Men's Brooks Launch 8 Running Shoes

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Product Description

The Brooks Launch 8 Men's Running Shoes offer a speedy feel without sacrificing softness. The men's Launch 8 features more blown rubber in the forefoot to help propel your forward and create faster transitions. Constructed with a new air mesh upper, the Brooks Launch 8 improves both ventilation and fit. Plus, the lightweight BiMoGo midsole offers cushioning that still allows for a fast ride. Be ready for your next speed workout or PR with the Brooks Launch 8 Men's Running Shoes. 

  • Ideal for speed workouts
  • Air mesh upper for breathability
  • BioMoGo midsole cushioning for a fast ride
  • Blown rubber in forefoot propels you forward
  • Weight: 8.6 oz.
  • Support: Neutral
  • Arch: Medium, high
  • Surface Type: Road
  • Midsole Drop: 10mm

Customer Reviews

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Rated 3 out of 5
Brooks Quality is Getting Bad
These shoes are comfortable. I switched to these from the Ghosts that I used to wear because the Ghosts started hurting my feet in the metatarsal region. I loved Ghosts for a while, but I just can't wear those super high drop shoes for running anymore.

I got the Launch 8 mainly to go for a lower drop, and I love the USA colorway.

- Comfortable
- Look great

- The rubber has noticeable wear after only 150 miles
- To channel another buyer's comment, the upper is quite sloppy. In this pair, I have to use the runner loops at the top because I keep feeling my heels slipping
- The shoelaces are not the right laces for the shoe. They're flat, which is fine, but they're very thin compared to the upper material, which is more padded, when when you go to tie them, you've really gotta buckle them down well.
- The tongue. It has nice padding, but it crinkles when you tie them, which creates a point of contention in the upper arch of my foot.

Overall, I did run a 5K in this and ran start to finish without stopping, and did not sustain an injury.

They seem to be wearing down rapidly on the sole.
October 5, 2021
1 month ago
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Rated 3 out of 5
Little loose and sloppy
My last 8 pair of Brooks have been different variations of the Ghost. I thought I would try the Launch 8. I found that it was slightly larger than the Ghost and the material in the toe box was very soft. I'm 69 yrs. old and walk 140-150 miles per month, so these will not work for me. Returning them and will wait for better color schemes of the Ghost 14 or the new 15!
August 24, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Can’t be beat for comfort, support, and durability.
Best shoes EVER! Running, walking, training, great for all. I got the Texas Flag version, and have gotten many compliments on them.
August 8, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
First time brooks customer. I'm hooked. Launch 8 is smooth, quick, and moves WITH me. Will watch for the 9.
August 7, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Somehow better than the others
I’ve run in every iteration of the Launch since they introduced the 2. These are lighter than their predecessors, and slightly more durable- in great shape after about 275 miles on the current pair- and super comfortable as always. I was iffy on the heel collar thing, but you can’t feel it and they break in from the super soft cushion after maybe 30 miles. They’re a bit better at wicking moisture than the previous ones as well. Great shoe, I’ll continue buying them.
August 2, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Launch 8 is a great shoe
Great fit, great design. I love the elf ear heel. Transition from heel through toe off is smooth. 260 road miles on them and they are still springy, responsive, and plenty of tread left.
July 23, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Much better than expected πŸ‘
Fast transitions, excellent fit, comfortable. Not expecting to get as many miles out of these as ghost, I'm 6'3 220, but they feel great and padding is good.
July 20, 2021
3 months ago
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Rated 5 out of 5
Stars and Racing Stripes
Love the look of Red, White, and Blue (Stars and Stripes) Launch 8's. Not just a great fit for the the 4th of July, but proudly wearing them each and every day. Comfortable fit (got the wide version) and good performance. Lots of folks comment on how cool they are too. Stand out from all of those other boring color schemes. :)
Good looking shoes! Fit the theme perfectly. :)
Good looking shoes! Fit the theme perfectly. :)
July 8, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great shoes
I bought these shoes with no expectations outside of how great they’d be for the 4th of July. Decided to take them for a spin and fell in love. I’ve done speed work, distance and in between and have been extremely happy. Great cushioning while still being light enough to carry me through all my runs. Love these and will be purchasing again.
July 1, 2021
3 months ago
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Rated 5 out of 5
I want a men's 8 shoe bananas like the women's. I would by a pair now if available. I prefer the beast but, would by the 8's just for the bananas! I'm a 30 mile a week runner and love it!
June 12, 2021
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