So your favorite shoe was replaced or discontinued. A day every runner dreads.
We’ve all been there. You miss that snug fit and perfect cushioning that felt like it was made just for you. You made so many memories in those shoes, from the long training sessions to triumphant PRs on race day.
Nothing will ever be the same…
Fear not, Brooks fans. Yes, your favorite shoes have a new name, but they still provide a similar, if not better, ride than their predecessors.
Let’s dig into the differences and explain the details to help you find the perfect pair for your activities!
What happened to the Brooks Ravenna?
The Brooks Ravenna is now the Launch GTS. It provides the same lightweight stability for runners who want a responsive ride with a touch of support. The Launch GTS is perfect for tempo runs, interval workouts, 5Ks, and 10K races.
Speed + Support = Brooks Launch GTS 8
What happened to the Brooks Transcend?
The Brooks Transcend is now the Glycerin GTS. It combines plush cushioning for long distances with support to keep your stride aligned. The Glycerin GTS is ideal for high-mileage runners, half to full marathon races, or daily walkers who want soft cushioning with every step.
Softness + Support = Brooks Glycerin GTS 19
What happened to the Brooks Bedlam?
The Brooks Bedlam is now the Levitate GTS. It provides the same reliable support and springy feel runners need to reach their goals. The Levitate GTS is a versatile option that keeps you energized during long distances, while offering speed for tempo and interval workouts.
Energy Return + Support = Levitate GTS
What are Brooks GuideRails?
GuideRails® holistic support system aligns your body in its natural motion path while keeping excess movement in check.
Think of GuideRails® like bumpers on a bowling alley. It's there when you need it to steer your stride when form begins to fade. Otherwise, it stays out of the way to help you run smoothly through the miles.
This technology gives you all the benefits of a support shoe without using a traditional medial post.
What if I don't need support for overpronation?
There are plenty of Brooks running shoes to choose from if you're a neutral runner. The Glycerin 19 and Launch 8 offer similar benefits without using the GuideRails® support system. The Brooks Ghost lands in the sweet spot for runners who want a cushioned shoe for long distances that can also push the pace during tempo training.
Whether you love short or long runs, fast or slow tempos, Brooks provides a pair for every runner!
Struggling to find the right fit? Give us a visit. Our experienced shoe gurus will help you find the perfect pair for your activities!