Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Stability
Use
Competition
Price
$100
Weight
M: 229g | W: 201g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 27mm | W: 27mm
Forefoot height
M: 17mm | W: 17mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

The good

  • Some runners took note of the decent cushioning and support of the Brooks Asteria.

  • It is a road racing shoe that is comfortable to wear, according to some users.

  • Many testers mentioned that the shoe feels light and fast.

  • The Omege Flex grooves deliver flexibility.

  • The mesh upper is breathable enough to keep the foot well-ventilated.

  • Many runners noticed the secure fit and gave positive feedback to the shoe’s well-padded tongue.

The bad

  • Some runner noticed that the Asteria is too narrow for their liking.

Bottom line

The Brooks Asteria is a road running shoe designed for racing and uptempo training. It delivers reliable support and speed with a light feel. This is best for mild pronators.



World wide, Asteria is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Brooks, is the 6th most popular.

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Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 7 ratings

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4 star
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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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85 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 87
    The Active GuyLevel 4 expert
    by The Active Guy
    The Brooks Asteria is a great performance stability shoe if you are looking for something that is lightweight and designed for races of all distances, up to the marathon.
  • 84
    Sam WinebaumLevel 5 expert
    by Road Trail Run
    It is a tempo race shoe with very decent responsive cushioning.
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Updates to Asteria

The Brooks Asteria features the BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning that is designed for a more responsive ride. It adapts to every step and gait.

The shoe also features the rearfoot guide rails that guides the foot to move naturally through the heel-to-toe transition. It gives support as the foot move to its natural movement pattern.

The segmented crash pad strategically place in the midsole and flexes with the foot. It gives added cushioning and stability for a fast heel-to-toe transition.

Asteria size and fit

The Brooks Asteria is true to its size. It provides a medium fit in the heel and midfoot area while the forefoot is a bit narrow. This shoe is best for runners with narrow to medium foot measurements. It is available in D and B medium widths and sizes available and 5 to 11 for women’s and 7 to 14 for men’s.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Brooks Asteria uses a blown rubber that offers a great combination of durability, flexibility and responsiveness. The propulsion pods also help runners experience a more powerful energy return by aiding the foot to move forward.

Midsole

The midsole of the Asteria uses the BioMoGo DNA cushioning technology that delivers reliable cushioning. It delivers a fully personalized responsive ride that adapts to the runners’ gait cycle. This works well with the Omega Flex Grooves that is designed to enhanced midsole flexibility while giving added cushioning.

The Guide Rails direct the foot back as it moves to its natural foot movement pattern. It guides the foot for a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

Giving added flexibility in the midsole is the segmented crash pad that flexes as the foot moves. It provides a personalized cushioning and stability for a smoother transition from heel to toe.

Upper

The upper of the Brooks Asteria is made up of breathable mesh material that wicks moisture away, keeping the foot dry all the time. The underneath linings aid in keeping the foot moisture-free and giving comfort all through the run.

The 3D fit printed overlays are strategically added to provide a seamless and adaptive fit, keeping the foot securely locked all throughout the race.

The sockliner which is made up of BioMoGo foam is designed to give added cushioning and contoured support.


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