Unisex Racer ST 5

Brooks Racer ST 5 Running Shoes

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$59.00 $59.00 - $90.00

Style #100018
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
 
4.7

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (26)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Responsive (23)
  • Breathable (16)
  • Cushions impact (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (13)
    • Tempo running (12)
    • Speed work (9)
    • Dry conditions (8)
    • Distance running (7)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        90% 

        (28 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        97% 

        (29 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (22), Low arch (6), High arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (26), Gym rat (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27)

    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

    Amazing Shoe

    By Micah

    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

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Shoes!!!

      By Fast Dave

      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

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        5K Racer

        By Gabe

        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 RunnerRiley

          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 Windy City Fanatic

          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

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