Buying racers really is a case of horses for courses. The Racer ST 3 caters for the runner who has given up hope that there’s a racer to suit him. It offers good support for overpronators and a firmer ride, making it suited to heavier runners.
But it also has something to offer lighter runners, as a bit more firmness can stop a shoe feeling squidgy towards the end of long races. The cushioning, aided by HydroFlow in the heel, works well.
The forefoot fit is quite broad but not to the extent that it feels too loose. Good flexibility and responsiveness is also apparent on wear.
While this is not a minimalist racer, it clearly is a racer and enjoys velocity – a good option for longer races and for people looking to keep a good level of protection in their racing shoe.
Contact : Brooks 01903 817009 www.brooksrunning.co.uk