Who should buy the Brooks Launch 3

The Launch 3 from Brooks is a versatile road running shoe designed for neutral pronators. You may want to go with this shoe if:

  • You want a lightweight yet cushioned shoe that has a consistent responsiveness all throughout
  • You are looking for a fast-feeling running shoe that can easily handle long-distance runs

Brooks Launch 3 launch

Updates to the Launch 3

  • New 3D Fit Print upper that increases the shoe’s flexibility without adding weight nor altering the overall structure
  • An added element in the outsole, HPR Plus, for an extra springy toe-off

Brooks Launch 3 3d fit print

Technology-driven traction

The outsole of this Brooks shoe uses the HPR Plus technology that delivers impressive traction on the road. The rubber’s high-abrasion resistant capacity made the outsole to last longer. This works well with forefoot’s blow rubber material that gives added durability and flexibility.

Brooks Launch 3 outsole

A softer running experience with the Launch 3

The Launch 3 uses the brand’s standard BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning which is believed to be more reliable than the standard MoGo midsole. It is an environment-friendly alternative that delivers a more flexible and softer running experience. The same ride experience is delivered by the Launch 6 since it uses the same midsole material. 

Brooks Launch 3 biomogo

Flexibility and stability combined

The midsole also uses the durable S-257 Cushsole technology that is energy-efficient and serves as an insole board for added flexibility and cushioning. The Segmented Crash Pad and midfoot transition zone offer customized cushioning and added stability for a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

Brooks Launch 3 midsole

Strategic stretchability

The enhanced upper features the 3D Fit Print which is strategically stretchable for added flexibility and impressive fit. This works well with the shoe’s Air Mesh upper that keeps the foot well-ventilated. The synthetic overlays deliver a snug and secure fit.

Brooks Launch 3 upper

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 9.8oz / Women 7.9oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Brooks Launch 8
Forefoot height: 17mm
Heel height: 27mm

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