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Sprint, Don’t Walk—Hundreds of Brooks’ Podiatrist-Approved Sneakers Are on Super Sale for Black Friday

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Nothing puts shoes through the wringer like going on a run. All the added force your feet endure from takeoff to landing, slippage, general swelling, and the occasional pronation issue is a lot for running sneakers to handle—unless you’re running in Brooks sneakers, that is. Luckily, the sneaker brand podiatrists consistently recommend for being up for the job is throwing a massive Black Friday sale with up to 40 percent off its line of run-ready footwear. Take it from us: this is your best chance at snagging a pair of these expert-approved shoes at a fraction of the normal price.


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What makes Brooks so great? For starters, most of its sneakers are designed for runners, meaning they’re made to withstand major mileage on the road, trail, and everything in between. That hardy construction includes cushioning that can come in handy on a run. Nelya Lobkova, DPM, a board-certified podiatrist and founder of Step Up Footcare, recommends Brooks especially if you have foot pain because they’re known for being both cushioned *and* supportive, making them doubly nice on muscles and joints. And it’s not just Dr. Lobkova who gives Brooks the greenlight—multiple Brooks styles have the American Podiatric Medical Association seal of approval. 

Whether you are looking for something more neutral and lightweight, or more stable and supportive, Brooks has dozens of models and styles to choose from on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. As a bonus, if you spend $140 or more between November 23-27, you’ll get a free SPI Belt (normally $27), which is a nifty, lightweight running belt that holds your phone or keys. What’s more, all Brooks apparel is 25 percent off from now through November 27, including best-sellers like the Convertible Sports Bra (normally $60), which lets you switch between a racerback and over-the-shoulder strap style, and the Luxe Hoodie (normally $98), which is the ultimate cold-weather running companion.

So sprint, don’t walk! The Brooks Black Friday event has some of the deepest discounts of the season.

The best Brooks Black Friday sneaker deals



Adrenaline GTS 22 — $100.00

Originally $140, now $100

Available sizes: 5-12, in half sizes and three widths

A style that’s been around for over 20 years has such longevity for good reason. The workhorse running shoe pairs soft cushioning with guide rails to help eliminate side-to-side motion (more so than the neutral Ghost style). It comes in a variety of colors and widths and will be with you for the long haul. even better, they now feature recycled materials in the upper, making for a literally lighter ecological footprint.

Colors: 16

Pros

  • Lots of size and color variety
  • Provides extra support with guide rails
  • Highly cushioned
  • Tried and tested model

Cons

  • Not the best choice for people who need a neutral shoe



Glycerin 20 — $120.00

Originally $160, now $120

Available sizes: 5-12, in half sizes and three widths

Brooks’ max cushioning shoe is great for jogging, walking, and even just being on your feet for a long time. Its rocker shape will help keep your foot stable during movement, which is great for preventing foot pain. The plush, nitrogen-infused cushioning throughout the midsole allows for a dreamy, floaty feel, no matter what mile you’re on. Snag a pair while they’re 25 percent off.

Colors: 19

Pros

  • Highly cushioned
  • Great for multiple activities
  • Provides neutral support

Cons

  • Not the best choice if you pronate



Launch GTS/GTS 10 — $100.00

Originally $110, now $100

Available sizes: 5-12, in half sizes and two widths

Brooks’ most affordable running shoe is lightweight but also delivers big-time on support and comfort. In fact, podiatrists named it the No. 1 choice for alleviating knee pain in Well+Good’s shoes for knee pain roundup, thanks to the guide rails that minimize motion. Also, it comes in a cheetah color?! CLICK.

Colors: 3

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Supportive

Cons

  • Standard level of cushioning, not ultra plush



Launch 9 — $70.00

Originally $110, now $70

Available sizes: 5-12, in half sizes

The Launch 10’s predecessor, the Launch 9, is on super-sale, too, marked down a whopping 36 percent off. They’re still smooth and swift, built for maximum responsiveness on all sorts of surfaces. A handful of sizes and colors are already sold out, but if you see your size, get ’em—$70 for these shoes is a steal.

Colors: 5

Pros: 

  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons: 

  • Select sizes sold out
  • Older iteration



Levitate 6 — $120.00

Originally $150, now $120 

Available sizes: 5-12, in half sizes

A road runner with pizzazz, the true-to-its-name Levitate is supposed to emphasize a light and springy ride thanks to the foam midsole. This responsive shoe also has a stretchy, breathable upper, maximum cushioning, and a neutral level of stability, making it a great choice for anyone who wants to feel like they’re walking or running on clouds. Now, cue the Dua Lipa and add it to your cart.

Colors: 6

Pros

  • Lightweight yet supportive
  • Springy
  • Flexible upper

Cons

  • Not available in a wide width



Caldera 6 — $110.00

Originally $150, now $110

Available sizes: 5-12, in half sizes

Trail runners have to cradle and cushion your feet while maintaining grip and balance on uneven terrain, and Caldera is up for the job. That’s all thanks to the super-soft cushioning infused from toe to heel combined with the ultra-grippy outsole that can withstand rocks, moss, gravel, and more. Bonus: It’s a long-distance running shoe, too, meaning you can spend even more time on the trails in total comfort.

Colors: 8

Pros

  • Soft, supportive, and stable sole
  • Breathable mesh upper
  • Trail-gripping tread
  • Bold color combinations

Cons

  • Some reviewers report a more rigid-feeling sole than past models



Catamount 2 — $110.00

Originally $170, now $110

Available sizes: 5-12, in half sizes

A slightly sleeker trail runner in Brooks’ adventurous running stable, the Catamount is great for running through the mud and muck while keeping your footing (and, more importantly, your sock dry). The grip is designed for both wet and dry surfaces, and a propulsion plate is meant to give you an extra boost when summiting hills. Get yours while it’s 35 percent off.

Colors: 4

Pros

  • Meant for wet and dry terrain
  • Durable and easy to clean
  • Optimized for speed

Cons

  • Not meant for distance trail running

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