Brooks Running Shoes

Brooks Addiction 10
Addiction 10 (men’s)

This one will be pleasing to all those serious runners out there, and big up to Rich for providing this tip.  Brooks, founded in 1914, is one of the oldest sports footwear companies out there.  It’s great news that VK can endorse an entire brand since almost all Brooks shoes are vegan.  From their website:

Does Brooks make vegan shoes?

Yes! Brooks does make vegan shoes. Except for the Addiction Walker, all of our shoes are vegan. That means there are no animal products or by-products used in any part of the shoe, including the glues.

Sweet!  Now, I can’t really tell you much about the shoes themselves, and if there are any runners out there that know about these guys, please let me know or post a comment.  I read that they are best known for their Adrenaline and Beast models (pictured above and below), which are known as “stability shoes.”  But they are innovating beyond their bread and butter with Ghost and Pure.  Below is a sampling of their best selling on Zappos.

Also, on a related subject, you should all know that New Balance does not guarantee that any of their shoes are vegan“I also want to make you aware that in all of our shoes we do use different types of glues depending on what is available. Some of our glues will contain animal products as many glues do. As a result, we cannot guarantee that our shoes are completely vegan.”  I felt that we should make that announcement since it seems like a lot of people think that some NB shoes are vegan.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13
Adrenaline GTS 13 (men’s)
Brooks Beast 12
Beast 12 (men’s)
Brooks Ghost 6
Ghost 6 (men’s)
Brooks Addiction 10 W
Addiction 10 (women’s)
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 W
Adrenaline GTS 13 (women’s)
Brooks Ghost 6 W
Ghost 6 (women’s)
Brooks Ariel W
Ariel (women’s)
Brooks Ravenna 4 W
Ravenna 4 (women’s)
Brooks Kids Adrenaline GTS
Kids Adrenaline GTS
Brooks Kids Pureflow 2
Kids Pureflow 2
Brooks Kids Pureflow
Kids Pureflow


2 thoughts on “Brooks Running Shoes”

  1. Hey Vegan Kicks,
    Thanks for highlighting Brooks shoes. I’m an avid runner and started buying Brooks after reading a recommendation on for the Green Silence, the shoes designed by/for vegan ultra-runner Scott Jurek. There’s a lot of vegan athletes out there who are big fans of Scott Jurek as he has been a leader in getting the message out there that elite athletes can compete and win on a vegan diet. Brooks discontinued the Green Silence but replaced it with the broader ‘Pure’ series, of which I have the PureDrift and PureGrit trail shoes. The PureDrifts are light minimalists that let you run like you aren’t even wearing shoes. The PureGrit is an awesome trail runner, also designed with Scott Jurek. As long as Brooks keeps supporting Scott, producing vegan running shoes, and maintaining high quality they have my vote for the long term.

    I just got a new pair of PureFlow shoes to run the Chicago Marathon this weekend, mainly because they have a little extra cushion for all those miles compared to the PureDrift.

    Love the blog, keep it up.


  2. As a bigger guy (6’6″), I discovered the Brooks Beast before going animal-free on my shoe purchases. It’s the only sneaker I’ve bought since I tried my first pair almost ten years ago.

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