Research & Testing Approach

We obsess over the body in motion — aka biomechanics. That’s why we’ve partnered with the world’s leading biomechanics researchers to study running science. We’re the best kind of nerds.

We design with you in mind

We’ve traveled all over the world and talked with thousands of runners to understand their needs. We combine the insights gleaned from real runners with findings from our biomechanics lab, where we study the way the human body moves on the run. All together, our research brings some pretty incredible gear to life. And because so much sweat and science go into our process, we’re confident in our Run Happy Promise: if you’re not happy, we’re not happy. Here’s how we know our gear is built to make your miles better.

Running shoes, sports bra, and eye googles. Runner Insight and Science Insight
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First, we test the prototype in the lab

After thousands of runner interviews, we create and test shoe designs based on four principles: Fit, Feel, Ride, and Biomechanics.

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After lab testing, we get the most important opinion — yours

We give all of our shoes, apparel, and bras to runners for testing in the real world. This running research helps us deliver the gear runners actually want.

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Our product testing program is currently full

Stay tuned for future opportunities to join our product testing program.

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Our Run Happy Promise

We believe your gear should work as hard as you do. So we go the distance to check the details, from early research through every last wear test. Our rigorous process ensures Brooks gear will improve your run. And that’s our Run Happy Promise. If you’re not happy, we’re not happy.

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