Women's Ariel '14

Women's Ariel '14

$150.00

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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Reviews

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Ariel '14
 
3.4

(based on 91 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (21)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Arch support (47)
  • Pronation control (47)
  • Comfortable (44)
  • Cushions impact (43)
  • Lightweight (43)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (38)
  • Uncomfortable (23)
  • Poor support / stability (10)
  • Poor arch support (8)
  • Poor cushioning (7)

Best Uses

  • Walking (58)
  • Dry conditions (27)
  • Gym (21)
  • Work (21)
  • With orthotics/inserts (18)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      66% 

      (55 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      53% 

      (45 reviews)

      Feels true to width

       

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (39), Low arch (21), High arch (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (53), Enthusiast (14), Gym rat (13), Rarely work out (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (88), 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.

VS

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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4.0

Not enough color choices but good product.

By 

from Burlington. MA

About Me Rarely Work Out

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight

Best Uses

  • Walking
  • With Orthotics/Inserts
  • Work

Comments about Ariel '14:

I finally have a shoe where my heal isn't always slipping.

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

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5.0

2nd purchase

By 

from Tennessee

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Price

Best Uses

    Comments about Ariel '14:

    I have always been active, and I love being on the go. I am a size 2/4 and almost 5'8. The shoe recommendation was for someone heavier. However I have a terrible overpronating foot/ankle from repeated basketball ankle sprains. I have also endured a knee surgery . Therefore, everything this shoes offers is prefect for me, expect price. I have had great success with this version. I am currently on my second pair of navy and first pair of grey. The navy is an absolutely fabulous color.

    • 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

    Good product

    By 

    from Halifax, Nova Scotia

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight
    • The Toe Could Have More C

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Ariel '14:

    Comfortable. These ones seem more narrow than those I've had in the past. There should be a little more covering at the toes so it doesn't wear there.

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

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    3.0

    So so

    By 

    from Santa Clarita ca

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight
    • Uncomfortable
    • Wears Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Ariel '14:

    I have been buying Ariel shoes for years, this is the first pair that feels bad after the first week. I question the amount of money spent to the value I received

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

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    4.0

    Pleasantly pleased with my Ariel '14

    By 

    from Arkansas

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Ariel '14:

      Really helping me get over plantar fascitis.

      • 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

      Absolutely LOVE

      By 

      from Chesterfield, SC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Ariel '14:

      After reading the reviews about the narrow toe, I was concerned with how they would fit but they are perfect...plenty of room in the toe area and I have wide feet. I was also concerned with the sizing up a half size but I ordered the size the calculator said I would need and again, they are perfect. I will absolutely be ordering the Ariel shoes again. I have really sore feet in my other shoes because of their lack of support; however, since wearing the Brooks, I have almost eliminated the foot pain.

      • 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

      Extremely comfortable and attractive.

      By 

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ariel '14:

          I use the shoe for walking, and for stylish casual wear. Shoe is very supportive and of quality construction.

          • 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 finally found a great walking/minimal running shoe for me.

          By 

          from suburbs of Atlanta, GA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ariel '14:

              I walk and run some for an hour for hips and spine. The rewards are for the heart, stress and my dog needs it as well. I am tired of viewing "pretty and colorful" shoes that just do not have the support. This shoe is surprisingly nice looking even though that is not important for me. (You should see what I throw on to walk.)

              • 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

              Love these shoes!

              By 

              from Ellenboro WV

              About Me Rarely Work Out

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Walking
              • Work

              Comments about Ariel '14:

              Purchased Brooks shoes as I am facing the possibility of ankle fusion surgery. My Orthopedic surgeon recommended Brooks running shoes to replace my dress shoes as a possible option to surgery . He said I needed maximum support for my ankle and almost non-existent arch. He said if I supported the ankle/arch with a really good shoe and lost weight, the combination of the two could bring improvement. I have lost 31 pounds thus far since January 1st and I am working on the next 30. I wear these shoes to work, church and everywhere in between. Granted, they look a little "clunky" with my dresses and skirts, but the end result has been fantastic. I still have pain in the ankle/foot, but it is MUCH improved. This is my second pair of Brooks shoes: my first pair was "The Beast" in Black/Red because our local athletic store did not have the women's Arial 14 in stock. I bought this Arial 14 online and plan to buy another pair in the Midnight Blue when they become available in my size.

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

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              4.0

              New brighter colors for Ariel 14

              By 

              from Marysville

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gym
                • Walking
                • With Orthotics/Inserts
                • Work

                Comments about Ariel '14:

                Wear them all day everyday.

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

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