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Terrain

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.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

Price
$120
Weight
Men: 13.4oz
Women: 10.8oz
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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 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Many runners appreciated how the Brooks Addiction 11 was able to deliver responsible surface traction.
  • The stability mechanics helped runners, even ones with prosthetic legs, get the balance they need when performing.
  • Durable fabrics make the upper of this running shoe comfortable and long-lasting.
  • Moisture-wicking Element lining keep the interior cool and dry.
  • Resilient cushioning is delivered by the full-length DNA foam, as well as the BioMoGo environment-friendly tech.
  • Long-lasting, durable protection against wear and tear is afforded by the HPR Plus outsole.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners said that this shoe looked a bit bulky.
  • It felt heavy for a few of the testers.
  • Others noted that it was a bit narrow in the toe box section.

Bottom line

The 11th version of the Brooks Addiction brings reliable support to runners who need it. Adaptive cushioning is also given because the platform is able to conform to the shape of the wearer’s foot. Natural movement and stability in one durable shoe? Now, that’s something to look forward to.


Rankings


Ratings

4 / 5 based on 60 ratings

5 star
58%
4 star
17%
3 star
5%
2 star
10%
1 star
10%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, 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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84 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 by Run Pals • Run Pals • Level 4 expert

    I personally like the silver and blue color combination that this running sahoe comes in, so I don’t have any complaints, but I can see why a lack of options would take away points. What this shoe does have, though, is amazing support where you need it if you are an overpronator.

  • 85 / 100 by Cheapism • Raechel Conover • Level 2 expert

    The Brooks Addiction 11 is a good fit for runners who need lots of stability and cushioning with a relatively low price tag. This motion-control running shoe garners adulation from many quarters, including people who have jobs that require lots of time on their feet.

  • 97 / 100 by Running Shoes Expert • Jeremy Zerr • Level 1 expert

    It’s durable and soft, too. It’s an exceptional shoe that will hold up from roadway to roadway, day after day.

  • 95 / 100 by Flat Feet Running Shoes • Steve Sanders • Level 1 expert

    The Brooks Addiction 11 shoes are not only great running shoes, they are all around great everyday shoes that can be worn to almost any activity.

  • 72 / 100 by Runner's World • Thomas Rogers • Level 1 expert

    The shoes are extremely comfortable with a lot of protection for pronation, but they are a little heavy.

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Updates to Brooks Addiction 11

  • The Brooks Addiction 11 is a strong new iteration in a line of stability shoes from the brand. It looks appealing and sporty. Hidden within its façade are comfortable mechanisms and systems that aim to make the running experience more robust and stable. High quality features won’t break down easily, making this model last long.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe utilizes a fabric that is able to manage moisture effectively. It doesn’t retain water if mildly exposed to it, and it doesn’t tear apart easily. Even the interior lining is capable of staving off moisture.
  • The mid-sole unit of the Brooks Addiction 11 uses a technology that allows the natural shape of the foot to acclimate well to the platform. Cushioning won’t be a half-baked experience, because it is able to deliver reliable underfoot cushioning. Part of the mid-sole is actually made from environmentally friendly materials, making this shoe nature-smart.
  • The outsole unit has a crash pad that is able to make each foot strike more comfortable to the wearer. It receives the landing force with ease, preserving the mid-sole and keeping the runner feeling safe from impact shock. The underside of this shoe uses a high-quality rubber that’s able to shield the sole unit from wear and tear.

Brooks Addiction 11 size and fit

The Brooks Addiction 11 has a standard running shoe length. The sizing scheme used for this model follow the regular measurements for men and women. The available width is medium, so it is able to accommodate those who have medium sized feet. Its forefoot section is a bit narrow. The semi-curved shape of this shoe allows it to welcome the natural shape of the human foot.


Outsole

The HPR Plus is a rubber compound that’s placed in high-wear areas of the outsole. It shields those areas from the debilitating effects of constant use and surface friction. It is durable, so it lasts long.

The heel crash pad is an outsole construction that allows the shoe to strike the ground without succumbing to the potentially damaging effects of impact and the surface. It also helps in transitioning smoothly from the heel to the toe during each step.


Midsole

A personalized ride is given by the DNA foam technology. It conforms anatomically to the shape, type and movement of the wearer’s foot, essentially giving a custom underfoot experience for each runner.

The BioMoGo is a plush cushioning system that’s made from environmentally friendly materials. It’s durable, so it won’t easily get stripped of its efficacy even after many uses.

The Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar® is a three-density mid-sole unit that’s meant to correct the pronation of the foot. It also assists the foot in achieving smoother transitions through the gait cycle.


Upper

The Element upper fabric is made from a moisture-managing material that keeps mild moisture infiltration at bay. It essentially makes the interior cool and dry at all times. It’s durable, so it won’t tear apart easily.

A padded tongue and collar makes this shoe more secure. They keep the foot in place and prevent accidental shoe removals.

The Element Lining is a breathable interior sleeve that keeps the foot comfortable at all times. It encourages air to easily enter the shoe in order to keep a well-ventilated environment for the runner.