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The Earth Got Softer with Brooks 2018 Collection

Posted by on 13. September 2018

Photo by Jinoe Gavan

Is it just us or DID THE EARTH GET SOFTER?  Brooks ushers in the cushioning revolution when it comes to running shoes with its 2018 collection in Levitate 2, Ghost 11, Transcend 5, Glycerin 16 and Adrenaline GTS 18.

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I won a Brooks Levitate 2

Brooks has been in business since 1914 and that’s over a century’s experience when it comes to performance footwear and apparel.  I’ve been a Brooks user for about a decade now and innovation has always been among its key strength.  They have both the feel and the float models that can cater to different type of runners, which that makes it a leading brand worldwide.  It has adopted its shoes depending on the runners need. With its latest models in 2018, it’s now entering the cushioning revolution with shoes so soft that would make you feel that the earth got softer.

Brooks is introducing new additions to its popular cushion and energize shoe category giving runners everywhere the power to run further and go faster. The new shoes – Levitate 2, features Brooks’ innovative DNA AMP, Ghost 11, and Glycerin 16 features the newest technology of Brooks: DNA LOFT, while Transcend 5 still has SUPER DNA but an updated guide rails and Adrenaline GTS 18 has its original BioMoGo DNA.  When it comes to shoes Brooks is a shoe made with the runner’s DNA embedded in their shoes with a fit that we’ll make you feel that it’s a part of your anatomy. Brooks has fine-tuned two features into its latest collection.

DNA Loft – The NEW standard in soft

A finely calibrated mix of EVA foam, rubber, and air, DNA LOFT is the new midsole cushioning in our softest running shoe yet. Engineered for unequaled comfort, EVA Foam puts more “ahhhhh” in every step, making this the softest midsole we’ve ever offered. Also an added rubber means you can stop worrying about your cushion holding up and enjoy the same blissful softness whether it’s your first – or 500th – time lacing them up. Extra air in the midsole ensures that DNA LOFT won’t weigh you down. Because cushioning that’s soft as a feather should be as light as one, too. Get lost in your run with the cushion that’ll keep you comfortable, step after step, run after run.

DNA AMP – The power to outrun yourself  

DNA AMP is a polyurethane (PU)-based cushioning system strategically engineered to provide unparalleled energy return. The foundation of DNA AMP is a PU foam that naturally expands, returning energy as force is applied. To deliver an amplified experience, Brooks encased the foam in a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) skin that resists horizontal expansion to deliver energy directly back to the runner. The result is an engineered compound that provides exceptional energy return.

Levitate 2 – Maximum Energy Returns

The new Levitate 2 returns more energy with every stride, so runners feel like they can run further and faster. Combined with an outsole that moves quickly from heel to toe and a new sleek knit upper, Levitate 2 delivers maximum energy with every stride.

Ghost 11 – The smoothest ride possible gets softer and lighter

After a decade of engineering, the Ghost has more than earned its name. Straight out of the box it’s as comfortable as any shoe you’ve worn for years. And the Ghost 11’s ethereal feel is rivaled only by its responsiveness and durability

Transcend 5 – Running’s most advanced support system, served super soft

Offering super soft cushioning and plush comfort, the Transcend 5 features Guide Rail Technology, an advanced support system that provides holistic support from feet to hips. 

Glycerin 16 – The ultimate in softness and supreme comfort—now even softer

You might be able to outrun our engineers. But when it comes to supreme comfort, super-soft cushioning and mile-after-mile plushness, you’ll never out-engineer them.

Adrenaline GTS 18 – Perfect balance of soft cushion and support, modernized

Now in its 18th version, the best-selling Adrenaline GTS is better than ever, with the same trusted cushion and support runners have grown to love, plus a new, streamlined look.

Run Happy

The latest addition to the Run Happy Brand was launched last September 12, 2018 at Torch in BGC over afternoon snacks.  Brooks Ambassadors Noy Basa, Al Gonzales and Jojo Macalintal gave testimonials on the soft cushy feel of the 2018 collection of Brooks Running Shoes.  All of them have been long-time Brooks users and are really happy.  I’ve yet to try the new collection but I’m high on the Levitate 2 from feedback from fellow athletes.  Since I won one pair, I’m going to do a separate review once I get a decent amount of mileage with the shoes.  It’s gonna be interesting to check out the cushy feel of the new one after also being able to try out their Pure Project collection, Adrenaline GTS and their trail line in the previous years.  To get to know more about the feel check them out at Runnr and Toby’s Stores below.

  • All Runnr Stores
  • Tobys MOA
  • Tobys SLP
  • Olympic Village Glorietta
  • SM Department stores MOA, North Edsa and Davao.


  • Levitate 2                    Php 7,495.00
  • Ghost 11                     Php 6,495.00
  • Transcend 5                Php 8,295.00
  • Glycerin 16                 Php 6,995.00
  • Adrenaline GTS 18      Php 6,295.00

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