Brooks-backed runner Gabriele Grunewald died a year ago at the age of 32 after a long battle with cancer. Today, the brand has a charitable collection in honor of its heritage.
The Brave Like Gabe collection is now available, which features clothing and accessory selections as well as a new Launch 8 running shoe for men and women. With the release of the line, Brooks confirmed that it is donating $ 100,000 to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to support rare cancer research on behalf of the Brave Like Gabe Foundation.
For this iteration of the Brooks Launch 8, the brand delivered the shoe with an upper that features bright light breaking through storm clouds, which it says is an ode to Grunewald’s optimism. . Additionally, it includes its motto “Running on Hope” on the sock liner and the words “not today” on the heels, which the company says epitomizes its strength.
Performance-wise, the Launch 8 is built for speed and to be light, with dynamic cushioning from the BioMoGo DNA midsole, new breathable mesh uppers with a tight but secure fit created to keep feet cool helps keep you cool and airy the rubber in the front of the outsole means full grip surfaces and propels you forward.
The Brooks âBrave Like Gabeâ Launch 8 retails for $ 100 in both men’s and women’s sizes, and is available now via Brooksrunning.com.