The Brooks Launch 4 is the proposal from the american brand to gain market share in the competitive segment of performance running shoes where the popular Adidas Adizero Boston 6 is currently the reference. Out of curiosity, second edition was released 5 years after original one and since then, we get a new Launch iteration every year. Brooks Launch 4 features 10 mm drop and with enough cushioning is a great choice for heel strikers to outperform in long distances and speed workouts.
As a typical annual update, upper has been improved from its predecessor Launch 3 based on feedback from users and major highlight is the reduction of the fused 3D Fit structure to provide a better fit. Reengineered heel counter provide a more secure fit and mesh material is now softer for enhanced comfort.
Midsole keeps BioMoGo DNA foam but geometry has been slightly modified for more flexibility resulting in smoother transition. Outsole features deeper grooves in the forefoot while amount of rubber has been increased to provide more cushioning and quicker toe-off. Firmer rubber is placed in toe and midfoot for faster transition.