Women's Addiction 11

Women's Addiction 11
Brooks Women's Addiction 11 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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  • Color: 318

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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
 
3.7

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pronation control (41)
  • Comfortable (37)
  • Arch support (35)
  • Cushions impact (25)
  • Breathable (22)

Cons

  • Poor cushioning (9)
  • Uncomfortable (9)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Poor arch support (5)
  • Narrow / tight (4)

Best Uses

  • Walking (23)
  • With orthotics/inserts (16)
  • Gym (10)
  • Dry conditions (7)
  • Trail running (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (49 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      80% 

      (49 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (28), Low arch (16), High arch (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (30), Enthusiast (11), Gym rat (11), Rarely work out (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58)

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

 

Not as good as the 10

Over the last several years I have had a number of Addictions which I would rate 5-stars. I now wear medical orthotics due to flat feet and associated over pronation. The Addiction 9s...Read complete review

Over the last several years I have had a number of Addictions which I would rate 5-stars. I now wear medical orthotics due to flat feet and associated over pronation. The Addiction 9s and 10s were the most comfortable athletic shoes I have ever worn - no exceptions. I use them for exercise walking because I am not to wear "walking" shoes due to lack of support compared to running shoes. I walk 3-4 miles on the road daily. This new design, however, is not comfortable at all. Whatever Brooks did to these shoes made them rigid in a bad way- like concrete blocks on your feet. Yeah, they are supportive, stable and control motion, but are no longer cushioned or comfortable. The sizing as been made slightly smaller, which is bad since Brooks already run small by at least 1/2 to a whole size, depending on the style. SInce I have already upsized twice for both the brand and the orthotic I cannot upsize again - the heels are already too big. I have even tried the men's size equivalent but the heels are even bigger so I altered the lacing and wear thinner socks in mine. I think they also altered the longitudinal toe-to-heel support. Additionally, the forefoot cushioning is nonexistent (almost as bad as the Just Do It brand) and the heel cushioning is barely better than my old worn out Addiction 10s. The materials in these and their construction seem to have been cheapened, or layers for cushioning removed. After recently trying on every candidate shoe by every major brand, the Addiction 11s are still the best of the so-called stability or motion control shoes by any manufacturer. That isn't a compliment. My feet hurt in these but I have to keep them since there is no other show suitable. Change for the sake of change and extreme cost cutting, Brooks, is not an improvement, nor responsive to loyal customers.

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5.0

Love

By 

from Centennial, CO

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Addiction 11:

      I've had problems finding shoes that work with my orthodics; within a few weeks the shoe no longer works with them . The Addictions are so supportive, my feet remain level and straight without my orthodics!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Low Arch

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      4.0

      Fantastic

      By 

      from Lincoln, NE

      About Me Rarely Work Out

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Great with Jeans
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Addiction 11:

        I broke my right ankle 13 years ago and it causes me issues with my ankle and hip, however wearing Brooks Running Shoes assist with arch support and pronation and allows me better mobility.

        • 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

        wonderfull shoes!

        By 

        from South dakota

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym

          Comments about Addiction 11:

          I have 3 pair of these:
          1 pair for work, black color.
          1 pair for walking/recreation, purple/gray color
          1 pair for the gym, blue/gray color

          My Chiropractor recommended these for my pronation. They have stopped my knee and hip pain completely. I wear them from sun up to sun down.

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not like previous versions

          By 

          from Wellesley MA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Great with Jeans
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Arch Support
          • Poor Cushioning
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Addiction 11:

          I walk 3+ miles a day. Addictions were recommended to me by a running store for arch/ankle support in 2000 after an injury. I've purchased all versions since then. Every time I put on a new pair I thought "these are the best shoes I've ever worn." When I put on Addiction 11, they didn't have the support I'd felt with new ones in the past. They felt the same as my Addiction 10's that I've been wearing for a year,

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

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Don't fit the same as Addiction 10

          By 

          from nyc, ny

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Addiction 11:

                These shoes do not fit the same as the Addiction 10. They are either too loose or too tight at the heel - the shoe keeps pulling my socks down under my heel so they slip down, leaving my heel bare and the socks are bunched up underneath the arches of my feet. It is REALLY aggravating. I am not at all happy with this purchase, after loving these shoes for years.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too big
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width

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                5.0

                The BEST shoe ever!!!!

                By 

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gym

                  Comments about Addiction 11:

                  Very comfortable show--and the shoe's are purple. Addiction in purple is my favorite addiction!!

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

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love my shoes!

                  By 

                  from Minneapolis, MN

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Pavement

                    Comments about Addiction 11:

                    I love Brooks Addiction. I have been running in this shoe since 2005, and have never once wanted to switch. Finally found a shoe that controls my pronation, and keeps my knees and feet feeling good!

                    • 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

                    Great shoe if need support :)

                    By 

                    from nashport,ohio

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Arch Support

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Addiction 11:

                    Been running in Addictions for years. Have tried a few other brands but always come back. Think I have learned my lesson.

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

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Be careful of the sizing

                    By 

                    from Mission TX

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer
                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Addiction 11:

                          I ordered my normal size, 11.0. Returned them for an 11.5 - it feels the same. Too short in the toe area. My toes are still at the end. Sizing needs to be more accurate. I have always purchases women's size 11 for everything, but not these shoes. And these shoes were recomjmended for my by my physical therapist!

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels full size too small
                          • Width:
                          • Feels too wide
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Great shoe

                          By 

                          from Southern Md

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer
                          Staff Reviewer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Walking

                            Comments about Addiction 11:

                            These shoes are fantastic for me! I have very wide, flat feet and these are perfect. !

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

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