This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.
Brooks is well known for its stability and motion control shoes, but not quite as renowned for its cushioning models. The firm started to address this last year with the excellent Glycerin
, and continues with the Radius.
Weighing in at just under 350g, it goes head-to-head with favourites like the Nike Air Pegasus
and the Asics Gel Cumulus
. It's slightly heavier than these, but compares well. A midsole made completely from Brooks' Substance 257 high-grade EVA with fore- and rearfoot Hydroflow pads, provides a plush ride.
The S257 midsole also makes the Radius a fleet-feeling and smooth shoe. As with all Brooks shoes, the Radius has a relatively wide footprint, which means inherent stability. Although not a shoe for anyone with serious stability problems, it is supportive enough for mild overpronators.
Another nicely cushioned, stable and smooth shoe from Brooks that should help broaden the brand's appeal.
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Brooks Glycerin £85; Asics Gel Cumulus £65; Nike Air Pegasus £60