The Brooks Launch is a performance, daily running, neutral shoe designed for a neutral foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Look fast and feel fast in the new Brooks Launch. The Launch is built with a neutral construction and an incredibly flexible outsole that provides an effortless transition. This lightweight trainer will get you through the miles, the tempo runs, and the interval workouts in record time. The plush cushioning will protect you from the roads like no other lightweight trainer... and the fit is amazing too!

Model Number:

Weight: 8.1 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (27mm), Forefoot (17mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box height: Medium-Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium height
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-curved


  • Hydroflow ST cushioning in the heel uses a chamber filled with viscous fluid to attenuate shock, dampen impact forces, and add heel stability.
  • BioMoGo full-length midsole offers resilient cushioning and is made of environment-friendly, biodegradable materials.
  • Cush Pod Configuration is a cushioned midsole/outsole design that sets the foot up for an efficient, balanced heel-to-toe transition.
  • S-257 Crushole is a midsole compound used as an insole to deliver even more cushioning and flexibility .


  • HPR Plus is a high abrasion-resistant rubber located in the heel for durable traction.
  • Blown Rubber in the forefoot offers durability, responsiveness and flexibility.
  • Cush Pod Configuration is a cushioned midsole/outsole design that sets the foot up for an efficient, balanced heel-to-toe transition.


  • Air Mesh upper consists of a breathable mesh material.
  • Synthetic Overlays are strategically located to provide a snug, secure fit.
  • Traditional Sockliner offers additional underfoot comfort.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length BioS-257, a material which releases a non-toxic, natural additive when placed in active landfill that helps break down the midsole faster.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Love this shoe!! Is like glycerin 10! The glycerin 11 changed from old midel. This shoe is very similar and is a great fit for heal toe neutral runner.
From: Anonymous. May 13th 2014

Comments: I absolutely love these shoes! I'm a definite Brooks fan ~ after returning to road/marathon running, this shoe is exactly what I was looking for... a lightweight, responsive shoe that provides just enough support. I'm on pair number two and plan on purchasing pair #3 before the new version hits.

From: Jennifer, Cambria, CA, USA

Comments: Love these shoes!!!! They are light, cushioned, and flexible. One of the best shoes I have ever
owned :)
From: Anonymous

Comments: Thank you RW staff for talking me into switching brands :)  As a Saucony loyalist, I was having trouble getting a good fit on the latest models (too stiff), so you guys recommended running on the treadmill wearing the Launch. THANK YOU!  I'm in love.  Not a fan of the color, but who cares when it feels like my feet are on vacation in Fiji?!
From: Bethany, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

Comments: The 6th time is a charm...6 pairs of shoes later, I have finally found the perfect pair of running shoes! (Thank goodness for free return shipping!) Perfect combination of a minimalist shoe plus a durable road shoe.  My first run in them felt like I'd already broken them in...very comfortable!  Low heel rise promotes a mid-foot strike. I also like the low cut around the ankle. Too many shoes are cut too high and hit my ankle bone.  LOVE these shoes!!!!
From: Deana, Wisconsin, USA

Comments:  Love these shoes! So light and turn over is fabulous. Makes my long runs effortless. Mine were tru to size.
From: Sara, FL, USA

Comments: Just got back from my first run on my new pair of Brooks Launch, and I've never been more in love with a pair of shoes! Running Warehouse had them to me in 2 days, along with my new Running Warehouse sweatshirt.  You guys have the best merchandise at the best prices around!  Thank you for being a great resource for all types of runners, even the ones just getting back on the wagon :)
From: Brittney, CA, USA