DiscontinuedUpdate: Brooks Addiction 13
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WeightMen: 13.5ozWomen: 11.9oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 12mmWomen: 12mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Heel heightMen: 32mmWomen: 32mm
Forefoot heightMen: 20mmWomen: 20mm
WidthMen: normal, wideWomen: narrow, normal, wide
Release dateAug 2015
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Brooks has made a good attempt to open up the forefoot a bit to make the Brooks Addciton 12 feel a little bit more comfortable in that area.
The Addiction sits between the Adrenaline and the Beast in terms of stability, even though its construction and ride is more similar to the Beast - the main difference being the use of DNA instead of SuperDNA.
Updates to Brooks Addiction 12
- The major update has been to the upper of the Brooks Addiction 12 wherein the overlays were moved around, pulling the saddle backward to provide a secure and snug fit around the midfoot. Additional overlays were also added on the lateral side for added support .
Brooks Addiction 12 size and fit
The Addiction 12 has a standard running shoe length. The fit of this version is identical with its predecessor. The heel, midfoot and forefoot are of standard measurements. Those who experienced a good fit with the Addiction 11 will have the same experience on this updated version.
The outsole unit of the shoe uses the HPR Plus technology. It has high-abrasion resistance capacity, offering a durable traction while running on the road. 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.
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. The Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) 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. It also utilizes the Caterpillar Crash Pad that efficiently flexes with the foot, offering a customized cushioning and improved stability for a more stable and smoother heel-to-toe transition.
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 internal support saddle purposely placed in the midfoot for a more secure fit.