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Brooks Beast® '11 Reviews

390 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

75% "Excellent arch support"

374 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/23/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

With over 75,000 miles recorded in my logbook since 1980, No shoe matches the Brooks Beast. It is simply the best. If I thought the Beast would be discontinued, I would buy 50 of them. Enough said.

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16 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/27/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I have tried wearing these and the bottom of my feet are getting calloused. Also, my feet get very tired if I wear them too long. I tried them for about five days.

Additional 370 Beast® '11 Brooks Reviews

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4 people found this review helpful  

October 11, 2011

Anonymous

from CA

For a large man, 6'5" and 250lbs., this shoe provides great support and comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

October 4, 2011

Brad L

from Madison, Wisconsin

This shoe is great! Excellent support all around. Without a doubt, this is the most comfortable shoe I have ever owned. The first pair was slightly narrower than I was comfortable with, so I took advantage of the free return shipping and got the wider version. Zappos rocks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

June 20, 2009

Anonymous

from California

My husband is running in these shoes!!!! These shoes are well worth the price. My husband hasn't been able to walk without back pain for almost a year. The first day of wearing these shoes and he felt so great he ran 1/2 a mile! He severely over-pronates, has flat feet, and weighs 230+. His normal shoe size is a 13.5 and a 14 fit perfectly. He normally doesn't need a wide shoe, but he needed a 14 wide in these to have enough room in the toe box. The black/silver looks pretty cool, too! I thought they'd be dorky from the pics, but they look better in person.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance and Asics didn't compare.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 6, 2008

Anonymous

from New York

The last version of the Beast put a little less emphasis on motion control. Brooks' Beast can be difficult to tell apart from one version to the next. This latest Beast may look similar, but it is a different animal. It's definitely more supportive, which I am very happy about. This shoe does a fine job of controlling a bad case of overpronation and flat arches. The shoe may feel somewhat firm walking around the house, but feels great on the road. Definitely well suited for a big guy 200+ lbs or anyone needing top end motion control and cushioning.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Dover, NJ

The sneakers are great! I purchased them a few weeks ago after suffering from shin splits. They have reduced the pain in my shins significantly and I cannot be more pleased.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 24, 2012

Seattle J

from Seattle

This is my second pair and I still love them. I walk daily so need new shoes every six months. I am not a black and gold type of guy... more a blue and gray but they were out of stock.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

Great shoes! Size is true. Workout, walk and golf in these shoes every day of the week. Very comfortable. Lots of support. Big feet, big person.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nothing comparable

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2012

Estero

from Florida

Very comfortable. I wear custom orthotics from the doctor for PTTD. No problems at all. I wear 9.5 4E and they fit perfect. Looks a little funky but I wear them for comfort 10 to 12 hours per day on my feet and that is what counts for me. Will order another pair to switch out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 17, 2012

Anonymous

from upstate NY

My Sasquatch wears a size 11WW and always wears New Balance. After reading some of the reviews, I prevailed upon him to order a pair of these. When he tried them on, he loved them immediately and now walks with a spring in his step! We will be ordering another pair in a different color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Drayden, MD

I have bought many sneakers for husband and this is the only brand that works for his extra wide, high arch and high instep. He had another pair that her wore until they died. These last for years. BTW he is also very heavy on shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Sacramento

This is my fifth pair of Brooks Beast running shoes and each revision to this classic shoe is an improvement over the previous pair. I typically get about 750 running miles out of these running shoes and this last pair is by far the best shoe that I have owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 29, 2012

Bobby F

 

I received my Beasts today, (which I ordered just yesterday afternoon, yowza!) and instantly after I put the shoes on, they became the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. New Balance 993 being a close second. I've walked a little over a mile so far and if they as long or longer than my average pair of shoes, I will definitely order another pair. My only sort of gripe which isn't much of a gripe at all is that they're slightly more silvery and bright than advertised in the pictures shown. Regardless, these shoes are phenomenal, highly recommended.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance, ASICS.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 25, 2012

T. D

from New York, NY

These are consistently great running shoes. Perfect fit. Good stability. I've had different knee and plantar fasciitis problems in the past but after my physical therapist recommended these shoes I've been injury free.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought this shoe for extra support with my Orthotics while running. They work very well once I replaced the insole with a flatter version...my Orthotics with the supplied large cushioned insole put my heel too high on the shoe. The shoe feels good and very supportive...personally I think it's a little bland in appearance.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Ohio

This is my second pair. I have support problems and my research pointed me to the Beast as the best shoe on the market for support. I tend to agree.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Chandler, AZ

My second pair of Beasts! They fit true to size and allow enough room for orthotic insoles. I'm 6'3 and 300+ lbs. I need a shoe that provides cushion as well as support. This shoes does exactly that!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 13, 2012

Zach W

from San Luis Obispo, CA

This "Beast" is perhaps the best athletic shoe I've ever owned. I use it for running and walking both, because none of my other such shoes serve me as well in either function. The "Beast" provides comfort and security. I'm a believer...in case you didn't get that from what I've already said. I only hope they leave it alone and not try to 'overimprove' it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

2 people found this review helpful  

February 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

Didn't realize the name 'Beast' for about a month after I bought these monsters. I was wearing out my Asics after 100 miles or so, even though they were very comfortable, I wanted to try something different. Brooks Beast have been good so far, heavier than the Asics, but good so far

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2012

Jeffrey G

from Queens, NY

I was very impressed and satisfied with this product. It is smart looking and more comfortable than I anticipated. Will definitely buy more of their line.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 4, 2012

Goffy

from Fort Worth, Texas

This is an awesome and comfortable shoe, excellent cross trainer. Little heavy for running, but you will get used to the heaviness, as long as the shoes continues to be comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 30, 2012

David T

from York , PA

Everything as advertised. Expensive and worth it! I've used new balance in the past and got tired of these shoes falling apart because of shabby construction. This sneaker appears to be very well made.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 20, 2011

Joe B

from Michigan

Okay, I have freaky feet. I wear a 12, 4E shoe. This is not a size most shoes are made in. The Beast is perfect for me as it is wide enough, and comfortable enough for me to walk around all day. I highly recommend these shoes, as they are also super comfortable. Thanks Zappos! I love these shoes so much, they are the only ones I have owned for the last few years. When one starts to fall apart, I order a new pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: none, only these... *Grin*

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 11, 2009

Jerald L

from Chandler, AZ

I had never ordered from Zappos, but I had difficulty finding the Brooks Beast shoe. Not only did Zappos have the shoe, but my size as well. I placed the order and the shoes came as promised. I will definitely buy more from Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 7, 2009

Anonymous

 

I have been purchasing this shoe for about three years at a local store, so I knew it worked for me. I saved substantially by purchasing it from Zappos. I wish they made some other colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 31, 2009

Anonymous

from Rochester, NY

This is my fourth pair of beasts, but the first time I tried wide. The Beast is the best shoe in the world for my shin splints--they keep my feet in exactly the right position to avoid injury. The size Wide is so roomy. I just love them.\r\n\r\nAs always, the service from Zappos was amazing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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