Who should buy the Brooks Addiction 13

  • An excellent choice for road runners who have moderate to severe overpronation and want a reliable training partner for easy runs and long distance runs.
  • Heavyset runners will definitely love the underfoot platform of this motion control running shoe that delivers dependable support and performance for speed workouts and easy runs.

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Updates to the Brooks Addiction 13

  • Midsole unit primarily made up of a BioMoGo DNA platform, a full-length cushioning unit that’s created using environmentally friendly materials.
  • Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar to ensure gait control.

Brooks Addiction 13 updates

Better shock absorption for smoother ride 

The outsole unit of the Brooks Addiction 13 utilizes the HPR Plus technology, a rubber layer that is meant to protect against wear-and-tear. It has a durable build that allows it to last long. Its traction-ready nature permits poised movements on the asphalt.

Brooks Addiction 13 outsole

Utilizing an amended MC Pod Configuration, the outsole now displays more rubber pods for better shock absorption and dissipation, as well as a smoother ride.

Addiction 13 allows the foot to bend naturally

Several flex grooves are placed in the forefoot section of the external pad. These shallow trenches make the platform flexible, thus allowing the foot to bend naturally as it transitions from the heel to the toe during each step.

The cushioning of the Addiction 13 features the brand's very own DNA technology. The DNA uses a kind of fluid gel with a viscosity that adapts to the stress applied to it – the higher the force, the stiffer it becomes.

Brooks Addiction 13 midsole compound

The DNA material is blended with another midsole compound, BioMoGo, for a consistent and long-lasting cushioning throughout the running experience.

Helps control pronation and promotes seamless transitions

An Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar tri-density foam runs the length of the midsole from heel to forefoot. This midsole element is also utilized in the Brooks Beast. It helps control pronation and promotes more seamless transitions through the gait cycle.

Brooks Addiction 13 tri-density foam

There is also a heel segmented crash pad. Shaped like a caterpillar, it efficiently flexes the with the foot for additional steadiness and flexibility, thus ensuring smoother landings.

Brooks’ breathable mesh delivers a second-skin sensation

A moisture-managing and breathable mesh upper aims to bring comfort, ventilation, and protection against heat and friction. It is accompanied by a moisture-wicking interior lining that keeps the foot cool and dry while also delivering a second-skin sensation.

Brooks Addiction 13 breathable mesh

Sturdy synthetic overlays are strategically located in the midfoot area of the Brooks Addiction 13 to guarantee structural integrity and optimal support. These stitched add-ons are also meant to prevent in-shoe quivering, thereby heightening the stability of the foot.

Customized adjustment to get the right fit

A traditional lacing scheme is used for this motion control running shoe. Semi-round shoelaces snake through eyelets on the overlay system, encompassing the sides and the bridge of the foot.

Brooks Addiction 13 right fit

Tightening or loosening these crisscrossing strands would cause the façade to go along with the act, thus meriting a customized adjustment of the fit. A lace anchor is placed on the lateral side of the tongue unit.

Brooks Addiction 13 ensures comfort around the foot

This seemingly inconsequential fabric loop is designed to lock the tongue in place, thus preventing fabric deviation or friction, events that may irritate the skin of the foot and hinder the quality of the performance.

Brooks Addiction 13 comfort foot

Both the tongue and collar of this Brooks shoe are made from a light fabric and come with some cushioning to ensure comfort around the foot and to prevent irritation from affecting the skin.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 377g / Women 347g
Drop: 12mm
Arch support: Motion control
Update: Brooks Addiction 14
Forefoot height: 20mm
Heel height: 32mm

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Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.