Best Brooks Men's Running Shoes

13 Best Brooks Men's Running Shoes for 2019

Nowadays many runners use Brooks shoes for their daily running needs. But back in 1914, the brand was focused specifically on bathing shoes and ballet slippers. Starting in the 1920s, Brooks began to broaden its reach, developing everything from baseball and football cleats to rollerblades. It wasn't until the 1970s that the company decided that its future would involve catering to runners as well. Running shoe models like the Villanova, Vantage, and Varus Wedge put Brooks at the front of the pack throughout the 1970s and 1980s. And since then, the company has only enhanced the technology featured in its shoes. Get to know some of the best Brooks' running shoes for men, as well as the features that runners around the world have come to love.

Number 13

Brooks Caldera

Brooks Caldera

A caldera is a volcanic crater, a reminder of the explosive power of Mother Nature. So why in the world would you want to stick your foot in one? Well, for starters, the Brooks Caldera 3 has a unique aesthetic that's hard to resist, especially if you enjoy a cool palette of blue, gray, and navy. When it comes to functionality, this is a trail running shoe that can accompany you on fast but rugged treks. Lightweight BioMoGo DNA in the midsole allows for responsive movement while also protecting your soles. Lugs on the bottom of the shoe provide excellent traction, and water repelling features keep your feet comfortable and dry. These shoes have a midsole drop of 4mm and a weight of 9.3 ounces.

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Number 12

Brooks Ravenna

Brooks Ravenna

The Ravenna 10 has an overall tamer look than the Caldera 3, but it comes in three different color combinations, so runners have a little more variety in terms of aesthetics. The shoe serves a much different purpose from the Caldera 3 as well. It's a road running shoe that doesn't really have the structural elements needed to go off road. But this model really shines in its supportive features. Brooks' GuideRails holistic support system is the main attraction here, positioning your feet in a way that also takes stress off your knees as you run. Despite its focus on stability, the shoe only weighs 9.4 ounces. It has a midsole drop of 10mm.

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Number 11

Brooks PureFlow

Brooks PureFlow

Whether you choose the low-key grey and black palette or the attention-grabbing green and blue version, Brooks PureFlow 7 is reliable footwear. Like the Ravenna 10, it's intended for road running, so stick with smooth terrain when you wear these. But unlike the Ravenna 10, it's not focused on support. This is evident in the shoe's lightweight and flexible design. This 8.9-ounce shoe comes equipped with midsole cushioning that adapts to your movements, as well as a rounded heel that allows for healthy body alignment while you're on the go.

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Number 10

Brooks Launch

Brooks Launch

If you're the type of runner who appreciates a variety of color options, the Brooks Launch 6 might immediately appeal to you. Deep blue and vivid red are great for expressing yourself. The more subdued palette options are good for a blending in with multiple outfits. As the name implies, the Launch 6 is aimed at putting a little spring in your step. The midsole cushioning gives the wearer a nice bounce. These shoes weigh 9 ounces, a little more than the PureFlow 7. They have a midsole drop of 10mm.

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Number 9

Brooks Beast

Brooks Beast

Most people hear the word "beast" and think of an antagonist. As it turns out, the Brooks' Beast '18 just wants to play a supportive role in your life. Super soft cushioning in the midsole and stabilizing features prove that the Beast is just here to help you out. But if you expect a beast to be heavy, you'd be making an accurate assumption. All of those supporting features result in a weight 13.3 ounces and a midsole drop of 12mm. It's a road running shoe for men who crave more stability on their outings.

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Number 8

Brooks Ghost

Brooks Ghost

No, these shoes aren't invisible. In fact, some of the available color options, such as the "pop art" and "nightlife" versions, are nearly impossible to overlook. They're not particularly spooky either, so there's nothing to fear. This 10.9-ounce road-running shoe is a Runner's World Editor's Choice winner. Why? Its engineered mesh upper, shock-absorbing technology, and BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning create a well-balanced package that stands out from the competition.

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Number 7

Brooks PureCadence

Brooks PureCadence

Sometimes it might seem that the footwear that provides the most stability always comes with a few too many ounces. This isn't the case with the PureCadence 7, which aims to give you support without sacrificing a lightweight design. It's only 9 ounces and its Lightweight GuideRails are dedicated to helping you maintain proper body alignment. That means your knees and hips will thank you, and overall your joints will get the support they need to stay healthy.

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Number 6

Brooks Glycerin

Brooks Glycerin

The Brook Glycerin 16 is for runners who can't get enough cushioning. The brand's DNA LOFT cushioning runs the length of the midsole, granting you incredibly soft landings. The shoe also has IDEAL Pressure Zones, which protect you from hard impacts as well. All that cushioning does come with a little bit of extra weight though. This is a 10.6-ounce shoe with a 10mm midsole drop.

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Number 5

Brooks Bedlam

Brooks Bedlam

The Brooks' Bedlam can play an energizing yet supportive role in your daily runs. This is only possible with the help of the brand's DNA AMP cushioning. Brooks likes to compare this foam technology to an old-fashioned pogo stick. The more downward energy you put into it, the more upward energy is returned. However, this 11.2-ounce shoe is one of the heaviest options on this list. When it comes to colors, you can choose anything from a deep blue with green accents to a white and gray pattern that's reminiscent of a snowstorm.

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Number 4

Brooks Levitate

Brooks Levitate

Unfortunately, no, the Brooks Levitate 2 doesn't actually allow you to hover above the ground. You might feel like it at times though! Just like the Bedlam, this shoe features DNA AMP technology. It also has the same weight: 11.2 ounces. The big difference is that this is a neutral running shoe, rather than a stability shoe. You won't find the GuideRails support system here, but you will find a flexible upper.

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Number 3

Brooks Hyperion

Brooks Hyperion

Some runners like to keep their footwear as light as possible. If this describes you, the Brooks Hyperion will be your go-to option. It's an extremely light 6.4 ounces. Obviously, this isn't going to be a very supportive shoe, but it does feature BioMoGO DNA cushioning in the midsole. Fast and breathable, this shoe will help you blow past the competition.

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Number 2

Brooks Cascadia

Brooks Cascadia

This list has no shortage of road running shoes, but here's another option for trail lovers. A rock shield and mud guard are both there to protect your feet from various obstacles you'll come across in the woods. And the bottom of the shoe is designed to offer plenty of traction. Despite all these protective features, the upper is waterproof yet breathable. It weighs 11.9 ounces, putting it on the opposite end of the spectrum from the lightweight Hyperion.

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Number 1

Brooks Adrenaline GTS

Brooks Adrenaline GTS

A good run really gets your adrenaline pumping. Runners looking for a supportive ride should consider adding a dose of Brooks Adrenaline to their workout as well. The men's version is mostly available in various shades of blue, grey, white, and black. Like many of Brooks' other stability footwear, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 features the brand's GuideRails holistic support system. The shoe's DNA LOFT crash pad helps you out during landings, and the 3D Fit Print saddle will keep your foot snug and secure during lengthy road running sessions.

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