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Brooks Reviews

Latest Brooks Shoe Reviews

Brooks Anthem 6

Brooks Anthem 6 Performance Review

With the unbelievable variety of shoes available today – and with a range of price points to match – there should be, in theory, something for everybody. One runner’s priority may be the latest and greatest tech, price be damned. Another may be perfectly content to wear every version of the same model year-after-year with the singular hope that the company never changes even an aglet. And yet another may be hoping to find a modest introductory shoe through which they can test the running waters and prudently avoid breaking
Brooks Ghost 16

Brooks Ghost 16 Performance Review

The Brooks Ghost has had an impressive…um, run (ba dum tish) as one of the industry’s top-selling shoes for quite some time, and the Brooks Ghost 16 carries forward many elements that will keep it familiar to its innumerable devotees. For example, its moderate stack, 12 mm drop, and comfortable air mesh upper (which sees only minor tweaks) all remain consistent.
Brooks Caldera 7

Brooks Caldera 7 Performance Review

2022’s Caldera 6 took the championship belt as the best Brooks trail shoe for most people. The Brooks Caldera 7 follows a similar formula. It’s a beefy, supportive trail shoe meant for the masses of people who regularly hit the trails to run and hike. But how does it perform at the highest level? 
Brooks Catamount 3

Brooks Catamount 3 Performance Review

Since it first arrived on the scene in mid-2020, the Catamount line has added snappy speed to Brooks’ trail lineup. Does the Brooks Catamount 3 continue the tradition? Let’s find out.
Brooks Hyperion Elite 4

Brooks Hyperion Elite 4 Performance Review

The Brooks Hyperion Elite 4 is striking and looks like a super shoe in a way that no Brooks road or marathon racer has before. It looks aggressive and fast. So we’re off to a great start. But does the Brooks Hyperion Elite 4 deliver the performance we expect from a race day shoe? That’s exactly what I’m here to discover. This is our detailed performance review.
Brooks Glycerin 21

Brooks Glycerin 21 Performance Review

Annie: The nitrogen-infused, DNA Loft v3 that comprises the midsole of the Brooks Glycerin 21 is among my most trusted foams for daily miles. I loved the DNA Loft v3 that debuted in the Brooks Aurora-BL and the DNA Loft v3 found in other Brooks shoes that weren’t even my cup of tea (for reasons that had nothing to do with the midsole material). While the exact feel of the foam can vary with how it’s tuned and implemented from shoe to shoe, it’s a reliable performer that seems to

Brooks Glycerin

Brooks Levitate

Brooks Ghost

History of Brooks


Brooks Sports, Inc., or Brooks Running, is a US company founded in Seattle, Washington. Brooks specializes in high performance running shoes and apparel.

The company was founded back in 1914 and originally made shoes for a bunch of different sports. The company became very popular during the mid-70s and was one of the top-selling running shoes on the market. By 1981, however, the company went bankrupt.

Then in 2001, Brooks cut its product line by more than 50%. The company decided to concentrate on running shoes alone and focused all of its efforts on developing performance technology. After the change, Brooks Running slowly began to recuperate and ended up becoming the top-selling brand in the running shoe market by 2011. Brooks held the first position until 2017.

Similar to Saucony, Runner’s World and Sports Illustrated have named Brooks running shoes the “Best Running Shoe” several times and the company has been recognized for sustainability and its technical innovations.