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Brooks Aurora

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Get out-of-this-world cushioning in the all-new men's Brooks Aurora-BL.

The max-cushioned Aurora delivers premium softness thanks to its nitrogen-injected DNA LOFT v3 midsole. The new foam delivers a lighter experience for more responsive steps, while the decoupled construction splits the forefoot and heel for smooth transitions.

In the Brooks Aurora review, Fleet Feet runners loved the sleek design and cutting-edge cushioning for easy miles or long weekend runs.

Wrapped in a thin, lightweight monomesh upper, the men's Brooks Aurora-BL provides unbeatable softness for an effortless ride.

Tech specs

Brooks Aurora-BL


7.6 oz (W), 8.5 oz (M)


6 mm


Cushioned, neutral




Everyday training

What’s New + -

Everything about the Brooks Aurora is brand new. The newness is highlighted by Brooks’ first use of DNA LOFT v3 foam, which is injected with nitrogen for a soft ride.

Who It’s Best For + -

The Aurora is light and durable, so it can hold its own as your everyday training shoe. New runners will find it comfortable and approachable, even with its space-aged silhouette. Experienced runners will enjoy a smooth ride with soft landings.

Why You’ll Love It + -

Designers made the Aurora to deliver a soft, smooth ride, giving you an ideal platform for big training cycles and long runs. The soft midsole is decoupled in the middle—meaning the forefoot and heel are split from each other—to provide natural transitions.

Reviews (1)

4 out of 5 stars.

4/5 on 1 total reviews

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4 out of 5 stars.

I'm a new runner, I can compare these shoes to what I currently use, Asics Gel Kayano 27, Asics Nimbus 23, and Brooks Ghost 13. Shoes size runs long, I normally use a 9 but ordered a 9.5 just to be safe. As it turns out, I have about a thumbwidth space between my longest toe and the shoe. Turns out, this is a great fit for me and keeps my toes free to move about. The shoes hugs my forefoot pretty well. Heel counter is soft yet, my heel is secure comfortably. I also use the runners knot to tie these on, so maybe that help. Cushioning is where the biggest surprise for me. From how it looks, I expected squish and plushness like the Asics Nimbus 23. It's not...and I mean that in a good way. The cushion, for me, feels a lot more responsive than the Ghost 13, yet, it seems that the shoe doesn't bottom out especially at the heel when I strike that portion of my foot from time to time. As for the decoupling of the sole, not sure I notice anything different compared to the rest of my shoes. Surpisingly, the outsole has very good traction even on wet roads. The reviews I've read mentioned the pool noodle material may be lose traction, but my experience, the outsole has good grip even in wet surfaces. The upper is indeed see-through and I got it a tad wet, hence, soaked my socks easily. Bottom line, i'd buy a second pair of these shoes if the price were a bit less than what I had paid for. I enjoy training in these and started to use them on my "hard" training days since the midsole is, to me, responsive.

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