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Brooks Addiction 11 Men's Control Running Shoes

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$120.00 $90.00

Style #110146

The name is no coincidence: runners just can't get enough of the tried and true support in the Addiction 11. We maintained its generous DNA-ified ride for cushioning and support that adapts to your needs, and added more in-shoe comfort like a better sockliner and an asymmetrical upper with suede overlays. One run and you'll be hooked.


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What's New

Addiction 11

  • Anatomical Brooks DNA provides adaptive cushioning
  • Full-length energy-returning BioMoGo midsole
  • Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar for reliable control
  • Heel Segmented Crash Pad for smooth landings
  • Moisture-management upper keep your feet more comfortable
Great for road running

Great for road running

Ideal for Flat Arches

Ideal for Flat Arches

Midsole drop

Midsole Drop 12mm

Weight

Weight 13.5 oz

Technology

DNA Midsole

An innovative cushioning system that adapts to runners of all sizes and speeds, providing a custom ride.

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Segmented Crash Pad

Made up of fully-integrated shock absorbers to provide cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition, maximizing the efficiency of every stride.

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DNA Midsole

What is it?

Brooks DNA is an innovative and uniquely adaptive cushioning system. By adapting to your specific weight, pace, gait and running surface, DNA offers customized cushioning and adds a spring to your step.

Traditional cushioning takes a one-size-fits-all approach, but we know that each runner is different. Brooks DNA was developed to continuously tailor the level of cushioning to your specific needs – even as they change during the run.

How does it work?

Brooks DNA is made up of a highly viscous non-Newtonian material or more simply put, a material that adapts to the specific force you apply to it. Part of the brilliance is that this compound was engineered to perform at the molecular level (picture millions of resilient 'nanosprings').

If you looked at Brooks DNA through a microscope, you'd see that it's made up of individual molecules connected in strands. These strands (which form chains) react to the amount of force placed on the foot, dispersing pressure and providing resiliency. Bottom line of this physics lesson: You get tailored cushioning that reacts to your specific weight, pace, gait, movement and running environment – "made-for-me" cushioning vs. "one size fits all."

And, as with all good technology, we’ve taken it a step further (two steps actually):

  • BioMoGo DNA is DNA technology blended with the BioMoGo midsole to provide adaptive cushioning throughout the midsole vs. just in the heel and forefoot.
  • BioMoGo DNA midsole includes an organic, non-toxic additive that biodegrades the midsole 50 times faster than traditional EVA when it comes into contact with anaerobic landfill microbes (otherwise known as active, enclosed landfills).
  • 30% more cushioning than standard midsole materials (gel or EVA)
  • Twice as much energy return for more pep in your step
  • Great performance no matter your weight or running pace
  • Smoother transition from heel to toe

Segmented Crash Pad

What is it?

The Segmented Crash Pad customizes your foot's lay-down to provide amazing cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition throughout the run.

How does it work?

We know that a key component of maximizing your run is to provide the smoothest possible heel-to-toe transition. The Segmented Crash Pad is one technology we use to achieve this goal.

Shaped like a caterpillar, the Segmented Crash Pad is a midsole made up of independent, yet fully integrated shock absorbers. As your foot strikes the ground, the segments work together to customize your individual lay down to provide the right amount of cushion and seamless heel-to-toe transition for you – making the most of all that effort you put into each stride.

Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Control
  • Arch: Flat
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Linear Platform
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Combination
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Launch Date: October 1, 2013
  • Weight: 13.5 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm
  • Support Level: Support

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Addiction 11
 
3.9

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (29)
  • Pronation control (24)
  • Arch support (22)
  • Cushions impact (22)
  • Lightweight (18)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (7)
  • Poor cushioning (5)
  • Poor arch support (3)
  • Poor support / stability (3)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (25)
  • With orthotics/inserts (18)
  • Dry conditions (13)
  • Gym (12)
  • Work (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      86% 

      (32 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      95% 

      (36 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (20), Low arch (11), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (27), Enthusiast (6), Gym rat (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Enjoying the addiction 11s

I am a new runner only been at this for a few months I was originally fit for running shoes into a Saucony guide 7 and they were wonderful, but after a month I...Read complete review

I am a new runner only been at this for a few months I was originally fit for running shoes into a Saucony guide 7 and they were wonderful, but after a month I began to have lots of knee pain in one leg and my calf felt stiff. After going to another local running store they showed me on camera how my pronation was still quite exaggerated in the Sauconys and they had me try a few additional shoes to see how they felt and how they looked on the camera. My knee was still sore and bothering me from my run this morning, and I the other shoes I tried helped a little bit and were definitely an improvement both in feel and on camera, but once I tried these addictions I was addicted. The pain went away, you could see on camera that my pronation had been tamed. I'm very excited to go running tomorrow and plan to try and get 7-10k in tomorrow. I run 5~6 times a week and normally at least 5k/day since taking this all up 2 months ago. I've been pleased with other brooks items I've purchased and am very excited with the initial results from these. They are noticeably heavier than my other shoes and seem to be heavier than the saucony equivalent, but the support for my feet in these is just so far superior to the other shoes I have tried.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as good as it used to be

Upon the advice of my awesome podiatrist, I tried on my first pair of Brooks Addiction and fell in love. I have plantar fasciitis and I have used Addiction for over 10 years. ...Read complete review

Upon the advice of my awesome podiatrist, I tried on my first pair of Brooks Addiction and fell in love. I have plantar fasciitis and I have used Addiction for over 10 years. I think I got my first pair back in 2000 or 2001. I use it every day for everything; from gym to walking to shopping, etc. I loved the Addiction because it gave me stable and strong support. I walked better with it. Better yet, the pain went away within a year. The soles were not shaped like peanuts (my doctor forbade me to use those kind of shoes) and my doctor advised me to not buy bendy shoes because they do not prevent my feet from over-flexing. I was addicted to these pairs; I bought two each year, sometimes three. I didn't have to wear my custom orthopedics with these shoes. Now, I am seriously debating whether or not to continue with the Addiction shoe. In the past two years, since Addiction 10, I have noticed my plantar fasciitis creeping back. I noticed that with the 10, there was a certain sponginess that was not there before. It felt more springy, softer, bendy. I contributed it to the "new materials" that were introduced with the 10. It got worse with the 11. It got so bad that in a moment of painful desperation, I put in my custom orthopedics. I think I saw a pink pig zooming by in the sky that day or maybe I was hallucinating from the pain. I did something I hadn't done for 10 years; I grabbed the 11 shoe and bended it between my hands. I was shocked, incredibly angry and disappointed to discover that the Addiction was incredibly bendy and this was a new pair. Addiction is supposed to be for control. Pfft. More like a neutral shoe nowadays. It used to be so great. It used to be so solid, now it's as limp as a wet noodle. Brooks, what happened??? Did someone run too much and fall asleep on the designing board and his/her drool destroyed the designs??? Bring back the old Addiction. Please!!!!!!! Or more pigs will fly and I will have to find a replacement for my beloved Brooks Addiction.

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2.0

Not so good

By 

from Michigan

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Addiction 11:

      I have been wearing the addiction since 2005. I have never had to get used to them or break them in. They were great. I bought the addiction 11, it is being shipped back. The inserts are more coushiony then previously, the arch starts closer to the heel and is higher. It is a shoe that I would have to get used to (ain't happening). It was perfect before. Brooks, everything doesn't need to be changed. If it's not broke don't fix it.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Good Shoe

      By 

      from Alabama

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trail Running

        Comments about Addiction 11:

        Good Shoe

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Shoe for Overpronators

        By 

        from Columbia, MO

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Big Toe Box
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Pronation Control
        • Works With Orthotics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training
          • Trail Running
          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Addiction 11:

          I am a servere overpronator, so I need a shoe that has appropriate support and can also accommodate orthotics adn a full-sole, shock-absorbing insert. The Brooks Addiction line is by far the best of any shoe I have used for thsoe purposes. It's also available in my unusual size (Men's 7). Please keep it up, Brooks!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great shoe. Love the all black color.

          By 

          from Yorktown, VA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Endurance Training
          • Gym
          • Trail Running
          • Walking
          • With Orthotics/Inserts
          • Work

          Comments about Addiction 11:

          Wish they would make the Beast in the all black color. I prefer the all black so I can pull it off as a work shoe around the office without the obnoxious multi-color shoes.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect fit With Narrow B Width

          By 

          from Mosheim, TN

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Gym
            • My Own Special Inserts
            • Walking
            • Wet Weather
            • With Orthotics/Inserts
            • Work

            Comments about Addiction 11:

            I wear my Brooks Addiction 11 Shoes for everyday wear. I have worn out 7-8 pairs of the Books Addiction line of shoes and they are excellent. The second you put them on they feel broken in! They feel heavenly on your feet from the first time. They feel so strong and stable on my feet making me feel stronger and more stable on my feet. I cannot say enough about the Brooks Addiction line of gym shoes. I would highly recommend them to anyone if your looking for a great pair of breathable gym shoes.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • High Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            my third pair of addiction style,that says it all

            By 

            from fairhaven,ma.

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

            • Laces Are Too Short

            Best Uses

            • Walking
            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            Comments about Addiction 11:

            i found the laces too short,other than that the shoes are great

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            1.0

            Falling apart after 1 month

            By 

            from IL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

            • Wears Quickly

            Best Uses

              Comments about Addiction 11:

              These are used for a daily wear shoe. We thought we had found the answer for my sons very wide flat feet. He loves them. BUT, after 1 month these have shown significant wear around the ankle opening. The search begins again to find a shoe to suit our needs. These are way to expensive to replace after only a months use.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Nice Shoe

              By 

              from AZ

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Pronation Control
              • Supportive

              Cons

              • Poor Cushioning

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training
              • Gym
              • Walking

              Comments about Addiction 11:

              Purchased because I needed a Control shoe in a men's B width.

              Shoe provides very good pronation control and support, but it could use a little more cushioning in the heel.

              Other than that, great shoe. I'd recommend.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              3 time buyer

              By 

              from ct/ny

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Weather
                • Endurance Training
                • Gym
                • Trail Running
                • Walking
                • Wet Weather
                • With Orthotics/Inserts
                • Work

                Comments about Addiction 11:

                this is the third time i have purchased these sneakers. they are excellent. ive never even bought a pair of sneakers twice before. ive had 3 knee surgeries and other physical ailments and i take my choice of footwear very seriously. i dont own a car and walk everywhere and am on my feet all day at work. im also active and enjoy hiking, biking, and a little basketball still. and these sneakers are useful in all of these aspects. i need my sneakers to provide top-notch cushioning, stability and comfort and these do the job. i hope they dont ever discontinue them, and some different colors would be awesome.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Comfort a "must"

                By 

                from Sierras

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer
                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Good Arch Support
                • Good Traction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Weather
                  • Walking

                  Comments about Addiction 11:

                  I have arthritis and need extra width. This shoe feels great.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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