• Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    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.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 9.3oz
    Women: 8.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
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  • The Brooks Anthem 2 is specifically designed for those who have neutral foot mechanisms. When compared to the first installment of the Anthem, it has a more stylish and fresher look.
  • The Anthem 2 now uses the full-blown rubber outsole which aims to provide traction on various surfaces, allowing runners are able to tackle the roads with ease and confidence. It also gives durability to the shoe for long-term use.
  • The BioMoGo DNA cushioning is integrated into the Brooks Anthem 2. This system dynamically adapts to the stride of the runner. This is vital in dispersing the impact away from the body.
  • The utilization of the new circular knit upper offers a snugger fit while promoting a more breathable environment. It also has a moisture-wicking capacity to keep the foot cool and dry at all times.
  • The Segmented Crash Pad is utilized in the shoe. It aims to provide runners a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

The Brooks Anthem 2 utilizes the standard running shoe length when it comes to size. Buyers are encouraged to get their usual preference. The upper construction of the shoe is sure to deliver a snugger fit and a more comfortable ride. Medium is the available width profile for both women’s and the men’s versions.

The full-blown rubber outsole is integrated into the Brooks Anthem 2. The material is described as a thick rubber that aims to provide excellent traction on different paved surfaces. It is also designed to ensure durability in high-abrasion areas.

Along with the rubber outsole are the flex grooves. It offers flexibility to the foot while running.

Featured in the midsole of the shoe is the BioMoGo DNA, which is also used in the Brooks Ghost 11. It is meant to provide cushioning that will adapt to the stride of the foot. The DNA technology plays an important role when the runner stands. It is vital in allowing the foot to sink in the shoe but changes when the user already starts the running activity.

When compared to the previous model, the Anthem 2 utilizes the soft knit upper. This material comes with one-piece construction which is essential in improving the fit and aerodynamics of the shoe. Same as the old model, the upper is stretchable but provides a snugger fit. The shoe is sure to keep the midfoot and the heel in place while giving the forefoot a room for the toes to spread.

The padded tongue and heel collar aim to deliver an enhanced fit and added comfort.