With spring in full swing—and the sun shining (and smiling) upon you—it’s time to get moving and motivated with some feel-good gear by Brooks that’s a modern mix of forward-thinking function paired with swoon-worthy fashion. After all, Brooks knows how to make your heart skip a beat with running-to-runway looks that you can wear ‘round-the-clock so you’re always ready for everything life throws at you!
So get set to stride with style and performance—and check out four must-have spring picks, all mindfully designed to join you on life’s adventure so you can achieve your personal best on race day, and every day.
The pretty tech-top
Move pretty-powerfully in this lightweight top that features a vibrant print, an awesome breathable design and amazing anti-odor action that you’ll simply want to live in this tech-tee all day. Brooks Streaker Short Sleeve Running Shirt is a sleek and form-fitting tee that has a seamless construction which feels super soft against the skin and lets you move with complete comfort and ease, so you don’t ever have to worry about any chafing or irritation. It also has a lean cut that’s flattering and gives you that coverage you crave to move freely. What’s more, it’s made with DriLayer® Burst fabric that incredibly keeps odors and moisture away so you continuously stay fresh and dry. The Streaker Short Sleeve Running Shirt also features a fashionable gradient design that’s feminine and colorful. This sweet short sleeve is a key spring piece to add as the days begin to warm up because it’s soft and light, comfy and cool, and adorably feminine, making it perfect for everything from running to running errands—and all your activities in-between.
Brooks Streaker SS Running Shirt retails for $55, and is available in Cobalt/Petal (a flashy Fuchsia and Blue hue combination), Sky/Tile, and Oxford/Black.
The multi-tasking pants
Slip on these sleek, multi-tasking pants that will surely become your MVP’s (most valuable pants) to wear everywhere from running to running errands. Brooks Chaser Pants are perfect, top-performing pants that deliver all-day comfort and stylish versatility. The Chaser Pant has a mid-rise paired with a clean, close-fit that’s feminine and flattering—and it gracefully moves with you so you enjoy full freedom of movement. They also have a silky-soft and stretchy fabric that’s lightweight yet highly durable, giving you cool styling that’s comfy along with coverage that’s easy and moveable. The Chaser Pants not only feel fantastic, but they’re also packed with functional features including, a flat waistband that’s smooth and quick-drying so you stay comfy all-day, adjustable cuffs that can be worn open for an easy fit or snapped closed for a tapered fit to keep the chill out. And there’s lots of pockets: two discreetly hidden at the waistband as well as front hand pockets to conveniently and securely store goods while on-the-go. Overall, the Chaser Pant is an everyday essential that’s versatile, stylish, and skillfully designed to hang tough with you during workouts as well as keep you on-trend on the weekends, so you look and feel good no matter where you wander.
Brooks Chaser Pant retails for $90 and is available in Black.
The versatile and very-chic jacket
Take cover in this ultra-chic jacket that features a dashing design and forward-thinking features so you can run fiercely or simply wander about town looking pretty and polished. The Fremont Running Jacket features a silky-smooth fabric that’s stretchy and breathable as well as highly durable so you can feel free to run and rack on the miles feeling oh-so-good every step of the way. And this fabulous fabric is feather-light and won’t weigh you down so you can move with unrestricted power and ease. The Fremont Jacket is beautifully designed with a feminine flair, and features a semi-fitted design that’s not too tight but rather sleek and flattering. It’s also cleverly designed with perforated panels along the front and backside to boost aeration so you always feel cool and dry. This darling jacket also has a full front zipper for versatility in styling, retroreflectivity at the front and a reflective stripe down the backside to keep you visible during night runs, and two zip hand pockets plus an inner security pocket with a media port to keep your essentials close and secure. Overall, Brooks does-it-again—and sprints ahead in fashion and tech-novation with this cool and chic jacket that exquisitely mixes runway panache with running performance.
Brooks Fremont Running Jacket retails for $110, and is available in Heather Tile (an extra eye-catching aqua-blue hue), Heather Asphalt, and Heather Sterling.
The non-stop neutral standout
Equip yourself with these spry neutral sneaks and get ready to “launch” forward with powerful performance! Brooks Launch 4 is a dashing daily trainer that’s relatively lightweight and sure to put a pep in your step so you can run, jog, or run errands feeling cozy and nimble. The Launch 4 features a DNA midsole that’s adaptive, so you enjoy a responsive ride that’s springy while also appreciating that just-enough added gel cushioning for comfort. The 4’s also have an updated U-Groove at the heel which provides a bit of support without inhibiting the neutral runner. And this trainer has been newly updated with extra rebounding rubber under the forefoot and further enhanced with its redesigned heel to give you that extra push to spring forward flawlessly while a segmented crash pad offers a smooth transition to your stride. What’s more, the Launch 4 has an incredible 3D Fit Print that you’ll love thanks to a seamless upper that offers a personalized fit that feels fantastic while also delivering the much-needed structure and support your foot needs without restricting it, resulting in a sleek and smooth-feeling style. And this upper is enhanced with an airy mesh fabric that boosts ventilation so feet stay cool and dry with every stride. Overall, the Launch 4 fits as good as it feels and delivers a snug opening that holds your foot in securely but comfortably, along with a relatively roomy toe box to give your toes enough room to wiggle. And it’s further finessed with a thick tongue and plush laces that stay-put, which further ensure that you enjoy a strapped-in fit that’s comfortable. Brooks Launch 4 is a runner’s must-have that’s quick and responsive, all while offering that cushioning and comfort you crave in a lightweight package so you can wear on the daily from weekdays-to-weekends.
Brooks Launch 4 retails at $100-$110, and is available in a variety of cool colorways for both Women and Men. Sizing note: For a snug fit buy these shoes true to size, for an easy fit consider going ½ a size up.
All available at Brooksrunning.com.
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