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Shoe Experience Guide

When you’re looking for running shoes, the options can seem overwhelming. At Brooks, our shoes are divided into three categories that offer three different experiences. Those categories are Cushion, Energize, and Speed.

Not sure which category is right for you? Take our Shoe Finder quiz

Cushion
Illustrated arrow following a path in the shape of a fluffy cloud
Soft and protective to cushion your every step.
Most Cushion
Neutral Shoes Support Shoes
Glycerin Glycerin GTS
More Cushion
Ghost Adrenaline
Cushion
Energize
Illustration of arrow with a long arm, mimicking the path of a ball bouncing.
Responsive and springy to add extra lift to your stride
Most Energy Return
Neutral Shoes Support Shoes
Levitate Bedlam
More Energy Return
Ricochet
Energy Return
Revel
Speed
Illustrated arrows all pointing forward, branching out from the same line
Fast and streamlined to propel you through your run.
Most Speed
Neutral Shoes Support Shoes
Hyperion Elite
More Speed
Hyperion Tempo
Speed
Launch Launch GTS

You may be a neutral runner if:

  • The wear pattern in your shoes is consistent indicating you distribute your weight evenly with each step.
  • Your feet and knees align as you run, tracking straight ahead.
  • Your knees stay parallel when you do a simple squat.

You may be a support runner if:

  • There is excessive wear on the inside edge of your shoes, indicating lateral movement in your stride
  • Your feet and knees don't track perfectly straight as you run.
  • Your knees rotate inward when you do a simple squat.