Brooks Wire 3 Lightweight Track Spikes

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Unisex The Wire 2

Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Spikes
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium
  • Platform: Curved Platform
  • DNA Layout: No DNA
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Competition: 1500 meters+
  • Launch Date: December 1, 2012
  • Weight: 3.6 oz

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The Wire 2
 
3.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Good traction (7)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (5)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (3)
  • Racing (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      90% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great spike- very intense!

The first time I put on these spikes I ran a 15 second PR in the 5k after not coming close to it in four years. First time I ran a 10k in them-...Read complete review

The first time I put on these spikes I ran a 15 second PR in the 5k after not coming close to it in four years. First time I ran a 10k in them- minute PR! I love these spikes and would recommend them to distance runners who want to hit it hard in the distance events on the track! However, build into them slowly! They are an extremely fast spike but also an extremely intense spike and if you do to much to quickly in them they will make your calves burn like you didn't know was possible!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fell Apart after 4 races

Comfortable Shoe - but ripped aprt after 4 races

Comfortable Shoe - but ripped aprt after 4 races

Reviewed by 10 customers

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4.0

Great shoe

By 

from Seattle, WA

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Poor Arch Support
  • Poor Cushioning
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Dry Weather
  • Wet Weather

Comments about The Wire 2:

I got the prototypes with my the rest of varsity on my High School XC team, and they have been great. I got them 2 years ago and my only major complaint is that the shoelaces aren't the best on the prototypes, they're too long. Other than that, they work great when they're laced tight and they work in the rain (and snow). Only use on the track!

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

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5.0

Sweet Spike

By 

from Anchorage, AK

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Looks Sick
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Cross Country
  • Racing
  • Speed work
  • Track

Comments about The Wire 2:

I used the white/green/blue ones during cross country and found that the plate was really responsive and gave great traction on the uphill. However, the sides ripped out after about six 5ks and the plate literally ripped in half during state championships. That being said, state was ran on an extremely rocky/hilly course, so it was more of a personal issue than anything. I just got the neon/blue ones, and the upper is far more durable/comfortable and the response and cushioning is greatly improved from the other color.

  • 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)

 
4.0

Good spike with some drawbacks

By 

from Casper, WY

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Poor Stability
  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Dry Weather

Comments about The Wire 2:

The Wire 2 is a good spike with great traction and a very lightweight build. They are so light that it feels like there's nothing on your feet! These shoes hold my 3200m PR. However, these shoes are not very durable; I used them only for the 3200m from the beginning of indoor to the end of outdoor and they were torn by the end of the outdoor season, so about 10 races. They were all in dry conditions, except for at the state meet where they tore even more because of the moisture. It is a good idea to wear thicker socks with them as well to prevent blisters, something I had minor issues with. Even though it has those flaws, it is still my favorite long-distance spike and I will continue to use it.

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

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great spike- very intense!

By 

from Providence, RI

About Me Professional Athlete

Pros

  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Calf Burner

Best Uses

  • Dry Weather
  • Track Races- 1500m-10k
  • Wet Weather

Comments about The Wire 2:

The first time I put on these spikes I ran a 15 second PR in the 5k after not coming close to it in four years. First time I ran a 10k in them- minute PR! I love these spikes and would recommend them to distance runners who want to hit it hard in the distance events on the track! However, build into them slowly! They are an extremely fast spike but also an extremely intense spike and if you do to much to quickly in them they will make your calves burn like you didn't know was possible!

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

Comment on this review

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Fell Apart after 4 races

By 

from hammond, LA

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

    Cons

    • Wears Quickly

    Best Uses

      Comments about The Wire 2:

      Comfortable Shoe - but ripped aprt after 4 races

      • 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

      Lightweight and Fast

      By 

      from San Luis Obispo, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Racing

        Comments about The Wire 2:

        The new brooks wire 2 is definitely an upgrade from the previous. The material is quite comfortable and lightweight and the colors of the spike match well. One issue was that it was bigger than the previous model by half a size. Not a big deal when racing, but definitely noticable when walking or doing strides in. Overall great spike, can compete with the other lightweight spikes!

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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Light shoe Cheap quality construction

        By 

        from Mansfield, Ohio

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Wears Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Trail Running

        Comments about The Wire 2:

        Very light weight shoe with good traction. Cheap materials and construcion. After running only (2) two 5K races the side of the left shoe came apart. Today is the 23rd of September 2012 and I ordered them on the 10th of September 2012. I own other Brooks shoes and have had them for a very long time and have had good experiences with them.

        • 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

        The best middle distance spike ever

        By 

        from Pasadena Ca.

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about The Wire 2:

            The wire is the most comfortable racing spike I've ever worn.

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

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Light weight, durable, FAST!

            By 

            from Greeneville, TN

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about The Wire 2:

                Thanks Brooks for developing a durable light weight spike that destroys the Nike Zoom Victory or the Matumbo. I am a loyal Brooks consumer because of the obvious consistent quality of shoes designed by runners for runners. In the past I was forced to use all Brooks for training and then a lighter option from Nike for racing. Patience definitely prevailed because the Wire 2 is in a class clearly by itself! No more Nike for this elite runner.

                • 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 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Sweet Spike

                By 

                from Bellingham, WA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight
                • Responsive

                Cons

                • Wears Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Racing

                Comments about The Wire 2:

                Great spike. Used it a couple of times during my xc season. It got used in a couple of track workouts 1 5k race, 5k time trial on the WA state course, and a few track time trials. I wouldn't suggest this spike for cross country, mostly because xc has cement pretty frequently. The 2 xc courses I ran in them had less than 5 meters of cement, But that type of course can be few and far between, also not a lot of support so muddy courses might end badly. But on good firm grass I forget im wearing shoes, they are so light. The durability was a bit of an issue for me, a tear is starting to open up where the upper meets the sole. Though I dont know how the durability is normaly because I got these from my coach, who keeps a large box of tracks spikes, mostly old heavy dull spikes but there were 2 pairs of these that our assistant coach got from a friend. But anyways I got them in july 6 months before they came out so they were a prototype which are only ever size 9 and Im a 10 so i stretched them by putting ziplock bags of water in them and putting them in the freezer. So the durability was probably compromised. But anyways I would recomend these to anyone looking to PR in the 400-10,000 (400 and 800 would be ok for me a lot of people probably would disagree but I like a light, flexible spike instead of sprint spikes)

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

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