A shoe that feels light and speedy adds fun to every mile. So we made the Launch 9 with streamlined materials and a forefoot design that propels you forward on race day or everyday runs.
- Lightweight cushion
- Responsive transitions
- Extra breathable
- Added reflectivity
- More midsole cushioning
At Brooks, our shoes are divided into categories that offer different experiences for your run.
Soft and protective to cushion your every step.Shop cushion
Fast and streamlined to propel you through your run.Shop speed
Responsive and springy to add extra lift to your stride.Shop energize
Traction and stability help you run outside the lines.Shop trail
Shoes with standard cushioning provide a just-right blend of softness and responsiveness that creates a comfortable platform for your run or walk.
With more softness than our standard cushioning, shoes with more cushioning may be the right choice if you like your run or walk on the soft side.
If you’re looking for maximum softness and enjoy features such as a plush feel under your feet and protection from impact, try shoes with the most cushioning.
- Standard Cushioning
- More Cushioning
- Most Cushioning
Brooks shoes that are designated “neutral” are designed to deliver comfort and durability for a neutral stride — one that doesn’t need additional support.
Brooks shoes with the “GTS” designation feature our Go-To-Support, which helps keep runners in their natural stride, even when they tire. Think of bumpers in a bowling lane!
To provide maximum support, we pair our go-to-support (GTS) with additional features such as an extra wide base to enhance stability.
Not sure if you need support?
Use the questions below or complete the self-assessment in our 5-minute Shoe Finder Quiz.
You may benefit from extra support if:
- Your knees move inward or touch when you do a simple squat
- You frequently get the same injury
- You pronate or supinate
- Your toes point in or out when you walk
- Maximum Support