Women's Ariel '16 Running Shoes

Women's Ariel '16 Running Shoes


Style #120219

Please Note: The Ariel '16 runs slightly smaller than previous models. If you are between sizes, we recommend choosing ½ size up.

Updated with a new no-sew upper for added comfort and a sleeker fit, the women's Ariel '16 road-running shoes remain the most supportive in our line, ensuring maximum stability plus an insanely comfortable, cushioned feel.

Need the same kind of support but in a men's shoe? See the Men’s Beast '16 Motion Control Running Shoes>

  • Color: 453

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Ariel '16


  1. 1 SUPER DNA MIDSOLE dynamically adapts to every stride with the ultimate in soft feel underfoot
  2. 2 EXTENDED PROGRESSIVE DIAGONAL ROLL BAR uses added control to guide the body back into its natural motion pattern
  3. 3 FULL-LENGTH SEGMENTED CRASH PAD accommodates any foot landing and delivers smooth transitions
  4. 4 CONFORMABLE SADDLE wraps the midfoot for a secure fit
  5. 5 MESH UPPER manages moisture to keep feet cool and dry
  6. 6 ULTIMATE SOCKLINER adds cushioning for a plush in-shoe feel


  • Shoe Category: Cushion
  • Arch: Flat, Medium
  • Platform: Linear Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Launch Date: September 1, 2016
  • Weight: 11.4 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm
  • Support Level: Support
  • Country of Origin: Imported

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4.2 (20 Reviews)
70% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Still a good shoe

    2017/03/24 | Louisiana |

    The shoe is comfortable but doesn't seem to have as much support as the previous model.

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    A "must have" for working retail

    2017/03/15 | Rosenberg, Texas |

    Ariel is by far the BEST shoe I have ever worn. I am a retail store manager and on my feet for several hours each day. For years I have been struggling with a lymphatic ankle (from a past injury), and could never find anything that would work for the "long" haul. I also deal with a tailors bunion on the other foot and metatarsal support is key. Two years ago I walked into "Happy Feet" in Tampa, Florida and they introduced me to Brooks Ariel. I was at the end of my rope, and tired of living with painful feet. They put me into a pair of Ariel's and I came back to life. The technology in this specific shoe is superior. I stand straighter, pressure is off of my hips and I feel increased stability when I walk. Most of all my feet are HAPPY. I honestly can say that this shoe will be my "forever shoe" now. Yes, I dream of cute, trendy shoes....but happy feet are the best feet. Thank you for great customer service along with a fantastic product.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Comfortable surefooted have looked for s long for a shoe lik

    2017/03/09 | NJ |

    Happy I found these

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    awesome update for the younger crowd

    2017/02/20 | ma |

    Stylish update to the ariel 14! Love them! Perfect for my plantar pain. Love the new look, great colors for the younger crowd with foot pain. Finally a shoe that works like I need it to and I'm not embarrased of the look

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★


    2017/02/02 | Clolrado Springs |

    I absolutely love these shoes, I did have to order 1/2 size larger than usual as they recommend. I am a PE teacher toward the end of my career, and need the comfortable support desperately.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Will buy another pair when 2017 color comes out

    2017/01/29 | Silex, MO |

    Compared to the 2014 model, the 2016 version went back to a much better shoe for people with bunions or other foot problems. 2014 had a small toe box the 2016 fits as it should. I did order a half size larger as suggested. I'm very happy with this year's cut and comfort. A bit much on the neon teal trim and the price increase, but I'm glad I bought them. If I like the color this fall, I'll buy another pair.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Love the shoe

    2016/12/22 | Fl |

    I get atleast 10,000 steps a day and use the shoes for pickleball. They give great arch support and pronation/stability control. The inside cushion does seem to flatten out a bit after a couple of months.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    ugly colors

    2016/11/29 | Melbourne, FL |

    I've worn the Ariel style for yrs but almost sent the current ones back because of the color. I needed new shoes so I kept them but they are so UGLY! I don't need cutesy pie little gym girl shoes but black and teal?!!! After many yrs of buying Ariel I won't buy them again if they keep coming out with odd colors that look so industrial. Not asking for sequins just something less color dominant.

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Bring back Ariel '14

    2016/10/21 | Minn |

    I've been an Ariel wearer for many years. These shoes have saved my life. My feet are very flat and with Ariels I can walk miles. HOWEVER, I cannot wear Ariel '16s at all. The fixed fabric strips on the outside of the shoes irritate bunionettes on both of my feet to the point that I've tried medium and wide and neither worked and I have returned both. I wore the medium for about a month hoping that my feet and the shoes could reach a detente. No luck. The wide was just too wide in the redesign for me to wear. It feels like both medium and wide are overcorrecting in that Ariel '16s are throwing my foot to the outside so there's no way to prevent the friction between bunionettes and shoes. I ended up buying several pairs of the distastefully colored pink Ariel '14 to wear until Ariel '18. IMO, the Ariel '14 was the absolute best of all of the Ariel designs I've worn over the years. Please bring back Ariel '14!!!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Exceeds Expectations!

    2016/10/19 | North Easton, MA |

    I couldn't be happier with these sneakers! This is my first Brooks purchase, based on my sister's recommendation & the reviews and these sneakers truly exceed my expectations. I am a physical therapist in a hospital setting & on my feet all day. I was looking for an alternative to my clogs & am most impressed by the support yet lightweight nature of these sneakers. I am not a sneaker person but find myself reaching for my Brooks more often than my clogs lately!

    Yes, I would recommend this!

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