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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Runner's World Magazine's award for the "Best Debut" in the Winter 2010 Shoe Guide of the December 2009 issue!
  • Strap yourself in and hold on to your knickers, 'cause you're bound to have a blast in a pair of these women's running shoes from Brooks®.
  • Features air mesh upper with synthetic overlay materials for breathability and comfort.
  • Laces made from 100% recycled materials.
  • Lightly padded collar.
  • Fabric-lined with Engage sockliner.
  • Full-length S-257 Cushsole.
    Durable, energy-efficient midsole compound utilized as an insole board for even more cushioning and flexibility.
  • Rearfoot ST *HydroFlow® technology.
    A dynamic viscuous fluid units for heel and forefoot to enhance midsole cushioning; attenuating shock with industry-leading dampening and comfort.
  • Full-length BioMogo midsole, the world's first-ever biodegradable midsole for running shoes.
  • DRB® Accel.
    Shank-like thermoplastic device provides torsional rigidity to midfoot, enhancing support while allowing the heel and forefoot to act independently.
  • Universal Sprung Platform on midsole.
  • HPR Plus technology.
    *A higher durability, abrasion-resistant rubber outsole compound that wears longer.
  • *Forefoot Cush Pod Construction with blown rubber forefoot outsole.
    Midsole and outsole components are engineered to set the foot in an efficient, balanced position from heel strike to toe-off, offering maximum cushioning and flexibility.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 9 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 10, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Fit Survey:

72% Felt true to size
  • 2% Full size too large
  • 2% Half size too Large
  • 72% True to size
  • 22% Half size too small
  • 3% Full size too small
97% Felt true to width
  • 97% Felt true to width
  • 2% Felt narrower than marked
  • 2% Felt wider than marked
61% Moderate arch support
  • 36% Excellent arch support
  • 61% Moderate arch support
  • 3% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Runner's World Magazine's award for the "Best Debut" in the Winter 2010 Shoe Guide of the December 2009 issue!
  • Strap yourself in and hold on to your knickers, 'cause you're bound to have a blast in a pair of these women's running shoes from Brooks®.
  • Features air mesh upper with synthetic overlay materials for breathability and comfort.
  • Laces made from 100% recycled materials.
  • Lightly padded collar.
  • Fabric-lined with Engage sockliner.
  • Full-length S-257 Cushsole.
    Durable, energy-efficient midsole compound utilized as an insole board for even more cushioning and flexibility.
  • Rearfoot ST *HydroFlow® technology.
    A dynamic viscuous fluid units for heel and forefoot to enhance midsole cushioning; attenuating shock with industry-leading dampening and comfort.
  • Full-length BioMogo midsole, the world's first-ever biodegradable midsole for running shoes.
  • DRB® Accel.
    Shank-like thermoplastic device provides torsional rigidity to midfoot, enhancing support while allowing the heel and forefoot to act independently.
  • Universal Sprung Platform on midsole.
  • HPR Plus technology.
    *A higher durability, abrasion-resistant rubber outsole compound that wears longer.
  • *Forefoot Cush Pod Construction with blown rubber forefoot outsole.
    Midsole and outsole components are engineered to set the foot in an efficient, balanced position from heel strike to toe-off, offering maximum cushioning and flexibility.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 9 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 10, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • To enhance your running workout, check out these other fine products:

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Customer Reviews

Brooks Launch

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4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I wore Asics for a long time (first the Gel Nimbus and then the DS Trainer) but got tired of the increasingly tighter feeling fit in the toebox, less cushioning and plasticky structure. I was scared to switch to Brooks but after reading the reviews I took the plunge and it was well worth it. The Launch fits like my original Gel Nimbus did 5 or so years ago. I love the cushioning especially in the heel, the roomy toebox and the airy mesh all over. They are so light yet fit like a glove. I wear the same size as my old Asics and will be buying more if this same shoe in the future.

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Moderate arch support

  • from McLean, VA
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are fantastic shoes! I wear Asics, and to compare the two, The Launch shoes are not bulky at all. They are very lightweight and I just love running in them. It feels like I am running on a cloud. The Asics which I work out in, feel much heavier and bulkier. The netting on the Launch just wraps around my foot, offering support but not limiting movement. The cushioning is just superb. I have flat feet and pronate and I have no problems. I am a 5k runner. I hope this helps for anyone interested.

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Excellent arch support

  • from Palm City, FL
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great neutral trainer, lightweight, great support. I did a recent 5k and my first 5 mile in these shoes, no problems, felt great! I did order a half size up. This shoe is medium width and runs a little on the narrow side - which I loved, since I have a narrow foot. Plenty of room in toe box and colors are awesome!

I'd also recommend: Brooks, Brooks, and Brooks

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Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Pittsburgh, PA
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Hands down, these are my all-time favorite running shoe. They offer just enough support and cushioning to withstand my marathon training seasons. I do alternate these with a lower-profile, more minimal shoe on some training days, but they are good enough shoe to be your only running shoe.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Austin, TX
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Just raced a PR for a half marathon in these. I definitely felt the ground more in these than in heavier shoes, but they are light, responsive and the mesh on the upper is great and breathable. I think of these as more for races and short runs than long training runs. Also, I think that all Brooks feel half a size smaller than marked.

I'd also recommend: Mizuno, Saucony, anything light with a non-cushy platform.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from New York, New York
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