Facts

Terrain

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.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do 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 need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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.

Price
$100
Weight
Men: 8.3oz
Women: 6.8oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 8mm
Women: 8mm

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.

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

7 reasons to buy

  • Some runners were impressed by decent cushioning and support of the Brooks Asteria.
  • It is a road racing shoe that is comfortable to wear, according to some users.
  • Many testers mentioned that the shoe feels light and fast.
  • The Omege Flex grooves deliver flexibility.
  • The mesh upper is breathable enough to keep the foot well-ventilated.
  • Many runners noticed the secure fit and gave positive feedback to the shoe’s well-padded tongue.
  • Toe box is roomy and the heel locks in the foot without slipping, based on user’ review.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runner noticed that the Asteria is too narrow for their liking.
  • Few users disliked the bright colors of the shoe and the unavailability of the other color options.

Bottom line

The Brooks Asteria is a road running shoe designed for racing and uptempo training. It delivers reliable support and speed with a light feel. This is best for mild pronators.


Rankings


Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 13 ratings

5 star
54%
4 star
8%
3 star
8%
2 star
8%
1 star
8%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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86 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 94 / 100 by RunRepeat • Joseph Arellano • Level 4 expert

    The Asteria is a light, high quality shoe that can serve as a trainer for lighter, smaller and perhaps not naturally efficient runners. The rearfoot guide rail system builds confidence that one can maintain a level, consistent stride on race day. Yes, the system works, especially on longer runs.

  • 75 / 100 by RunRepeat • Cameron Corbin • Level 2 expert

    For the Omega Flex Grooves, I did not really feel as much flexibility with the shoe which made my faster runs/workouts less natural and more rigid.

  • 84 / 100 by Road Trail Run • Sam Winebaum • Level 5 expert

    It is a tempo race shoe with very decent responsive cushioning.

  • 87 / 100 by The Active Guy • The Active Guy • Level 4 expert

    The Brooks Asteria is a great performance stability shoe if you are looking for something that is lightweight and designed for races of all distances, up to the marathon.

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Updates to Brooks Asteria

  • The Brooks Asteria features the BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning that is designed for a more responsive ride. It adapts to every step and gait.
  • The shoe also features the rearfoot guide rails that guides the foot to move naturally through the heel-to-toe transition. It gives support as the foot move to its natural movement pattern.
  • The segmented crash pad strategically place in the midsole and flexes with the foot. It gives added cushioning and stability for a fast heel-to-toe transition.

Brooks Asteria size and fit

The Brooks Asteria is true to its size. It provides a medium fit in the heel and midfoot area while the forefoot is a bit narrow. This shoe is best for runners with narrow to medium foot measurements. It is available in D and B medium widths and sizes available and 5 to 11 for women’s and 7 to 14 for men’s.


Outsole

The outsole unit of the Brooks Asteria uses a blown rubber that offers a great combination of durability, flexibility and responsiveness. The propulsion pods also help runners experience a more powerful energy return by aiding the foot to move forward.


Midsole

The midsole of the Asteria uses the BioMoGo DNA cushioning technology that delivers reliable cushioning. It delivers a fully personalized responsive ride that adapts to the runners’ gait cycle. This works well with the Omega Flex Grooves that is designed to enhanced midsole flexibility while giving added cushioning.

The Guide Rails direct the foot back as it moves to its natural foot movement pattern. It guides the foot for a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

Giving added flexibility in the midsole is the segmented crash pad that flexes as the foot moves. It provides a personalized cushioning and stability for a smoother transition from heel to toe.


Upper

The upper of the Brooks Asteria is made up of breathable mesh material that wicks moisture away, keeping the foot dry all the time. The underneath linings aid in keeping the foot moisture-free and giving comfort all through the run.

The 3D fit printed overlays are strategically added to provide a seamless and adaptive fit, keeping the foot securely locked all throughout the race.

The sockliner which is made up of BioMoGo foam is designed to give added cushioning and contoured support.