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
7.1 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The PureConnect 2 is a minimalist road shoe with plenty of soft cushioning for everyday training and racing.” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
9.98 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Pure Grit 2 is one of the best trail running shoes I have ever tried.” Read expert review
Mark Melnykowycz
Running Expert
Weight
10.19 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“Excellent fitting, well-cushioned trail shoe” Read expert review
Mark Melnykowycz
Running Expert
Weight
11.8 oz (Men’s); 9.6 oz (Women’s) oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Glycerin 10 is a great, highly cushioned shoe for neutral runners looking for a plush shoe, while still maintaining a smooth ride. While the price is a bit on the high side, the Glycerin 10...” Read expert review
Courtney Roy
Running Expert
Weight
10.7 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Ghost 5 will definitely remain my go-to shoe for training and longer races. I love the extended crash pad and the smooth ride, all in a relatively light package. ” Read expert review
Courtney Roy
Running Expert
Weight
12.2 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Trail
“Reliably smooth and comfortable all-purpose trail shoe capable of hundreds and hundreds of miles of wear.” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
10.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Motion Control
“The Brooks Trance 11 offers premium structured cushioning, while adding Brooks’ patented technologies. It offers a luxurious ride and a high level of protection and support to ensure that your...” Read expert review
Ashley Massis
Running Expert
Weight
9.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“Although I typically run in neutral shoes, I liked the PureCadence, and it’s definitely a great option for overpronating runners looking to try minimal shoes. I really enjoyed running in them for...” Read expert review
Courtney Roy
Running Expert
Weight
11.4 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“A great "Go To Shoe" for flat-footed and low-arched runners thanks to its great arch support.” Read expert review
Ashley Massis
Running Expert
Weight
7.4 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“Brooks has definitely been thinking out of the box, and created a unique natural feeling shoe. This will definitely set a new standard for others to follow in the lightweight neutral/ minimalist shoe...” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester