Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes
Good to know
Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.
WeightMen: 14ozWomen: 12.8oz
Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.
Heel to toe dropMen: 12mmWomen: 12mm
WidthMen: Narrow, Normal, WideWomen: Narrow, Normal, Wide
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Updates to Brooks Addiction Walker
- Made for men and women who take walking shoes seriously, the Brooks Addiction Walker utilizes technologies that provide unending support and comfort. The upper of the trainer is made of full-grain leather which is durable and offers adequate support for the foot.
- The midsole uses the company’s BioMoGo DNA platform that delivers fresh-from-the-box cushioning at all times. It is designed to reduce the shock felt by the foot and at the same time uses the same energy to keep the foot moving forward. The Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) supports the arch area and keeps the foot steady by promoting it to move forward naturally.
- The underside of the shoe is lined with an anti-slip compound which is also hard-wearing to endure walking on concrete pavements.
Brooks Addiction Walker size and fit
The Brooks Addiction Walker is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. It generally runs true to the brand’s length measurement. For the width, it comes in various options such as B - Narrow, D - Medium, 2E - Wide, and 4E - Extra Wide for men and 2A - Narrow, B - Medium, D - Wide, and 2E - Extra Wide for women. The plush inside of the upper affords it its snug fit.
The bottom of the Brooks Addiction Walker is lined with the ASTM F489-96-certified slip-resistant compound. This material is also hard-wearing to endure walking on concrete pavements.
The forefoot also features the MC Pod construction. It ensures that the foot has full ground contact to keep a balanced and stable position throughout the walking gait cycle.
The Brooks Addiction Walker employs the brand’s proprietary BioMoGo DNA midsole. This platform is a combination of DNA, which uses a type of fluid whose viscosity changes depending on the pressure applied, and BioMoGo, which is a type of biodegradable foam that retains its fresh-from-the-box cushioning for a long period. Unlike other Brooks shoes that use DNA in the form of inserts, the DNA in this model is directly embedded into the midsole. DNA becomes firm when excessive force is applied to it to keep the foot protected and allow it to be responsive.
Another innovation present in the midsole is the PDRB which is a type of arch support that guides the foot during the heel-to-toe transition. It ensures that the foot takes the natural forward motion and keeps the foot steady while walking.
Full-grain leather makes up the upper of the Brooks Addiction Walker. This material is soft yet durable and provides a comfortable vehicle for the foot. The plush wall of the inside ensures that the foot is snugly locked in place without becoming too restrictive. The inside is also lined with breathable fabric to ensure that the foot chamber won’t become uncomfortably hot.
A traditional lace-up closure allows users to customize the fit. It uses a padded tongue to prevent the laces from irritating the instep. The plush collar also keeps the foot locked down and the ankle area free from irritation.