Women's Ariel '14

Women's Ariel '14

$150.00 $120.00

Style #120164

Built to withstand just about anything, the Ariel '14 women's running shoe is our most supportive shoe, ensuring maximum stability with a tremendously soft, cushioned feel underfoot. It's DNA midsole dynamically adapts to every step as the extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar keeps your body on track. The moisture-management mesh upper keeps feet cool and dry and the plush insole cradles them in plush comfort. Make the Ariel' 14 part of your world.

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

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Features

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

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: Cushion
  • Arch: Flat
  • Body Build: Medium, Large
  • Platform: Linear Platform
  • DNA Layout: Full-length DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Launch Date: September 1, 2014
  • Weight: 12.0 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm
  • Support Level: Support

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Ariel '14
 
3.4

(based on 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Arch support (64)
  • Comfortable (62)
  • Pronation control (62)
  • Cushions impact (59)
  • Lightweight (54)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (52)
  • Uncomfortable (34)
  • Poor support / stability (14)
  • Poor arch support (11)
  • Poor cushioning (11)

Best Uses

  • Walking (82)
  • Dry conditions (35)
  • Work (31)
  • With orthotics/inserts (27)
  • Gym (26)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      66% 

      (74 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      50% 

      (57 reviews)

      Feels true to width

       

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (58), Low arch (25), High arch (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (76), Gym rat (18), Enthusiast (14), Rarely work out (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (118), Yes (3)

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

 

Disappointed...doesn't fit right anymore

I've purchased Brooks Ariel shoes for about the past 10 years to prevent plantar fasciitis which I had struggled with before. I wear them almost daily and they have been the best shoes I've...Read complete review

I've purchased Brooks Ariel shoes for about the past 10 years to prevent plantar fasciitis which I had struggled with before. I wear them almost daily and they have been the best shoes I've ever had. I have not struggled with plantar fasciitis since I started wearing them and I have recommended them to several people who have had the same results. Brooks has made several changes in recent years though that have made these shoes less desirable. I was hoping the reviews I read for the 2014 edition were wrong but they are not. These have more padding, which is great and made them feel like stepping on a cloud when I first stood in them, but they didn't account for it in the rest of the shoe so with my foot higher in the shoe, the back that rest against my ankle feels weird (like it is short), the laces have to be laced wider (which makes it look like I have fat feet) and the shoe laces are too short. The length is fine so I can't get a larger size, but the sides and top of my feet feel like they are being squeezed. Maybe a wide would work but I've never warn wide in any shoe and typically my heel goes up and down in a wide. I do not have another option at this point because I don't know what else will work with my feet so I will likely keep these in hopes they will get more comfortable as time goes on and will not cause other foot problems. I am just so disappointed and would not recommend Brooks Ariels anymore unless they change them back. Ariels have been shoes I could count on year after year and I don't understand why Brooks is changing them so drastically when they have such a large repeat customer base. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I heard Brooks said they had to make changes to compete with other brands but there has been no brand that stood up to the quality and comfort of these shoes in the past. If you want to compete, come out with a variety of colors. That had been my only complaint ever...not enough variety or exciting colors.

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5.0

This is the shoe to get if you need support while running

By 

from Lehigh Acres FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight

Best Uses

  • Endurance Training
  • Trail Running
  • Walking
  • Work

Comments about Ariel '14:

I bought the Ariel and a pair of Transcend3 because I was undecided about them. After running twice in the Transcend3 I got a blister. I thought twice about running in the Ariel but did so the next day. I am glad I did. I can run in them with or without orthotic insert,no blisters. They balance me perfectly. This shoe are fit for walking or work especially if you stand on your feet all day

  • 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

Comfortable

By 

from Chicago, IL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Dry Weather
  • Walking
  • With Orthotics/Inserts

Comments about Ariel '14:

Would like different colors. White or black would be good.

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

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4.0

Fits real tight at toe

By 

from Gans, OK

About Me Rarely Work Out

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Arch Support

Cons

  • Feels Tight
  • Pinches
  • Stitching In Shoe Rough
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Walking
  • Work

Comments about Ariel '14:

I've been wearing Brooks Ariel for years. They were recommended by my physical therapist to provide support for my knees. I upgrade every year to the latest model. They have always fit me perfectly every time, no pinching or rough seams. This year's model feels tight and the seam at the bottom of the laces is rough and sticks out way more than all my previous Ariels. I'm not giving up. I'm hoping they'll stretch a little.

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

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1.0

Too changed

By 

from Sydney Australia

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Ariel '14:

    The Ariel has changed too much, too narrow and tight across the front of the foot, sole/base seems to be of a different composition. I relied on the Ariel for about 8 years and now am in agony and very disappointed at the changes as is my podiatrist. Have placed a review before but did not receive a reply or feedback, are the comments taken into account for future editions.
    Can they be taken back to the quality, size, support and style of a few years ago??

    I would appreciate a reply please

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

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    1.0

    what happened to my favorite shoes ?

    By 

    from Brick, New Jersey

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Cushioning
      • Poor Stability
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Walking
      • Work

      Comments about Ariel '14:

      I bought at least 4 pairs of Ariel's per year. The Ariel 14 are the worst shoes I have ever worn. My feet hurt just putting them on especially the heel.
      They have a terrible fit and the cushioning is not there. My old Ariel 12's that I was going to throw away, feel better. I guess there was a major screw up in you foreign factory. No more Brooks for me.

      • 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

      Best Shoes Ever

      By 

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Traction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Ariel '14:

        Purchased for a walking tour of Europe. Two weeks later, average 8+ miles of walking per day, my feet are sore, but in pretty good shape and, best of all, completely blister-free.

        • 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

        I would buy this shoe again. In fact I now have two pair.

        By 

        from Citrus Springs, FL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Walking
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Ariel '14:

          I am retired and cannot use a gym so I walk in my neighborhood. The shoes are very comfortable and I am glad my doctor recommended that I try them.

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

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          4.0

          Ariel 14

          By 

          from Tuscaloosa, Al.

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Wears Quickly

          Best Uses

          • I Wear Them To Work Daily
          • Walking
          • With Orthotics/Inserts
          • Work

          Comments about Ariel '14:

          Love this shoe. Wish they came in more colors...

          • 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

          comfy, but short and a bit more narrow than expected

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          from PNW

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight
          • Poor Arch Support

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Walking

          Comments about Ariel '14:

          These are fine for the daily walking I do, between 1.5-3.5 miles. I normally wear a 6.5 2E, but ordered a 7 2E, so was surprised that they still felt short and narrow. Thankfully, the design allows for some stretch, but I do suggest ordering at least once size up, especially if inserts are needed.

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

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          5.0

          On my 6th pair

          By 

          from MN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Walking
          • With Orthotics/Inserts
          • Work

          Comments about Ariel '14:

          I'm a nurse and this offers me goo support

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

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