Women's Ariel '12

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Brooks Ariel '12 Women's Motion Control Running Shoes

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$140.00
Style #120116

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Legend has it that Hera needed a running shoe and thus, the Ariel 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 new feminine details to make the Ariel more stylish. Truly the shoe of shoes, the new and improved Ariel is simply divine.


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  • 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: 12.3 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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3.1

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (21)

58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pronation control (42)
  • Arch support (40)
  • Comfortable (40)
  • Cushions impact (37)
  • Good traction (25)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (19)
  • Wears quickly (18)
  • Uncomfortable (14)
  • Poor cushioning (9)
  • Heavy (8)

Best Uses

  • Walking (42)
  • Gym (25)
  • With orthotics/inserts (23)
  • Dry conditions (19)
  • Distance / endurance (17)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      68% 

      (47 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      66% 

      (44 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (37), Low arch (18), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (32), Enthusiast (19), Gym rat (10), Rarely work out (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (68)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

NEED MORE FUN COLOR CHOICES!!!

The overall function of the shoe is great. I have been wearing them for ten years. I have tried other motion control shoes, being swayed by saving a few bucks and color choices,...Read complete review

The overall function of the shoe is great. I have been wearing them for ten years. I have tried other motion control shoes, being swayed by saving a few bucks and color choices, but have always come back. I do hate they are most expensive shoe on the market. They don't seem to be competitively priced. If the price is the price, you'd think there would be fun color choices, especially since other Brooks shoes comes in these fun colors and competitors also have these fun colors. Why does this shoe need to remain in the dark ages of looking more like an orthopedic shoe?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

New model has changed!

On the advice of my podiatrist, I've worn the Ariel for 4 years now. I used to LOVE the shoe. I started wearing the new model a year ago and am SO...Read complete review

On the advice of my podiatrist, I've worn the Ariel for 4 years now. I used to LOVE the shoe. I started wearing the new model a year ago and am SO UNHAPPY!!! The shoe fits totally different. The narrower toe bed is very uncomfortable. Also, the heel fits higher in back. It rubs up against my ankle bone and pulls my sock down in the back. My podiatrist insists that I wear this shoe to correct several other problems I have (neuromas, wide feet, high instep, shredded achilles tendon). I've tried several different lacing techniques and nothing works. I've gotten used to the way the shoe hits my ankle bone, but the sock pull down is EXTREMELY ANNOYING. I've been scouring the web to find the older version of the shoe, but can't find my size. It's time for me to buy another pair of running shoes and I've made an appointment with my podiatrist to find another shoe.

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4.0

One annoying thing

By Terri

from Greeneville, TN

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training
    • Gym
    • Trail Running
    • Walking
    • Wet Weather

    The shoes are great! The only problem I have is the left shoe seam on the inside of my foot rubs, I put some tape on it and its great

    • 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

    Amateur runner

    By Maethwen

    from East Longmeadow, MA

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

    • Haven't Used Long Enough

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training
    • Gym
    • Walking

    I am an amateur runner, more of a swimmer, but trying to make transition into running. Was having shin P and slow recovery time, no shin P or recovery time delays since purchased these sneakers based on friend/avid runner's recommendation.

    • 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

    Wanted: Fun Colors!

    By ERun

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Gym

      These shoes are incredibly comfortable and give awesome support. I saw a difference in my gait almost immediately. They are wonderful compared to what I had been wearing.
      However, can we please get a few color options? These are dull and boring. With so many fun colors out there, it's kind of a bummer that the shoe that is most comfortable and supportive is also one of the most boring.

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

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      1.0

      WHY, WHY…did you change the style?????

      By sad G

      from Chicago

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            I have been wearing the Arial for years. They actually allowed me to walk and start running after Plantar fasciitis. I honestly don't know why companies have to change something that works. I will have to now go on the search for a different shoe. Very sad and worried it will change my lifestyle.

            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great for arthritic feet

            By Donna

            from Rhode Island

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

            • Wears Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Walking
            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            I use this shoe for walking shoes. They stop arthritic pain as soon as I put them on. They do, however, seem to wear quickly (3 months of walking only). I walk toward the outside of my feet and I have had to replace these shoes because they tend to tip to the side too quickly. The top of the shoe hardly looks worn. I will continue to buy them as they are the one pair that gives my sore feet comfort!

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

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