Last Updated: July 11th, 2022
Are Brooks shoes expensive? If you look at the price tags that these shoes bear, you will know that it is true…but then again, running shoes are expensive…and there is no way around this…
But the real question is are Brooks shoes really expensive? This question can only be answered if you compare the price range of Brooks shoes with the prices of other brands.
Otherwise, it really doesn’t make sense to say that Brooks sneakers are expensive…It can be out of budget, yes…but whether it is expensive or at par on the market, only a proper comparison can provide you with the real picture…
We did just that…
We took 10 of the most popular running shoe brands and compared their prices with that of the Brooks shoes.
For the comparison purpose, we are using the following brands today:
- Hoka One One
- New Balance
- ON Running
- Topo Athletic
To find out the price point of each of these brands, we referenced their website directly so that there is no additional cost added to the shoes.
We did the same to check the prices of Brooks so that there is some uniformity in the comparison.
So, what did we find? Let’s check out…
Are Brooks Shoes Expensive?
Yes, Brooks shoes are expensive, however, if you compare them with the prices of the popular brands, then they are almost at par.
When we compared the prices of Brooks shoes with that of the other brands, what we found is that, they are not expensive in comparison to them.
Also, for many of the brands, the prices of these shoes have an almost matching value to Brooks…
Table of Contents
- Brooks Price Comparison With Adidas
- Comparing Brooks’ Price With Altra
- Comparing Brooks’ Price With ASICS
- Comparing Hoka One One’s Price With Brooks
- Comparing Mizuno’s Price With Brooks
- Price Of Brooks Compared With Nike
- Price Of Brooks Compared With New Balance
- Brooks Price Compared With ON Running
- Brooks Price Compared With Saucony
- Price Of Topo Athletic Compared With Brooks
Are Brooks Shoes Expensive Compared To Top Brands?
Whether Brooks is expensive or not compared to the other brands can only be found out if we have to know the price range in which Brooks shoes are available…
Here is what we found out…
Price of the cheapest Brooks running shoe: $65 (Draft XC Spikeless)
Price of the most expensive Brooks shoe: $250 (Hyperion Elite 3)
However, most of the running shoes from Brooks are available in the range of $130 to $160. In this range, you will find all the popular running shoes from Brooks like Ghost, Adrenaline GTS, Glycerin, Cascadia, Beast, Levitate, etc…
In total out of 101 running shoe models that are available from Brooks, that range alone has around 51 products.
Now, that we know, what is the price range of Brooks shoes and where are most of them, let’s find out the price ranges of the other brands and compare them with Brooks’ prices.
Brooks Price Comparison With Adidas
The first brand in this price comparison is Adidas. To check the price point of Adidas running shoes, we visited Adidas’ official website and sorted the prices of the shoes from the highest to the lowest.
The most expensive Adidas running shoes cost around $260 (Terrex Agravic Tech Pro Trail Running Shoes)
If you compare it with the price of Hyperion Elite, it will cost you $10 more. This means, the most expensive shoe from Adidas is actually more expensive than the most pricey shoe from Brooks.
Now let’s check if Adidas can beat Brooks in the cheapest category or not…
The cheapest Adidas shoe will cost you around $60 (Run Falcon 2.0). In comparison, Brooks is $5 dollar expensive in this category.
But what is the price range in which most of the Adidas models are available?
The bestsellers from Adidas will cost you somewhere between $110 to $200 with the most popular shoe, Ultraboost costing you around $190.
So, by comparison, the price range in which most of the shoes are available from Adidas is wider than that of Brooks.
However, it beats Brooks in both the lower price and the higher price in this most popular category.
So, all in all, Brooks is not more expensive than Adidas and for many models, Adidas will cost you more than Brooks.
Comparing Brooks’ Price With Altra
Now let’s establish the price points for Altra, for easier comparison with Brooks’ price.
The most costly shoe from Altra will cost you around $240 (Vanish Carbon). This is actually, $10 cheaper than the most premium price available from Brooks.
Also, the cheapest shoe price from Altra is around $60 (Youth Kokiri). This is actually $5 cheaper than the lowest price available from Brooks.
But in which range most of the shoes or the popular shoes from Altra are available?
This range is $130 to $180. You will all the popular shoes from Altra like Superior, Rivera, Escalante, Provision, Lone Peak, Torin, Timp, etc. in this range.
The lower price point of this brand for the most popular shoes actually tallies with that of Brooks. However, the higher price is around $20 more expensive than Brooks.
However, if you go for the other models that have decent cushioning, then they will cost you around $160, which is the same as that of Brooks.
At the $160 price, you will find the most popular running shoes from Brooks.
So, here also, Altra and Brooks have a similar price point for most of the popular shoes.
Comparing Brooks’ Price With ASICS
ASICS has a wide range of shoes and like the number of models that ASICS has, the prices also vary hugely.
The lowest price for ASICS shoes is around $50 (Gel-Contend). This is around $15 lesser than the lowest price available from Brooks.
The highest-priced shoe that is available from ASICS will cost you around $250 (Metaspeed EDGE+). This is the exact price of the most costly shoe from Brooks.
So, if you want to buy the most expensive shoe from either of these brands, the cost for both of them will be the same…
But what is the range of its most popular shoes or the bestsellers?
This price range is from around $100 to $160. The lowest point of this price range is around $30 cheaper than that of Brooks shoes. However, the highest price point is the same as Brooks.
So, expensiveness-wise, ASICS doesn’t beat Brooks. I would say, if you are looking for a good shoe from either of these two brands, you will have to shell out almost the same amount of money for any of them.
Comparing Hoka One One’s Price With Brooks
Hoka One One running shoes are one of the most comfortable running shoes around. They are extremely cushy and some of them will feel like walking on the clouds.
Comfort-wise, it is at par with that of Brooks shoes…
But what about the price?
Let’s compare Hoka’s price with that of Brooks…
The costliest Hoka shoe will make you shell out around $215 (Bondi X). This is a whopping $35 difference from that of Brooks’ most expensive shoe.
The cheapest running shoe from Hoka will cost you around $125. This is $5 less than that of Brooks.
However, the range in which most of the Hoka models are available is around $130 to $215. The lower price point of the most popular shoe matches that of Brooks’.
However, the higher price point is way more expensive than Brooks and by way more I mean $55 to be precise. This is a huge price gap.
The shoes that are most commonly used for Hoka will cost you around $160. This is the same as that of Brooks. So, if you buy a Hoka, you may be spending almost the same amount of money as that Brooks.
All in all, although for some models, Brooks seems to be more expensive than Hoka, for the most commonly used shoes of both the brands, the price point is exactly the same.
Comparing Mizuno’s Price With Brooks
Mizuno is one of those consistent performs that we have come to rely on. It is comfortable, and durable and will provide you with a good running experience.
But what about the price?
Mizuno is one of those few brands that have kept the max price of its shoes to under $200. The most expensive Mizuno running shoe will cost you around $180 (Wave Rebellion).
This is a shart contrast with that of Brooks shoes where the highest price runs up to $250.
This is a huge price difference of around $70. This means the costliest Mizuno shoe is actually almost 40% cheaper than the most premium running shoe from Brooks.
The price of cheapest running shoe model from Mizuno will cost you around $140. This is more than double the price of the budget-friendly shoes from Brooks.
However, the price range of the most popular shoes from Mizuno is the same as the upper limit and the lower limit of the price which are $180 and $140 respectively.
Mizuno has a handful number of models and they focus on them entirely. This has helped them to maintain this sub $200 price range.
However, this price range beats Brooks for both the upper price band and the lower price band by $10 and $20 respectively.
This means, in this way, Mizuno is slightly more expensive the Brooks.
Price Of Brooks Compared With Nike
Nike is one of the most known brands in the fitness and sports industry. You will be able to see Nike in many countries. In fact, much before Brooks and Hoka, Nike was launched in India.
The global reach that Nike has, many of the other brands are yet to have.
Now let’s check how its price fares against that of Brooks.
The highest price of a Nike running shoe is around $300 (Nike Zoom Alphafly Next Nature). This is a huge amount of money to pay for any running shoe.
In fact, probably this is one of the most expensive running shoes around.
Compared to this, the highest price to pay for a Brooks sneaker is around $100 lesser.
The lowest price of a Nike shoe is around $50. This is much lesser than that of Brooks which is around $15 more.
However, the price range of the most popular shoe is the same as that of the lowest and the highest price of the shoe.
This makes Nike expensive if you go for the premium shoes and in fact, this makes it way costlier than Brooks.
Price Of Brooks Compared With New Balance
A shoe brand that I like as an alternative to Brooks is New Balance. They provide you with incredible comfort and are excellent as a running buddy.
Although they match up in the comfort department as in Brooks, how do they match up in the price area?
Let’s find out…
The most expensive shoe from New Balance is Stone Island Tokyo Design Studio FuelCell RC Elitev2. It costs you $219.99. This is a lot less than that of the most priced running shoe from Brooks which is $250.
This means the priciest New Balance shoes will cost you around $30 less than that of the Brooks.
What about the lowest price from New Balance?
It is around $69.99 (DynaSoft Nitrel). This cost is $4.99 more than that of Brooks whose lowest price is around $65.
However, the range in which most of the popular shoes from New Balance are available is $69.99 to $184.99.
The lower price point is much lesser than that of Brooks which is at around $130. Whereas the higher price point is around $160 for Brooks.
So, if you go for a more premium model, you will have to shell out more cash for New Balance than Brooks.
Related: New Balance Size Chart Vs Nike
Brooks Price Compared With ON Running
ON Running shoes are comparatively new to the running market. However, they are excellent running shoes and will provide you with a very good running experience.
Is ON Running more expensive than Brooks?
The topmost model of ON Running is slightly more expensive than that of Brooks. It costs you around $20 more than that of Brooks.
For the lowest price, ON Running has a price of around $139.99. This is way more than the lowest price of Brooks. Actually, this is around $51 more than that of the cheapest model Brooks.
Now check the price range of the most popular ON Running shoes. Although you can go for a more expensive or cheap running shoe from ON, however, mostly you will settle for a shoe which belongs to this price range.
However, this price range is around $139.99 to $199.99. This price range is slightly higher than that we have seen in Brooks. Both the higher price point and the lower price point are greater than Brooks. In this aspect, ON Running is more expensive than Brooks.
Brooks Price Compared With Saucony
Saucony shoes are excellent running shoes and provide you with a lot of variety not only in terms of the model but also, in terms of price.
The highest-priced running shoe from Saucony will cost you around $250. This is the same price point as the most expensive shoe from Brooks.
The cheapest Saucony shoe will cost you around $90 which is around 40% more than that of Brooks. This was a bit surprising for me. I was under the impression that Saucony provides something in a more affordable range.
But what is the price range of the most popular shoes from Saucony? Actually, this price range is the same as the lowest and the highest price of the shoes from Saucony, which is $90 and $250 respectively.
The lower price point of Saucony is much lower than that of Brooks. In this aspect, Brooks is more expensive than Saucony.
The higher price point of Saucony is much higher than Brooks. This means Saucony beats Brooks here.
So, whether to say that Saucony is more expensive than Brooks or not, is inconclusive. As one is expensive in one category, whereas the other is expensive in the other category.
Price of Topo Athletic Compared with Brooks
Topo Athletic is a considerably newer entry into the running world. Although new it has become very popular and will provide you with excellent running comfort.
One thing is the prices of Topo Athletic are represented in Pound Sterling (£). So we have converted the price to $. So there will be an approximation but you will get a general idea.
The highest price of Topo Athletic running shoes is around $208. This is much less than that of Brooks by almost 20%.
The lowest price of Topo Athletic shoes is around $137. This is much higher than that of Brooks and by higher I mean by more than 100%.
Also, since there are only a handful of models available from Topo Athletic, the lowest and highest price points are what are mentioned above.
This means for the more expensive models, it is cheaper than Brooks and for the cheaper models, it is more expensive than Brooks.
So basically, it is expensive or cheaper than Brooks depending on the model that you will select.
Although at the first glance, it may seem that Brooks shoes are very expensive…however, comparing its prices with different brands will tell you that, almost all of them are at a similar price point.
However, the median varies and the most popular shoe of one brand may be more expensive than that of the most popular shoe Brooks.
So, the amount of cash that you shell out from your pocket will depend on the model that you select.
Whether Brooks shoes are expensive or not is actually inconclusive…
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