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
9.30 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Brooks Mazama is a new trail shoe that delivers on its promise of a fast, comfortable ride. It feels light like a road shoe but the sole allows the runner to quickly navigate through dirt, water,...” Read expert review
Henry Howard
Ultra runner and certified running coach.
Weight
9.8 oz.
Drop
5 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Brooks PureGrit 5 is a lightweight trail shoe that provides decent grip for moderate trails. The shoe has a comfortable fit and offers several features to protect the runner from mud, water and...” Read expert review
Henry Howard
Ultra runner and certified running coach.
Weight
10.60 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Glycerin 14 carries over most of the high quality improvements from last years model and adds some upgrades in the form of redesigned 3D overlays and outsole design. It continues the tradition of...” Read expert review
Sean Felty
Long Distance Runner, Neutral Shoe Expert
Weight
10.60 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Ghost 9 is a cushioned neutral trainer that keeps propelling you forward. The high mileage trainer feels fast and well cushioned for longer runs.” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
6.40 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Brooks Hyperion is a very lightweight racing flat that is stripped down to the bare essentials to give you maximum speed with moderate durability for fast workouts and important races.” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
11.80 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Brooks Cascadia 11 continues the heritage of being a highly durable and protective trail shoe that many runners will find stiff and unresponsive.  At over 12 ounces for the average men's...” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
11 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Adrenaline GTS 16 stays very close to its tradition, with a very small update for 2016. I enjoyed the good support and wide platform. Although the upper fit is a bit weird (narrow in the midfoot,...” Read expert review
Ruggero Loda
Founder and Publisher, Running Shoes Guru
Weight
9.20 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“New comers will find a nice flexible light weight daily trainer that transitions quick, and smooth. Long time wearers might be disappointed as the shoe fails to deliver the adaptive cushioning, and...” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
9.70 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Brooks PureCadence 5 promises to be a lightweight yet supportive shoe with an innovative upper. Especially coming from a company with the capability and history of Brooks, these fail to...” Read expert review
Lionello Bardina
Running Expert
Weight
9.40 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Neuro is a revolutionary new entry from Brooks into the lightweight trainer/racer category. The shoe brings an exciting new concept into running shoe design and offers a distinctly unique running...” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.