Brooks Reviews

Latest Brooks Shoe Reviews

Brooks Glycerin 19 Performance Review

The Brooks Glycerin 19 is the softest shoe in Brooks everyday running lineup and slightly tweaks the winning formula of last year’s Brooks Glycerin 18. And that’s a good thing because the Glycerin 18 was one of 2020’s best everyday running shoes.

Brooks Launch 8

Brooks Launch 8 Performance Review

The Brooks Launch 8 is a lighter weight, neutral shoe with minimal cushion priced at the $100 sweet spot. With most shoes on the market opting for MORE cushioning, this was an interesting shoe to test.

Brooks Hyperion Elite 2 Performance Review

With the Brooks Hyperion Elite 2, Brooks created a carbon plate racing shoe that competes with Nike Vaporfly Next%, Nike Alphafly Next%, and the Saucony Endorphin Pro. Brooks’ first attempt with the Hyperion Elite wasn’t well received. To Brooks’ credit, they took the criticism and then created a second generation that solved the majority of people’s issues with the original.

Brooks Hyperion Elite 2 vs Hyperion Elite

What changed on the Brooks Hyperion Elite 2 vs Hyperion Elite? In short, half the shoe is radically updated and half stayed exactly the same. The original Hyperion Elite saw a limited release at the US Olympic Marathon Trials in February with a wider release shortly thereafter.

Brooks Catamount Performance Review

The Brooks Catamount is a lightweight and springy new addition to Brooks’ trail running shoe line. It steps into an unfilled niche by focusing more on the trail runners that want something speedy. You know the type, the ones that zoom by as they ascend mountain trails and are practically jumping from boulder to boulder as they descend. If that sounds like your jam, this shoe is for you.

Brooks Glycerin 18 Performance Review

The Brooks Glycerin 18 is Brooks’ most cushioned everyday trainer. This year, the upper got extra stretch and the midsole got more cushion. A stretchier upper and more cushioning typically mean a shoe is going to improve and that’s what happened here. The Glycerin 18 has been a runner favorite for years and it just got better. Cushion Drew: The Brooks Glycerin 18 uses a midsole made of DNA Loft. DNA Loft is a blend of EVA foam, rubber, and air. The rubber is meant to increase the cushion’s bounce

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.