that helped keep them safe while running in low light and nighttime conditions. The focus was on:

  • Fluorescent Colors: Fluorescent colors reflect or absorb colors in the visible spectrum, but that extra glow in fluorescent colors comes from ultraviolet light, which humans don’t see. Ultraviolet light, or UV, is just beyond visible violet in the spectrum. Fluorescent dyes turn invisible energy into visible light, making them visible to the human eye.
  • Retroreflectivity: A retroreflective is a device or surface that reflects light back with minimum scattering of light, directly impacting the distance at which the device or surface can be seen.

Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Competition
  • Pronation: Mild, Moderate
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Rearfoot DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Competition: Road racing
  • Weight: 8.6 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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Racer ST 5
 
4.8

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (30)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Responsive (25)
  • Breathable (16)
  • Cushions impact (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road running (13)
  • Tempo running (12)
  • Dry conditions (9)
  • Speed work (9)
  • Distance / endurance (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (32 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      97% 

      (33 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (25), Low arch (6), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (28), Gym rat (5), Competitive athlete (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent shoes

I bought my first pair of ST5's for short races when I was used to bulkier shoes, compared to which they seem like racing flats. When I moved to real racing flats,...Read complete review

I bought my first pair of ST5's for short races when I was used to bulkier shoes, compared to which they seem like racing flats. When I moved to real racing flats, the ST5's became my speed workout shoes. Later still I started using them primarily for tempo runs. Now I'm on my second pair and use them for tempos and longer races (20k to marathon). I normally prefer a lower heel drop, but I appreciate the bigger heel when running faster and the extra support (without extra weight) in later miles. In my opinion these are superior to the Pure Flows, which feel clunkier at tempo pace. I often use Pure Flow's for slower, easy running because of the lower heel and reserve my ST5's for faster stuff.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice, just not for my foot.

Walking around my office, they were comfortable.
First jog, they were light as a feather and great.
Second jog, my arches didn't seem like they were getting support.Read complete review

Walking around my office, they were comfortable.
First jog, they were light as a feather and great.
Second jog, my arches didn't seem like they were getting support.
Third jog, I had to quit half a mile in and walk back to the truck with my arches in pain, to put on my old Asics to complete my 3 miles.

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5.0

Fine shoes

By 

from Flagstaff, AZ

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Racer ST 5:

      I'm a women's 7 and got these in 5.5, which is perfect. I ran a road half marathon in these right after I got them and they were great out of the box! There is a tremendous amount of fine detailing in these lightweight, awesome shoes. Really glad I got them!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Love em

      By 

      from Manitowoc Wi

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Trail Running
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Racer ST 5:

        Prepping for first full marathon and full distance triathlon. Obviously lots of time on the road. Comfortable, good support and true to size. Buying another pair to trade then out. Awesome shoes!!#

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Love em

        By 

        from slower lower DE

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer
        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Racer ST 5:

            New to running. Love the comfort and lightweight.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best shoe I've ever run in

            By 

            from Blackfoot, ID

            About Me Professional Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight
            • Responsive

            Cons

            • Poor Traction
            • Wears Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Racer ST 5:

            I am a former D1 (University of Louisville) runner and have run in many shoes over my life time. I currently still compete in races from 1 mile to marathon and I'm currently training for my 1st 100 miler. I have used these shoes over the past 3 all most 4 years (14+ pairs)and use them from speed work, endurance, and races and have enjoyed them on each type of run.
            The shoe is light enough to make me feel like I'm still young and in racing flats while still offering the support of a trainer. The shoe is responsive and helps to keep my legs feeling fresh.
            The only things that I could point out that aren't great are the lack of traction in inclement weather and the toe box is a big wide for my foot.
            I often read reviews and wonder if the reviewer relates to me as I am a very serious runner and I don't know this reviewer, so here is what I run to help you know if the shoe will work for you:
            PRs: Mile (1600)- 3:58 (1996); 5K 13:54(1999); 10K 30:36 (1996); 15K 44:21 (1989); 13.1 1:08:02 (2000); 26.2 2:32:12 (2013)
            I train 50-120 miles a week although it's going to go up with training for the 100 miler. I do at least two speed/interval workouts a week and run a minimum of 5 days a week averaging 6/week. My long runs have been up to 22 miles until recently when a I ran a 30 miler. Now that I'm older I average around 6:15/mile. I really hope this helps anyone interested in this shoe.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing Shoe

            By 

            from Bismarck, ND

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer
            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Gym
              • Walking

              Comments about Racer ST 5:

              Great shoe that somewhat forces me to run with good form instead of heal striking.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Shoes!!!

              By 

              from Brandon, FL

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Lightweight
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Weather
                • Racing
                • Tempo Runs
                • Track Workouts

                Comments about Racer ST 5:

                This is the second pair of these shoes that I have owned and I love them. They are perfect for racing flats, tempo runs, or track workouts. I have flat feet but these shoes provide enough support for runs where I want to feel lighter on my feet. I would recommend these shoes to anyone looking for a moderate support, light, and responsive shoe.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Low Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                5K Racer

                By 

                from Arizona

                About Me Gym Rat

                Pros

                • Colors And Design
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Arch Support
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • 5k Runs
                  • Dry Weather
                  • Endurance Training
                  • Trail Running
                  • Walking

                  Comments about Racer ST 5:

                  The shoes arrived on-time and are a lot lighter than I thought. So far I have ran three 5Ks in them and the are great!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good shoe, but slick in wet weather

                  By 

                  from Ogden, UT

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor Traction

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Weather
                  • Endurance Training

                  Comments about Racer ST 5:

                  A great lightweight shoe for racing for those of us that need some stability in our shoes. I did run a race in the rain in them and felt I was going to slip and fall at the faster paces on wet surfaces. I don't wear them anymore in wet weather, and instead wear the Pure Cadence for races in rain.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Low Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Light & Cushioned

                  By 

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                  • Wears Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Weather
                  • Racing

                  Comments about Racer ST 5:

                  After the discontinuation of the Green Silence, this is my "go to" shoe for training and racing (roads, not trails). Since my size was out of stock for the past few months, I actually bought two pair this time around. Running Happy!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  ST-5 is a "great fit"

                  By 

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Weather
                    • Endurance Training
                    • Gym
                    • Walking
                    • Work

                    Comments about Racer ST 5:

                    I wear this shoe during cross-fit type work outs; to do my daily 2 milers; and also occasionally wear to work. They are comfortable.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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