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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.


We spent 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Many users were happy with the Brooks Fusion’s sporty style.
  • The shoe provides an all-day comfort, based on some reviews.
  • More than a few mentioned that the shoe is lightweight.
  • The Fusion is really a good value for money buy, according to several users.
  • Those who wear the sneakers at the gym mentioned that it has enough ankle and arch support.
  • Several users considered the Fusion as a versatile shoe; they found no issue when they used this while hiking, on the gym, and at work.
  • A good number of purchasers received compliments while wearing the Fusion from Brooks.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Few users were disappointed with their purchase because the sizing of the Brooks Fusion runs small.
  • A handful of buyers noted that it is basically of the same price as some of the more popular sneakers offered by more popular brands.

Bottom line

Considered an everyday kicks, the Brooks Fusion pays compliment to its original roots with a sporty look and modern innovations. Some of the classic colors were reintroduced and the shoe continues to deliver the comfort and functionality found in the original design. With the cutting-edge improvement, the shoe is a really a good value for money purchase.



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Brooks Fusion History

The Brooks Fusion is part of the Brooks Heritage Collection. It was first released as a running sneaker in 1992. The remake of the Fusion features a modern, sporty look with cutting-edge innovations. It uses a transparent heel window to show the visible heel technology, a notable thing that the original Fusion also offered. As Brooks reissued the shoe, they reintroduced the classic colors together with the fresh multi-color designs.

Brooks re-released the Fusion, together with the other shoes in the collection, as the company marked an amazing century of rich running history.

Brooks Fusion Style

The Brooks Fusion gives tribute to its original model with a fresh sportier look and modern style. It is an everyday kicks that can be worn while training in the gym or on a casual day out. The shoe goes well with any sporty and casual clothing lined up in both men’s and women’s wardrobes.

Fit & Sizing

The Brooks Fusion is available in a standard medium width for both men’s and women’s versions, providing a comfortable fit to users with medium foot shape. Brooks advises purchasers to go a half-size smaller than the standard Brooks running shoe measurements. Sizes available for men’s version are 7 to 13, while sizes 6 to 11 are available for women’s.

Notable Features

The visible cushioning in the heel is eerily reminiscent of that used on one of the most popular sneakers in the world. Although one will not likely confuse the Brooks Fusion with that sneaker, it does create a feature that will most likely catch the attention of sneakerheads.

Additional Info

  • The Brooks Fusion has a suede leather and breathable sleek mesh upper with padded collar and tongue for added comfort.
  • It also comes with a lace-up closure for an improved fit.
  • To provide an all-day comfortable cushioning, the shoe utilizes an EVA midsole that works perfectly with the removable molded foam insole.
  • The transparent heel window is designed to show the incorporated heel cushioning technology.