Originally introduced in 1976, the Brooks Vanguard captures the essence of the 1970's running boom utilizing clean design lines, rich aesthetic, and classic styling with an iconic T-toe. The Vanguard features a real pigskin upper, as well as Brooks iconic Octopi outsole for traction, which has been recreated along with a pebbled Chevron and heel tab for opulence. The Vanguard is the signature shoe in the Spring 2014 launch as it embodies the running past and fashion-forward approach the Heritage collection defines itself by.
Please note: The Vanguard pays tribute to its original design, but this modern refresh is not a performance running shoe. As everyday kicks, you may wish to choose a half size smaller than your Brooks running shoes.
100 Year History
The Brooks Heritage Collection celebrates our rich running history by paying tribute to the classic footwear models that catapulted us into the running boom of the 1970s. This specially curated collection has evolved season over season, weaving together style and technology to encompass decades of progress building the best gear for runners.See the entire collection
Collection: Original Colors
Introduced in 1976, the Vanguard captured the essence of the '70s running boom. This modern update embodies our running past and the fashion-forward looks that define the Heritage Collection.See the entire Original Colors Collection
Collection: Mother Nature
Crisp autumn air, the delight of first snowfall, the fragrances of spring, and the summer sun shining down. Each shoe represents a season in earthy nylon, with a seasonal sock liner and a gold-kissed heel tab.See the entire Mother Nature Collection