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Update: Brooks Beast 18
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Motion control
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 13.8oz | Women: 12.2oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 12mm | Women: 12mm
Pronation: Severe overpronation
Arch type: Low arch
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Foot Condition: Flat feet
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 29mm | Women: 27mm
Forefoot height: Men: 17mm | Women: 15mm
Release date: Sep 2014
Brand: Brooks
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal, Wide | Women: Normal
Price: $150
Colorways: Silver, Grey, Blue
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe

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87 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 | Eddie Steady 73 | Level 1 expert

    But for the $150, you get a peace of mind and actual decent, comfortable sneakers, that you don't have to worry about injuring yourself.

  • 89 / 100 | Solereview | Level 5 expert

    The ride is a bit off the beaten track, as there’s a curious meld of stiff and cushioned. The foam sections are unyielding and firm; the DNA gel insert makes foot strikes relatively cushioned.

  • 80 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 5 expert

    It has a very flat footbed therefore recommended for those flat footed runners who seriously over-pronate.

  • 90 / 100 | Fix My Walk | Level 3 expert

    The price is a little on the expensive end and the shoes were a little too stiff, which put them slightly under the Asics. 

  • 89 / 100 | Complex | Level 3 expert

    They’re so good, you’ll forget you even have flat feet once you’re out there pounding the pavement.

  • 89 / 100 | Comfort Footwear Guide | Level 2 expert

    The intense soft cushioning fitted in these shoes curve in to take any foot size without scalding them. 

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  • The Brooks Beast 14 comes with added overlays in the little toe area and over the bunions, delivering a glove-like fit. This also means that the forefoot area will deliver a tighter fit. The overlays from the midsole to the back of the heel were also removed to give a loose fit in the heel area.
  • Another notable update of the shoe is the use of the new moisture-managing upper mesh and the moisture-wicking sockliner. These elements keep the foot well ventilated, cool and free from moisture.
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The 14th version of the Brooks Beast has a standard running shoe length. The fit of the shoe is totally different from its predecessors. The forefoot is a little tighter compared to the older version because of the added cushioning in the forefoot and the heel has a little more room. This shoe gives comfortable fit to those with regular foot measurements.

The outsole unit uses the HPR Green rubber in the forefoot that delivers an impressive traction on both wet and dry surfaces. It works well with HPR Plus rubber that is strategically places in the heel to give added durability. It also uses the Flextra rubber that provides enough amount of flexibility depending on the runner’s requirements. It delivers flexibility according to runners’ weight and running movement.

The midsole unit of the shoe generally uses environment-friendly material such as the BioMoGo full-length midsole that offers impressively resilient cushioning. Added to this biodegradable material is the Progressive Diagonal Rollbar that serves as the tri-density foam to aid overpronation and for an enhanced running experience. The shoe uses the Brooks’ full-length DNA cushioning gel that gives specific reaction to runners depending on its weight, movement, pace and running conditions. It generally delivers the right amount of cushioning needed by a specific runner, depending on what is needed. The brand’s Segmented Crash Pad is also present in this shoe. It delivers right amount of cushioning that efficiently absorbs shocks and promotes a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

The upper of the Brooks Beast 14 uses a light weight breathable mesh that is durable. It has moisture-managing capacity that keeps the foot cool and dry. This mesh compliments well to the ultimate sockliner that has also a moisture resistance capacity. An internal support saddle is also used to deliver a more secure fit.

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