We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviewers claim that the Brooks Beast 1 of the Brooks Heritage collection provides great support for the foot.
  • A good number of the reviewers express that the shoe offers a rather comfortable feeling for the foot.
  • Some reviewers say that the shoe provides good ventilation for the foot.
  • Most of the reviewers gush about the stability provided by the shoe.
  • One reviewer claims that the shoe is a life saver as it helped ease the pain when walking due to having peripheral neuropathy.
  • Some of the reviewers say that the shoe was recommended by their doctors for them to aid their foot problems.
  • A good number of buyers say that they would definitely recommend the shoe.
  • Brooks offers this shoe in multiple color variations to choose from.
  • The pricing of the shoe is reasonable for some reviewers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some of the reviewers do not like some of the colorways of the Brooks Beast 1.
  • A reviewer points out that the toe area of the shoe easily comes apart.

Bottom line

The Brooks Beast 1 is a shoe that not just provides great comfort for the foot but also good support and stability. The shoe also offers the foot good ventilation.

These pair of kicks is mostly recommended by some podiatrists for those who suffer from some foot problems. With a variety of colorway choices and a rather reasonable price, no one can go wrong with this shoe.


The fit of the Brooks Beast 1 fits basically the same as its first released pair. This shoe’s sizing is presented in men’s ranges with half sizes available. It features the traditional lace-up fastening system which allows it users to adjust the fit.

A combination of style and comfort is what the low-top Brooks Beast 1 is all about. The stylish look of the shoe is great as a complement for a casual everyday look. The shoe is great as a finish for a street style get up when going for a stroll around town or when running some errands as it provides great style without ruining comfort. These pair of kicks perfectly goes well with a pair of jeans, joggers, jean joggers, and even sweatpants.

One thing about the Brooks Beast 1 that made most buyers praise the shoe is that it provides a really comfortable feeling for the foot. They loved how good the shoe feels when wearing them and how it keeps their foot from hurting. Most people also loved the support and stability they get from the shoe, especially those who have some foot problems.

It was in the year 1993 that the Brooks Beast 1 was originally released. The brand then reintroduced the shoe into its Brooks heritage collection. The silhouette has also witnessed some collaborative releases.

In October 2015, the Brooks brand teamed up with Concepts in a collaboration using the Beast 1 silhouette and released the Concepts x Brooks Beast 1 “Voodoo” as an honor for the late Jimi Hendrix. The shoe features a salmon-esque rear along with a pastel blue on the toe box and hints of beige by the midsection of the shoe.

Another collaborative release using the silhouette is the mita sneakers x Brooks Heritage Beast 1 “Enchantment”. The creation took inspiration from fairytale monsters, thus the name “Enchantment”. The shoe features a brown pigskin suede upper and hints of blue and yellow on the white midsole.

The brand continues to release new colorways to allow the people to have more choices when getting a pair of the Brooks Beast 1.

  • The Brooks Beast 1 is the first modern shoe to be a part of the brand’s Heritage Collection.
  • A traditional lace-up closure is observed.
  • “Beast” branding is observed on the sides of the shoe.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.