Brooks Launch 2 Men's Lightweight Running Shoes

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Men's Launch

Brooks Launch Men's Neutral Running Shoes

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$100.00 $65.00

Style #110065

Houston, we have an honor! Runner's World has awarded the Launch "Best Debut" in the Winter 2010 Shoe Guide in its December 2009 issue, on newsstands Nov. 4, 2009.


With an incredibly flexible outsole and seamless transition, this lightweight neutral trainer will get you from start to finish, whether for a tempo run or in a race. Add to that the lower-profile midsole and minimal upper, and it's 3, 2, 1 . . . blast off!


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Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: No DNA
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Competition: Road racing
  • Weight: 9.3 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 9.5 mm

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Reviews

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Launch
 
4.8

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (65)
  • Comfortable (64)
  • Cushions impact (53)
  • Responsive (50)
  • Durable (23)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (5)
  • COLOR (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (29)
  • Distance / endurance (21)
  • Road running (21)
  • Tempo running (17)
  • Distance running (16)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (67 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      97% 

      (71 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (41), High arch (17), Low arch (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (44), Competitive athlete (17), Gym rat (7), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

All that I had hoped for and then some.

I have had this shoe for a good month now and use it for my everyday running and even on long runs (13 miles). This shoe is incredibly comfortable even though you can...Read complete review

I have had this shoe for a good month now and use it for my everyday running and even on long runs (13 miles). This shoe is incredibly comfortable even though you can definitely feel the road beneath you. They certainly still have the right amount of cushioning to give you a comfortable feeling when running.
My feet do not shift in the shoe, which is important, especially when taking turns.
I will be using these shoes for my next 10K and Half Marathon.
Did I mention that they also "look" fast which for some people's psyche is important. :)
As for the durability and how long they will last? I suppose that time will tell.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Bad as a Trainer

When I first bought these shoes, I probably would've given them a 4 or 5 star review. I'm in my second pair now, but I probably won't be purchasing a third. The light...Read complete review

When I first bought these shoes, I probably would've given them a 4 or 5 star review. I'm in my second pair now, but I probably won't be purchasing a third. The light weight was great at first, and for such a light shoe it offered good support. But they do wear out quickly, especially if you're like me and you're running in them six days a week. The exterior also wears out much quicker than any shoe I've ever had. Within weeks, the inner mesh of the toe box is frayed and filled with holes. Maybe that's what you get for wearing a "racer" like your average trainer, but next time I'll probably go for a different Brooks shoe.

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5.0

Great Shoe!

By 

from New Jersey

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training
    • Race Day Shoe

    Comments about Launch:

    Great speedwork/tempo/race day shoe. Comfortable. Put on right out of the box with no need for break in period!

    • 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

    Amazing performance shoes!

    By 

    from Little Rock, AR

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Endurance Training
      • Gym
      • Walking

      Comments about Launch:

      Buy them!

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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Size runs small

      By 

      from Alabama and Louisiana

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Launch:

            I would recommend going a half size above your normal wear. I bought two pair and kept one and returned the other. I ran a few times in the pair that I kept in hopes that they would loosen but they are still a little snug.

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

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Launch 2014 review

            By 

            from Florence, KY

            About Me Professional Athlete

            Pros

            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training
              • Walking

              Comments about Launch:

              I am now on my ninth pair of Launch running shoes. They are both lightweight & well-cushioned for my high arches. At less than 10 oz. these guys are great for faster training or long runs and would work well for races too. I usually put 350-400 miles on my Launch trainers before beginning to feel sore joints after workouts and placing an order for another pair. Highly recommended shoe!

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

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Solid road shoe

              By 

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Gym
              • Walking

              Comments about Launch:

              Used Adrenaline GTS and Ghost models in the past. Figured the price was right to try out the Launch as I prepare for a few ultras this year. 30 miles in...so far, so good!

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

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