Brooks Running Shoes Reviews

Brooks Running, founded in 1914 is one of the oldest sports footwear companies. Once famous especially for their stability shoes such as the Beast and Adrenaline, is now one of the most innovative brands out there. Their foray into cushioning running shoes with the Ghost received plenty of praise and the Pure line is among the best running shoes we have ever tried.

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Weight
10.60 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Brooks Caldera 5 is a versatile, maximalist trail shoe that excels on varied terrain but can be difficult to get a secure fit.” Read expert review
Katherine Takai
Long Distance Runner, former Sprinter.
Weight
8.5 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Aurora-BL is a limited edition concept shoe which gets things right. Its oversized midsole feels very well cushioned while also possessing excellent energy return and a high level of...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
10 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Ghost 14 is far from an exciting daily trainer but it's a dependable workhorse that has the perfect balance of long-distance cushioning and ride stability. It excels on long-distances and...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
99 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Brooks Glycerin GTS 19 is a new stable spin on the classic neutral trainer. Although there are higher cushioned, or more responsive, max trainers out there, you’re unlikely to find a smoother,...” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
10.2 oz.
Drop
9 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Glycerin 19 is a medium-soft, max-cushioned trainer with a superb, comfortable, plush upper that’s best suited to easy-paced runs.  ...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
8.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“The Brooks Launch GTS 8 is a durable, lightweight, adaptive shoe. It feels fast offering a unique approach to stability.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Launch is a solid lightweight everyday trainer with incredible versatility and great price point.” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Brooks Adrenaline is a tried and true stability trainer. While you could find more visually appealing stability trainers out there but I doubt you will find one that is as reliable as the Brooks...” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Brooks Catamount is built for speed and rivals some of the other top trail shoes with a similar focus.  While the Catamount is ideal for pushing the pace and handling road-to-trail...” Read expert review
Henry Howard
Ultra runner and certified running coach.
Weight
10.1 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Ghost 13 is a comfortable neutral daily trainer with stable and smooth ride transitions. Its strength is its plush upper which has been updated with Air Mesh for an even more breathable and...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert