10 Best Brooks Support Running Shoe

Updated on: February 2021

Best Brooks Support Running Shoe in 2021


Brooks Womens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Grey/Black/Purple - D - 8.0

Brooks Womens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Grey/Black/Purple - D - 8.0
BESTSELLER NO. 1 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 Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Shark/Violet/Bel Air Blue - B - 7.5

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Shark/Violet/Bel Air Blue - B - 7.5
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 Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Black/Lime/Blue Grass - D - 11.5

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Black/Lime/Blue Grass - D - 11.5
BESTSELLER NO. 3 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 Glycerin 18 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Cornflower - B - 8

Brooks Womens Glycerin 18 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Cornflower - B - 8
BESTSELLER NO. 4 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 Revel 2 Running Shoe - Black/Grey/Grey - B - 7.5

Brooks Womens Revel 2 Running Shoe - Black/Grey/Grey - B - 7.5
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: “B” = Medium width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with a medium to high arch looking for neutral support.
  • CUSHIONED FEEL: Soft and protective, these shoes provide just the right amount of cushion in each step to let you float through your run, walk and everyday life.
  • PLUSH CUSHIONING AND FLOAT FEEL: BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your stride, providing comfortable cushioning for just-right softness underfoot to let you float through your stride.
  • SOFT, COMFORTABLE AND VERSATILE FIT: The shoe’s internal bootie surrounds your foot in all-day comfort, no matter how your foot naturally moves whether you’re on a run, walk or the gym.

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 20 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Ketchup - 2E - 12.0

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 20 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Ketchup - 2E - 12.0
BESTSELLER NO. 6 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 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 Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Grey/Blue/Ebony - D - 8.0

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Grey/Blue/Ebony - D - 8.0
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "D" = Medium width, "EE" = Wide width, "B" = Narrow width, "EEEE" = Extra wide width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with all arches looking for support. Our new Guiderail Support System focuses 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.
  • CUSHIONED FEEL: Soft and protective, these shoes provide just the right amount of cushion in each step to let you float through your run, walk and everyday life.
  • 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.
  • MODERNIZED FIT: Engineered mesh and the 3D Fit Print upper provide the structure and proven fit of this Go-To Shoe with a streamlined look.

Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Grey/Lavender/Navy - B - 8.5

Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Grey/Lavender/Navy - B - 8.5
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = Medium width, "D" = Wide width, "2A" = Narrow width, "2E" = Extra wide width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with all arches looking for support. Our new Guiderail Support System focuses 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.
  • CUSHIONED FEEL: Soft and protective, these shoes provide just the right amount of cushion in each step to let you float through your run, walk and everyday life.
  • 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.
  • MODERNIZED FIT: Engineered mesh and the 3D Fit Print upper provide the structure and proven fit of this Go-To Shoe with a streamlined look.

Brooks Womens Ravenna 10 Running Shoe - Coral/Purple/Black - B - 10.5

Brooks Womens Ravenna 10 Running Shoe - Coral/Purple/Black - B - 10.5
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = Medium width
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: This is the sister shoe to the Launch, so it works as a great long-distance racing or training shoe for efficient runners with added support to help non-neutral runners.
  • ENERGIZED FEEL: Delivers a responsive and springy ride to add extra lift to your stride without compromising support or speed.
  • GUIDERAIL SUPPORT SYSTEM: Next-generation GuideRails provide holistic support by guiding your feet into alignment—reducing heel and shin rotation, and keeping excess knee motion in check.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT FIT: The one-piece mesh upper and internal bootie are so light and breezy, they feel like they’re not even there.

On Being Short

Being short isn't so bad if you don't want to be a model or basketball star. It's not so good if capris make you look like you are wearing high-water pants or if you can't reach things at the grocery store.

As a teenager, I liked my height and weight. I was comfortable with myself and had a good self-image. There were times it was a little bit of a struggle slow-dancing with a boy who was almost six feet tall. I seemed to be drawn to tall boys. But, for the most part, my height did not bother me. When my friends and I discussed possible careers we thought we'd like to follow, I briefly thought about becoming an airline stewardess until I discovered one had to be at least 5 feet 6 inches to be considered. That probably has changed over the many years since I was a teen.

During the last few years of high school and when I returned home from college for vacations, one of my best friends was a girl who was 5 feet 9 inches tall. Sometimes we went shopping in our small downtown, walking down the street from store to store, looking like the female version of the comic strip - Mutt and Jeff because of the difference in our heights. We laughed about it all the time. And in those years since, I have had two more very good female friends who were also 5 feet 9 inches. It goes without saying that most of the men I've met, including my ex-husband, brothers-in-law and co-workers have all been a lot taller than I am.

My height didn't start to annoy me until clothing styles started to change. It seemed all of a sudden, styles were being made for women who had longer legs than I did. There were very few petite shops where I lived, and the ones we did have had higher prices for those petite sizes. You would think the prices would be lower, since there was less material to work with. Sears was one of the few places I could find affordable dress pants for work for someone who was less than 5 feet 4 inches - what was labeled as "average". If I found any type of long pants - whether for work or just jeans - many times I had to hem them myself instead of paying someone to do the tailoring. There was also a little bit of a problem when knickers/capris came back in style. Most of the capris at the stores where I live now come down to just above my ankles. They look more like high-water pants, something that shrunk in the dryer that should not be worn by someone who has thin little legs. So, although many women own at least one pair of capris, I haven't even attempted to buy a pair. I still enjoyed being short and petite.

Now as I've gotten even older, I have found that I am no longer 5 feet 2 inches. My height now is 5 feet ½ inch. I'm no longer only one hundred pounds, but I am not overweight. All of my children are taller than I am, and two of my grandchildren are taller than I am. I've found that I need to use a step stool in order to get things from the top shelves in my kitchen cabinets. That is okay - at least I have the step stool to use and I'm careful. But have you ever tried going grocery shopping and the item you want or need is located far back, on the top shelf that you can't reach, even on your tiptoes? And of course, there is no one in that aisle who can help you. You have to make a decision - do you really need or want that item enough to go searching for an employee who can help get it for you. Many times, after looking up and down several aisles, or even waiting for a tall customer to happen by, I leave the store without that one or two items I really wanted. Then I think - it would be nice if grocery stores had those stools on wheels that they have at the local library so folks can reach books on the upper shelves. What would be better - and safer - is if the stores would lower their shelves a little.

So, being short has its ups and downs. Sure, if I was a little taller, and still the same weight, I'd have a fabulous figure right now and I'd be able to wear almost any style clothing and reach items at the store. But, nice things come in small packages.

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