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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4.1

(based on 112 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (88)
  • Pronation control (73)
  • Cushions impact (72)
  • Arch support (59)
  • Durable (40)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (20)
  • Heavy (18)
  • Wears quickly (11)
  • Uncomfortable (8)
  • Poor cushioning (4)

Best Uses

  • Walking (59)
  • Dry conditions (37)
  • Distance / endurance (31)
  • Gym (30)
  • Work (25)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      84% 

      (91 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      81% 

      (90 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (50), Low arch (44), High arch (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (55), Enthusiast (38), Gym rat (12), Rarely work out (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (102), 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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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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3.0

Love affair gone wrong.

By Lost my love (

from Pittsburgh Pa.

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight

Best Uses

  • Gym
  • Trail Running
  • Walking
  • Work

I bought the Beast for the past 4 yrs. and this is the worst fitting pair I've ever tried on. I was so disappointed I had to send them back. Not what I wanted to do, but I, like others who reviewed this shoe, noticed a change in the shoe
I wore it for a few days, and noticed my toes felt cramped. At first, I thought it was me, but realized the shoe was not the same as other pairs I had bought.
The front of this shoe is much more narrow then previously designed, and I knew it wasn't going to get any better. Now I'm in a position of what shoe to buy next. I LOVED this shoe, it was the best shoe I've ever worn, but if this is how it's going to be, I have to find a new favorite.
If anyone knows of a shoe that fits better then this one, but lives up to the reputation this shoe once had, PLEASE let me know.

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

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5.0

Lives up to it's name "The Beast"

By DeerRunner

from San Antonio, TX

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Trail Running
    • Wet Weather

    Tried many New Balance running shoes and they failed to provide the support needed. Running the Beast no leg, back or ankle pain. So far 300 miles on the shoes and they have not worn out yet. I'm 6ft, 255 pounds - no problems with the Beast.

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

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    3.0

    Disappointed by durability issues

    By Big Guy

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Wears Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • Walking

    Have been loyal to the Beast for three or four pairs, but was disappointed when the stitching came loose near the top of the laces almost immediately. Half an inch or more of what the stitching was holding down now sticks out. Thankfully it only looks lousy and hasn't affected performance, really, but not what I had become used to from Brooks. Still overall the best big guy jogging/running shoe I've ever used.

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

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    5.0

    The Beast is a Quality Shoe.

    By toastmatt

    from Dayton, OH

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Endurance Training
      • Walking
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      I run 20-30 miles per week. These shoes have saved me over the last 6 years. I had torn meniscus and the Beast has allowed me to keep running. I can usually get 400 miles out of a pair before they break down. Good shoe, expensive, and high quality.

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

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      3.0

      Descent shoe

      By 20 miles a week runner

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact
      • Pronation Control
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Narrow / Tight
      • Too Stiff

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Endurance Training
      • Gym
      • Walking
      • Work

      The shoe requires getting used to. I truly wish the shoe would be upper mesh (like the Nike Pegasus) to support the ideal runner without squeezing the feet which causes and creates discomfort. It does have great cushioning and support!

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

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