A timeline of the firm’s major moments:
John Brooks Goldenberg buys Philadelphia bathing shoe and ballet slipper maker Quaker Shoe Co.
The firm launches baseball cleats.
Pedicraft kids’ shoes are introduced.
Company becomes Brooks Shoe Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Brooks opens its first international factory in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Brooks’ first performance running shoe, the Villanova, is released.
The company leads the athletic market by debuting EVA midsoles.
The Vantage, an overpronation running shoe, debuts.
The World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates wear Brooks’ baseball shoes.
Wolverine World Wide buys the brand at a bankrupcy auction.
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The Chariot launches.
Brooks’ Greg Meyer wins the Boston Marathon in 2:09:00.
Debut of “Brooks for Women,” running shoes anatomically adjusted for women.
The Beast motion-control style is introduced.
The Røkke Group acquires Brooks and moves it to Bothell, Wash.
The Adrenaline GTS is released.
J.H. Whitney buys the company.
Brooks launches “Run Happy.”
Jim Weber joins the firm as CEO.
Russell Athletic acquires the brand.
Brooks becomes a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
BioMoGo, the first biodegradable midsole, is introduced and wins FN’s Green Award.
Brooks begins a multiyear partnership with Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series.
The brand’s adaptive DNA cushioning technology is unveiled.
Pure Project launches and Brooks takes the No. 1 spot with running shops.
Footwear News names Brooks as Brand of the Year
The firm relocates its EMEA team to Amsterdam and prepares for a summer move into a new global HQ in downtown Seattle.