Men's Launch 3

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Rocket through runs in this streamlined, neutral men’s running shoe. The DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your size and speed for amazing energy return, the midfoot is shaped for fast heel-to-toe transitions, and added rubber in the forefoot gives you extra-springy push-off. Plus, the ultra light upper maximizes ventilation to keep your feet cool and dry. It all comes together in these men’s running shoes to make for fun, comfortable, and out-of-this-world runs.

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Launch 3

Features

  1. 1 BIOMOGO DNA MIDSOLE CUSHIONING dynamically adapts to every step and stride
  2. 2 BLOWN RUBBER enhances forefoot for extra-springy toe-off
  3. 3 MIDFOOT TRANSITION ZONE WITH SEGMENTED CRASH PAD creates fast heel-to-toe transitions
  4. 4 3D FIT PRINT applies strategic strech and structure for an impeccable fit
  5. 5 AIR MESH FABRIC ensures maximum ventilation and manages moisture to keep feet cool and dry
Great for road racing

Great for road racing

Midsole drop

Midsole Drop 10mm

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Weight

Weight 9.8 oz

Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Energize
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Launch Date: January 1, 2016
  • Weight: 9.8 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10mm
  • Support Level: Neutral

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Launch 3
 
4.5

(based on 113 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (102)
  • Lightweight (84)
  • Cushions impact (63)
  • Responsive (63)
  • Good traction (55)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (13)
  • Narrow / tight (11)
  • Poor cushioning (6)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (70)
  • Distance / endurance (53)
  • Walking (37)
  • Gym (34)
  • Trail running (21)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      78% 

      (87 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (101 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (87), High arch (15), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (62), Casual/ recreational (27), Gym rat (18), Competitive athlete (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (107), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lots of things to like, couple possible concerns

As a avid user of the original Launch, I hoarded several pairs when they discontinued them. Alas, while I had a pair of Launch 2's, I never had the chance to wear...Read complete review

As a avid user of the original Launch, I hoarded several pairs when they discontinued them. Alas, while I had a pair of Launch 2's, I never had the chance to wear them before they were no more and exchanged them for these on what was apparently Day 1 (January 1). After about 60 miles in them, they're quite nice. I've had a little problem with some rubbing on the outside top of the foot and the heel, but I can't guarantee it's the shoe. All said, it's a slightly softer ride, still very lightweight, and close enough to the original to still be my shoe. Will need to pay close attention to the fabric/rubbing issue to see if this is a manufacturing issue.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great shoes besides some blister issues

Disclaimer: I'm a huge fan of Brooks shoes and my favorite shoes are the Launch 2's, so I had high hopes for the Launch 3's. The new styling of the upper...Read complete review

Disclaimer: I'm a huge fan of Brooks shoes and my favorite shoes are the Launch 2's, so I had high hopes for the Launch 3's. The new styling of the upper looks cooler than the 2's and I like the kaleidoscope colors. Unfortunately, I have minor to moderate blistering on one of my feet every time I wear the 3's. The blistering happens on the bottom of my big toe and on the bottom of my foot near the toe joints. This never happened with the 2's and I still wear my 2's when I want to have a give my feet a break. I have been playing around with the tightness of the laces to see if I can improve the issue, but I have found that going for runs longer than 10 miles in the heat can cause the blistering. I'm guessing it's the fit of the 3's, but I haven't had to work so hard to avoid blisters. I really wanted to love these shoes because they have a smooth ride and feel comfortable when I run in them. I will continue to wear them, but don't feel confident using them for a half or full marathon distance.

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5.0

Would buy again

By 

from Northern Virginia

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Walking

    Comments about Launch 3:

    look good and feel good. Good support.

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

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    4.0

    Light and Sleek

    By 

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Endurance Training
      • Trail Running

      Comments about Launch 3:

      To start, I am using these for races because of their lighter weight.

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

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      5.0

      Great, light weight shoe that still holds up on longer runs.

      By 

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Launch 3:

          I wear a 7.5 in every shoe, no matter what brand... Except for this shoe. I needed a size 8. The shoe is lightweight and still feels comfortable after a beating, so it's my main go to running shoe right now.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too big
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Launch 3

          By 

          from Honolulu Hawaii

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Gym
            • Walking
            • Wet Weather
            • Work

            Comments about Launch 3:

            I use the Launch 3 for running and some gym training. My old launches i use for work. The comfort of this shoe is unbelievable. My go to shoe for running.

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

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            4.0

            Great fitting and good looking shoe

            By 

            from Blackwood, NJ

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Traction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training

              Comments about Launch 3:

              First time going with a Brooks Running shoe and so far I love it - I'll definitely be back for more!

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

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              5.0

              I would buy this shoe again

              By 

              from Chicago Illinois

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training
                • Gym

                Comments about Launch 3:

                This was a gift to a gym rat and he loves the shoes

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                "I would buy this product again and again"

                By 

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Walking

                  Comments about Launch 3:

                  Great!

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

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                  5.0

                  these are great for a long distance run

                  By 

                  from meridian, ms

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Trail Running

                    Comments about Launch 3:

                    My son runs for cross country team for high school team ,he no longer complaining of feet and arche pain when running .These shoes are great for long distance runs.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • High Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Great fit and very comfortable

                    By 

                    from Baton Rouge, LA

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dry Weather
                      • Gym
                      • Walking

                      Comments about Launch 3:

                      Very comfortable. Found my size years ago with Brooks and buy online without any issues.

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

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                      4.0

                      Amazing shoe but toebox seems tight

                      By 

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushioned And Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Fast And Responsive
                      • Lightweight
                      • Responsive

                      Cons

                      • Toebox Seems Tight

                      Best Uses

                      • Dry Weather
                      • Endurance Training
                      • Trail Running

                      Comments about Launch 3:

                      Using the Brooks Launch 3 for marathon training and planning to run a marathon in them. I love my blue Launch 3s and bought this green pair as an alternative. But the toe box feels tight on this pair and caused my toes to rub together and develop blisters between them on my first long run with them (12 miles). I've loosened the laces as far as they will go and put vaseline between my toes and this seems to have solved the problem. Otherwise an excellent running shoe for people who don't suffer from over pronation and so don't need a lot of arch support but want enough cushioning for long runs and want responsive soles and light weight for speed.

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

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