Brooks Beast/Ariel

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I've been wearing Beasts for about the past 8 years. I've tried other brands, even asics, and I'd be surprised to find a better all-round shoe for my feet. Having size 14 doesn't help, but the Beasts cater well Continue reading...
OK for moderate/sever over pronators but is very heavy over longer distances and may not provide the desired support that is suggested. Continue reading...
Great for me - cleared up my shin splints!!!
There are far more strengths than weaknesses to this shoe
I alternate between these shoes and Brooks Adrenaline on my runs and you feel the benefit when changing b Continue reading...


I have recently brought a pair of Brooks Beast as advised by my local running shop as i am a servere over pronator. My last pair of shoes (of 9 Months) where the Asics Kayano XI which I foung great apart from suffering blisters in the instep. The problem I am having with the Brooks is that the ride is so different from heel to toeing off, is this somethine I will get use too and if so how long will it take. I feel a bit flat footed in them and they seem to take up more energy to cover the same distance.

Many thanks.

Posted: 08/09/2005 at 07:10

I'm a real overpronator too, and was recommended a pair of Brooks Addiction 6s, which I believe are similar to teh Beast but a tad lighter.

I did find them pretty tiring at first, pretty much like you describe. The Beast is a heavy, heavy shoe, so I wouldn't be at all surprised if they take some getting used to.

After a dozen runs in the Addictions I'm finding them a lot easier, and I'm sure my legs are stronger as a result :) Hopefully you'll find the same!

Posted: 08/09/2005 at 09:55

You called ?!

Actually stepped down from Beasts since I got Orthoses and and found I didn't need as much from the shoe (Got a pair of last year's Trance cheaper).

The Beast is a heavy shoe (ran in Addictions as well but wanted the forefoot cushioning of the Beast) and does take a bit of getting used to but will protect you when training if you pronate. Indeed some days I found them a bit heavier going that others but they served me well for four years.

I always had a lighter pair of shoes (Brooks Adrenalines) for races though and you do notice the difference.

Posted: 08/09/2005 at 13:11

Many thanks for your advise

Posted: 08/09/2005 at 14:05

The Beast is a well made shoe, as many have said it is noticably heavier than the rest of the brooks range. I switched from a cushioned, nuetral shoe due to pronation. this shoes sorted out my ankle pain. Only problem ifound was as a "heavier" runner i found i suffered  a little heel soreness immediately after a long run.....but i am a lump!!!

Posted: 29/09/2007 at 16:24

on a slightly different note (but still Brooks related!), I've been wearing Brooks Adrenaline 6 for the last year or so and was looking to replace them, either with a another pair of Adrenalines (which I can't seem to find) - or the next model up or 'replacement' - does anyone know what that is?? It's not the Beast, per chance?

Posted: 02/10/2007 at 12:18

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