Brooks Launch 6 Shoe Review

Brooks Launch 6 Shoe Review

Brooks Launch 6

The Brooks Launch is on it’s 6th iteration and is looking and feeling better than ever. My wife has been a huge fan of this shoe and I thought it was time to take a look at a shoe that so many runners love for their daily training. The all-new Brooks Launch 6 is a neutral running shoe that has a few updates that runners are going to really like.

The Brooks Launch 6 has new design, including changes in the upper and midsole portions of the shoe. As you can see from the picture above they definitely have an updated look that is sleek and stylish.

Brooks has been on a roll with some of their latest shoe releases. The Levitate 2, Bedlam, and Ricochet have all performed and have been well received by the running community.

BrooksRunning.com describes the Launch 6 with the following question and statement “What do you get when you combine the speed of a racing flat with the cushion and durability of a trainer? The springy, light Launch 6. Happy miles to you.”

The Brooks Launch 6 is available in 4 color options for both men’s and women’s. The shoe retails for $100, making it a great value and affordable for most people. You can also find deals on past season styles. You can find a few deals at the bottom of the review if interested.

Brooks Launch 6 Shoe Verdict

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If you are looking for a neutral running shoe that is responsive and lightweight, you will want to check this out. The updated design make this an attractive shoe at a price-point that better than most performance running shoes.

The shoe has a one-piece upper and internal sock liner making this feel like you are basically wearing socks. Besides having a great feel, the color options are great.

For this review, the longest run in the Launch 6 was 8 miles. These shoes are lighter than some of the other Brooks shoes I have recently reviewed so these felt fast and lightweight. Similar to other Brooks shoes,  I order a 1/2 size up if you go with this shoe. This isn’t recommended by most running sites, but my shoe size is on the border.

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Pros Cons
  • Responsive
  • Lightweight (9.3 oz)
  • Responsive
  • Value Priced ($100)
  • Sizing (order 1/2 size up)

Here are a few pictures of the Brooks Launch 6 that I wore for this review.

Brooks Launch 6 Shoe Initial Thoughts

As I mentioned above, my wife has been raving about this shoe for the past few years. I figured with all the updates made to this version that it would be great. Needless to say I was excited to give these a try.

When I first opened the box, I immediately noticed the tongue. It seemed longer than some of the other Brooks shoe. I was impressed with the color option and attention to detail that the knit upper contained. The color worn for this review was the white/silver color. The other men’s color is a black/orange color combination that I wasn’t a fan of.

The lightweight and responsive shoe make this perfect for daily training. The $100 pricing really makes this a great value for any runner looking for a neutral shoe.

The Brooks Launch 6 has an 10 mm drop, which is consistent with most of the other running shoes I prefer to run in.

Brooks Launch 6 Shoe Specifications

  • Shoe Type/Category: Neutral
  • Weight: 9.3 oz (Men’s size 9D)
  • Shoe drop: 10mm
  • Shoe Height: 27mm (Heel), 17mm (Forefoot)
  • Sizing: Order 1/2 size up
  • Heel: Medium width
  • Forefoot: Medium width
  • Previous model: Brooks Launch 5

Brooks Launch 6 Shoe Overview

The Launch 6 is a neutral running shoe with a BioMoGo DNA sole providing a responsive and lightweight feel making it a great shoe for daily training runs.

The BioMoGo DNA midsole DNA cushioning technology improve the fit of this popular running shoe. The redesigned upper provides an improved fit and sleek look.

As mentioned above, both men’s and women’s have 4 color options. The men’s shoe weighs in at 9.3 oz (men’s size 9D) and has one of the best price-points of a top-rated running shoe.

Brooks Launch 6 Shoe Sole

The Brooks Launch 6 shoe sole continues to improve with the latest version of this shoe. The BioMoGo DNA midsole and DNA cushioning have improved the support and responsiveness of this shoe.

The Brooks BioMoGo DNA midsole along with some additional foam under the forefoot of this shoe really make this feel softer and more springlike than previous versions. The Midfoot Transition Zone also naturally encourages an improved transition and natural gait.

Below are a few pictures of the Brooks Launch 6 shoe sole and heel. It’s kind of cool to see the sole of the shoe have colors that match the rest of the shoe.

Brooks Launch 6 Shoe Upper

One of my favorite updates about the Brooks Launch 6 is the redesigned The FitKnit, for the most part, and the comfortable ankle collar and internal bootie really improve the feel and fit of this shoe.

The redesigned upper has a sleek design and is now a single-layer of engineered mesh, making it comfortable and supportive. Additionally, the upper is lightweight and provides improved breath-ability.

Like many of the other Brooks Shoes, the internal bootie has a suede-like material that reduces friction and eliminates your heel from slipping.

One other thing to note is that the tongue has just the right amount of cushion. It is soft and provides just the amount of material between the shoelaces and your foot.

Below are a few pictures of the Brooks Launch 6 upper area of the shoe.

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Brooks Launch 6 Shoe Ratings
  • 9/10
    Overall Rating - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Upper - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sole - 9/10
9/10

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