DiscontinuedUpdate: Brooks Neuro 3
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
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.
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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
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WeightMen: 10.3ozWomen: 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.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 23mmWomen: 23mm
Forefoot heightMen: 17mmWomen: 17mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateJan 2017
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They are a totally decent daily trainer, without being thrilling (for me) in any given aspect.
The Brooks Neuro 2 is a welcome redesign for those who were disappointed in the original version. The shoe is comfortable and sturdy but lacks excitement.
Updates to Brooks Neuro 2
- The Brooks Neuro 2 is an update to a very unique-looking running shoe. Whereas the original Neuro had a techy, futuristic look that divided the opinions of the brand’s fans, this iteration actually has a streamlined look that’s more in line with the visual expectations of shoe enthusiasts.
- The upper unit of this shoe has all the basics: a full-length breathable mesh surface, some printed overlays, a moisture-wicking interior lining, and striking color-schemes. They’re all combined into a unit that aims to keep the runner well-covered and ventilated throughout the activity. But there are strips of fabric that are intricately added to the sides of the upper. They connect the mid-foot section of the cover system with the shoelaces, therefore accommodating a more adjustable fit.
- The mid-sole of the Brooks Neuro 2 makes use of the proprietary technologies that are present in many of the brand’s lineup of shoes. It offers responsiveness, flexibility, and protection from impact shock. The heel section is separated from the front. The purpose of this design is to separate the point of impact from the point of propulsion, therefore allowing a natural stride.
Brooks Neuro 2 size and fit
Standard measurements were used in the making of the Brooks Neuro 2. Because of this, runners are able to select the size that suits them the most. The width profile of this shoe is medium and that applies to both the men’s and women’s versions. The semi-curved shape of this shoe mimics the ordinary curve of the human foot.
The outsole unit of the Brooks Neuro 2 makes use of the HPR Plus which is still the same outsole that can be found in its latest version, the Brooks Neuro 3. It’s essentially a rubber compound that protects the rest of the sole unit from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It is also responsible for doling out traction, an important factor in controlling movements on the ground.
Propulsion Pods are added to the forefoot section. These are small add-ons that are made of blown rubber. Inside these pods are small hunks of BioMoGo DNA, Brooks’ own cushioning system.
The main mid-sole foam of the Brooks Neuro 2 is the BioMoGo DNA. This full-length unit is made of recycled materials and it’s designed to accommodate the natural shape of the wearer’s foot. Having such a function allows the entire underside of the foot to experience cushioning. This remarkable midsole technology from Brooks is also seen in one of their popular running shoe, the Brooks Launch 6.
The S-257 Cushsole is a layer of foam that adds a bit more cushioning for the foot. It’s not stiff or restrictive, so it won’t affect the natural process of going through the gait cycle.
The Dynamic Flex Grid allows the platform to move in accordance with the wearer’s foot.
The Gearing Mechanism is a design convention that separates the forefoot and the heel sections of the sole unit. Doing this isolates impact shock to the rear foam unit while propulsion and responsiveness are allocated to the front part. Such a design also heightens flexibility.
A Segmented Sockliner is placed above the mid-sole unit. Aside from providing additional cushioning, it also encourages the natural flexing capacity of the foot.
Air Mesh is a breathable fabric. Along with wrapping the foot securely, it also makes sure to enable environmental air to enter the foot-chamber, thus ensuring a well-ventilated running experience.
There are printed overlays in the upper and they help in hugging the foot snugly.
The Dynamic Hammock System is made up of strips of cloth that have been added to the middle part of the upper. Shielded by the printed overlays and directly connected to the lacing system, these lace-like add-ons essentially customize the fit to accommodate the preference of the wearer.
The Element Linings Brooks Neuro 2. This soft and smooth material prevents skin irritation while also staving off moisture.