Evaluation The Addiction series has built up a loyal following among runners who want exceptional levels of motion control, decent cushioning and a highly competitive price tag. So, following the if it aint broke
philosophy, Brooks has only made simple improvements for the Addictions fifth incarnation.
The main change is the use of a higher quality midsole foam (Substance 257), which now runs the whole length of the shoe, rather than in just the rearfoot. This is combined with Brookss rearfoot Hydroflow ST cushioning unit and a larger, denser medial post, and improves the feel at the forefoot. (Substance 257 is a more resilient EVA.)
The rest of the shoe remains largely unchanged. Built on the same ultra-supportive straight last as the Beast, the Addiction is lighter than some shoes in its category, and is a good choice for moderate to severe overpronators or big runners seeking a wide, supportive base, durability and cushioning.
In short If you are driven mad by ever-changing running shoe favourites, youll appreciate the steady evolution of the Addiction. Its a supremely stable shoe, and weartesters loved its support and levels of cushioning. Its pretty simple, but it is good value.
Try it on if you liked Brooks Addiction 4 (£64.99); Brooks Beast (£79.99); Nike Air Durham (£79.99); Saucony Grid Stabil (£74.99)
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