10 Best Brooks Running Shoes For Cushioning

Updated on: May 2021

Best Brooks Running Shoes For Cushioning in 2021


Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Navy/Deep Water/Gold - 2E - 10.5

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Navy/Deep Water/Gold - 2E - 10.5
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Peacoat/Blue/Aqua - D - 8.0

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Peacoat/Blue/Aqua - D - 8.0
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a lightweight shoe and a smooth ride without sacrificing cushioning. Whether you’re a Ghost loyalist or are lacing one up for the first time, you’ll find plenty to like.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: The neutral support type provides high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Ghost 11
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • SMOOTH, STABLE RIDE: No matter how your foot lands, our Segmented Crash Pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
  • SOFT, SECURE, FIT: The newly engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure.

Brooks Womens Revel 3 Running Shoe - Black/Blackened Pearl/White - B - 9.0

Brooks Womens Revel 3 Running Shoe - Black/Blackened Pearl/White - B - 9.0
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a shoe that looks good and performs even better. This is a true do-it-all shoe that you can also wear casually.
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA cushioning adapts to your stride, weight, and speed to help protect you by deflecting impact away from your body.
  • SOFT, COMFORTABLE, AND VERSATILE FIT: Enjoy the secure fit of an inner bootie that surrounds your foot in all-day comfort thanks to heat-activated yarns that won’t stretch out over time.
  • FRESH LOOK: The redesigned flat-knit upper and midsole provide a look and feel that’s perfect for work, working out, or post-work activities.
  • WEAR TESTERS SAY: "Shoe feels great. It’s got a nice smooth ride with the right amount of cushioning. Shoe feels pretty light."

Brooks Mens Transcend 6 Running Shoe - Blue/Black/Nightlife - D - 9.5

Brooks Mens Transcend 6 Running Shoe - Blue/Black/Nightlife - D - 9.5
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Runners who need support and love all the bells and whistles. This shoe combines our best cushioning with seriously innovative GuideRails support. The result is a shoe that feels incredibly comfortable mile after mile.
  • SUPER-SOFT CUSHIONING: The DNA LOFT cushioning provides a soft, luxurious feeling underfoot without losing responsiveness or durability.
  • MAXIMUM COMFORT: New OrthoLite sockliner provides premium step-in comfort.
  • PLUSH FIT: The plush feel of an internal stretch bootie surrounds your foot and moves and expands with your stride. The engineered mesh upper and 3D Fit Print technology only enhance the fit.
  • HOLISTIC SUPPORT: We've shifted our focus beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner's body: the knees. GuideRails support keeps you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 20 Running Shoe - Grey/Blue/Navy - D - 11.0

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 20 Running Shoe - Grey/Blue/Navy - D - 11.0
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Runners who need a perfect blend of support, cushion, flexibility, and reliability. The modernized, streamlined design satisfies runners who crave a low-profile look.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: Provides just the right amount of stability and support, great for overpronation while providing high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Adrenaline GTS 19
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: The DNA LOFT Crash Pad cushions each footfall and works with BioMoGo DNA to adapt to your every stride.
  • MODERNIZED FIT: A new streamlined, engineered mesh upper with 3D Fit Print offers the structure and proven fit the Adrenaline is known for-without excess bulk.
  • GUIDERAILS HOLISTIC SUPPORT SYSTEM: We've shifted our focus beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner’s body: the knees. GuideRails keep you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.

Brooks Mens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Blue/Black/Nightlife - D - 11.5

Brooks Mens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Blue/Black/Nightlife - D - 11.5
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "D" = Medium width
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: This is a great option for neutral, efficient runners who don’t like a super soft shoe. It has just-right spring and is light enough to be a race shoe for longer distances like the marathon.
  • ENERGIZED FEEL: Delivers a responsive and springy ride to add extra lift to your stride without compromising support or speed.
  • SPRINGY CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning and rebounding rubber create a springy feel underfoot.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT FIT: The one-piece mesh upper and internal bootie are so light and breezy, they feel like they’re not even there.

Brooks Mens Glycerin 17 Running Shoe - Grey/Navy/White - D - 10.0

Brooks Mens Glycerin 17 Running Shoe - Grey/Navy/White - D - 10.0
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "D" = Medium width, "EE" = Wide width
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners obsessed with softness and cushioning. Sleeker than in the past, this shoe will appeal to people who love tons of cushion but — until now — haven’t loved the style.
  • SUPER-SOFT CUSHIONING: The DNA LOFT cushioning provides a soft, luxurious feeling underfoot without losing responsiveness or durability, while the OrthoLite sockliner provides premium step-in comfort.
  • THE PERFECT FIT AND FEEL: The plush feel of an internal stretch bootie surrounds your foot and moves and expands with your stride. The engineered mesh upper and 3D Fit Print technology only enhance the fit.
  • SMOOTH TRANSITIONS: The DNA LOFT transition zone makes every move from heel to toe feel incredibly soft and smooth.

Brooks Womens Transcend 6 Running Shoe - Black/Purple/Coral - B - 6.5

Brooks Womens Transcend 6 Running Shoe - Black/Purple/Coral - B - 6.5
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Runners who need support and love all the bells and whistles. This shoe combines our best cushioning with seriously innovative GuideRails support. The result is a shoe that feels incredibly comfortable mile after mile.
  • SUPER-SOFT CUSHIONING: The DNA LOFT cushioning provides a soft, luxurious feeling underfoot without losing responsiveness or durability.
  • MAXIMUM COMFORT: New OrthoLite sockliner provides premium step-in comfort.
  • PLUSH FIT: The plush feel of an internal stretch bootie surrounds your foot and moves and expands with your stride. The engineered mesh upper and 3D Fit Print technology only enhance the fit.
  • HOLISTIC SUPPORT: We've shifted our focus beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner's body: the knees. GuideRails support keeps you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.

Brooks Mens Bedlam 2 Running Shoe - Grey/White/Gold - D - 9.5

Brooks Mens Bedlam 2 Running Shoe - Grey/White/Gold - D - 9.5
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: The Bedlam 2 is perfect for runners who want to combine our best energy return technology with support that keeps your stride in line.
  • ENERGIZED CUSHIONING: Built with our best energy return, the DNA AMP midsole gives you back more of the effort you put in.
  • SECURE, SOCK-LIKE FIT: Redesigned Fit Knit upper provides a secure, sock-like fit that moves with you.
  • GUIDERAILS HOLISTIC SUPPORT SYSTEM: We’ve shifted our focus beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner’s body: the knees. GuideRails support keeps you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.
  • WEAR TESTERS SAY: "I felt like when I was running I was at ease and had great support and momentum moving forward."

Brooks Womens Glycerin 18 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Cornflower - B - 8

Brooks Womens Glycerin 18 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Cornflower - B - 8
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: The Glycerin 18 is perfect for runners who think there's no such thing as too much cushioning. The upper enhances comfort by perfectly balancing stretch and structure.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: Provides neutral support while offering the maximum amount of cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Glycerin 17.
  • SUPER-SOFT CUSHIONING: Increased DNA LOFT super-soft cushioning allows for even more extreme softness, without losing responsiveness or durability, while the OrthoLite sockliner provides premium step-in comfort.
  • PLUSH FIT: The plush feel of an internal stretch bootie surrounds your foot and moves and expands with your stride. The engineered mesh upper enhances the fit.
  • SMOOTH TRANSITIONS: The plush transition zone makes every move from heel to toe feel incredibly soft and smooth.

Indie Artist Feist Big Hit with Ipod Commercial Fans

The voice of Leslie Feist has been described by some as "haunting" and her music is a compilation of styles. Her "1234" song now playing in the Ipod Nano commercial is a big score with listeners.

I often commute to Denton, Texas which is home to the University of North Texas -- a school well known for helping to produce artists and bands such as the Norah Jones, Midlake, and Bryce Isbell. In a meeting with some colleagues who are heavily into the music scene, I asked about the voice singing "1,2,3,4 tell me that you love me more" on the Nano commercial. The table fell silent and they stared at me in wonder. Finally, someone muttered that I had also once asked who "Radiohead" was and they all nodded sadly as though agreeing that I was probably mentally incapacitated. They told me that the song had been released ages ago (which turned out to mean a few months) and that the artist was Feist. They patiently reminded me how to navigate to the My Space site where they assured me I would learn more. Sometimes they underestimate me -- I already knew how to get to My Space, so there.

With a little research I learned that Feist has performed as a solo artist and in the Canadian band Broken Social Scene. A page that is listed as the official site has only a deliberately over-exposed photograph (presumably of Leslie Feist) and an image of a hand-scrawled note that explains why the site has gone offline. The note states that it is because "of my analogue mind and the fact(s) that I couldn't recognize myself in it" among other interesting comments. She goes on to say that the band will "keep basic facts on MYSPACE (benign /neutral) and try to breathe life into the robot." And, indeed, I was able to locate more info including concert dates and television appearances on the latter site.

Feist was born in 1976 in Nova Scotia and started in music at the age of 15 when she founded a punk band. The band won a Battle of the Bands competition which help launch Feist's career. Her debut solo album was released in 1999, though she recorded the more well known album, Let it Die, in Paris during 2002 and 2003. The album was a combination of indie rock and jazz and it gained international acclaim. Though Feist appeared in a variety of venues after the release and she recorded some lesser known works, some worried that the Let it Die album would end up being a one-of-a-kind treat that would never be followed up. Then, out of the blue, Feist recorded The Reminder by working in a rented home outside of Paris. It is rumored that the entire album was recorded in less than a week. It was on this album released in May of 2020 that the "1234" song first came out.

Feist's musical style could be described as casual and polished all at the same time. Listening to her best songs is like sampling a new gourmet dish where new flavors tantalize with subtlety. It is hard to pin down one thing that catches your ear in a Feist tune, but you'll notice a little bossa nova here and there, some samba, and overall that ethereal voice. The "1234" single was featured in recent HBO promos, but the use of the song in the simple Ipod commercial may be one of those genius moves that helps Feist become well known even to listeners of adult contemporary.

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