Who should buy the Brooks Addiction 12

Favored by hard-core daily runners, the Brooks Addiction series is a solid option if:

  • You have severe overpronation and you want a reliable motion control running shoe
  • You look for a shoe that you can immediately wear for a 10K running session fresh out of the box
  • You want comfortable shoes for all-day wear, walking, and jogging.

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Updates to the Addiction 12

  • Upper overlays were moved around, pulling the saddle backward to provide a secure and snug fit around the midfoot.

Brooks Addiction 12 overlays

High-abrasion resistance capacity 

The outsole unit of the shoe uses the HPR Plus technology. It has a high-abrasion resistance capacity, offering durable traction while running on the road.

Brooks Addiction 12 outsole

This works efficiently with the shoe’s MC Pod Configuration, a pattern specifically designed for all Brook’s motion-control shoes for an efficient and more balanced heel-to-toe transition.

Brooks Addiction 12 full-length cushioning

The midsole of the Addiction 12 uses the BioMoGo full-length cushioning that delivers an efficient energy return. It adapts to every stride for a customized responsive ride.

Brooks Addiction 12 midsole

It also utilizes the Caterpillar Crash Pad that efficiently flexes with the foot, offering customized cushioning and improved stability for a more stable and smoother heel-to-toe transition.

Supreme overpronation control

The Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB), which is also seen in the Addiction 13, serves as the tri-density BioMoGo foam in the shoe’s midsole. It was extended from the heel to the forefoot in order to reduce overpronation.

Brooks Addiction 12 motion control

Lightweight mesh that is highly breathable

The upper uses a lightweight mesh that is highly breathable and has a moisture-wicking capacity to keep the foot cool and dry. The overlays are strategically placed for a snug and secure fit. It also has an internal support saddle purposely placed in the midfoot for a more secure fit.

Brooks Addiction 12 over lays

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 13.5oz / Women 11.9oz
Drop: 12mm
Arch support: Motion control
Update: Brooks Addiction 14
Forefoot height: 20mm
Heel height: 32mm

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