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Women's Launch 3 Running Shoes

Women's Launch 3 Running Shoes

$100.00 $65.00

Style #120206

Rocket through runs in this streamlined, neutral women’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 women’s running shoes to make for fun, comfortable, and out-of-this-world runs.

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  • Color: 655
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Launch 3


  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 7.9 oz

Launch 3 Features


  • Shoe Category: Energize
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Weight: 7.9 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10mm
  • Support Level: Neutral
  • Country of Origin: Imported

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  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Love the Launch 3!

    2017/06/17 | Alabama |

    I can't say enough how much I love these shoes. Currently training for my first marathon and the launch 3 are awesome! Super soft and still give me that extra spring I was looking for. Definitely recommend.

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Love them, but....

    2017/06/16 | Wilmington, NC |

    Very comfortable shoes. Great for gym wear, but not for outside. Love them, but there are some considerable cons... 1. Feet get wet immediately in the rain, therefore, they are not good for outside wear (gym only) 2. Started to fall apart in the first 6 months... :( There are holes in the upper lining already 3. Rubber soles are not durable either

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Best shoes ever

    2017/06/12 | Houston, TX |

    I am about to order my 3rd or 4th pair (I've lost count) of Brooks Launch, and I am not sure I will ever use another line of shoe. I've worn them walking in a 39.3 mile marathon, to my regular use strength training/running at the gym and have never been disappointed. They are truly so comfy even my boyfriend wears my hammy downs when I buy a new pair (I have huge feet, he has normal size feet haha) and he says they're like walking/running on clouds. Snug where they need to be, and perfect in every way everywhere else.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★


    2017/06/03 | knoxville, Tn |

    I have been running for six years and so far these are the best shoes I ever owned!! I definitely recommend this shoe to someone who is a road runner.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Didn't work out for me

    2017/05/03 | Nashville, TN |

    I gave these shoes a while to see if I just needed to break them in, but after several weeks, I am sending them back. I am still getting blisters on my heels from them being stiff in the heel, and too snug over all.

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Good shoe but wears fast with holes in fabric

    2017/05/02 | los angeles |

    this is my 3rd pair , i like them because they are light and keep my feet cool but...early on they get holes in the fabric around the toe area both inside and on the outside of both shoes so you are walking around with holes.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Favorite Running Shoes EVER

    2017/05/01 | Seattle, WA |

    The Launch are my most favorite running/gym shoes. They fit perfectly, so comfortable, just enough support but not too much. My feet love them. The one downside (and I've had two pairs now) is they wear quite quickly, within 3-6 months they have holes where my pinky toe is. I do wear them probably 5 days per week working out. I'm ordering my 3rd pair because I have never found shoes more comfortable. They don't have the greatest traction on wet surfaces or trail running, but my other Brooks trail runners work well for those conditions ;).

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Love these!!!

    2017/04/26 | Michigan |

    My daughter raves on Brooks and I've never had a pair. I thought I would splurge plus these were on sale. I loved them so much I bought a different pair. I'm now hooked on Brooks. Love them and I love the fact there is no break in period. Just put them on out of the box and go!

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Love the Launch- want it in every color!

    2017/04/25 | El Paso, TX |

    As an obsessive Adrenaline runner, I was feeling disappointed that after my recent twin pregnancy, my feet had changed just enough and my old standby shoe was not as comfortable. I did a wear tester round of the Ravenna and found it to be a great shoe as I picked up miles and steam- and then I decided to try the Launch. Now, you've created a monster as I want it in EVERY color! Back into ultrarunning this is my go-to shoe!

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Total Disappointment and Injury Inducing!

    2017/04/21 | Jensen Beach, FL |

    I just purchased my third pair of Launch Shoes - and returned them. I had great luck with the Launch 2 Model, so I was excited when I ordered my first pair of Launch 3's and they proved to be good as well. I recently replaced them with the same model/color and started to experience right achilles pain. I am a high-mileage runner, so I thought it may be tendonitis. I took a 3 week break and put my shoes on today for a short run and immediately experienced the same pain. I compared the newest shoe with my last pair and noticed right away that the back of the shoe was significantly higher, and you can even see that the sole is malformed in the back where it attaches to the upper. I sent them back today and for the first time in 7 years bought a running shoe that isn't Brooks :( This isn't the first time that I've had this happen with their shoes. Hopefully, the injury it caused doesn't persist. The picture I'm including shows the new shoe on the left (with the high back), and my previous shoe on the right. I wouldn't recommend ordering online - try them in a store first and compare a few pairs of them.

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