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Brooks Addiction™ 11 Reviews

41 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

59% "Excellent arch support"

34 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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7 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 21 Addiction™ 11 Brooks Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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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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December 9, 2014

Cheri N

from Normangee, TX

Tried another brand only to quickly return to Brooks. Better arch support and stability with Brooks. Love them and will continue too buy only them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 6, 2014

Anonymous

 

Shoe continues to be true to its reputation for pronation adjustment and full arch. It is the choice of my foot doc, and I have used it for 10 yrs.

Brands I'd also recommend: na

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Washington

My foot doctor recommends the Brooks Addiction for arch support. They fit good although I liked the previous color better. The colors were light silver and blue trim. The darker gray is not as appealing to me. But I ordered them because of my Dr.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 2, 2014

Barbara

from Moscow, Idaho

First of all, I can not say enough good things about Zappos: Customer service, excellent delivery times, great communication with me the customer. And the Brooks Addiction 11 is a good shoe. The Zappos' detailed product description helped me choose the correct shoe. I appreciate Brooks' flexibility front to back as I walk, and the side-to-side stability on both rough ground and to prevent over-pronation. This shoe fits like a comfortable glove on a just-right foot bed. I have not tested it yet in tall grass to check the advertised "Moisture-managing Element upper." I'm hopeful, however.

Brands I'd also recommend: The Brooks brand, Orthaheel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Charlevoix, Michigan

I bought these shoes for a trip to Italy and from the first time putting them on, they were comfortable and supportive. I have a very wide front part of my foot and a high arch. I can insert my own arch supports in these with ease. This is the 3rd pair of these shoes I've bought and they're wonderful -- wouldn't mind finding something a bit lighter and something that would make my foot look littler, but oh well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Finn Comfort, Abeo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 17, 2014

Lisa B

from Chicago,Illinois

I love these shoes. They provide great arch support for my workouts. I wish Brooks would supply two color options. They keep gravitating towards different shades of blue.

Brands I'd also recommend: None

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 20, 2014

Sherril S

from Ball, La.

My physical therapist recommended this shoe. They are designed to help your arch and your ankles which in turn helps your entire body. I wear them on concrete floors at work all day and they are very comfortable. I did need 1 size larger than I usually wear, perfect fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 16, 2014

Cherry W

from Colorado foothills

I did a lot of reading in magazines and on line looking for a summer walking shoe and Brooks always seemed to top the list. These are a dream come true for me since I was able to order wide allowing me to wear thicker socks. The air flow is amazing - you can actually feel the breeze on your feet. I mainly use these when I am going to do a big town day, lots of walking on concrete and they are perfect for that. Note that I ordered a wide, so my comment true to width is related to the wide sizing. I want to thank Zappos for their excellent inventory, customer service, free shipping back and forth to help us find the perfect footwear.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Baltimore, MD

I'm delighted with these shoes. My sister told me about them-she's on her third pair. I decided to give them a try based on her recommendation, and she's right - they're great. They accommodate my custom orthotics and come in widths, too. I'm totally pleased with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 13, 2014

Christel

from Salt Lake City

I am an 81y old lady. This is a very comfortable walking shoe. With a pair of pink Superfeet insoles I am as comfortable as I can be. I walk as on cushions. What more can I ask. I can only recommend this shoe along with Zappos exceptional customer and shipping service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2014

Anonymous

 

I LOVE these shoes. I don't think Brooks can be beat, and this one is fantastic. Most hyperflexible overpronators do better with a motion control shoe and this one is superior. It lasts and lasts. You can't go wrong as long as you remember they run a bit short, so go up a whole size and possibly in a width for the best fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2014

P A

from GA

I have really messed up feet, one ankle that collapses in and the other rolls out, these have really helped. My only issue with them is the toe, nearly every pair I have goes out in the toe, wish they would reinforce it better.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 3, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are great shoes! Lots of support where I need it and very comfortable. Attractive and sporty looking on my wide feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 31, 2014

Anonymous

from Cincinnati, Ohio

Love Brooks shoes for support and footbed. Better than any others! Love the excellent service at Zappos !

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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