DiscontinuedUpdate: Brooks Anthem 2
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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WeightMen: 8.4ozWomen: 7.3oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
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Updates to Brooks Anthem
- A shoe for neutral pronators, the Brooks Anthem is ideal for road running, with its simple, no-nonsense design and overall construction. It falls under the brand’s Connect line, which includes shoes that are built to be lightweight and flexible to bring a natural running sensation.
- It makes use of a lightweight and breathable upper that’s derived from Engineered Mesh. It provides a relaxed and customized fit by having an anatomical design that mimics the shape of the foot.
- With BioMoGo DNA, the midsole is designed to adapt to every step. It is supported by flex grooves to promote a natural movement, and by a rounded heel to minimize joint stress.
Brooks Anthem size and fit
The Brooks Anthem has a standard running shoe length, and wearers are encouraged to get a shoe that is in their regular size. The forefoot construction is a little broader than other shoes. Thus, runners with a wide toe splay will still find a comfortable fit. The width profiles for both men’s and women’s versions are medium.
The outsole of the Brooks Anthem is made from HPR Plus, which is a rubber compound that is both durable and abrasion-resistant. With this material, the shoe has adequate traction on various surfaces.
Featuring BioMoGo DNA, which is also used in one of the best Brooks running shoes, the Ghost 11, the midsole provides cushioning that is adaptive to the foot’s stride. This technology also boasts an environment-friendly approach as the midsole consists of materials that have been recycled.
The engineered mesh upper has an anatomical design that adapts to the shape of the foot for a more personalized fit. There is also an internal fabric lining that gives a smooth sensation to the foot.
The Brooks Anthem running shoe makes use of a traditional lace-up closure to ensure security and adjustability.
The heel area has a rounded design, called the Natural Fit, which aims to keep the heel steady. A soft collar acts as a support unit as it wraps around the heel and ankle to keep them relaxed and cushioned.