Men's Beast '12

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$140.00
Style #110122

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Legend has it that Zeus needed a running shoe and thus, the Beast was born. Sturdy and supportive, these leading Control shoes perfect the blend of comfort and stability. The Segmented Crash Pad delivers flexibility underfoot without sacrificing assurance, a midsole stability web brings more integrity to the foam on the upper without added weight, and full-length Brooks DNA delivers adaptable cushioning to every unique stride. We also added some slick new styling to make this Beast look fast. Truly the shoe of shoes, the new and improved Beast is simply divine.


> See the Beast's sister shoe, the Ariel

  • Shoe Category: Control
  • Pronation: Severe
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Platform: Linear Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Arch: Flat
  • Body Build: Medium, Large
  • DNA Layout: Full-length DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: October 1, 2012
  • Weight: 14.0 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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Reviews

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4.1

(based on 126 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (100)
  • Cushions impact (81)
  • Pronation control (81)
  • Arch support (68)
  • Good traction (47)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (20)
  • Heavy (18)
  • Wears quickly (12)
  • Uncomfortable (8)
  • Poor cushioning (6)

Best Uses

  • Walking (68)
  • Dry conditions (41)
  • Gym (33)
  • Distance / endurance (32)
  • With orthotics/inserts (28)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      84% 

      (102 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      82% 

      (102 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (59), Low arch (45), High arch (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (65), Enthusiast (39), Gym rat (14), Rarely work out (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (115), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beasts are Beasts

I have been wearing Brooks Beasts since 1999. I was *VERY* nervous about the number of comments about the narrow toe box. I have worn a size 13 wide for over 15...Read complete review

I have been wearing Brooks Beasts since 1999. I was *VERY* nervous about the number of comments about the narrow toe box. I have worn a size 13 wide for over 15 years. I ordered the 13 EE, as I have every time, knowing I could return them if they were too narrow. I did *NOT* notice a difference in the toe box compared to the 2010 model. There *IS* a difference in the toe box from two generations ago (that one was slightly more boxy). If you've been holding onto your Beasts from few generations ago, the toe box is more narrow. If you have the 2010 model then, I didn't notice a difference in the toe box.

I'm 6'3", 300 lbs., I just completed Hal Higdon's 30:30 plan for 30 sessions and now starting the Couch to 5K (c25k) program. These shoes are invaluable to someone who requires maximum cushioning with motion control. I ice my shins/calves every evening and use "The Stick" roller twice a day, but new shoes are every bit as important.

I will purchase another set of Beasts in 300-500 miles.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Would not buy on-line

I should have known better than to buy a shoe on-line. Unfortunately there are no retailers in the area that keep this in stock. I not able to not try on the shoe and...Read complete review

I should have known better than to buy a shoe on-line. Unfortunately there are no retailers in the area that keep this in stock. I not able to not try on the shoe and discuss it with a knowledgeable sales person. I ordered the same size shoe as I wore in New Balance. This shoe is extremely tight around the front section of my foot, and does not appear to be stretching out at all. Very uncomfortable, and I will never buy another shoe on-line. I learned my lesson, hopefully no one else will make the same mistake I did.

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5.0

Will buy again

By MG

from SoCal

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Severe pronation makes walking with other shoes difficult. The Beast is a lifesaver. I walk approx. 2mi per day now without issue. Great shoes for big men with pronation.

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

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good shoes

    By recreationall runner

    from Monterey Park CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Good Arch Support
    • No More Pain

    Cons

    • Poor Cushioning

    Best Uses

    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Took it for a 45 minute run on a treadmill last week. I notice that I no longer have the pain on the ball area behind the big toe on both of my feet. That is great.

    I wish it has more of a cushion to it the heel area.

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

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome shoes!

    By Big Guy

    from NJ

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Gym

      I use this shoe for all my cardio as well as regular gym shoes and it fits the bill perfectly. I couldn't ask for a better shoe than this.

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

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Is the Beast any good?

      By Flat footed Bill

      from Anchorage, Alaska

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Stitching Poor
      • Toe Box Covering
      • Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      The shoes give me lots of support and I have worn them for years. They are the only shoes I will buy. However, all pairs I have owned over many years have the same problems. The toe box covering material develops wear holes from my big toe. I have to reinforce it from the inside with duct tape. This could easily be fixed by Brooks if they would simply add heavier material in that area. Also, the stiching in the toe box comes loose after a few months of wear requiring the purchase of new shoes. If they weren't the most comfortable shoes for my flat feet, I would not buy them again because of the wear problems.

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

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      SOME IMPROVEMENT CAN HELP

      By AMIN

      from LEXINGTON, KY

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Cushioning

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Trail Running
      • Walking
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      USE IT FOR FAST WALK 4 MILES/DAY
      NICE FOR WALK
      BEING DIABETIC NEED MORE CUSHANING ABOVE ARCH AND UNDER TOES AND FINGERS

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

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