Verdict from 17 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Many users were happy with the Brooks Fusion’s sporty style.
  • The shoe provides an all-day comfort, based on some reviews.
  • More than a few mentioned that the shoe is lightweight.
  • The Fusion is really a good value for money buy, according to several users.
  • Those who wear the sneakers at the gym mentioned that it has enough ankle and arch support.
  • Several users considered the Fusion as a versatile shoe; they found no issue when they used this while hiking, on the gym, and at work.
  • A good number of purchasers received compliments while wearing the Fusion from Brooks.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Few users were disappointed with their purchase because the sizing of the Brooks Fusion runs small.
  • A handful of buyers noted that it is basically of the same price as some of the more popular sneakers offered by more popular brands.

Bottom line

Considered an everyday kicks, the Brooks Fusion pays compliment to its original roots with a sporty look and modern innovations. Some of the classic colors were reintroduced and the shoe continues to deliver the comfort and functionality found in the original design. With the cutting-edge improvement, the shoe is a really a good value for money purchase.

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Good to know

The Brooks Fusion is available in a standard medium width for both men’s and women’s versions, providing a comfortable fit to users with medium foot shape. Brooks advises purchasers to go a half-size smaller than the standard Brooks running shoe measurements. Sizes available for men’s version are 7 to 13, while sizes 6 to 11 are available for women’s.

The Brooks Fusion gives tribute to its original model with a fresh sportier look and modern style. It is an everyday kicks that can be worn while training in the gym or on a casual day out. The shoe goes well with any sporty and casual clothing lined up in both men’s and women’s wardrobes.

The visible cushioning in the heel is eerily reminiscent of that used on one of the most popular sneakers in the world. Although one will not likely confuse the Brooks Fusion with that sneaker, it does create a feature that will most likely catch the attention of sneakerheads.

The Brooks Fusion is part of the Brooks Heritage Collection. It was first released as a running sneaker in 1992. The remake of the Fusion features a modern, sporty look with cutting-edge innovations. It uses a transparent heel window to show the visible heel technology, a notable thing that the original Fusion also offered.

As Brooks reissued the shoe, they reintroduced the classic colors together with the fresh multi-color designs. Brooks re-released the Fusion, together with the other shoes in the collection, as the company marked an amazing century of rich running history.

  • The Brooks Fusion has a suede leather and breathable sleek mesh upper with padded collar and tongue for added comfort.
  • It also comes with a lace-up closure for an improved fit.
  • To provide an all-day comfortable cushioning, the shoe utilizes an EVA midsole that works perfectly with the removable molded foam insole.
  • The transparent heel window is designed to show the incorporated heel cushioning technology.


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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.