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
8.30 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Brooks Asteria is a formidable race shoe that has it all. Light, responsive, supportive and a great price to boot!” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
9.70 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Caldera 2 offers runners a strong balance of speed and durability on natural trails, roads, paved trails, fire roads and most other surfaces.” Read expert review
Henry Howard
Ultra runner and certified running coach.
Weight
8.90 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks PureFlow 7 are a lightweight trainer that can log miles. At a very reasonable price, this could be a go-to shoe for experienced runners.” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
9.30 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“Brooks Ravenna 9 maintains the moderate support of previous versions in its upper, while midsole changes have made it lighter-weight but less supportive underfoot, making it an even lower-support...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
9.70 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Brooks Mazama 2 makes minor modifications to improve an already excellent shoe for trail running.  It is light and fast, making it a go-to option for trail racing on courses up to 50K...” Read expert review
Henry Howard
Ultra runner and certified running coach.
Weight
9.20 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Launch 5 is a solid neutral trainer that brings a new look to the established line of Launch shoes. This shoe fits well into impromptu workouts and regular training while giving you a...” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
10.10 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is a shoe that continues to improve each year. With a smooth ride and overhauled upper, once again it is a 'Go To Shoe' for over pronators.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
9.10 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Pureflow 6 is a snappy upgrade from previous models, and with its natural and comfortable ride should be a favorite for many runners. ” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
8.60 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Brooks PureCadence 6 is a lightweight, precision-cushioned shoe that provides a connected running experience as it hugs every contour of the foot with no heel slippage and keeps you close to the...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
11.30 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Levitate is a new trainer, and the first by Brooks to use their DNA AMP midsole. The shoe promises to give ‘endless energy’ to the runner due to the new midsole material but falls short...” Read expert review
Andrew Leibowitz
Running Expert