Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Price
$125
Weight
M: 255g | W: 298g
Heel to toe drop
M: 12mm | W: 12mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 8.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Testers welcomed the mesh material used in the upper unit because it provided breathable coverage.

  • The DNA cushioning technology gained popularity among many runners because of its capability to conform to the shape of the wearer’s foot.

  • Consumers appreciated the use of the durable BioMoGo mid-sole, which is made from biodegradable materials.

  • Those with neutral movements and stride were able to ease well into this shoe because it was made with a neutral platform that caters to their needs.

  • The blown rubber outsole received positive feedback because of its long-lasting and responsive nature.

  • A tester mentioned that the flexibility of the underfoot platform allowed them to move naturally through the gait cycle.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners lamented the lack of a stability mechanism, which have left them wanting more support for long running sessions.

Bottom line

Many runners have lauded the Brooks Aduro 4. They welcomed its breathable upper unit, it’s interesting mid-sole technologies, and its durable yet responsive outsole. For them, it’s a solid choice for the roads. Conversely, there were a number of runners who didn’t acclimate well to this shoe due to the lack of stability mechanics.



World wide, Aduro 4 is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Brooks, is the 5th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 1010 shoes


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Updates to Aduro 4

The 4th version of the Aduro from Brooks offers a new look that’s visually appealing and modern. The use of striking colors allows it to stand out. While its aesthetics make it endearing, its functionality isn’t to be dismissed. Made from durable materials, this shoe is able to carry runners through their activities with ease and comfort. It doesn’t lose structure easily, nor does it degrade even after many months of use.

The upper unit of this running shoe is made from a mesh material that’s breathable. One can clearly see the open construction of the material, which works to allow air to enter the shoe as a means to keep the foot cool and dry. The minimal use of stitched-on overlays do not add bulk or weight to the façade. The padded tongue and collar allow the foot to be kept in place, thus preventing accidental shoe removals.

The mid-sole unit of the Aduro 4 uses two distinct technologies that have graced many Brooks shoes. The DNA and BioMoGo. They offer superb cushioning to the entire length of the foot. Their responsive nature won’t let the foot feel as if the platform that it’s standing on is stiff or unwieldy. The mid-sole even conforms to the shape of the wearer’s foot, truly providing a customized experience that’s comfortable.

Across the entire length of the outsole is a rubber material that’s responsible for the protection of the mid-sole unit. It is also the one responsible for giving traction, enabling the runner to achieve surface control. Flex grooves make the platform more flexible, thus allowing natural freedom of movement to take its course.

Aduro 4 size and fit

The Brooks Aduro 4 uses standard measurements when it comes to length. Runners are able to get a correct and relaxed fit when they choose the size that they’re most comfortable with. The available width is medium, so it welcomes those with medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape adheres to the natural curve of the wearer’s foot.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Brooks Aduro 4 uses blown rubber, which is a tough material that is able to protect the rest of the sole unit from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It is also able to grip the road well, giving reliable surface control to the wearer.

Omega Flex Grooves enhance the flexibility of the sole unit. They make the platform more able to follow the natural movements of the wearer’s feet. It’s a way to make each movement feel free and enabled.

Midsole

The DNA foam technology adapts to the shape, weight and movement trends of the actual wearer’s foot. It delivers great cushioning throughout the gait cycle, as well.

The BioMoGo foam is made from recycled materials. But it doesn’t have a flimsy nature. It’s strong and it can last a long time. It’s a great addition that’s going to appeal to environmentally friendly runners.

Upper

An open mesh material makes up most of the upper unit of the Brooks Aduro 4. Its visible pores allow air to easily enter the shoe in order to maintain a well-ventilated environment for the foot.

Minimal stitched-on overlays add structure to the upper unit, but they also serve as a means to make the coverage more secure. They connect to the lacing system and adapt to the tightness or looseness of the fit.

The padded tongue and collar make the interior wall of the shoe feel more comfortable. They help in locking down the foot and keeping it in place throughout the entire time the runner is wearing it.


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