Brooks Launch 2 Review
If you are looking for simple yet highly durable training shoes, then the new Brooks Launch 2 might suit your style. Released five years after its predecessor, there are a lot of similarities between both shoes.The Brooks Launch 2 is very much similar to its predecessor in terms of its look and feel. Designed as a general trainer shoe and estimated to be priced at around $100 per pair, the Brooks Launch 2 basically retains much of the look and feel, comfort, breathability of its predecessor.
The first time you fit into Brooks Launch 2, you can feel the extra comfort and ease of the training shoes.The Brooks Launch 2 supports very well thanks to the presence of Brooks DNA technology providing users with additional shoe support and cushioning. Brooks DNA technology supports users in absorbing force during high intensity workouts or activities. In addition, this is vital for runners as it provides additional cushioning during long stretches of high intensity activities.The user can feel the great support and most importantly, it protects your feet during landing or bursts and high intensity runs.
Another positive attribute to this trainer shoes is the sufficient rubber sole. Some contemporary and similar athletic trainer shoes try to limit the use of rubber sole and replace it with additional foaming. This is designed to reduce the weight of the shoes. Unfortunately, this results to less durability and reduces the traction or grip of the shoes. Therefore, having adequate rubber material on the sole areas makes the Brooks Launch 2 provide users more traction and durability, which are important characteristics of an athletic trainer. In addition, having a high degree of durability and traction enables the user to maximize the use of the shoes across different types of surfaces.
Furthermore, the shoe itself is very much breathable thanks to the mesh. The breathability of the shoes provides additional comfort and dryness given the mesh have adequate holes where heat and humidity inside the shoes can be managed for extra comfort.
An area for improvement on the Brooks Launch 2 includes the need to reform the internal shoe fabric. There are instances where the fabric starts to peel off especially after the shoes have been used for around 100 miles already. Another point of consideration for the shoe is the large mesh holes where water or precipitation might enter during instances where the shoes are used on wet surfaces. Although the shoe provides great transaction, water might enter on the large mesh holes design causing some discomfort on the user during activities under the rain.