The Launch has become Brooks’ mainstay performance shoe, thanks to its geometry, versatility, and fit. The Launch 5 carries on the tradition, here displaying a patriotic motif. The upper is closed mesh with eye-catching sublimated graphics which differ on each foot. The interior is lined with Lycra for a smooth feel from heel to tongue, shaped for
a roomy forefoot and a snugly secure midfoot. The midsole is Brooks’ DNA, responsive, cushioned and enough for faster running, that it has been little changed since round 2. Likewise, the full-contact outersole is pretty much the same combination of carbon rubber in the heel and blown rubber in the forefoot. The Launch is light enough for faster running, yet durable enough for some serious distance. Oh yes, these will get there share of notice.
Testers: “Great fit! Secure heel and arch, roomy in the toes. Consistent and versatile shoe.”
Sizes: Men 8–13,14,15; Women 6–11,12
Weight: 11.0 oz. (men’s 11); 9.0 oz. (women’s 8)
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board
Geometry: Full Contact