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
9.8 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Ghost 15 is a supremely comfortable daily trainer with a high drop which makes it most suitable for heel strikers. It’s a very safe choice when it comes to bread and butter mileage trainers...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
8.1 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Racing
“The Brooks Hyperion Elite 3 is categorized as a top-of-the-line super shoe. I think it’s been miscategorized and overpriced. It is a shoe that will help get you those race day personal best times...” Read expert review
Olivia Yoder
Ultrarunner, personal trainer and soccer coach.
Weight
10.5 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Road
“The Brooks Glycerin GTS 20 bridges the gap between distance and speed shoes for runners who need cushioned stability but do not want to sacrifice a quick turn-over. The smooth-transition design makes...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
8.60 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Brooks Launch GTS 9 is a durable, lightweight, supportive shoe with a fast feel. It combines remarkable cushion, stability, and durability for the price.” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
8.20 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Launch 9 will tick most of your boxes as a good all round running shoe. If you’re looking for a light, comfortable and responsive ride this could be a great shoe for you to try this year.” Read expert review
Sarah Dean
5k Runner, Personal Trainer
Weight
10.20 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Brooks Adrenaline 22 is a solid daily trainer. Its tried and true approach along with the small changes made in the 22 results in the Adrenaline becoming one of the most stable and comfortable...” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
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.