Women's Ariel '14

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

  • Color: 399

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What's New

Ariel '14

  • More cushion than ever! Updated design wraps your foot for a glove-like fit
  • Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar provides maximum control
  • 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
Great for road running

Great for road running

Ideal for Flat Arches

Ideal for Flat Arches

Ideal for severe pronation

Ideal for severe pronation

Midsole drop

Midsole Drop 12mm

Weight

Weight 12.0 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: 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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Ariel '14
 
3.3

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pronation control (12)
  • Arch support (11)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Cushions impact (8)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (10)
  • Uncomfortable (6)
  • Poor cushioning (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (15)
  • Dry conditions (8)
  • With orthotics/inserts (5)
  • Work (5)
  • Gym (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      57% 

      (12 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      52% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels true to width

       

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (12), Low arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (12), Enthusiast (4), Gym rat (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

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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5.0

A great shoe.

By J.C.

from Kirkland, WA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Walking
    • Wet Weather
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Ariel '14:

    I don't like having the tongues sewn to the sides so that they can't be pulled all the way up; it makes it hard to get the shoes on.
    This is my second pair of Brooks Ariel. These shoes hold up well over a long period of time.

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

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    4.0

    Max Comfortable & Support

    By Happy Runner

    from Georgetown, TX

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Pronation Control
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • Trail Running
    • Walking

    Comments about Ariel '14:

    Only running shoe purchased in last 3 years

    • 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)

     
    4.0

    No longer my favorite

    By Getting older

    from Indiana

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Pronation Control

    Cons

    • Poor Arch Support

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Gym
    • Walking
    • With Orthotics/Inserts
    • Work

    Comments about Ariel '14:

    I've worn Brooks Ariel since 2005 for pronation control. They are still the best shoes for that problem. However, with age, I seem to need more arch support. I can put insoles in my Ariels or find a shoe with arch support. Brooks Ariels are some of the best shoes out there, but maybe not for me anymore.

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

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Narrower than previous models

    By ph

    from topeka ks

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Ariel '14:

    I had an earlier model of this Ariel shoe and loved it but this new model is extrememly narrow (in the extra wide width). The shoe laces provided with the shoes were so short that it was not possible to loosen the laces and still tie the shoe on my foot. It would be nice if you would offer extra length laces for purchase with extra wide shoes (or any shoe for that matter).

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

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    the best shoe for fit and stability

    By grandma

    from florida

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Ariel '14:

      I needed a shoe with lots of support and I have pronation problems. These shoes are wonderful. Oh I will sure get another pair. they are classey looking to.

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

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