布鲁克斯极光-BL跑步鞋
Photo credit: Sean McCoy

Hype or Holy Grail? Brooks ‘Gravity Defying’ Aurora-BL Running Shoes

With its latest road running shoe, Brooks promises a ‘weightless and effortless run.’ We tested this wild-looking Aurora-BL for some first impressions.

Perhaps no industry innovates — and imagines — new product ideas like the footwear industry does.Once upon a time, an air pump on the tongue promised better vertical. Then lights in the heels became all the rage until wheels in the soles stole the limelight.

And then minimalist, no-cushion running shoes, then foot-shaped “Five Fingers,” and then back to ultracushion running shoes … The list. Goes. On.

今天,布鲁克斯stakes its own claim in the world of running shoe tech: nitrogen-infused foam. By doing this, the century-old running brand claims its latest product, the极光-BL.,更轻,“比以往更加敏感”。

我们在一个快速的10英里才能看到这个第一个看审查的氮气对氮气的跑步。

In short: Nitrogen, shmitrogen — unless you run in the most expensive shoes on the planet more than 50 miles a week, you won’t feel lighter than air (which, by the way, is mostly nitrogen). But that doesn’t mean布鲁克斯没有创造一个坚实的跑鞋。

独特的建筑难以与大胆的设计保持速度,结果是激发置信度和更大胆的鞋子,更快的进步。只是不要指望粉碎不是你自己的记录。

布鲁克斯极光-BL跑步鞋
Photo credit: Sean McCoy

速度卖

随着鞋类所关注的,我们正在速度时代。在耐克的蒸发器4%之后帮助Eliud Kipchoge打破了2小时的马拉松障碍(以及一批跑步者和精心计划的课程),霍卡和Asics等品牌已经进入了他们自己的挑战者的速度冠。

But where those brands pinned their title hopes to carbon, Brooks eyed a different element.

“We injected the极光cushion with nitrogen for euphoric strides,” the brand said. By pumping the most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere into the midsole, Brooks aimed to make landings lighter and more responsive.

但这并不是布鲁克斯内置鞋子的唯一技术。从我们的测试来看,这不是极光的最值得注意的方面。Aurora还拥有一个脱钩的唯一,所以从外底部到外底,脚跟和前脚掌都更自由地独立移动。

整个建筑旨在促进自然脚踏运动,结合更加宽容的影响和热闹的起飞。

Brooks Aurora-Bl跑步鞋首次看审查

我们在这次发布之前只需要4天的鞋子样本,所以我们只签了大约10英里的道路运行。

但要诚实地说,我们只需要5秒钟才能知道我们不得不审查这款鞋,因为这是进入盒子的时间。虽然这些不是我们见过的最奇怪的鞋子,但它们比在跑步商店的许多鞋子的光谱的“令人徒步”一侧更远。

布鲁克斯极光-Bl跑鞋

  • 目的:路跑
  • Weight (sample size):8.5盎司。(男性)/ 7.6盎司。(女性的)
  • 降低:6 mm
  • 价格:$200

系带

First, the lacing. The极光comes with pleasantly tacky, soft laces that bite well when tied. And the tongue has a very clever offset eyelet on the tongue to that helps prevent slippage (a common annoyance in some shoes).

Fit & Feel

We haven’t logged enough miles to know how breathable these uppers are. But they are, like everything else on the Aurora, unorthodox. While knit uppers have made a big splash in modern running shoe uppers, the Aurora has a translucent, plasticine construction.

事实上,当你穿着它们时,你甚至可以通过脚本框看到你的脚!这种材料提供适中但不实质性的支持。在我们的10英里,我们没有经历过多的脚汗。

We also did not stomp through puddles — so take note: the极光不作为防水或防水销售。

跑步评论:整体印象

布鲁克斯极光-BL跑步鞋
Photo credit: Sean McCoy

严格来说,布鲁克斯极光doesn’t provide a mind-blowing running experience. The nitrogen-infused midsole does not feel markedly lighter or softer than other modern running shoes.

But do they make you feel faster? Actually, yes — a little. The most noticeable tech in this shoe, from our test, was the decoupled sole. This really did create a more fluid, natural feel in running stride and footfall/takeoff.

但是,这并不伟大。即使在漂移的中间人之后,我们也会经历一些脚麻木。我们还注意到一些不稳定,特别是对于替代跑步者,呈现为鞋底夹层外缘的较小“折叠”感觉。

Still, this was a first run, and we haven’t broken them in. So we can’t pin any issues strictly to the shoes; we will continue to log miles and update as we get better acquainted.

也许最大的增压,极光优惠只是知道他们的样子。他们看起来很快。他们看起来很高。在运行时,该知识有一点权力。有一句古老的说法,“你想要的工作,不是你的工作。”

同样,布鲁克斯极光-BL.feels like a shoe for the runner you want to be, not just the runner you are. Lace ‘em up and look down; you will want to take off at a record clip.

你可以买布鲁克斯极光-BL beginning on June 10, 2021 — in women’s and men’s — for $200.


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