WEIGHT: 10.3 oz
DROP: 8 mm
ROCK PLATE: Yes
FIT: True to size
The Brooks Divide is an all-terrain workhorse, combining the cushiony ride of a road shoe with the protection and grip of a trail runner. The Divide’s lugs are relatively shallow, making them a great choice for packed dirt and gravel and runs that take you on a mix of trail and road. The spacing on the lugs mean this shoe probably isn’t your 14er go-to, but your cruisey or single-track friend. It handles like a trail shoe with all the sportyness of your favorite roadrunner.
Testers felt the shoe was a bit stiff due to the rock plate, and that the cushioning could feel firm. The low-profile, comfy upper cradles the foot but doesn’t drain well when wet. Otherwise, these shoes were stable across multiple surfaces and surprisingly un-clunky on pavement.
A roomy forefoot makes these a great pick for any foot shape, and a snug saddle keeps your foot from sliding around in the single track. These shoes offer a big bang for your buck.
- Affordable, cheapest model
- Durable construction built to go the distance
- Versatile sole works feels great on packed trails and road
- Stiff and heavy due to cushioning and rockplate
TESTERMONIAL: “The Divide kept my feet very happy for miles with no hotspots or unprotected portions. For running, hiking or even casual wear, the shoe just became my go-to.”
—Joel O’Polka, Lone Tree, Iowa
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Gear Up for Summer Trail Running with these Fourth of July Bargains
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