Update: Brooks Neuro 3
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 9.3oz | Women: 7.9oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 6mm | Women: 6mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Brand: Brooks
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $130
Colorways: Black, Grey
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76 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 60 / 100 | The Ginger Runner | | Level 5 expert

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

  • 80 / 100 | Running Competitor | | 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.

  • 70 / 100 | Runblogger | | Level 5 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.

  • 83 / 100 | Running Without Injuries | | Level 4 expert

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

  • 90 / 100 | Run Fast Mama | | 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 | Road Trail Run | | Level 1 expert

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

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  • 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.

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.