When you first see the Brooks Neuro, it’s hard not to stare. The outsole of the shoe looks like it came from the bottom of the ocean, and the upper is transparent mesh, printed with some kind of circuit card graphics. Just visible under the mesh are bright bands of shoelace-like material that zigzag across the shoe from heel to toe.
Once you get over the Neuro’s strange appearance and try it on, you soon realize that all the odd elements have a functional goal. The Neuro was designed to give the runner a comfortable and highly flexible ride at fast speeds. Its unique composition propels the runner forward and offers a running experience, unlike any previous Brooks model.
- Amazing flexibility
- Supportive and adjustable upper
- Highly stable
- Podded outsole offers unique ground feel
- “Gearing mechanism” allows forefoot and heel to move independently
- Unique “hammock” lacing system for a custom fit
- First shoe in the Brooks Propel category
- Three-layer mesh upper not very breathable
- Bulky appearance
- Unconventional design
- I bought these for the stability. They are fantastic. I am comparing to the Asics GT-21. These are a bit more snug but they are comfortable. I had to get a half size larger in EE.
- The cushioning in this shoe makes for a great ride. They are really a well made shoe and they fit perfect.
- These are great running shoes. They are a great quality and they have amazing cushioning. My feet feel like they are resting in clouds.
- The top of this shoe keeps your foot in place and really snug and has tons of support al through the shoe. I love these on long or short runs. They have a great rubber sole that helps contact support. I love these shoes.
- These have great traction and are good for using on pavement or mild trails.These are a awesome comfortable shoe as well.
- I walk around 4 miles a day and these offer me the support I need to not have any pain after. They are really great or my overpronating. I probably will always purchase Brooks.
- I wear light socks with these and they fit perfect. They needed some readjusting at first as the sole slid a bit.Other than that, they needed no other breaking in. The lacing held up great and I had no issues with rubbing my first 5 mile run. They were flexible and light and had no bulky feel to them. I was able to use these easy peasy in the gym with no issues. They have a great look and design as well.
- They are a tad bit narrow but really comfortable and flexible. They are not as clunky as I thought they would be and you cannot see how round they actually are from the top. I got a tiny pinky toe blister, but I am going to say that is because I went hard right out of the box.
- The look and the comfort are there with these shoes. They last a long time and keep their cushioning and comfort. They really have lasted longer than any other brand I have bought before.
- I bought these on a whim because they were on sale and I love Brooks Revenna’s. I trained for my half marathon in these and had zero issues. They have also helped take time off my run. These have officially replaced my Revennas.
- These have a real stable traction to them and they are really flexible to boot. I like the weight, doesn't hurt my ankles. These are great from any type of runner I feel.
- These really take a pounding and I do not feel a thing. They are super absorbent. They help with my stride and give me an extra boost as I run. I really enjoy these shoes.
- These molded to my oot right as I put them on, genius. My heels were nice and secure and didn’t slide around. I had no break in time issues and they really absorb my run impact, air shocks.
- Other than the tongue bunching up under the laces they are really comfortable. They have a real lightweight feel to them and are super cushy.
- These are lighter with a lot of great cushion in there. They aren't bulky and haven't bothered me with my pronation. I am an average to wide width and they fit good. I really love Brooks and highly recommend them.
- These are conversation pieces, people always compliment them. I bought them for work because I need a good comfortable, supportive shoe for my 12+ hours at the hospital. These have exceeded y expectations. I will be getting Brooks again.
- I got these a side larger after reading the reviews and they are perfect. They have a good weight to them, very light. They are also really comfortable and feel wonderful when I run in them.
- The insoles could use a bit more comfort. However, they work great walking around at work all day.
- Not my choice for running. They did not provide the support I really needed. But, they are good and comfortable.
- Poppin' colors and great design. I used these all day at work the first wear and they didn't create any extra ain. good , comfortable, stable work shoe. I was happy with my purchase.
- I use these for walking around on concrete all day. I do not feel a thing. They are really cozy and keep my feet alive during the day. The most comfortable shoes I own.
- This is not an upgrade to anything in my opinion. Not a good shoe. Thye crunch my toe box and give me pain after a bit of use. Brooks usually is always a good buy, not this model.
- After one use, the sole started splitting and the glue was showing. They had a tongue issue where it would not sit secure and bunched up. This is just a crappy design for Brooks. NEXT!
- These rubbed a debilitating blister on the bottom of foot, just horrible pain. And the tongue,UHGG! It digs into the top of my foot and has some hard spot to it. I had to send these back. They really hurt my feet.
- These caused me so much pain and when I contacted Brooks they informed me that I need better socks. What? I had blisters on my heels that bled and the tongue put so much strain on the top of my foot it was bruised. Really bad design and customer service from Brooks.
- These are not a heel striking shoe. I was in a lot of pain after running a short distance. They had very little cushion. Usually a great brand, the Neuro just didn't stand up.
- I loved my other Brooks, all 9 pair. These, I hate them. The tongue digs into your ankle, the heel slips because the shoe laces are not setting right, and they just are not comfortable. I would not recommend the Neuro to anyone.
- These kept catching my toenail on the seem inside. It also runs a bit bigger than my other Brooks, consistency much. These were supposed to replace the Pureflow but these are a pure-bust.
Having individual pods on the outsole also allows the foot to move more naturally and independently in all directions as opposed to a single piece outsole. According to Brooks, this independence is further enhanced by the pods being decoupled at the midfoot which releases the “sub-plantar joint”. Brooks calls this “the Gearing Mechanism” which allows the forefoot and heel to move independent of each other and gives the runner a powerful toe-off.
Key Features of the Brooks Neuro
• 6 mm heel drop
• Adaptable material adds firmness when needed
• A very adjustable lacing system
• Propulsion pods on outsole for fast turnover
• Superior flexibility from “uncoupled” midsole