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The Brooks T7 Racer is a racing flat ideal for longer distance races from the 5K up to the half marathon.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Be fluid, be quick in the Brooks T7 Racer. This super flexible, lightweight racing shoe forms to the runner's foot for a great fit and feel, thanks to a lacing system that flows with foot. Built for the serious and efficient neutral runner, the T7 Racer provides just enough cushioning from 5k to half marathon and the silky smooth ride is exceptional for midfoot and forefoot striking. 

Sizing Note: Men's sizes only. Fits small. Men should order 1/2 size larger than standard running shoe size. Women should order 1 size smaller than standard running shoe size.

Model Number:

Weight: 6.0 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (23mm), Forefoot (12mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Fits small; purchase 1/2 size larger than standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Narrow to medium
  • Midfoot: Low to medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium-low
  • Shoe Shape: Curved


  • Hydroflow ST cushioning in the heel uses a chamber filled with viscous fluid to attenuate shock, dampen impact forces, and add heel stability.
  • Hyper Pod Configuration is a flexible midsole/outsole design that sets the foot up for an efficient, balanced heel-to-toe transition.


  • HPR Plus is a high abrasion-resistant rubber located in the heel for durable traction.
  • Hyper Pod Configuration is a flexible midsole/outsole design that sets the foot up for an efficient, balanced heel-to-toe transition.


  • Air Mesh upper consists of a breathable mesh material.
  • Synthetic Overlays are strategically located to provide a snug, secure fit.
  • Ortholite Sockliner is an anti-microbial, moisture-wicking insole that promotes a healthy foot environment.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Definitely get 1 full size up. Size 10 in my Adidas adizero is size 11 in these T7. Extremely light. Not a lot of cushioning in the forefoot for med/forefoot strikers like me (5'11, 150). They were comfortable for me right out of the box, raced a 5k in them the next day, and didn't even notice I was wearing them, which for me means they fit well and ran well, at least for my 5:50 pace. I don't know how long they will last, as the forefoot looks to wear fast. I would not suggest running more than a half marathon in these unless you are a very light efficient runner. Still a nice shoe.

From: Robert, Washington DC

Comments: Not as comfortable or breathable as the T6, but still fits the unique category of a racing shoe that isn't entirely flat (gives some Achilles/calf protection). Despite what the current description says, you should order .5 size larger (so a 12 if you normally wear a 11.5).
From: Joe, Lexington Park, MD, USA

Comments: Since the T5, things have gone downhill. The T7 simply does not give you a feel for the road which the T5 had. Please bring the T5 back.
From: Johnny, Medina, OH, USA

Comments: T7 feels like the previous T6 with one notable change. The achilles guard sits more straight up instead of digging into the achilles which is a relief if you have sensitive achilles. However, there is one drawback with this change. Over certain surfaces (mainly grass) your foot could "slip" out of the shoe slightly if you try to do an all out sprint (happened twice and had to back down or else lose the shoe). But overall, a solid racing flat over 5k-10k distances (have not tried other distances in them). Forefoot striker, 90 miles a week, low 16 minutes for 5k (road & track).
From: Mike, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

Comments: Very light weight shoe, great for races, fits tight though. The Green Silence is more comfortable in my opinion.  Buy at least a 1/2 size up, and wear socks because of the seams.
From: John, Savannah, GA, USA