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Brooks Ariel®

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  • Shake up your run and never have a dull mile with the Brooks® Ariel®.
  • A running shoe designed for the moderate to severe over-pronator who requires a combination of reinforced stability and cushioning.
  • Element upper offers weather resistant protection in a light, breathable mesh material.
  • Synthetic overlays deliver comfortable, light support.
  • Internal support saddle keeps your foot securely locked in.
  • Padded tongue and collar for added comfort.
  • Moisture-managing Element sockliner promotes a cooler, drier environment.
  • Full-Length BioMoGo midsole provides long lasting cushioning and is environmentally friendly. A non-toxic, natural additive encourages anaerobic microbes to break it down once it's been tossed into the landfill.
  • Full-length Brooks DNA works with the BioMoGo to reduce impacting forces and provide superior protection.
  • Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB®) delivers smoother transitions and promotes pronation control.
  • DRB® ACCEL midfoot shank offers higher stiffness for medial support and lighter lateral stiffness for a smoother ride.
  • HPR Plus, abrasion-resistant rubber outsole is highly durable for long-lasting wear.
  • HPR Green is made from dispersed silica, resulting in optimal wet-dry traction.
  • MC Pod design helps to set the foot in the most balanced and efficient position, promoting stability and responsiveness.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7, width D - Wide. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Fit Survey:

82% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 3% Half size too Large
  • 82% True to size
  • 12% Half size too small
  • 3% Full size too small
87% Felt true to width
  • 87% Felt true to width
  • 8% Felt narrower than marked
  • 4% Felt wider than marked
76% Excellent arch support
  • 76% Excellent arch support
  • 22% Moderate arch support
  • 2% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Shake up your run and never have a dull mile with the Brooks® Ariel®.
  • A running shoe designed for the moderate to severe over-pronator who requires a combination of reinforced stability and cushioning.
  • Element upper offers weather resistant protection in a light, breathable mesh material.
  • Synthetic overlays deliver comfortable, light support.
  • Internal support saddle keeps your foot securely locked in.
  • Padded tongue and collar for added comfort.
  • Moisture-managing Element sockliner promotes a cooler, drier environment.
  • Full-Length BioMoGo midsole provides long lasting cushioning and is environmentally friendly. A non-toxic, natural additive encourages anaerobic microbes to break it down once it's been tossed into the landfill.
  • Full-length Brooks DNA works with the BioMoGo to reduce impacting forces and provide superior protection.
  • Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB®) delivers smoother transitions and promotes pronation control.
  • DRB® ACCEL midfoot shank offers higher stiffness for medial support and lighter lateral stiffness for a smoother ride.
  • HPR Plus, abrasion-resistant rubber outsole is highly durable for long-lasting wear.
  • HPR Green is made from dispersed silica, resulting in optimal wet-dry traction.
  • MC Pod design helps to set the foot in the most balanced and efficient position, promoting stability and responsiveness.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7, width D - Wide. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • To enhance your running workout, check out these other fine products:

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Customer Reviews

Brooks Ariel®

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 493 reviews.

Top Positive Review

18 people found this review helpful.

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I have plantar fasciitis in both feet and was told by my physical therapist that I needed to look into purchasing a pair of Brooks shoes in order to get my feet back to normal. As I had been wearing orthotics for over five years (with no help), I thought I would give your product a try. I went onto your website, watched the videos, was very impressed with the stability made into these shoes and I bought my first pair, the Brooks Ariel. I absolutely love them! I have never had a pair of shoes that I could wear all day and not have to take off immediately upon entering my home. I can wear my shoes all day long and not have to take them off until I get ready for bed! That sounds funny, but with the pain of plantar fasciitis, and not having the proper shoe for so long, this is a great accomplishment for me. These shoes are great, comfortable, and smart-looking. I have had orthotics and ugly shoes that had to be worn with them for too many years. Now I feel freedom to wear a pretty shoe and still have shoes that are healing my feet at the same time. Keep up the good work, I tell everybody with foot problems about your shoes, I even have my husband wearing your shoes now and that was a great accomplishment as he had his own type of shoe that he wore all the time, but now he is wearing Brooks and loving them. He cannot believe the experience and he has no foot problems. I could go on and on, but I will cut it off here. Thank you and keep those shoes coming.

Read more » « Show less November 13, 2011 by Shirley P
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Top Critical Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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Nice shoe - fit well, but as I started walking the back kept sliding up and down. changed socks, same thing. Would definitely not order a size down, toe was positioned perfectly - weirdest feeling I have ever felt. Not for this price!

Read more » « Show less January 19, 2012 by Anonymous
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18 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have plantar fasciitis in both feet and was told by my physical therapist that I needed to look into purchasing a pair of Brooks shoes in order to get my feet back to normal. As I had been wearing orthotics for over five years (with no help), I thought I would give your product a try. I went onto your website, watched the videos, was very impressed with the stability made into these shoes and I bought my first pair, the Brooks Ariel. I absolutely love them! I have never had a pair of shoes that I could wear all day and not have to take off immediately upon entering my home. I can wear my shoes all day long and not have to take them off until I get ready for bed! That sounds funny, but with the pain of plantar fasciitis, and not having the proper shoe for so long, this is a great accomplishment for me. These shoes are great, comfortable, and smart-looking. I have had orthotics and ugly shoes that had to be worn with them for too many years. Now I feel freedom to wear a pretty shoe and still have shoes that are healing my feet at the same time. Keep up the good work, I tell everybody with foot problems about your shoes, I even have my husband wearing your shoes now and that was a great accomplishment as he had his own type of shoe that he wore all the time, but now he is wearing Brooks and loving them. He cannot believe the experience and he has no foot problems. I could go on and on, but I will cut it off here. Thank you and keep those shoes coming.

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Excellent arch support

  • from Ball, Louisiana
15 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are great. I hesitated to buy a running shoe for walking only. I'm glad I reconsidered. I have bad knees, wide, bunioned feet and I'm heavy. But I'm trying to change that and get moving. These are great for walking. They're sturdy and supportive and no pain after long walks. Highly recommend!

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Moderate arch support

  • from Columbus, OH
8 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Have been wearing the Ariel for years and this new one fits a bit differently - apparently they have re-designed the front toe area to be a little longer/wider. Great if you need the extra toe room, but I went back and forth with sizes (thanks Zappos for the easy returns/exchanges!). My usual size 12 felt extra big, and I exchanged it for an 11 but that was too small. So I re-ordered the 12. They are okay but the heel area comes up a bit higher than it did in the older model, and it pulls my short running socks down inside the shoe - annoying! But love the shoe so I just bought new socks. Bottom line - still a sturdy shoe with excellent stability and arch support, but new styling results in a tad different fit. Worth a try!

Fit Survey

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Charlotte, NC
7 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are the most comfortable running shoes I have ever worn. I have been going to the gym & after getting tired of my feet hurting, in addition to the blisters; I got measured. Found out I needed a EE; tried the New Balence 1st & took them back for these Brooks...with no regret...I wear them all the time & have not had any problems. Workouts are cushy & smooth now. My feet feel so good & Zappos even has EE dress shoes. Happy feet! Love this site!

I'd also recommend: Bella-Vita, New Balence

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Runs Small

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Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Ft Collins, CO
7 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great shoes. Good arch support helps with knee pain. My physical therapist recommended these, and they are fantastic.

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Felt true to size

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Excellent arch support

  • from Washington, D.C.
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