Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe

Men's Brooks Launch

Item #BRK1008
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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

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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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
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  • Country of Origin: China

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Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe
 
4.8

(based on 36 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (31)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Fast (27)
  • Cushions impact (25)
  • Breathable (24)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (31)
    • Pavement (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        92% 

        (33 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        97% 

        (34 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (22), High arch (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (30), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (31)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great fit in the toe box mile after mile

    By Dr. Vijay

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • NONE YET

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

    If you have trouble with forefoot numbness in long runs, this one should reduce your discomfort with the generous room in the forefoot, similar in fit to the adrenaline series.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    "Lite with cushion"

    By Bubba

    from Missoula, MT

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

      I ran my first marathon in these shoes and they were awesome

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this shoe

      By RG

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

        I'm a master's marathoner who used to only wear the Brooks Glycerins for training/race day. I decided I needed a lighter race day shoe and looked to stay in the Brooks line. The Launch really fit the bill.
        Pros:
        1) Excellent impact cushioning. One note, I think they feel a bit marshmallowy until you break them in. While I can tell there is less lateral support in these shoes compared to the Glycerins, I do not notice a huge difference in cushioning.
        2) For me, the fit felt the same as the Glycerins and I go with the same size for both
        3) The 3 or 4 oz difference between the Launches and the Glycerins feels tremendous. I feel so much faster in the Launches.
        Cons:
        1) Traction on trail surfaces is mediocre. The shoe is best suited for road conditions.

        Uses: If you are an older runner or someone concerned about needing adequate support for distance running/races, this shoe is a great compromise between the typical trainer and race flat. I wear them for my speed workouts and on race day. However, I think it would not be unreasonable to use these shoes as your everyday trainer as well. I will certainly never run a marathon in trainers again!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Versatile lightweight training shoe

        By J

        from Carmel, IN

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Traction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

          I'm now on my 7th pair of the Brooks Launch. I started out using them for long runs and tempo workouts but now use them primarily for easy runs (they work well for this purpose unless you are used to lighter weight shoes, e.g. Green Silence, LunaRacer, Adios, etc.). I'm 5 ft 8 inches tall and weigh about 168 lbs. I usually get between 350 and 400 miles on a pair of these shoes. The tread holds up pretty well but I can start to feel it in my legs around this amount of miles. The reason that I keep coming back to this shoe is that it provides a minimal but necessary amount of cushion for recovery runs in a lightweight package. I've recommended this shoe to multiple friends and family members and have received nothing but positive feedback.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love them

          By Big guy

          from walnut creek ca

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

            I bought these shoes because I am transitioning from a heel striker to a forefoot striker. I am 6'4'' 240 lbs so I am trying to reduce the shock on my knees. I have been running for 2 years and I have completed 4 halfs. These shoes were rated high for minimalist shoes. I have to say that there is a big difference in running forefoot in a traditional shoe and a minimalist shoe. So my first run with these shoes was 6 miles, and I couldn't be happier. They are light yet they are very comfortable on landing. I have only put about 25 miles on them so far, but I rate them as my best running shoes.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Launch you running career

            By gabriel

            from Los Angele, Ca.

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Fast
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

              Needed a light weight trainer. Picked these up two days before a half marathon. Did the unthinkable and ran a race for the first outing. Worked like a charm. Set a PR at 1:38. Love this shoe.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Lightweight Trainer/Racer

              By Brent C

              from Jekyll Island, GA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                The Brooks Launch is versatile enough to use at a variety of race distances or even upbeat or tempo training. If you liked the Burn, the Launch will be a more than adequate replacement. Two color choices make it versatile for different style choices. It looks fast and performs even better. I'm an older runner and it meets my minimalist requirements for a trainer/racer.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Favorite. Shoe. Ever

                By Boston Eventually...

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                  I love these shoes. Used to love the Brooks Defyance I, then did some time in mizunos...then I found these. I'm 5'8", 160, neutral, med. arch, somewhat wide forefoot, and these fit great. They're light, streamlined, fit great, and look great too. I switched out the laces to black and every time I look down I'm convinced I'm ninja-fast. First time in 5 years of running I've loved a shoe so much I'm slowly building a stockpile for the inevitable, dreaded, "model update." I can't recommend these highly enough.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome nuetral shoe, my favorite so far

                  By Fudge

                  from Columbus, O.

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                    I am 5'11" / 165#, neutral gait, midfoot striker and so far (1 month) this shoe is the best for my running style that I've ever had. My previous shoe was a Saucony ProGrid Ride, which I really enjoyed also. It's likely that I would have just bought the new Saucony ProGrid Ride 2 or 3, but both those models have turned into pontoon boats... i.e. way too much cushioning! These Brooks Launch are a nice sporty "ride" b/c they are lightweight, have just the right amount of cushion, and don't have too much bulk in the heel. I should say that I have a somewhat narrow heel and moderate to deeper instep and moderate to somewhat wide midfoot / forefoot and they fit like a glove. Nice amount of room in the toe box, but certainly not too much for my tastes. I run mostly road and a little bit of trail, usually around 5K. I also run sprint intervals in these shoes on the track as well as the stadium stairs. Brooks, please continue to make this shoe UNADULTERATED. Cheers!!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    I love you launch!

                    By Lalajuarez

                    from PA

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                      I'm actually a chick that usually runs in men's shoes due to increase width. I have the yellow/orange shoes and LOVE them. Right out The box very comfy. Was runnin in Nike dual fusion but as my miles increased I had more knee pain. When I first ran in these my feet were a little sore (i believe they are considered a more minimum shoe so I think my foot muscles were just adjusting). I love them...I do every run in them...training for 1/2 marathon...usually run 18-22 miles a week. Already bought a second pair when rr had its extra VIP sale! Love this site!

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      The best

                      By Victor

                      from Virginia

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Fast
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Good Traction
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Wears Out Quickly

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                      I've run in everything from the Nike Vomero/Pegasus, Asics Nimbus, Mizuno Prophecy/Creation/Wave Rider, New Balance 890, and Adidas Ride. These are the best shoes I've ever run in, period. They're light, they provide a ton of cushion, and they're very forgiving. They just get out of your way, and let you do your thing. Fantastic.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Roomy and Light

                      By Love to Run 2

                      from Bowie, MD

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                        My first outside run with these and they felt better than expected. Used them a few times on the treadmill was didn't think they were going to have enough cushion for outside but I was wrong. Soft enough and lighter than you would think. They are a keeper! I have the Orange and Yellow which are perfect for my Spring and Summer Runs!

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent light weight trainer

                        By scubaj

                        from Long Beach, CA

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                          Love these shoes. I am 165 lbs at 5'9" male and usually run in a super heavy neutral cushion shoe like Vomero or Nimbus. Wanted a light weight version and bought these in November 2011. I have now run 4 marathons in them since November and they are holding up excellently. They are soft and light. Also they are 2/3 the price of my typical trainer. I doubt I will ever go back to a heavier shoe.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Wonderful Shoe!

                          By Mike

                          from Satellite Beach, FL

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                            On my third pair of launch and LOVE THEM! I bought a new pair right before my recent fitness test, and pulled off a new personal best for 1.5 miles run (beat last year's time by 10 seconds, just tickling the sub-8-minute mark as a 38 year old.) These shoes used to be reserved for just "fast day" workouts, but now are used for daily training and races. They seem barely heavier than my racing flats, but feel more secure to me and offer just a bit more cush. Quick, responsive, and light. I usually get around 300 miles on a set before I buy new. Other shoes give 400 miles or so, but for the purpose I wouldn't add or change a thing on these shoes.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • High Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Great Training Shoe!

                            By Eric

                            from Detroit

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                              As a mid to fore foot striking runner that averages 30 to 50 miles a week, this is a great training shoe - flexible and surprisingly very well cushioned, given its light 9 oz. Great for longer tempo runs and long runs (I use the Green Silence for races and faster, shorter training efforts). After a dedicated Wave Rider until the 14, I have now switched over. Similar to the original Brooks Ghost, cushioned but not overbuilt.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • High Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Felt great, but just one little catch

                              By cwinerun

                              from Afghan for now

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Cushions Impact

                              Cons

                              • Narrow / Tight

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                              I ordered the Brookes Launch a half size up as prescribed by the website and that was a good choice. The sole felt very cushiony and had little drop which helps with midfoot running. All appearances and feel were excellent beside the toe box being a little narrow for my foot. I generally wear regular width shoes so I didn't want to trade them in for a wider size only to find they would then be too wide in other areas.I ran 5.5 the day I got them and they rubbed a blister on the outside of my pinky toe I could feel after about 2 miles. I know a lot of people swear by Brookes, and they do seem to be great shoes...just don't fit my type of foot.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels half size too small
                              • Width:
                              • Feels too narrow
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Nice shoe, good value

                              By Kirk

                              from Riverside, CA

                              About Me Gym Rat

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • none

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                              I purchased the Launch seeking a lightweight but durable shoe that I could use for moderate distance training (average 5 mile runs 4 times a week). I have been very happy with the way the Launch has met my requirements. I now have a second pair, which I purchased in prep for a half-marathon - at which the shoe remained well-cushioned but with a "fast feel." The first pair, which has around 200 miles, still feel great, although I now use them just for walking and the gym. The newer pair continues to perform well with approximately 200 miles on them. I am likely to purchase another pair, although I am considering trying to transition to something more minimal, but the Launch is a good middle-level shoe regardless.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Less is More

                              By Steve

                              from Oregon

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                                Can't believe I waited so long to make the switch to a lighter shoe, no more heavy trainers for me. I put 70 miles on them in the 1st month, with a long of 18.5 & a 1/2 marathon race. Good cushioning & you really feel lighter on your feet in those longer miles.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • High Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Love these shoes

                                By a.mckenzie27

                                from McHenry, MD

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                                  These shoes are great. I was woried they would not have enough cushioning, but I really have not had a problem with them. I've ran 20 miles in these shoe in the past week and a half. I wanted to work them into my training program slowly to prevent soreness, but I have yet to feel any discomfort, even after a 10 mile run.

                                  These shoes are light, comfortable, and just feel fast. I will definitely recommend these shoe to others, and buy more for myself.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great fit

                                  By Surfnsfari

                                  from South Orange County, Ca

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Fast
                                  • Good Arch Support
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                                    This shoe fits my foot type great. I like the weight and flexibility. So far I've put 100 miles on them with my longest run in them being 18 miles. I was worried they might not have enough cushion but am finding I like them much better than the Nike Pegasus I've been alternating them with. Lighter, not as clunky and my feet are no worse for the wear after a long run.

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Arch Type:
                                    • High Arch
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Great transition to minimal shoe

                                    By PJ

                                    from Rye NH

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Traction

                                    Cons

                                    • Heel to thick

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Pavement

                                    Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                                    When I bought my first pair a year ago,(orange) I was over the top impressed. I PR'd my first half marathon on a pretty hilly course. (1:25 and my prior PR was 1:27) They are light, but still feel super comfy. After a year of working on my form, I now feel the heel of the Launch is a bit chunky and prefer the Brooks T6 as my running shoe for any distance. All that being said, it was a great shoe to help me transition to a more minimal racer.

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Arch Type:
                                    • Average Arch
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    A good compromise

                                    By Andy

                                    from Minneapolis, MN, USA

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Endurance Training

                                      Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                                      I'm 5'7", 130 lbs. and have moderately low arches.

                                      Over the past three years I've run with four different models: ASICS Gel-evolution, Saucony Omni-8, Saucony Kinvara and Brooks Launch. (As you can guess, I've been trying to transition from heavier shoes to more minimalist ones.)

                                      The Brooks Launch shoes have been the best of the models I've tried. They aren't as light as the Kinvara, but I find them much more comfortable, I think because the Kinvara are slightly narrow for my feet. I think of the Launch as a good compromise for someone who wants a shoe that is at once lightweight, comfortable and durable.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Low Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      I love these shoes

                                      By Principal Eric

                                      from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Pros

                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Fast
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Low with a soft heel

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                                        The last 20 pair of shoes i've bought have been asics. My wife and some friends prefer brooks. By chance I tried these instead of the new gel-speedstar which fit me too snug. I love these they have enuf room in the toe box area, and not too snug anywhere. They are low to the ground like racing shoes and they have incredible cushioning (softer than my nimbus's). I like them a lot!!

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

                                        Fast, Fast, Fast...and support!

                                        By Fun Run Champ

                                        from Chattanooga, TN

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                                          I use this shoe as my second pair trainer along with Brooks Ghost 3. The shoes are great. I'm 6'1", 170, with high arches. The shoe is great with support and light as a feather. This is a great race day shoe or everyday trainer. Best of both worlds with the Launch!

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Width:
                                          • Feels true to width
                                          • Arch Type:
                                          • High Arch
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          13.1 Miles of Fun

                                          By T Runner

                                          from Jackson, TN

                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Breathable
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact
                                          • Fast
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • none

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                                          Happy Feet! I bought them to run the San Antonio Rock & Roll Half Marathon.
                                          Wanted a new incentive to improve, tried on 3 others from RRS and returned them(first time to use the guaranteed fit worked Great!). As soon as I put on my Launch's my feet said "were ready". I wore them on a light 4 mile jog Thursday before the Sunday Half Marathon. I took 6 minutes of my last 1/2. I am very happy with the shoe's I will Purchase these again.

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels half size too small
                                          • Width:
                                          • Feels true to width
                                          • Arch Type:
                                          • Low Arch
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          The name is stand by itself LAUNCH

                                          By joe52

                                          from Fremont,CA

                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Breathable
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact
                                          • Durable
                                          • Fast
                                          • Good Arch Support
                                          • Good Traction
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Pronation Control

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Road Running

                                            Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                                            I am 52 years old 5'9" and 190/lb. lost about 15/lb. and will drop my weight to 178/lb. or more...i would not think that this shoe be this comfortable i use it on my training and running minimum 6 mile or more every other day, i have no pain and even at night time use to get to much stress to my foot and have to massage, but not with Brook Launch, i could not fined any thing that i don't like.
                                            very good cushion, and traction, light weight, .... and it's the best shoe for Marathon and training, is better then (Saucony Fastwitch4) which i have the Saucony and need some more cushion and it's extra light weight but sorry not as comfortable as Brook Launch.
                                            i will get some more pair of Launch for my son and for my wife as well. Launch is the "ultimate" performance. thanks Brooks..... see you guys at Las Vegas ;-)

                                            • Sizing:
                                            • Feels true to size
                                            • Width:
                                            • Feels true to width
                                            • Arch Type:
                                            • High Arch
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Excellent shoe for racewalkers!

                                            By John

                                            from Blanchard OK

                                            About Me Avid Athlete

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Breathable
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Cushions Impact
                                            • Durable
                                            • Good Arch Support
                                            • Good Traction
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Pavement

                                              Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                                              As a racewalker I use these for both training and racing. They are excellent; this is the second pair I have bought and I am really pleased.

                                              • Sizing:
                                              • Feels true to size
                                              • Width:
                                              • Feels true to width
                                              • Arch Type:
                                              • Average Arch
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              crazy good shoe

                                              By secret muscles

                                              from San Ramon, CA

                                              About Me Avid Athlete

                                              Pros

                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Cushions Impact
                                              • Good Arch Support
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Road Running

                                                Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                                                Using this shoe for track workouts and tempo runs. I've had neuroma surgery in the past and usually avoid shoes that are this light, feeling they don't provide enough cushion for my foot with scar tissue. This shoe is super light and yet is still very cushioned. I can wear it around all day and it feels great.

                                                • Sizing:
                                                • Feels true to size
                                                • Width:
                                                • Feels true to width
                                                • Arch Type:
                                                • High Arch
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

                                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                All-around solid shoe

                                                By bwandzi

                                                from Lincoln, NE

                                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                                Pros

                                                • Comfortable
                                                • Fast
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                • Wears Out Quickly

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Road Running

                                                Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                                                This shoe is one of the best all around I have ever owned. I have used it on long runs, tempo runs, trails, track, whatever. It really shines on extended hard runs though.

                                                Lightweight, with cushioning. The shoe feels fast on my feet. Great price for what it is. The only downside is they seem to wear quickly, but if you rotate them with other shoes you can get a lot out of them.

                                                • Sizing:
                                                • Feels true to size
                                                • Width:
                                                • Feels true to width
                                                • Arch Type:
                                                • Average Arch
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No
                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Light Yet Responsive & Durable!

                                                By Kevin Stack

                                                from Reston, VA

                                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                                Pros

                                                • Breathable
                                                • Comfortable
                                                • Cushions Impact
                                                • Durable
                                                • Fast
                                                • Good Arch Support
                                                • Good Traction
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Pronation Control

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Road Running

                                                  Comments about Mens Brooks Launch Running Shoe:

                                                  Unbelievably light, yet responsive and durable trainer/racing shoe! Light enough to race in during road races, yet strong enough to withstand longer mileage workouts. Most comfortable running shoes I have ever worn. I go back and forth between this shoe and the Ravenna, but this is becoming my favorite running shoe ever.

                                                  • Sizing:
                                                  • Feels true to size
                                                  • Width:
                                                  • Feels true to width
                                                  • Arch Type:
                                                  • Average Arch
                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

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