DiscontinuedUpdate: Brooks Neuro 3
Neutral / cushion / high arch
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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.
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WeightMen: 9.3ozWomen: 7.9oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 6mmWomen: 6mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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76 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews
It is an ugly shoe hiding some pretty interesting technology, and a moderately fun experience.
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.
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.
I really like that it is a lighter weight shoe that provides cushion and gives some energy back at toe-off.
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 Brooks 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.
The outer sole features of the Neuro also resembles that of the Brooks Neuro 3. This outsole is 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.
The midsole features the brand's BioMoGO DNA cushioning which can also be found in one of Brooks' popular road running shoe, the Launch 6. 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.
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.