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
9.4 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Brooks Ravenna 10 is everything you want in a stability trainer and then some. It's light, supportive, and feels fast. It's a great all around shoe that gives a unique approach to stability.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
11.4 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Transcend 6 offers a very comfortable yet supported ride, maintaining the structure and durability of a heavy-duty stability shoe with GuideRails that both hedge-in foot motion and propel...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“Brooks made their Launch 6 shoes with a few improvements to their already successful Launch 5 shoes. The lightweight design with a focus on long-term durability makes this a quick shoe for everyday...” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
9.6 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Brooks PureGrit 7 is a trail shoe sticking to its niche in the industry — and with good reason. There are shoes that offer more support. There are shoes that offer more comfort. But for trail...” Read expert review
Henry Howard
Ultra runner and certified running coach.
Weight
11 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 remains true to its acronym being a "Go To Shoe". In a bold move, the sole is completely revamped with Guide Rails giving a new approach to stability.  Loyalists...” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
10.30 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Ricochet is a new shoe line for Brooks to join the Levitate with DNA AMP cushioning. However, the bounce doesn't make up for weight and firmness issues.” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
9.00 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Brooks PureCadence 7’s fantastic sole unit and decent upper prepare this lightweight, low-drop shoe to support you over many miles, all for a great price.  This version has (just) a...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
11.20 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Brooks Bedlam has ingredients to make it a leader in the stability shoe game. Sadly, it falls short due to how heavy it is; making the experience underwhelming.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
11.90 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Brooks Cascadia 13 gets a modern upper in the latest iteration while maintaining its midsole, outsole and other details from the previous version. The shoe is relatively heavy, which drags down...” Read expert review
Henry Howard
Ultra runner and certified running coach.
Weight
11.20 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Levitate 2 is a neutral firmly cushioned shoe that is intended to be versatile enough for short and long runs and responsive enough for picking up the pace.  This shoe is one of...” Read expert review
Sean Kenney
Running Expert