Men's Beast '12

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Style #110122

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Legend has it that Zeus needed a running shoe and thus, the Beast was born. Sturdy and supportive, these leading Control shoes perfect the blend of comfort and stability. The Segmented Crash Pad delivers flexibility underfoot without sacrificing assurance, a midsole stability web brings more integrity to the foam on the upper without added weight, and full-length Brooks DNA delivers adaptable cushioning to every unique stride. We also added some slick new styling to make this Beast look fast. Truly the shoe of shoes, the new and improved Beast is simply divine.


> See the Beast's sister shoe, the Ariel

  • Shoe Category: Control
  • Pronation: Severe
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Platform: Linear Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Arch: Flat
  • Body Build: Medium, Large
  • DNA Layout: Full-length DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: October 1, 2012
  • Weight: 14.0 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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Beast '12
 
4.1

(based on 133 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (107)
  • Cushions impact (87)
  • Pronation control (85)
  • Arch support (72)
  • Durable (50)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (20)
  • Heavy (19)
  • Wears quickly (12)
  • Uncomfortable (8)
  • Poor cushioning (6)

Best Uses

  • Walking (73)
  • Dry conditions (44)
  • Gym (36)
  • Distance / endurance (35)
  • With orthotics/inserts (29)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (109 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (109 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (62), Low arch (47), High arch (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (71), Enthusiast (40), Gym rat (14), Rarely work out (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (122), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beasts are Beasts

I have been wearing Brooks Beasts since 1999. I was *VERY* nervous about the number of comments about the narrow toe box. I have worn a size 13 wide for over 15...Read complete review

I have been wearing Brooks Beasts since 1999. I was *VERY* nervous about the number of comments about the narrow toe box. I have worn a size 13 wide for over 15 years. I ordered the 13 EE, as I have every time, knowing I could return them if they were too narrow. I did *NOT* notice a difference in the toe box compared to the 2010 model. There *IS* a difference in the toe box from two generations ago (that one was slightly more boxy). If you've been holding onto your Beasts from few generations ago, the toe box is more narrow. If you have the 2010 model then, I didn't notice a difference in the toe box.

I'm 6'3", 300 lbs., I just completed Hal Higdon's 30:30 plan for 30 sessions and now starting the Couch to 5K (c25k) program. These shoes are invaluable to someone who requires maximum cushioning with motion control. I ice my shins/calves every evening and use "The Stick" roller twice a day, but new shoes are every bit as important.

I will purchase another set of Beasts in 300-500 miles.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Would not buy on-line

I should have known better than to buy a shoe on-line. Unfortunately there are no retailers in the area that keep this in stock. I not able to not try on the shoe and...Read complete review

I should have known better than to buy a shoe on-line. Unfortunately there are no retailers in the area that keep this in stock. I not able to not try on the shoe and discuss it with a knowledgeable sales person. I ordered the same size shoe as I wore in New Balance. This shoe is extremely tight around the front section of my foot, and does not appear to be stretching out at all. Very uncomfortable, and I will never buy another shoe on-line. I learned my lesson, hopefully no one else will make the same mistake I did.

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4.0

Great shoe, minor aesthetic flaws

By Casual User

from Rolesville, NC

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training
    • Gym
    • Walking
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Beast '12:

    I have a somewhat narrow foot so fits perfectly (others have complained of shoe being too narrow.) Best overall shoe I've found to remedy over-pronation and flat feet without use of orthodics. Not crazy about the look, which is too busy and "silvery" white to match a variety of styles(vs a simple black option)but that's a minor complaint.

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

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    5.0

    I love this product very good shoe!

    By Jose

    from Nevada, Tx

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Gym
    • Trail Running
    • Walking
    • Wet Weather
    • Work

    Comments about Beast '12:

    every day use, I love this shoe

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

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    3.0

    rough start

    By Clydesdale Road Runner

    from Washington DC

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

    • Too Stiff

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training

    Comments about Beast '12:

    This shoe wasn't broken in when i started running distances on it. My toes have never been so messed up before. This was mostly my fault for not walking in them for a week leading up to running.

    • 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

    So far so good

    By Paul

    from aurora co

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Beast '12:

      so far so good

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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Long-Time Beast Wearer

      By Big Guy

      from Chapel Hill, NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Lack Of Color Choices

      Best Uses

        Comments about Beast '12:

        I have been buying nothing but Brooks Beast for athletic and walking shoes for more years than I can recall -- probably a decade or more. I am 58, 6' tall and 285 pounds, and the last couple of years I have been using SuperFeet orthotic inserts in my Beasts for additional arch support. The Beast is incredibly comfortable for me, and I have found no other athletic shoe that works. My only concern is that the Beast is now only available in my size (13M) in the red and black color scheme, which is not to my liking, but I don't really have a choice -- nothing else I have tried comes close. Brooks, please bring back the blue and gray colors!

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

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