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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brooks catamount 3 - white bg
Weight
9.4 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Brooks Catamount 3 is a solid lightweight trail shoe that can handle distances up to 100k. It can tackle any trail and gives you confidence to reach your maximum speeds.” Read expert review
Olivia Yoder
Ultrarunner, personal trainer and soccer coach.
Weight
10.6 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Brooks Caldera 7 is a highly cushioned trail shoe designed for medium to long distances. Built for supreme comfort and stability, this shoe will keep you feeling fresh on almost any terrain.” Read expert review
Jeremy Yoder
Trail and road running expert.
Weight
10 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Glycerin 21 is a good max-cushioned trainer with a supportive, deeply cushioned ride that's best suited to slow running. It doesn't have a very lively ride but it feels luxurious and has...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
11.3 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Brooks Cascadia 17 is the newest edition in a long line of tried and true, versatile trail shoes. It’s difficult to find a better combination of quality, durability, good looks and price. This...” Read expert review
Jeremy Yoder
Trail and road running expert.
Weight
10 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Ghost Max is a good, text book daily trainer which can perform a variety of runs well. It has a balanced ride with good stability and a typical Brooks comfortable upper. The Ghost Max is a...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
10.1 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Road
“The Adrenaline 23 is a reliable stability trainer. Brooks continues to take the formula that works and tweaks it slightly to improve its stable and comfortable ride. These small changes continue to...” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
11.1 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Trail
“This new Caldera Takes what the Catamount and Cascadia aren’t to create a shoe that is a bruiser, and fully focused on comfort, protection, and distance. The Caldera is a great shoe for long...” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
8.1 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Road
“The Brooks Hyperion GTS is a shoe that checks off the boxes of a light, fast shoe with mild stability. Its firm ride does surprisingly well for numerous purposes and is a great addition from Brooks. ” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
8.3 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Launch 10 is a versatile daily trainer that is light enough for even those speed workouts. And at an affordable price of $110 USD it comes at a bargain. ” Read expert review
Paul Soriano
Shoe Obsessed Runner
Weight
8.3 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Road
“The Brooks Launch GTS 10 continues to be a lightweight, supportive shoe with a fast feel with few changes in ride from the last model; most upper modifications enhance look and function. The...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Experienced Runner and Stability Shoe Expert