Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 9ozWomen: 10.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 12mmWomen: 12mm
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.
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Updates to Brooks Aduro 4
- The 4th version of the Aduro from Brooks offers a new look that’s visually appealing and modern compared its older version. 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 neutral running 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 road 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.
Brooks 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.
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.
The DNA foam technology which can also be found in the Brooks Levitate 2, 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.
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.