Brooks Transcend 7 spares no support or cushioning

The RW Takeaway: The Transcend is softer with a reconfigured midsole, making it an ideal trainer for pavement lovers. Brooks Transcend can always come second in damping for Glycerin (an intentional setback, since Glycerin, according to Brooks, will always be number one when it comes to plush), but regardless of its condition, the shoe’s soft[…]

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Brooks Unveils Special Edition 7 Launch Honoring Gabe Grunewald

A year ago, the running community lost an incredible, strong and talented young athlete. After a 10-year battle, Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald, 33, succumbed to cystic adenoid carcinoma. She was a medium distance runner who signed a contract with Brooks in 2010. Throughout her professional career, she competed in races, taking fourth place in the 2012[…]

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Let’s be fair: Elite 1 is no longer Brooks’ fastest shoe

Branded Shoes, The RW Takeaway: borrowing Flash DNA from Hyperion Tempo, Brooks’ fastest shoe is now softer and has more recovery. The eyebrows went up when we saw Brooks-sponsored runners buzzing from onlookers at the Atlanta Marathon Olympics. The top of the shoes was the same as the Hyperion Elite – a snap of silver[…]

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Brooks 3 Muscular Levitate provides the elastic recovery we aspire to

The RW Takeaway: Levitate 3 is for runners looking for a more robust and inflatable trainer with a solid midsole. DNA Amp midsole for high recovery Cushioning is solid, especially on the heel Heavier than Levitated 2 Levitate 3 forced us to define the road and the track from the beginning with its elastic and[…]

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This titan of a trail shoe is ultra soft and protects your feet on winding terrain

The RW Takeaway: The indomitable Olympus 3.5 crushes and scratches every obstacle on the track. Accessory gaiter for optional extra protection Vibram Megagrip outsole with Altra TrailClaw motif for traction Ample toe space helps prevent black nails Olympus is a complete shoe, at least that’s what I thought the first time I saw it. However,[…]

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Speedgoat 4 is a soft device that makes it ideal for ultra running

The RW Takeaway: The comfortable Speedgoat 4 is tenacious on technical trails and is designed to cover hundreds of kilometers (all at once). Upgraded mesh upper offers more breathability and better drainage Vibram MegaGrip outsole and 5 mm loops provide superior traction The somewhat heavy shoe showed moderate energy return in laboratory tests Last year,[…]

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