In 2010, the Brooks Running Launch model was met with acclaim from critics and runners alike. Runner’s World named it the Best Debut of Winter 2010, and it remained one of the brand’s most popular no-frills runners for quite some time. Then, out of nowhere, Brooks decided to cease production of the Launch model, resulting in an uproar from fans. In 2013, the Brooks Launch was officially reintroduced to the market.
Although it’s light on technology, the Brooks Launch is no slouch whether you’re on the pavement or track. Its neutral arch is perfect for flat footed runners, and the mesh construction of the Brooks Launch will allow plenty of breezy air flow this spring and summer. Cushioning in the Brooks Launch is supplied in the form of a basic EVA foam, while a flexible outsole completes the package.
If you’re not sold on advanced technologies or flashy running shoes, the Brooks Launch may be the perfect solution for you.
Weight: 7.5 oz
Construction: Mesh and synthetic upper
Release date: Available now
Key technologies: Mesh-based upper
Best for: Flat footed runners seeking a neutral option with a snug and lightweight fit
Fit: True to size