The Brooks Launch 8 continues the tradition of a shoe with a simple design and purpose that will allow you to run your faster miles comfortably. The biggest change in this recent update is a midsole that is noticeably softer than the notoriously firm midsole of its predecessor. Extra blown rubber under the forefoot further enhances the underfoot feel. This is an improved shoe at the same cost. Those who have tested out the Launch have also been impressed by its durability. The new air mesh upper is wonderfully unnoticeable and the new flat lace design locks the upper down extremely well. If you haven’t really given the Launch a chance in the past, it’s time to give it a try: your miles will fly by.