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.
Heel to toe dropMen: 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 Beast 16 LE
- The Brooks Beast 16 LE is a motion control running shoe that’s aimed at runners who have excessive overpronation. This Limited Edition model has a suede upper, which makes it unique. Such a material evokes a premium feel, towards which some runners gravitate.
- The underfoot platform of this road running shoe features several components that work together to provide cushioning and support for the overpronation of the foot. The full-length base is specifically designed to stabilize the foot and prevent its muscles and tendons from buckling or collapsing during the run.
Brooks Beast 16 LE size and fit
The Brooks Beast 16 LE has a standard running shoe length. It makes use of measurements that follow the biases of most consumers. The available width is D – Medium. It is only available for men.
The outsole unit of the Brooks Beast 16 LE makes use of two different rubber compounds. The first one is HPR Plus, which is highly resistant to abrasion. It’s placed in the heel portion where it could shield the foam midsole from abrasion and impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle.
The second rubber material featured on the outsole of this running shoe is the HPR Green. It is made of materials that are friendly to the environment. Its purpose is to offer substantial protection against wear and tear, as well as skid-resistant grip over dry and slippery surfaces.
Flextra is a rubber compound that aims to provide the right amount of flexibility for the foot of the wearer. It is customized to accommodate the weight of the person and the shape of the underfoot.
Super DNA is the foam that’s used for the midsole unit of the Brooks Beast 16 LE. It’s designed to provide more cushioning than all other proprietary foams before it. Moreover, it molds itself to the shape of the wearer’s foot, making sure to support and cushion the areas that don’t usually get attention.
The Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar also found in the Beast 18 is a unit that goes from the heel to the forefoot. It’s made of BioMoGo foam that has three densities. The purpose of this component is to stabilize the foot and prevent it from pronating excessively.
The Full-length Segmented Crash Pad is a sectioned midsole configuration that causes the platform to have independent impact-reception points. Such a design aims to even out the impact of the foot-strike and to guide the foot towards a more enabled toe-off. The segments also encourage natural heel-to-toe transitions.
Suede makes up the external section of the Brooks Beast 16 LE’s upper. It brings a premium look that caters to shoe enthusiasts that value aesthetics. The leather material also distinguishes itself from the standard Beast 16 release.
Textile and padding make up the interior sleeve of this running shoe. These materials work together to hug the foot and keep it comfortable throughout the activity.
A conformable saddle is stitched to the façade and connects directly to the lacing system. When the shoelaces are adjusted, the sewn-in add-on tightens or loosens in response to that action.