Feel like you're running over clouds while you pound the pavement. Brooks’ popular road runners have a neutral platform, rounded heels to keep your joints aligned and reduce stress. Their 3D fit and mircofibre uppers keep these shoes light, but retaining structure, so you get a seriously floaty feel for a smooth, easy ride.
- 3D fit print process reduces decrease weight and hot spots in the uppers without losing structure.
- Microfibre upper with synthetic overlay to form integral foot support structures.
- Conformable saddle wraps the midfoot for a secure fit.
- Element mesh lining for moisture management.
- Full length sockliners provide durable cushioning.
- Rounded heels align your joints for energy return and reduced internal stress.
- Durable, energy-efficient insole boards and universal sprung platforms add cushioning and flex.
- Super DNA foam midsole adapts to your stride for energy return and support.
- Omega flex grooves in the rear and forefoot increase midsole flexibility.
- Pressure zones in soles disperse pressure evenly from heel to toe for smooth transitions.
- HPR Plus soles use high-performance rubber with multi-directional grooves for a smooth toe-off.
- Forefoot Cush Pods for cushioning and responsiveness.
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'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
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Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The footwear body is constructed from this material.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.