Women's Addiction 11

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Brooks Addiction 11 Women's Control Running Shoes

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$120.00

Style #120140

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

Ideal for moderate pronation

Ideal for moderate to severe pronation

Midsole drop

Midsole Drop 12mm

Weight

Weight 11.9 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
  • Pronation: Severe
  • Arch: Flat
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Linear Platform
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Combination
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: October 1, 2013
  • Weight: 11.9 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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Reviews

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Addiction 11
 
3.6

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pronation control (30)
  • Comfortable (25)
  • Arch support (24)
  • Cushions impact (15)
  • Lightweight (15)

Cons

  • Poor cushioning (8)
  • Uncomfortable (8)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Poor arch support (4)

Best Uses

  • Walking (18)
  • With orthotics/inserts (15)
  • Dry conditions (7)
  • Gym (6)
  • Trail running (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      81% 

      (35 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      79% 

      (34 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (19), Low arch (13), High arch (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (20), Enthusiast (9), Gym rat (8), Rarely work out (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for heavy woman w/ severe roll

I'm a very heavy woman with feet that roll sharply outward who was having severe foot pain from walking; particularly from walking the dog.

Multiple x-rays later I learned from the...Read complete review

I'm a very heavy woman with feet that roll sharply outward who was having severe foot pain from walking; particularly from walking the dog.

Multiple x-rays later I learned from the podiatrist that what I thought was a compression fracture was a LACK OF SUPPORT!

The doctor provided me a list of options for shoe models and sent me to a running shop where they watched me walk. We found Brooks to be the best fit and best control. They didn't have wide women's Addictions so I went with the men's, which were not so pretty, but from day one my feet stopped hurting. It was as if a little shoe angel had come and blessed my feet! I would not take them off until I found the all-white walking model (which I'm wearing now) and tried the women's, which fit very well also.

Sooooo... this is my fourth pair and I do find the Addiction 11 the slightest bit tighter across the widest part of my foot, but they are still the best shoes I've ever owned.

They're cute enough, but not terribly feminine and certainly not acceptable for anything but the most casual situations. And they do not keep water out, which is a negative here in the Great Northwest. I find them best for indoors, pavement walking, and using the exercise bike.

I would most like to see some color variety, particularly more feminine colors. A nice purple/lavender or hot pink/pale pink with a light grey would be adorable.

Either way, thank you Brooks, way to go - you saved my tootsies and I'll be forever grateful. I'd love to buy two pair to switch in and out, so roll out those color choices, please please please! I beg you. Really. Seriously. Please.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

What is Brooks doing to their new models

I have been purchasing the Addiction and Ariel for at least the last 10 years. Last year I purchesed the new Ariel and couldn't wear them because they changed the cushioning or something and...Read complete review

I have been purchasing the Addiction and Ariel for at least the last 10 years. Last year I purchesed the new Ariel and couldn't wear them because they changed the cushioning or something and my feet killed me every time I ran in them. So I bought the new Addition and had no issues. This year I bought the Addition and ran in to the same problem I had with the Ariel. I have no idea what they are changing, but my feet felt like I was running on nails by my first mile (I normally run at least 3 easily). I instantly returned these shoes too. I am trying hard to find another motion control shoe to purchase that works with my feet since I have only ever used Brooks before.

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5.0

Great Support

By Pat Nurse Assistant

from Milton, MA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Addiction 11:

    I work in a hospital and on my feet all day. These are the best for support and comfortable. My Orthopedic Doctor recommended them, they are my second pair. I won't wear anything else ever again.

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

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    2.0

    some thing has changed

    By angela

    from grand rapids, michigan

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Good Traction
    • Great with Jeans

    Cons

    • Poor Cushioning

    Best Uses

      Comments about Addiction 11:

      my brooks addictions had come highly recommended from my doctor/therapist. I have been purchasing these shoes for six years now, there has definitely been a decline in quality and support. For someone like myself who where and purchase shoes for support it is important to know that consistency in the quality will continue to be there. my shoes usually last me for and entire year before they break down. these brooks 11 have lasted me only a few months :( i am currently looking to purchase different high arch support shoes. sad that i have to this, and sad that i have to look for a different shoe also. I really liked them alot.

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

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      5.0

      Love this shoe!

      By Leona the pet sitter

      from San Tan Valley, Arizona

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Great with Jeans
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Addiction 11:

        I have really wide feet. This is one of the few shoes that comes wide enough for me to wear.

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

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        5.0

        Love my new shoes!

        By Walker

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Addiction 11:

          I owned and loved my addiction 10 shoes and was unable to find another pair. The Addiction 11 is just as good.

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

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          5.0

          i'm very happy with my new shoes

          By Kimmithy

          from Kingman, Arizona

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trail Running

            Comments about Addiction 11:

            The only thing I would change them is to have a better selection of colors for this

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

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