10 Best Brooks Running Shoes For Neutral Runners

Updated on: July 2021

Best Brooks Running Shoes For Neutral Runners in 2021


Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Black/Pearl/Oyster - D - 12.0

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Black/Pearl/Oyster - D - 12.0
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Peacoat/Blue/Aqua - B - 9.0

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Peacoat/Blue/Aqua - B - 9.0
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 - 6.0

Brooks Womens Revel 3 Running Shoe - Black/Blackened Pearl/White - B - 6.0
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 Glycerin 17 Running Shoe - Grey/Navy/White - D - 13.0

Brooks Mens Glycerin 17 Running Shoe - Grey/Navy/White - D - 13.0
BESTSELLER NO. 4 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 Glycerin 18 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Cornflower - B - 8

Brooks Womens Glycerin 18 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Cornflower - B - 8
BESTSELLER NO. 5 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.

Brooks Womens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Aster/Fig/Gold - B - 8.5

Brooks Womens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Aster/Fig/Gold - B - 8.5
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = 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 Ricochet Running Shoe - Grey/Black/Ebony - D - 10.5

Brooks Mens Ricochet Running Shoe - Grey/Black/Ebony - D - 10.5
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "D" = Medium width
  • ENERGIZED FEEL: Delivers a responsive and springy ride to add extra lift to your stride without compromising support or speed.
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with a medium to high arch looking for neutral support.
  • ENERGIZED CUSHIONING: Running shouldn't be a zero-sum game. That's why our BioMoGo DNA and DNA AMP midsole technology provides light-weight, best-in-class energy return. You give. Ricochet gives back.
  • INTUITIVE FIT, INCOGNITO COMFORT: Comfort goes stealth mode inside the sleek, adaptable Fit Knit upper. Hidden features include a heel wrap and an ultra-soft heel tab to shield your Achilles from irritation. Fit Knit upper holds a host of comfort features to keep you running at your best.

Brooks Mens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Blue/Black/Nightlife - D - 10.0

Brooks Mens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Blue/Black/Nightlife - D - 10.0
BESTSELLER NO. 8 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 Levitate 2 Running Shoe - Grey/Black/Orange - D - 13.0

Brooks Mens Levitate 2 Running Shoe - Grey/Black/Orange - D - 13.0
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "D" = Medium width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with a medium to high arch looking for neutral support.
  • ENERGIZED FEEL: Delivers a responsive and springy ride to add extra lift to your stride without compromising support or speed.
  • ENERGIZED CUSHIONING: With the most energy return of leading performance running shoes, the DNA AMP midsole technology in Levitate 2 gives you back more of the effort you put in.
  • INTUITIVE FIT, INCOGNITO COMFORT: The inside of the highly adaptable Fit Knit upper holds a host of comfort features to keep you running at your best.

Brooks Womens PureFlow 7 - Black/White - B - 10.5

Brooks Womens PureFlow 7 - Black/White - B - 10.5
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: “B” = Medium width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with a medium to high arch looking for neutral support.
  • CONNECTED FEEL: Provides a lightweight and flexible feel that lets you move naturally and connect to your run.
  • MINIMAL CUSHIONING AND FULL-BODY ALIGNMENT: BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your stride, while the flexible sole disperses impact away from your body for a plush, yet minimal cushioning so you feel more in touch with your run. Rounded heel promotes better alignment, helping to minimize stress on the joints.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT, CLOSE-TO-FOOT FIT: The stretch-woven upper and soft internal bootie allow your feet to feel comfortable and unrestrained. The clean and simple design provides a lightweight shoe that won’t weigh you down.

Glycerin 9 by Brooks Featured by Runner's World

The Glycerin 9 by Brooks Sports is a featured choice in the Runner's World Fall Shoe Review

Fortunately, Runners' World takes some of the agnst out of finding the right running shoe by producing their runner's shoe guide. This Fall 2020 Runner's World Fall Runner's Guide introduces Brook's Ghost 4 with their Editor's Choice Award and includes the Glycerin 9 in their litany of best running shoe choices. The Glycerin 9, a neutral runner, is my 2020 choice because even when I've worn off a lot of heel tread, it remains my preferred shoe.

When first determining to really stay with running as the main element in an exercise program I went to a specialty store to get "real runner's shoes." After trying several pair, there was NO doubt, the Brooks shoe was the shoe my feet needed to "Run Happy!" That was in 1982 and I've been a Brook's convert ever since.

Regardless of the wear...there's 365 days in a year - take out 60 Sundays and you've got 305 for 2 years and 90 days of wear for the last part of 2020. That's when my Glycerin 7's, arrived (November 21, 2020) at my door from Brooks Running. Now, multiply 700 days by 3 miles per day to get the an approximate number of miles on these shoes. I think that number is 2100 miles. They stood the test and well past it. And, even though I had other pairs without all the miles, they remained my preference until 2 weeks ago when the Glycerin 9's arrived because they still retained more support and comfort than the others. Now, please, don't you do that. Running shoes are said to give the best support if changed every few hundred miles. My first reaction when trying the Glycerin 9's on?

Oh, my gosh.....That's Got To Be Nano Technology! Brooks' calls it "Nano Springs." Nano technology is the absolute best way I know to describe how the Glycerin 9 acts and reacts on the foot. The shoe does not perform as a static piece of cardboard, some kind of over still composition plastic, or like a springboard platform but more like a liquid hydro-flow moving as the runner's moves. Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. And, that's exactly how Brook's MoGo and "innovative Genetic Engineering DNA," responds.

Brooks' engineering has created a shoe to move in a dynamic symphony with each personal and individual stride from feet, legs, and body motion. They use this description: the "midsole technology that instantly adapts to a runner's size and stride," to describe the midsole technology in every shoe. Brooks DNA is engineered to provide, "30% better cushioning than standard gels and EVA materials." In my experience, that's is precisely how the shoes feel and function.

If you've read my other articles you'll know Brooks shoes are not just another "sports shoe." Their scientifically engineered and manufactured specifications meet the demands of exceptionally picky, class of performance competition runners all the while providing "style in design and function." For the rest of us? Well, we get to enjoy the tremendous beneficial results of their dedication and commitment to running as a profession.

Brook's Lab Rat Program
Brooks knows all professional and competition runners are best likened to iron forged in the fire of discipline from everyday, average runners. Brooks includes those everyday needs when engineering their shoes. That's why Brooks builds winning runners as well us everyday folk. If you'd like to participate in their "Brook's Lab Rat Program," that option is available. You can sign up here.

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