Brooks Ariel '16

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Brooks Ariel '16
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  • Show 'em what you're really made of by powering through those last grueling miles in the Brooks® Ariel '16 running shoe!
  • Predecessor: Beast 14.
  • Support Type: Overpronation/Stability.
  • Cushioning: Maximum cushioning.
  • Surface: Road.
  • Differential: 12 mm.
  • Built for the sever overpronator who requires motion control and high-level cushioning.
  • Moisture-managing Element mesh upper supplies protection from various elements, while maintaining a cool in-shoe environment.
  • External, structured saddle allows for adjustable support.
  • Lace-up closure.
  • External heel counter helps stabilize the foot.
  • Plush tongue and collar.
  • Element mesh lining wicks moisture away, and offers a great in-shoe feel.
  • Removable sockliner.
  • Super DNA midsole delivers maximum cushioning, enhanced energy return, and support.
  • Full-length S-257 Cushsole midsole compound utilizes an insole board for increased plush and flexibility.
  • Tuned density to fit this runner's specific needs.
  • DRB® Accel shank-like unit promotes torsional rigidity in the mid-foot, while allowing the heel and forefoot to act independently.
  • Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) presents a robust, dual density post at the medial arch allowing for progressive pronation control.
  • Full-length Segmented Crash Pad encourages a smooth heel-to-toe transition with each step.
  • Durable HPR Green™ outsole is comprised of environment-friendly silica for premium wet-dry traction and skid resistance.
  • Abrasion-resistant HPR Plus rubber outsole provides extended durability right where it's needed.
  • Omega Flex Grooves allow for more natural forefoot movement and fluidity.
  • Linear platform.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Fit Survey:

48% Felt a half size smaller
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 0% Half size too Large
  • 48% True to size
  • 48% Half size too small
  • 4% Full size too small
90% Felt true to width
  • 90% Felt true to width
  • 10% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
67% Excellent arch support
  • 67% Excellent arch support
  • 24% Moderate arch support
  • 10% No arch support

Item Information

  • Show 'em what you're really made of by powering through those last grueling miles in the Brooks® Ariel '16 running shoe!
  • Predecessor: Beast 14.
  • Support Type: Overpronation/Stability.
  • Cushioning: Maximum cushioning.
  • Surface: Road.
  • Differential: 12 mm.
  • Built for the sever overpronator who requires motion control and high-level cushioning.
  • Moisture-managing Element mesh upper supplies protection from various elements, while maintaining a cool in-shoe environment.
  • External, structured saddle allows for adjustable support.
  • Lace-up closure.
  • External heel counter helps stabilize the foot.
  • Plush tongue and collar.
  • Element mesh lining wicks moisture away, and offers a great in-shoe feel.
  • Removable sockliner.
  • Super DNA midsole delivers maximum cushioning, enhanced energy return, and support.
  • Full-length S-257 Cushsole midsole compound utilizes an insole board for increased plush and flexibility.
  • Tuned density to fit this runner's specific needs.
  • DRB® Accel shank-like unit promotes torsional rigidity in the mid-foot, while allowing the heel and forefoot to act independently.
  • Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) presents a robust, dual density post at the medial arch allowing for progressive pronation control.
  • Full-length Segmented Crash Pad encourages a smooth heel-to-toe transition with each step.
  • Durable HPR Green™ outsole is comprised of environment-friendly silica for premium wet-dry traction and skid resistance.
  • Abrasion-resistant HPR Plus rubber outsole provides extended durability right where it's needed.
  • Omega Flex Grooves allow for more natural forefoot movement and fluidity.
  • Linear platform.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7.5, width B - Medium. 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 '16

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 23 reviews.

Top Positive Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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Love the '16 compared to the '14! Perfect support for my flat feet, and this version has a little more room in the toe. I used to wear arch support inserts, but don't need them to run with these shoes. If you need a very supportive shoe - the Ariel '16 is for you!

Read more » « Show less October 15, 2016 by Sarah
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Top Critical Review

6 people found this review helpful.

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After 2 foot operations I only wear brooks ariel. The 2012 was great and the 2014 fit even better. The 2016 though is going back. It's shorter than the 2014 and my big toe touches the tip. And the color combo really has to be rethought. The 2012 was light blue and silver, great. The 2014 dark grey and violet and the 2016 is darker grey and turquoise. Really?

Read more » « Show less September 8, 2016 by Carol K
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Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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After 2 foot operations I only wear brooks ariel. The 2012 was great and the 2014 fit even better. The 2016 though is going back. It's shorter than the 2014 and my big toe touches the tip. And the color combo really has to be rethought. The 2012 was light blue and silver, great. The 2014 dark grey and violet and the 2016 is darker grey and turquoise. Really?

I'd also recommend: I only wear brooks sneakers

Fit Survey

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Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from FL
3 people found this review helpful
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love the '16 compared to the '14! Perfect support for my flat feet, and this version has a little more room in the toe. I used to wear arch support inserts, but don't need them to run with these shoes. If you need a very supportive shoe - the Ariel '16 is for you!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

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Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from Colorado
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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Was waiting for the 16 as the 14 ran narrow. Also, was hoping they would beef the shoe up with more leather-like material along the forefoot sides. (If you have wide feet, the mesh tends to bulge out over the edges of the 14....)...ALL shoes are getting made more cheaply it seems with BROOKS being one of the last holdouts...However, the 16 is disappointing in that there are only thin, decorative side bars on the sides and the rest is all mesh!! How can this support wide feet or heavier users? I'm disappointed....and, the other reviewers are right....These colors are bad....They don't look good with anything....colors of 14 much better.....Let's get some options and more upper forefoot stabilizers!!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

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Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Oregon
2 people found this review helpful
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love the color of these, and the EE width makes them very comfortable for me. Brooks are one of the best running shoes I've worn, and one of the most expensive, but worth it. Without my feet I won't have my health, and without comfortable shoes I won't be as active.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

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Felt true to size

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Poor Support

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Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from Finger Lakes, NY
2 people found this review helpful
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Had to return. Super comfy but this shoe is shorter than previous Ariels I have worn. They are bulky but the most padded and supportive shoes ever. Order a half size up

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • - customer

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