Get ready for lift-off in the all-new Launch 3 ladies running shoe. Brooks have stuck with a winning recipe by taking everything that runners loved about the original launch and improved on these beloved traits. From the unique custom fit of the BioMoGo DNA midsole to the soft comfortable feel of the Cushsole Midsole, the segmented crash pad in the heel for smooth heel-to-toe transitions to the Universal Contoured Platform, the new Brooks Launch 3 is ready to rocket you into great new runs. Key features include:
The BioMoGo DNA midsole moulds dynamically to suit your foot shape in relation to your size, weight and running style. This results in optimum comfort whilst also providing amazing energy return and a responsive ride. This is why Brooks have categorized the Launch 3 in their Energize Me range, meaning the midsole is designed to give the best returns from energy output and a responsive ride when running fast. Rather than energy output being absorbed by the shoe it is efficiently transferred into driving forward motion.
Seamless heel to toe transitions are attained through the Horseshoe Groove Segmented Crash Pad in the heel and the Midfoot Y-Plate which effectively channels energy into the forefoot. This allows a fluid ride with maximum comfort, effectively reducing impact and energy transfer from heel strike, through the drive phase, and into toe-off. Brooks’ full length Cushsole Midsole gives that plush feel that’s necessary for longer sessions and races, making the shoe perfect for racing distances of 10k all the way up to marathon, and any tempo runs you throw in-between. The 10mm heel-toe offset in the shoe adds to the dynamic transition from heel to toe, promoting an effective stride which optimizes drive efficiency. The 5.5mm blown rubber forefoot with carbon rubber under the toes ensures durability, traction and greater impact protection, especially for forefoot strikers. The Strobel Last construction reduces weight, compared to board last constructions, as well as giving a good balance of soft flex and comfort whilst adding a little dynamic rigidity over a slip last.
The most obvious update, aesthetically anyway, is the lighter-weight breathable 3D print Moisture Management Air Mesh upper. This efficiently and effectively manages heat and moisture in the shoes keeping you comfortable and irritation free. Synthetic overlay materials are used to provide support and stability to the shoe without the need for stitching. This both saves weight and adds to the comfort of the shoes as the lack of stitching further reduces rubbing and irritation. This makes for a super-comfortable ride with an out of this world weightless feel.