Brooks History

2010 - BROOKS welcomes triple Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington into its family of sponsored athletes. Chrissie goes on to smash the world record for the Iron-distance triathlon in Roth, Germany on July 18. With a finishing time of 8:19:13, she shaves 12 minutes and 48 seconds off the previous record…held by herself.


2010 - Runner's World honours the Ghost 3 with its esteemed "Editors Choice" award


2010 - BROOKS join forces with Prof. Dr. Gert-Peter Brüggemann and Prof. Dr. JosephHamill, two of the world's leading running biomechanics researchers, to conduct large retrospective and prospective studies on running motion, each intended to garner information that will influence and refine footwear design


2010 - BROOKS debuts the Green Silence, a groundbreaking performance running shoe that boasts a sustainable element in each part of the shoe


2010 - BROOKS introduces patent-pending DNA, an innovative, first-of-it-kind cushioning system that automatically and physically adapts with each foot strike to the ever-changing amount of force placed on the foot during the run


2009 - Runner's World awards the title of "best update" to the 10th iteration of the Adrenaline GTS


2008 - BROOKS earns three industry distinctions for environmental stewardship and eco-friendly technology


2008 - BROOKS introduces BioMoGo, the world‘s first bio-degradable midsole


2007 - The BROOKS / Hanson athletes, first and foremost Brian Sell, dominate the
US olympic marathon trials


2006 - MoGo, BROOKS‘ groundbreaking midsole-technology, enters the market


2004 - Introduction of the innovative e-Fusion technology that is used in all
BROOKS premium running shoes


2003 - Brooks begins a five-year cooperation with the Hanson Olympic Distance Project
with the goal of bringing the USA back to the top of mid- and long-distance-running


2002 - Brooks Adrenaline™ GTS receives Runner‘s World‘s „Best Update Award“ and
the gold medal for „Best Renovation“ from Running Network


2001 - Strategic decision to focus exclusively on running shoes, moving the revenue focus
to specialist retailers


1995 - Introduction of Podular Technology, the brand new Midsole/Outsole-technology


1994 - Introduction of the BROOKS Adrenaline™ GTS, the birth of a running-shoe star
that is still part of the BROOKS lineup today


1993 - The company relocates it‘s headquartes to Seattle and renames itself Brooks Sports, Inc.


1992 - Introduction of the Beast ®, the industry‘s best known Motion-Control running shoe


1991 - Brooks is awarded the „American Podiatric Medical Association Seal
of Acceptance“ for it‘s HydroFlow ®-Technology


1989 - HydroFlow ®, the innovative cushioning technology fur running shoes,
enters the market


1987 - Introduction of the „BROOKS For Women“ line of running shoes, the first
running shoes anatomically adjusted to women‘s needs


1982 - Introduction of the Chariot, equipped with the innovative BROOKS
Diagonal Rollbar (DRB ®) technology


1981 - BROOKS introduces it‘s line of running apparel


1977 - Introduction of the Vantage, the first running shoe that deals with the over-
pronation problem. The shoe was awarded Runner‘s World‘s „Five-Star Award“


1975 - BROOKS is the first company to use midsoles made of Ethylene-vinyl acetate
(EVA), making it one of the first sports shoes companies to use EVA, which
today is an industry standard


1957 - BROOKS becomes BROOKS Shoe Manufacturing Company, Inc.


1938 - BROOKS introduces Pedicraft kid‘s shoes, the first step in a long line of
developments leading to the integration of orthopedic findings and the
requirements of sports medicine


1930 - Introduction of the Natural Bend Arch Support


1914 - Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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