Profile Brooks Addiction Walker Suede

Who is it for? The Addiction Walker Suede is marketed for people who need arch support for flat feet or those with medium-high arches. The cushioning unit is engineered to not only reduce the impact but also to keep the foot adequately supported and stable.

What is it good for? The cushioning technology on this trainer adapts to the wearer’s walking style; thus, it is suitable for people who love to travel on foot. It delivers comfort during extended periods of walking or standing. Its non-slip outsole also ensures safety while traversing various indoor and outdoor surfaces.


Anti-slip. 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.

Flexible. 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.


Comfort. 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.

Steadiness. 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. 

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


Suede. 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.

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

Lockdown. 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.

Facts / Specs

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

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