Who should buy the Brooks Anthem

  • Ideal for entry-level runners who want a lightweight neutral running shoe for short or long distance runs.
  • Great choice for runners who are on a tight budget and want a comfortable shoe for their running or jogging sessions.

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Adequate traction and performance

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.

Brooks Anthem adequate traction

Anthem utilizes environment-friendly technology

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.

Brooks Anthem midsole

This technology also boasts an environment-friendly approach as the midsole consists of materials that have been recycled.

Brooks Anthem provides a more personalized fit

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.

Brooks Anthem engineered mesh upper

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.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 8.4oz / Women 7.3oz
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Brooks Anthem 4
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.