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Brooks Addiction™ 11 Reviews

139 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

73% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

59% "Excellent arch support"

127 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/22/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I was getting ready to purchase the Addiction 10, when I saw this new version. Not expecting too much of a difference, I was pleasantly surprised,, The sole is more cushioned and supports the whole foot. There is a less pronounced arch, but it molds to your foot, Since I have peripheral neuropathy and therefore very sensitive feet, the extra cushion was worth the extra cost. Although I usually wear a medium, I was advised to get a wide at a shoe specialty shop. Glad I did, as I have plenty of wiggle room.

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12 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/10/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I've worn out several pairs of beloved Addiction 10s, and was hopeful that the Addiction 11 would be perfect for me, too, because Zappos did not have the 10s in stock in my size any longer. Alas, I had to send the Addiction 11s back. I wear orthotics which were no problem in the Addiction 10s, but in the Addiction 11s, my foot sat way too high in the shoe (problem 1) and just wearing them around the house to see how they felt produced that familiar twinge in my right knee that develops quickly when a shoe just isn't right for me (problem 2 and the deal-breaker). Whatever Brooks has done to the Addiction 11, I can't wear them, which makes me very sad. Loved the Addiction 10, and fortunately I was able to find 2 pairs on Amazon in my size. I may have to spring for a few more pairs to stock up on them.

Additional 119 Addiction™ 11 Brooks Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 14, 2015

Anonymous

 

Thank goodness they have a sneaker similar to the Ariel. It fits well and is very comfortable. I am a difficult fit due to my very wide and small foot, high arch and instep. I've already run in these sneakers and I really love them. Thank you Brooks, please don't change these like you did to the Ariel which no longer fits. And thank you Zappos. You are the only online store that gives free shipping back and forth.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 23, 2014

Anonymous

from Cincinnati, Ohio

I loved the Addiction 10 and tried a Saucony shoe...disappointed in it. Finally ordered this Addiction & love it! Great support but with a soft feeling!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 1, 2014

Kathi f

from Ivins, UT

This is a great shoe with amazing support but it's not big and ugly like some of the extra support shoes. I have cranky 60 year old knees and these make everything I want to do possible.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Cambaridge, MA

I ordered several different sneakers in an attempt to find the right one. I'd take them to my foot/ankle therapist. She helped me figure out what was right for my over pronated arch and flat foot. We both agreed this was the best fitting one - Brooks Addiction 11. They also come in narrow which was important for my narrow heels. It's supportive and comfortable. Glad Zappos carried these. Thank you, Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 10, 2013

Anonymous

from northern New Jersey

Last year a shoe store fitted me with the Brooks Addiction 10. When they started to lose its support I got these from Zappos. Same excellent structure, great arch support, very comfortable. I am convinced that wearing these both to the gym and for walks has helped strengthen my legs and reduced my knee problems.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asus

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2014

Anonymous

 

I agree with other reviewers that the Addiction 11 toebox is narrower and fits slightly tighter across the widest part of my forefoot. I much prefer the rounded, wider toebox of previous Addiction models. The Addiction 11 also feels more cushiony. I liked the firmer feel of past Addictions. Surprisingly the arch support still feels good and the heel still fits snugly. The purple color choice is nice, but I do wish Brooks would get away from the gray color on the majority of the shoe. Also, I really don't like the shiny plastic looking reflective pieces all over the shoe. I know the reflective feature is good but I think the plastic looking material cheapens the look of the shoe. If the next Addiction model continues with the current features as the Addiction 11 I'll start looking for another option that more closely resembles the Addiction 10 and previous models. This shoe will do, but it's definitely not my favorite.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 30, 2014

Ruth

from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

I love all but one thing about these shoes - the toe guard is misplaced and despite constant filing down of my big toe, it breaks through the mesh and I have to use fishing line or invisible thread to repair them and then they no longer look as good, but otherwise they are the best shoe I've ever owned.

Brands I'd also recommend: None - I love these and these only - just wish the toe guard were bigger and better placed!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

I have worn Brooks Addiction shoes for several years and have found them to be the best sneaker to wear, without special orthotics, for my problem feet (heel spurs in both feet). I love the Addiction 10. Because they are no longer making those, I purchased these Addiction 11s. They are simply not the same fit as the 10s. I wear an 8.5 D (wide). The Addiction 11 is more narrow than the 10, particularly in the heel area. They are a good shoe and are otherwise comfortable (and, in my opinion, look more modern than the 10s), but the fit is not the same as the 10s, and unfortunately, aren't going to work for me.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Tuscaloosa, Al

I bought this shoe and the Brooks Ariel 12 to see which felt the best. I like the fit of this one, but it doesn't have as much cushioning as Ariel. I have neuropathy and plantar facistitis so I want comfort. I'm definitely keeping the Ariel and haven't decided about this one, but probably will since it's good to have two kinds to switch out. Zappos service and policies are terrific!

Brands I'd also recommend: The Brooks Ariel 12

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

I have happily worn the Addiction in the past. This model was a disappointment. The toe box area felt constricted and uncomfortable. Sending these back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 11, 2014

Anonymous

 

I've been wearing the Brooks Addiction for years. It's been an awesome shoe for me with flat feet. However, this is the first time I feel Brooks has missed the mark. The toe box in the Addiction 11 is much smaller than in other versions of this shoe. I am a size 11 and used to be able to buy a 12 to give myself plenty of room when running but now with a size 12, my toes are right at the top of the shoe. I've never had a problem with previous shoes but this summer I have lost two toe nails due to all the pressure being caused with the smaller toe box. (Sorry if that's TMI!) I feel really disappointed in this shoe and wish I could return it but I've already worn them outside. Let's hope Brooks can turn it around with the Addiction 12.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 5, 2014

Anonymous

 

I have been wearing Brooks Addition ever since they were "prescribed" for my feet 15 years ago. I have never had an issue with the shoe -- they are fantastic. I bought these 11s for a recent vacation and it didn't take long for me to feel intense pain in the ball of my foot and numbness in my toes. I will be looking for a pair of the 10s to replace these.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 20, 2014

Anonymous

 

Have worn the Addiction shoes for many years and I bought the women Brooks Addiction 11 and was surprised that they were very uncomfortable and caused a lot of foot pain. What happened to this shoe? It is narrower in the toe box than the other addiction shoes. I will have to send this pair back. Please go back and make the shoe like the Addiction 9 or 10!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 9, 2014

Anonymous

 

I so loved the Addiction 10 and was excited to try the latest model of this shoe. But I'm finding it to be short on my foot; a problem I never had with three pairs of the Addiction 10's. Very disappointed. Tried the Ariel and found it to be a perfect fit.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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March 15, 2016

Anonymous

from Toney, Alabama

Super Shoe! My fantastic foot friendly work shoes. I am on my feet all day and these shoes make me feel like I am walking on air. My feet are important to me and these shoes give me the support and comfort I need and the fashion flair I desire. Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2015

Anonymous

 

Comfortable, lightweight walking shoe. This is the only lightweight shoe with a roll bar I could find. Highly recommend for those who need good motion control.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 6, 2015

Anonymous

from Davis, CA

I've worn Brooks Addiction 9, 10, and now 11. All great. I have flat feet and started wearing these when I developed Plantar Fasciitis.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 5, 2015

Kathy F

 

Love these shoes. I have a tendency toward plantar fasciitis and these shoes keep my feet comfortable. I run/walk almost 50 miles a week so I need something with good arch support. This is my 4th pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 1, 2015

Anonymous

 

The shoes were exactly what I ordered, fit perfectly, and arrived in a timely manner. The email confirmations and shipping info.was helpful as well. This was my first time for purchasing a shoe on line. I must say, I did try this exact shoe on in a store to see if my orthodontic would fit in it and how it felt. I am, though, very pleased with Zappos service and price!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 29, 2015

Jacqueline R

from East Liverpool, Ohio

I ordered these walking shoes a year ago and wore them out, ordered a different walking shoe but had to send them back because they weren't comfortable and re-ordered the Brooks Addiction II. They fit my narrow foot perfectly, since I have a narrow foot and high arch it is close to impossible to find a comfortable athletic shoe but these fit me well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 29, 2015

Anonymous

from Hillsboro, Oregon

I have been wearing Brooks Addition brand for some time since I had foot operation. My foot specialist recommended this brand to be able to put my inserts in and it has been the best support for my feet. This is all i wear. I would recommend these shoes to anyone with foot issues.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 26, 2015

Debbie T

from Wake Forest, NC

Wow...this is the one! For us gals that need wide support, this has to be one of the best I've found. Thank goodness it does not have the memory foam to clog the toebox, but yet ample cushion for my workouts. For us older gals with a variety of foot problems, I highly recommend you try these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 17, 2015

Sally W

from Seattle, WA

This is my second pair of this shoe. I had a total ankle replacement and a my big toe fused so I take my feet and ankles very seriously. The first pair I purchased from a specialty shoe store that my doctor recommended. This is the identical shoe and I found it here on sale. My orthotics inserts fit perfectly. Happy feet make for a happy life!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 16, 2015

Kathy C

from Plumas Lake, California

I am so happy with Zappos.com. This is my first time ordering. My purchase was too small and I was excited that the return shipping was free. Before they received my return, I had my new item! I like my shoes a lot and they were cheaper than the store. Thanks Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Can't say. my shoe was purchased based on the way I walk

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 16, 2015

PJ

from Illinois

FINALLY! A pair of shoes wide enough to fit my feet! Also, I love dealing with Zappos. GREAT service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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