Who should buy the Brooks Addiction Walker Suede

The Addiction Walker Suede was Brooks' response to the needs of people with flat feet and those with medium-high arches. The shoe is designed to reduce impact and keep the foot adequately supported and stable. It might benefit you if:

  • A shoe that could accommodate custom orthotics is what you need.
  • You travel on foot regularly, and a walking companion that offers comfort for extended periods is what you prefer. 
  • You frequently go to places with slippery surfaces, and you want a shoe with a reliable grip for such settings. 

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The Brooks Addiction Walker Suede's outsole

Brooks is using an outsole that has passed the SATRA TM144:2011 test method. It is a test protocol used by the footwear manufacturing industry to determine whether the trainer’s bottom is slip-resistant or not. Anti-slip walking shoes are beneficial to those who frequent wet surroundings or those who need safety shoes, like the elderly.

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Grooves for motion

Deep grooves are present in the forefoot section of the outsole. These furrows make the toe-off go smoothly, allowing for a more natural foot movement while walking.

Brooks Addiction Walker Suede Grooves

Safeguarding the foot

This walking shoe from Brooks is equipped with the brand’s BioMoGo DNA. This foam technology is responsive, ensuring that the joints of the lower extremities are protected from shock. What makes this midsole innovation genuinely unique is the presence of a non-toxic natural additive that allows the unit to decompose 50 times faster if the conditions are right.

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Supporting the arch

Like the Brooks Addiction Walker 2, this iteration also features the Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar. It is a type of arch support that occupies the midfoot area, extending to the heel. It prevents the foot from excessively rolling inward during the walking gait cycle. 

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Removable insole

Inside the Addiction Waler Suede is a removable insole. It enhances underfoot support and cushioning to deliver all-day comfort to wearers.

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Soft suede upper of the Brooks Addiction Walker

As the name of the footwear implies, the primary material used for the top section is suede. This material is a type of leather with small hairs that gives it its soft and fuzzy texture. Suede behaves much like leather, retaining its shape for a more extended period compared to mesh.

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It has micro-perforations throughout that prevent the interior from overheating. The walls of the inside are lined with a mesh fabric that helps in keeping the foot chamber fresh.

Brooks Addiction Walker Suede Perforations

Easy slide-in action

A traditional lace-up closure is placed on the midfoot. It allows users to adjust the fit and make it easier for the foot to slide in and out.

Brooks Addiction Walker Suede Lacing System

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.1oz / Women 12oz
Arch support: Stability
Base model: Brooks Addiction Walker
Use: For standing all day, Travel, Work, City, For nurses
Closure: Lace-up
Material: Suede
Features: Orthotic friendly / Slip-resistant / Removable insole

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