Women's Ariel '14

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Brooks Ariel 14 Women's Motion Control Running Shoes

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$150.00

Style #120164

Make the Ariel part of your world. The new Ariel 14 women’s running shoe is a wonder of stability, support and cushion. It’s the ideal shoe for runners who tend to over-pronate, thanks to the Progressive Diagonal Rollbar that provides better control and a smoother ride. The adaptable cushioning of Brooks DNA in the midsole provides maximum comfort while the Segmented Crash Pad underfoot give you seamless heel-to-toe transition. Moisture-management materials in the upper and sockliner ensure your feet will feel as cool as they look in the newly designed Ariel 14.

> See the Ariel's big brother, the Beast '14 Running Shoes

• More cushion than ever! Updated design wraps your foot for a glove-like fit
• Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar provides maximum control for over-pronators
• Brooks DNA midsole adapts to your stride for custom cushioning and stability
• Full-length Segmented Crash Pad creates smooth heel-to-toe transition with every step
• Moisture-Management Element Mesh in the upper and sockliner help keep your feet cool and comfortable
• BioMoGo material in the midsole biodegrades 50 times faster once it hits the landfill

Variations

  • Color: 399

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Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Control
  • Pronation: Severe
  • Arch: Flat
  • Body Build: Medium, Large
  • Platform: Linear Platform
  • DNA Layout: Full-length DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Launch Date: September 1, 2014
  • Weight: 12.0 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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Reviews

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Ariel '14
 
2.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Arch support (6)
  • Pronation control (6)
  • Comfortable (5)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (9)
  • Uncomfortable (6)
  • Poor cushioning (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (8)
  • Dry conditions (6)
  • Work (4)
  • Gym (3)
  • Trail running (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      50% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      64% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels true to width

       

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (7), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (7), Gym rat (4), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Changes to Ariel?

I've been wearing the same style for years...and I love it. For some reason, this pair feels a tad tight (not really the width or the length - literally the part...Read complete review

I've been wearing the same style for years...and I love it. For some reason, this pair feels a tad tight (not really the width or the length - literally the part that covers the foot across the top...and I know this sounds crazy, but the shoe laces also seem shorter...or maybe I am just using more of them in the lace up process because the shoe seems a little smaller.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

New design wrecked my favourite sho

I have owned at least 14 pairs of Ariels. I swore by them. They were the most comfortable shoes that I have ever worn. I bought the new redesigned Ariel and found it...Read complete review

I have owned at least 14 pairs of Ariels. I swore by them. They were the most comfortable shoes that I have ever worn. I bought the new redesigned Ariel and found it to be very tight and uncomfortable. I tried wearing it around the house but they never felt good. I returned to the store this week. I compared the width of my new Ariel with the width of last years model and found the new one to be 0.5 cm narrower. Very disappointing to me. Now I need to search for a new shoe.

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1.0

New 14 are a downer

By Fran

from Flordia

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

    Cons

    • I Have Been Wearing Ariel
    • Narrow / Tight
    • Poor Cushioning

    Best Uses

    • Walking
    • Work

    Comments about Ariel '14:

    Very sad I can no longer wear this shoe. I have owned about 50 pairs of Ariels. This is the first model I can not wear. First , it is way too snug. I went up a size and width, and now its hurting near the heel. Really really disappointed!!!!! Gonna go back to a different brand unfortunately. This was a reliable shoe for sensitive feet, and now It is not.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Awesome

    By Kat

    from Katy, Tx

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Gym
      • Walking
      • Work

      Comments about Ariel '14:

      I use these as my everyday shoes. Due to surgeries on feet because of birth defects I have to have the best shoes and these are the only shoes I own :-)

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

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      not what they used to be

      By Day Hiker

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ariel '14:

            I have worn Ariels for about 5 years and always found them the best shoes for me. I have knee and foot problems. However, I have found with my last two pairs purchased, that they are beginning to cheapen the shoe down. The laces are shorter. The tongue width on my last pair was at least a 1/2 inch less in width. This makes it hard for the tongue to stay in proper place. Also, they have narrowed the toe box. The only thing that doesn't seem to get less is the price. I'm very disappointed that they appear to be putting profit ahead of quality.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            "They'd be crazy to change it!"

            By LB

            from Milford, CT

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight
              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ariel '14:

                I've happily run in Brooks Ariel for many years. It was reliable, sturdy, and a good fit. When previous models were released, I remained happy in new ways. But not now! When I asked the clerk if the Ariel 14 had changed design, he said "They'd be crazy to change it!" And they apparently did. The fit is so snug, so different that I have doubts about even running in it. Shorter, narrower, something tightened across the bridge of the foot. Please! I'd pay a king's ransom to have a few pairs of the previous model. You blew it, Brooks.

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

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                New design is defintely not the same fit

                By Toni

                from Milwaukee, WI

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                • Narrow / Tight
                • Poor Cushioning
                • Poor Stability
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Walking

                Comments about Ariel '14:

                I have worn different versions of the Ariel over the past 8 years, always the same size and width. This new design is MUCH tighter and more narrow than past designs, and even after one month of wearing them, they are still too tight. The shoe looks terrible, as it is clearly too small and so the laces look very short when tied.

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

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