Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Several users lauded the good-looking design of the Brooks Ricochet LE; they said they get compliments from wearing the shoe.
  • Most runners described the shoe as ‘very comfortable’, even after wearing for long hours.
  • This road running shoe runs true to size, according to most user reviews.
  • A few buyers mentioned that the shoe is durable.
  • A couple of wearers admired the shoe’s breathable coverage.
  • The Ricochet LE delivers responsive cushioning, said few reviews.
  • Based on users’account, the shoe is not only best for running but also for walking.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few users mentioned that the shoe feels heavy on foot.
  • A couple of runners were disappointed by the upper’s loose fit.

Bottom line

Designed for road running, the Brooks Ricochet LE has satisfied a lot of users. The good-looking design, comfortable cushioning, and breathability gained positive reviews, but the fit and weight made a few runners disappointed. Overall, despite the flaws, the Ricochet LE has proven to be a reliable running shoe.

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Good to know

  • A running shoe designed for the road, the Brooks Ricochet LE features a sleeker design with responsive cushioning. It is packed with several innovative technologies from Brooks, giving every runner a satisfying ride.
  • In the upper of the Brooks Ricochet LE is the Fit Knit upper that aims to provide the foot a breathable coverage. The knit material is stretchable enough to accommodate the foot without a constricting fit. It secures the foot while delivering flexibility and durability.
  • Just like its original version, the Ricochet, it uses the BioMoGo DNA and DNA AMP midsole foam. These give the foot a comfortable and responsive cushioning that is consistent throughout the run.
  • The shoe has an arrow-point rubber outsole design. It offers flexibility while ensuring a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

The Ricochet LE has a standard running shoe length, just like the Brooks Launch 6. The knit upper provides a more customized fit. It has a medium measurement in the forefoot, heel and midfoot. The men’s and women’s versions of this running shoe are available in standard medium width.

In the outsole of the Ricochet LE is a rubber material that gives the shoe durability and traction. The outsole has an arrow tread pattern. The outsole design aims to direct the pressure towards the forefoot, which enhances heel-to-toe transition. It helps runners move quickly without losing too much energy.

This Brooks running shoe uses the notable BioMoGo DNA midsole foam. It adapts to the running style of every runner and it delivers responsive cushioning throughout the gait cycle.

Along with the BioMoGo DNA is the DNA AMP. It provides consistent cushioning and high energy return. The DNA AMP is lightweight and more durable compared to other EVA midsole foam.

A Fit Knit material covers the upper of the Brooks Ricochet LE. It provides adaptable fit while keeping the foot well-ventilated. The knit material is lightweight and stretchable enough to provide a personalized fit.

It has an internal cleatie design that gives a foot a smooth in-shoe feel. It secures the foot impressively without giving pressure to the foot.

The Faux-suede heel tab provides smooth protection for the Achilles against irritation.


How Brooks Ricochet LE ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 18% road running shoes
All road running shoes
Bottom 6% Brooks running shoes
All Brooks running shoes
Bottom 20% neutral running shoes
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