Brooks Launch 4
Brooks takes their runners and creates a base model, and if popular continue the line up numerically. They will take the initial design and improve on it rather than upgrading it and giving it a new name, they will take their runner and improve it under the same label. This takes some of the confusion and frustration out of attempting to figure out if the new version is similar to the runner's old runner. If the consumer finds something that works for them and they need to buy something similar, Brooks usually has just updated the shoe and upgraded the number on the shoe. Some of their runners are in the double digits now proving that Brooks has continued to improve their products over the years and also shows that they are a reliable company that has been around for a while.
This article is on the Launch 4. There has since been a 5 that has come out however consumers are saying that they actually prefer the 4 over the 5 due to some tightness experienced in the upper of the 5. Improvements made to the 4, listed on their website, are supposed to be lighter weight, a more springy step due to some added in blown rubber and an updated 'U-Groove' design in the heel which is supposed to help improve accuracy and efficiency during runs. The 4 has been highly praised as the best runner that Brooks has come out with. In this article, we go through why consumers liked this product. We look at the strengths and weaknesses of the shoe, what consumers liked and didn't like, the materials used to make it, as well as the construction of the shoe and it's overall durability, breathability, and design. We looked at consumer reviews to see what the most common benefits and weaknesses came up and we looked at what makes this runner different from the competition. So without further adieu, this is our review and analysis of the Brooks Launch 4. We hope this article helps you with your next runner's purchase.
- Extremely comfortable
- Adds more 'spring to your step'
- Very breathable
- Requires half size up
- No waterproofing