Photo: Oliver Baker

Brooks Launch 4


$100, Trivillage.com

The draw: Durability and versatility

Built with plenty of cushioning and durability to be a go-to daily trainer, the Launch 4 has evolved with a bit more responsiveness to give it versatility (think tempo runs, progression runs, etc.) and put more energy into your long runs and recovery days. The latest incarnation is slightly lighter, has some aesthetic changes and a new subtly reinforced breathable mesh upper.

9.0 ounces | 10mm heel-toe-offset