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Terrain

Road

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

Trail

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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

Daily running

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

Competition

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
$130
Weight
Men: 9.3oz
Women: 7.9oz
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Road

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

Trail

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.

Competition

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.

Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many appreciated the lightweight construction of the Brooks Neuro.
  • This shoe is breathable and comfortable even on long-distant runs.
  • The cushioning of the shoe delivers a responsive ride as highlighted in some reviews.
  • Many applauded the impressive design of the Neuro.
  • The shoe delivers enough amount of forefoot flexibility.

4 reasons not to buy

  • It is an expensive shoe.
  • Some observed that the shoe wears out quickly than expected.
  • It has poor traction as mentioned in some reviews.
  • It has a bulky appearance.

Bottom line

The Brooks Neuro is designed for road running. It is equipped with the necessary technologies engineered to deliver comfort, durability and performance. This shoe is best for those with medium to high arches.


Rankings


Ratings

4 / 5 based on 41 ratings

5 star
54%
4 star
22%
3 star
5%
2 star
10%
1 star
10%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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76 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews

  • 60 / 100 by TheGingerRunner • Ethan Newberry • Level 5 expert

    It is an ugly shoe hiding some pretty interesting technology, and a moderately fun experience.

  • 80 / 100 by Running Competitor • Brian Metzler • Level 5 expert

    The Neuro is one of the first shoes in the Propel category, which focuses on a neutral ride with a balanced feel for the ground.

  • 83 / 100 by Running Without Injuries • Brian Goldman • Level 4 expert

    I really like that it is a lighter weight shoe that provides cushion and gives some energy back at toe-off.

  • 70 / 100 by Runblogger • David Henry • Level 4 expert

    I think if they make a shoe with the gearing mechanism (decoupled midfoot) of the Neuro, but more of the design approach of the forthcoming Hyperion or Asteria to keep it more streamlined, they could deliver a really unique running experience where you get a very natural and minimal feel with decent protection and propulsion.

  • 90 / 100 by Run Fast Mama • Lisa Luth • Level 1 expert

    The shoe is designed to create a hammock system that wraps under foot and tightens through the eyelets to provide a second skin feel and it does just that.

  • 90 / 100 by Road Trail Run • Jonathan Beverly • Level 1 expert

    The ride is on the firmer side but is well cushioned.

  • 90 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Gordon Harvey • Level 1 expert

    The Neuro’s surprisingly stable, fast, and adaptable design will make it an awesome new addition to the Brooks line.

  • 84 / 100 by Brooks Blog • Megan Biller • Level 1 expert

    Anything that makes me a more efficient runner, without having to think about it, is a win in my book.

  • 83 / 100 by Runner's World • Jim Coulson • Level 1 expert

    When pushing back in the stride, I felt none of the common pulling and twisting around the ankle, nor pressure on the front of the ankle at the top of the instep.

  • 83 / 100 by This Running Life • Peter Larson • Level 1 expert

    The ride is smooth and the ability to tighten laces for a custom feel around the foot is nice.

  • 76 / 100 by Gear Institute • Sam Winebaum • Level 1 expert

    People with a spring marathon coming up should definitely consider the Nuero for their training runs.

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Updates to Brooks Neuro

  • The Brooks Neuro features the Dynamic Hammock System that wraps the foot securely and tightened through the eyelets. It provides a next-to-foot comfort and fit. It is also designed to enhance foot alignment and improved energy return.
  • It also features the gearing mechanism that helps the forefoot and heel to move independently. It is designed to deliver a powerful toe-off.

Brooks Neuro size and fit

Like most road running shoes, the Neuro provides minimal amount of cushioning. Runners with standard measurements and those who have slightly wider foot would find a great and comfortable fit on this shoe. The forefoot is spacious and the heel as well as the midfoot provides a snug fit. This shoe is available in standard running shoe width.


Outsole

The outer sole features the HPR Plus element, a high abrasion –resistant rubber that delivers reliable traction and added durability on high wear areas. The Forefoot Propulsion Pods and the BioMogo DNA delivers added cushioning for a more resilient ride. Lastly, the Dual Toe Flex allows the big to move freely to achieve a more balanced toe-off.


Midsole

The midsole features the brands BioMoGO DNA cushioning. It is specifically designed for a more responsive ride. The S-257 cushsole that acts as an insole delivers added cushioning and flexibility. The Dynamic Flex strategically placed in the forefoot gives maximum flexibility while the rounded heel encourages a more natural running movement for a smoother landing. Lastly, the gearing mechanism, which is one of the shoe’s impressive features, allows the forefoot and the heel to move naturally for a powerful toe-off.


Upper

A mesh upper comprises the Brooks Neuro. It delivers a lightweight and durable coverage. It is highly adaptive and stretchable, giving the foot a comfortable fit. The Dynamic Hammock System wraps the foot securely and delivers second-feet like fit. It also improved the foot’s alignment.