Brooks Bedlam | First Look

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Brooks Bedlam Women’s Sample (subject to change)

Available September 2018 – MSRP $150.00

In September of 2017 we were introduced to the Brooks Levitate, a neutral performance trainer with a completely new midsole compound, DNA AMP, for supreme energy return. In 2018, we’ll see the release of what is essentially the stability version of the Levitate, the Brooks Bedlam. This begs the question, “How stable will it be?” The initial word is that designers are aiming to provide a level similar to their maximum stability trainers. For runners who want to limit their overpronation but still want a highly responsive ride, the Bedlam might be your new favorite.


The midsole of the Bedlam is constructed primarily with DNA AMP, which has the highest energy return of any of Brooks’ midsole foams. This should create a springy ride that works well at faster paces. To produce increased stability, the midsole also incorporates BioMoGo DNA guide rails that are designed to lead the foot gently into alignment and reduce overpronation.


For both durability and a responsive ride, the outsole of the Bedlam is constructed with a crystal rubber, arrow-point Midfoot Transition Zone that should facilitate the heel-to-toe transition.


The upper material is a Fit Knit that is designed to deliver both comfort and breathability, with a reinforced medial side to improve support. An ankle collar design adds a sock-like feel, and the internal bootie should provide a snug wrap that is complimented by a suede heel tab for improved comfort.

Preliminary Tech Specs

Heel-toe drop*: 8 mm

Weight*: 11.2 oz (men’s size 9), 9.7 oz (women’s size 8)

*Production heel-toe drops and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.

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Brooks Bedlam Men’s Sample (subject to change)

Brooks Bedlam Men’s Sample (subject to change)

Will has been running competitively since high school, and is currently running with the HOKA Aggies, a post-collegiate club here on the central coast of California. With a preference for the humorous and the verbose, he enjoys playing the wordsmith almost as much as his daily runs.

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