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Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe

Men's Brooks Launch

Item #BKW973
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Product Description:

Men's BROOKS® LAUNCH :: With an incredibly flexible outsole and seamless transition, the lightweight men's Brooks® Launch will get you from start to finish, whether you're doing a tempo run or a race. Add to that the lower-profile midsole and minimal upper, and it's 1,2,3......blast off! 9.3 ounces

Features & Benefits:

  • Engineered Cush-Pod configuration: Midsole and outsole components are engineered to set the foot in an efficient , balanced postion throughout gait cycle, offering maximum stability and flexibility
  • Full-length Bio MoGo midsole: Environmentally friendly midsole compound provides a soft, cushy, feel that lasts without sacrificing stability
  • Full-length S-257 cushsole: Provides excellent energy return and cushioning on every stride
  • HPR Plus outsole: High-density carbon rubber for increased traction and outsole durability
  • Rearfoot HydroFlow® ST: Enhances midsole cushioning providing additional comfort
  • Air mesh upper: Keeps your foot cool
Product BKW973 Review

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Mens Brooks Launch Racing Shoe
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (3)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Sizing:
        • Feels full size too small

           

          Feels half size too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          100% 

          (3 reviews)

          Feels half size too big

           

          Feels full size too big

           
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow

           

          Feels true to width

           

          100% 

          (3 reviews)

          Feels too wide

           
        • Arch Type:
        • Average arch (3)

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      If you miss the Burn or ...

      By Mike Rath

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Racing Shoe:

      If you miss the Burn or even the old Cheetah II, then this is the shoe for you. Very light weight but the support is awesome! The S-shaped heel channel dissipates shock and provides a very natural foot roll. Forefoot cushoning is excellent without being excessive. I was upset when the Burn went away, but if this is why, then I'm glad now! This is a shoe for the long run and one I will stock up on.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      These are my new go-to ...

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Racing Shoe:

      These are my new go-to training shoes. I do virtually all my training in lightweight trainers of various brands and these are by far my favorite. I don't understand the other comments about these shoes feeling dead or being bad for fast runners (maybe due to the soft cushioning these wouldn't be ideal for heavier runners). I use them for everything from speedwork to long, easy runs and really appreciate the soft cushioning, flexibility and smooth ride. If you're looking for a light shoe with soft cushioning this one is a definate winner.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Nothing like any version ...

      By billE

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Racing Shoe:

      Nothing like any version of the Burn. The midsole is marshmallow soft and unresponsive. Some folks may prefer that but to me, it just works your feet to death. The fit is very nice but I don't like running in it. 2 stars.

       
      5.0

      Great shoe

      By Gulf Runner

      from Houston, tx

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 5K Race
        • Everyday Training
        • Marathons

        Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Racing Shoe:

        Great shoe ran houston marathon (3:06) right out of the box. 2nd pair i've owned. No issues at all. Great shoe in my opinion.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
         
        5.0

        Light, Flexible, and Comfortable!

        By ATimmins

        from Vacaville, CA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Good Support

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Racing Shoe:

            These shoes are light and fast but still offer enough padding to use as an everyday trainer. No bells or whistles to get in the way either. This is how running shoes should be!@

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
             
            5.0

            Excellent light trainer/racer

            By DES

            from Bardstown, KY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Race distance 5K-marathon
              • Speedwork

              Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Racing Shoe:

              Used for speedwork sessions; intervals, tempo repeats, and downhill legspeed work. Comfortable, well cushioned, and good construction after 40-50 miles.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
               
              4.0

              The Launch is twice the ...

              By Ray

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Racing Shoe:

              The Launch is twice the shoe! I would not take the Speedstar3 over the launch if it was being given to me free of charge. Ran 2 10 mile runs this weekend and the Launch performed great.

               
              4.0

              I've put about 50 miles ...

              By Josh Lee

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Racing Shoe:

              I've put about 50 miles into this shoe and just ran a half marathon in it. No issues except its not so good in the wet when compared to my NB 758 and NB 769. Fantastic for tempos. Brooks should add some anti odor material in their shoes like NB does. 5'8", 160lbs, slight over-pronation on left foot.

               
              5.0

              Does anyone have the ...

              By Asics

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Racing Shoe:

              Does anyone have the asics speedstar3 to compare the Launch? Overall comparison? Thank You!

              (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              These shoes are the worst ...

              By steven.T

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Racing Shoe:

              These shoes are the worst like running in sand, dead on impact. If you run fast these shoes are not for you, what a waste of energy. I am sticking to my Newtons I thought maybe I could find a cheaper shoe.

               
              5.0

              Great shoe. Nice and ...

              By Bradley

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Racing Shoe:

              Great shoe. Nice and lightweight. Twisted my ankle badly at mile 1, ran the other 25.2 on a twisted ankle in them. Stable enough to help my through it, despite it being a neutral shoe.

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              1.    Ray rated this product 4 stars
              Mon, January 25,2010:
              The Launch is twice the shoe! I would not take the Speedstar3 over the launch if it was being given to me free of charge. Ran 2 10 mile runs this weekend and the Launch performed great.
              2.    Josh Lee rated this product 4 stars
              Mon, November 23,2009:
              I've put about 50 miles into this shoe and just ran a half marathon in it. No issues except its not so good in the wet when compared to my NB 758 and NB 769. Fantastic for tempos. Brooks should add some anti odor material in their shoes like NB does. 5'8", 160lbs, slight over-pronation on left foot.
              3.    Asics rated this product 5 stars
              Sat, October 31,2009:
              Does anyone have the asics speedstar3 to compare the Launch? Overall comparison? Thank You!
              4.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
              Wed, October 21,2009:
              These are my new go-to training shoes. I do virtually all my training in lightweight trainers of various brands and these are by far my favorite. I don't understand the other comments about these shoes feeling dead or being bad for fast runners (maybe due to the soft cushioning these wouldn't be ideal for heavier runners). I use them for everything from speedwork to long, easy runs and really appreciate the soft cushioning, flexibility and smooth ride. If you're looking for a light shoe with soft cushioning this one is a definate winner.
              5.    steven.T rated this product 1 star
              Fri, October 16,2009:
              These shoes are the worst like running in sand, dead on impact. If you run fast these shoes are not for you, what a waste of energy. I am sticking to my Newtons I thought maybe I could find a cheaper shoe.
              6.    billE rated this product 2 stars
              Thu, October 08,2009:
              Nothing like any version of the Burn. The midsole is marshmallow soft and unresponsive. Some folks may prefer that but to me, it just works your feet to death. The fit is very nice but I don't like running in it. 2 stars.
              7.    Mike Rath rated this product 5 stars
              Tue, September 01,2009:
              If you miss the Burn or even the old Cheetah II, then this is the shoe for you. Very light weight but the support is awesome! The S-shaped heel channel dissipates shock and provides a very natural foot roll. Forefoot cushoning is excellent without being excessive. I was upset when the Burn went away, but if this is why, then I'm glad now! This is a shoe for the long run and one I will stock up on.
              8.    Bradley rated this product 5 stars
              Mon, June 29,2009:
              Great shoe. Nice and lightweight. Twisted my ankle badly at mile 1, ran the other 25.2 on a twisted ankle in them. Stable enough to help my through it, despite it being a neutral shoe.

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