Facts

Update: Brooks Addiction 13
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Motion control
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 13.4oz | Women: 10.8oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 12mm | Women: 12mm
Pronation: Severe overpronation
Arch type: Low arch
Material: Vegan
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Foot Condition: Flat feet
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Brand: Brooks
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal, Wide, X-Wide | Women: Narrow, Normal, Wide, X-Wide
Price: $120
Colorways: Grey
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
It has never been more popular than this November
Better rated than the previous version Brooks Addiction 12

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87 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 | Cheapism | | 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 | Running Shoes Expert | | 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 | Flat Feet Running Shoes | | 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 | Runner's World | | 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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  • 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.

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.


The HPR Plus is a rubber compound that’s placed in high-wear areas of the outsole. This outsole material is also found in the Brooks Addiction 13. 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.


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.


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 make this road 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.

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