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Brooks running shoe technology

A lot goes into our shoes before your feet do

At Brooks, our goal is to make the best running gear on the planet. We’re runners ourselves, and our innovation and technology are driven by real runner insights and real-world testing. Whether you’re a weekend jogger or a distance competitor, want support or cushion, an ultra-light shoe or a mud-ready trail-running shoe, we work tirelessly to give you the perfect run.

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Body : At Brooks, our goal is to make the best running gear on the planet. We’re runners ourselves, and our innovation and technology are driven by real runner insights and real-world testing. Whether you’re a weekend jogger or a distance competitor, want support or cushion, an ultra-light shoe or a mud-ready trail-running shoe, we work tirelessly to give you the perfect run.
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Header : Support and stability: stay in your stride
Body : Designed to offer total support for your run, GuideRails® technology delivers holistic support that allows your hips, knees, and joints to move the way you naturally do. Think of GuideRails support like the bumpers in bowling, keeping you in your natural motion path by reducing excess movement.
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Header : Cushioning: a hard run deserves a soft landing
Body : To add comfort to every stride, we use two types of cushioning. DNA LOFT, our softest cushioning, instantly adapts to the runners’ individual stride, weight, and speed using a unique blend of materials to offer lightweight softness without sacrificing durability.Our lightweight BioMoGo DNA also adapts to your specific weight, pace, gait, and style, but provides a more balanced experience than DNA LOFT: soft cushioning with just a touch of springiness.
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Header : Energy return: bounce back to move forward
Body : DNA AMP, our super springy cushioning, delivers best-in-class energy return. Here’s how it works: we use a foam that naturally expands as your foot lands — that’s the cushioning part. But to return your downward energy back to you, we encase the foam in a heat-molded layer which captures the energy and sends it back up to you. The result? A springy experience that returns energy with every stride.
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Header : Ultra-light design: prepare for light speed
Body : We worked with elite pro marathoners such as Des Linden (2018 Boston Marathon Champ), to develop the Hyperion collection. The race-ready Hyperion Elite combines DNA ZERO, our lightest cushioning ever, with a carbon fiber plate designed to propel you forward. The Hyperion Tempo, designed with training in mind, features ultralight nitrogen-infused DNA FLASH cushioning that responds to your body and allows you to train hard, recover well, and train hard again.
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Header : Breathability: keep your cool
Body : To ensure breathability in our uppers, we use two different technologies: our Engineered Mesh is a woven mesh that provides a balance of stretch and structure. Our Fit Knit upper delivers a more sock-like fit that hugs your foot while built-in stretch still allows for comfortable movement.
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Header : Waterproof coverage: don’t get bogged down
Body : For waterproof, yet breathable protection, we use a lightweight GORE-TEX™ membrane to ensure feet stay dry and comfortable no matter where the road (or trail) takes you.
Old versions of the Adrenaline GTS show just how far we’ve come in running shoe technology since our early days.

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