Women's Addiction 11

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 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pronation control (35)
  • Comfortable (31)
  • Arch support (29)
  • Cushions impact (20)
  • Lightweight (19)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Walking (20)
  • With orthotics/inserts (16)
  • Gym (8)
  • Dry conditions (7)
  • Trail running (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (41 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      78% 

      (40 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (24), Low arch (14), High arch (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (25), Enthusiast (10), Gym rat (10), Rarely work out (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (50)

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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4.0

Durable and Well Fitting

By Julie Wide Feet

from Kansas

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Great with Jeans
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Not Enough Color Options

Best Uses

  • Walking

Comments about Addiction 11:

I have 6.5 2E sized foot and it is incredibly hard to find tennis shoes that fit me well. On top of it I have pronation issues. I was constantly buying cheap shoes from local stores and having foot and back pain due to the wrong shoes. I was fitted by professionals to this line of Brooks and I love them. Have owned several. I have tried a line of New Balance that fit well but they wear out much quicker than Brooks. I just wish there were more options in colors. It is sometimes hard to find the size I need.

  • 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

Good support, comfortable

By Walk2It

from Bay Area, CA

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • None - Too Soon 2 Tell

Best Uses

  • Gym

Comments about Addiction 11:

I've worn the leather Addiction Walkers for years, but wanted something lighter and cooler for the gym. This mesh version has the same fit and support, and is much more breathable. Liked the grey/turquoise version, but would also like to see this shoe in brighter colors, like the Brooks Adrenaline ASR11 trail shoe - bought those, but had to return them - not enough cushion/support.

  • 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

pleased

By Boo

from Boston,MA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym

    Comments about Addiction 11:

    would like to see other color choices

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

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    5.0

    LOVE!!!!!!!!

    By Heather

    from N.E. Washington

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trail Running

      Comments about Addiction 11:

      Love these shoes! Won't run in anything else! Perfect in every way for MY needs. Everyone is different....

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

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      5.0

      Great for plantar fasciitis

      By Runner Girl

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Addiction 11:

        I've been suffering from plantar fasciitis for about 6 months now. So happy I bought these shoes. They are very supportive and comforting on my heel but still very light weight.

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

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