Shoes to Charm Your Socks Off: Brooks Launch 9 and Launch 9 GTS

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Each month our Charm City Run shoe experts review a new and different running/walking shoe in a YouTube video series we call “Shoes to Charm Your Socks Off.” Not only do we provide honest, helpful shoe reviews, but we have a blast doing it!

Check out our most recent video featuring the new Brooks Launch 9 and Launch 9 GTS here. Below we break it down for you if you prefer to read your reviews.

Brooks Launch 9 and Launch 9 GTS:

Retail: $110
Foot type: Neutral/Stability
Drop: 10mm
Weight: 8.2 oz (Men’s Size 9) / 8.6 oz (Men’s Size 9)

The Brooks Launch 9 and Launch 9 GTS are a great road shoe that provides runners with a responsive ride for quick transitions.

Brooks added 2 mm of BioMoGo DNA cushioning to the stack of both shoes to add a bit more bounce. Brooks cushion is so unique because it adapts to each wearer’s gait, weight, and stride to deflect impact away from the body.

Making the change from post to guiderails allows for the Brooks Launch 9 and Launch 9 GTS to accommodate and support a natural stride rather than impede it.

The outsoles of both shoes are made with silica instead of petroleum, which is a more sustainable material (yay Earth Day!).

Brooks used a new creel warp mesh for the Launch 9 and Launch 9 GTS top sole providing breathability and lightness.

Both shoes are a half ounce lighter than its previous models. This makes the Brooks Launch 9 and Launch 9 GTS great options for race day.

The Brooks Launch 9 and Launch 9 GTS will charm your socks off! Check them out at Charm City Run!


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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