Brooks Sports: Who We Are
Brooks® Sports, Inc. is your go-to company for anything and everything related to the run. As a leading running company that designs and markets high-performance men's and women's running shoes, apparel and accessories in more than 40 countries worldwide, we are dedicated to inspiring people to run and be active by creating innovative gear that keeps them running longer, farther, faster and happier.
Not only are we dedicated to runners, we are runners. We’re not just a shoe company or an apparel company; we are a running company. It’s all we do. To us, Run Happy® is a celebration of the spiritual essence that make running the most addictive sport the world has ever known—an activity fueled by motivations that are as varied as its participants. Whether young or old, fast or slow, male or female, master or newbie, runners share a passion we live 24x7 at work and at play.
We are proud of our hard-earned reputation for engineering footwear that provides the perfect ride for every stride, and the perfect fit for every foot type. Brooks creates running shoes for feet big and small, wide and narrow, in need of support, or looking for a little cushion. Our success is based on whether we get it right for you, the runner.
Brooks works each and every day to ensure that all of our footwear products meet the biomechanical needs of runners, enhance comfort, and aid in the prevention of running-related injury. We’re dedicated to reducing running injury risk and have aligned ourselves with some of the top researchers and universities from around the world to help us tackle this.
We are responsible for unveiling many breakthrough advancements in running footwear including Brooks DNA, the smart cushioning system that instantaneously adapts to a runner’s unique biomechanics, weight, pace, gait, and surface; BioMoGo, the world’s first biodegradable running shoe midsole that biodegrades 50 times faster than conventional athletic shoe midsoles; Progressive Diagonal Rollbar, a high-tech feature that’s like a dream come true for overpronators; and HPR Green, a durable, long-wearing outsole compound with premium wet-dry traction in an environmentally-friendlier composition.
Our award-winning apparel line fuses function with fashion by using lightweight, moisture-moving fabrics, and adding details every runner can appreciate. Need an extra pocket? You’ve got it. Need to keep your MP3 player or cell phone dry on your run? Not to worry. Need to stand out when it’s dark? We’ve got you covered. Plus our high tech fabrics including Brooks-owned HVAC Pulse Synergy, Shelter Lite, and Epiphany/Revelation will keep you warm and dry during the winter months, and cool and balanced during those hot summer days.
Brooks is committed to building great running gear with minimal impact on humanity and the earth. We continually strive to make better choices regarding design, fabrics, technologies, and processes that help protect our planet without diminishing performance. With products like the Green Silence, and technologies like BioMoGo and HPR Green, we’ve taken steps in the right direction, but we still have miles to go on this run.
A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Brooks was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Bothell, Wash., near Seattle. Brooks is a market-driven company with a specialty dealer channel strategy focused entirely on meeting runners’ specific needs.