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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Reviews

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Ariel '14
 
3.2

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

52%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Arch support (15)
  • Pronation control (15)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Cushions impact (9)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (14)
  • Uncomfortable (9)
  • Poor cushioning (3)
  • Poor support / stability (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (17)
  • Dry conditions (8)
  • Gym (6)
  • Trail running (5)
  • With orthotics/inserts (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      64% 

      (16 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      58% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels true to width

       

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (13), Low arch (7), High arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (18), Enthusiast (4), Gym rat (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

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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2.0

returned item

By Boo

from Boston,MA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

    Cons

    • New Restrictive Detail Oo

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ariel '14:

      Have loved this shoe in the past but this latest shoe has the tongue attached to the shoe, making it difficult to put on. so I returned the shoes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      1.0

      Disappointed

      By Used to be a fan

      from Colorado

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Laces too short
      • Narrow / Tight
      • No Loop On Tongue
      • Toe Box Too Tight
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ariel '14:

        I've worn the Brooks Ariel for several years and I've always been very pleased. This model squeezes my feet. The shoe tongue no longer has a loop to put the laces through to hold the tongue in place and the laces are too short making it a challenge to tie the shoes. They've also changed the tread on the bottom. I tried to give them a chance, but my fee and ankles were screaming in pain each time I wore them.

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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not the same shoe! No arch support

        By Work walker weekend runnerrk

        from Seattle,wa

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Arch Support
        • Poor Stability
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ariel '14:

          I've been using the old brooks Ariel for approx 5 years for their great arch support and pronation control. Love them. I was so exited about the new color and design of these and eager to wear them on my daily 3 mile walk to work. The arch support is about half what it was, it didn't feel like it was correcting pronation either.They didn't work at all. I'll be returning them. Time to go to the running store and pick out a new shoe I guess :(
          I gave it a 2 star because if you're not looking for arch support or pronation control they might work for you.

          • 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

          Nice shoes

          By Tonya

          from Millerstown, PA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Gym

          Comments about Ariel '14:

          I love the shoes, they are just not wide enough. And I have a brace on my right foot due to drop foot. The left shoe fits better due to not having the brace. I feel they may be ok once I get them broke in and stretched a bit. I havent given up. Im wearing them to the gym.

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

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Disappointed...doesn't fit right anymore

          By Kim

          from Douglasville, GA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running
          • Walking

          Comments about Ariel '14:

          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.

          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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