Good to know
- The Brooks Addiction 13 is a member of the international roster of motion control running shoes, which means that it’s designed for those who have moderate to severe overpronation. It is also classified as a medical running shoe that can help those with biomechanical and anatomical issues such as plantar fasciitis and tendon strain.
- The midsole unit of this road companion is primarily made up of a BioMoGo DNA platform, a full-length cushioning unit that’s created using environmentally friendly materials. The ‘DNA’ part of its name means that it is capable of conforming to the shape of the wearer’s foot-pad, thus giving a custom underfoot experience.
- Gait control is ensured by the Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar, a dual-density unit that serves as the foundation on which the foot’s arch rests. Its extended length helps to guide the foot as it goes through the gait cycle.
The outsole unit of the Brooks Addiction 13 utilizes the HPR Plus technology, a rubber layer that is meant to protect against wear-and-tear. It has a durable build that allows it to last long. Its traction-ready nature permits poised movements on the asphalt.
Utilizing an amended MC Pod Configuration, the outsole now displays more rubber pods for better shock absorption and dissipation, as well as a smoother ride.
Several flex grooves are placed in the forefoot section of the external pad. These shallow trenches make the platform flexible, thus allowing the foot to bend naturally as it transitions from the heel to the toe during each step.
The cushioning of the Addiction 13 features the brand's very own DNA technology. The DNA uses a kind of fluid gel with a viscosity that adapts to the stress applied to it – the higher the force, the stiffer it becomes. The DNA material is blended with another midsole compound, BioMoGo, for a consistent and long-lasting cushioning throughout the running experience.
An Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar® tri-density foam runs the length of the midsole from heel to forefoot. This midsole element is also utilized in the Brooks Beast. It helps control pronation and promotes more seamless transitions through the gait cycle.
There is also a heel segmented crash pad. Shaped like a caterpillar, it efficiently flexes the with the foot for additional steadiness and flexibility, thus ensuring smoother landings.
A moisture-managing and breathable mesh upper aims to bring comfort, ventilation, and protection against heat and friction. It is accompanied by a moisture-wicking interior lining that keeps the foot cool and dry while also delivering a second-skin sensation.
Sturdy synthetic overlays are strategically located in the midfoot area of the Brooks Addiction 13 to guarantee structural integrity and optimal support. These stitched add-ons are also meant to prevent in-shoe quivering, thereby heightening the stability of the foot.
A traditional lacing scheme is used for this motion control running shoe. Semi-round shoelaces snake through eyelets on the overlay system, encompassing the sides and the bridge of the foot. Tightening or loosening these crisscrossing strands would cause the façade to go along with the act, thus meriting a customized adjustment of the fit.
A lace anchor is placed on the lateral side of the tongue unit. This seemingly inconsequential fabric loop is designed to lock the tongue in place, thus preventing fabric deviation or friction, events that may irritate the skin of the foot and hinder the quality of the performance.
Both the tongue and collar of this Brooks shoe are made from a light fabric and come with some cushioning to ensure comfort around the foot and to prevent irritation from affecting the skin.