Brooks Sports is an American manufacturer of professional footwear for walking and running. The company was established in Philadelphia in 1914 and until the early seventies focused on making footwear for the American football and baseball players. Following the success in sports, the firm has become deeply engaged in development of running shoes and currently owns several groundbreaking patents.
In 1975, Brooks was the first company to use the EVA-ethylene vinyl acetate sole. The company has registered the HydroFlow® pad paten, which serves as a hydraulic shock absorber at the moment the foot comes in contact with the ground. In 2006, Brooks has created a new invention called MoGo – an inner sole with components improving the level of softness, energy return and fatigue reduction, without affecting the stability. In July 2008, Brooks introduced the environmentally friendly BioMoGo – and inner sole, which is 50 times more biodegradable compared to a standard shoe sole. The unique anatomical Brooks® DNA shock absorber ”studies” runner’s behavior and adjusts itself accordingly. This is one of the more recent revolutionary Brooks’ developments, along with the smart design of the sole’s edges, shaped as a caterpillar crash. Combination of these features provides softness and a pleasant running experience.
Brooks have launched a new line of shoes called PureProject. The unique structure of these shoes allows foot flexibility and agility.