Brooks Running Company has long been known for producing high-tech performance running shoes. However the company has recently put lots of effort into the lifestyle division. The Brooks Chariot and the Brooks Fusion were once both high performance running shoes from the 80s and 90s, respectively, and now, like many other companies have done, they have been converted into throwback lifestyle shoes in what Brooks calls the ‘Heritage Collection’. Both of these shoes have recently been released in a new colorway called ‘Ivy League’.
The Brooks Chariot (pictured below in beige) was originally released in 1982, and was one of the most worn running shoes by athletes in that decade. The new iteration of the shoe features many of the same technologies that made the original so popular in the eighties. The new ‘Ivy League’ colorway sports a black and beige checkered upper, a white and beige molded tri-layer midsole, and chocolate brown full rubber outsole. A pop of color comes from the red, white and blue ‘Brooks’ logo on the tongue.
The Brooks Fusion (pictured below in crimson) is inspired by the technology boom of the 1990s and blends 90s innovation with style. The new ‘Ivy League’ colorway of this shoe features an almost completely crimson red design, with exception of the bright white midsole and yellow air cushion window. A textiled Brooks logo on the side brings the whole look together and makes this 90s classic feel fresh.
Both of these colorways (along with a whole bunch more) are available now on the Brooks Running Company website. Let us know what you think of the Brooks Heritage Collection in the comments below, and stay tuned to WearTesters.com for more info about Brooks Running Company’s future releases.