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Brooks Addiction™ 11 Reviews

68 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:

74% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

56% "Excellent arch support"

60 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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8 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 48 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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May 3, 2015

Cynthia M

from Cankton, Louisiana

So comfortable...I could go on and on about them but you should really try them for yourself. You won't regret it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2015

Irena

from Massachusetts

Love Addiction. Have been buying this shoe for a while. Does seem like there is less room in the toes for this version. But very supportive, and great arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 5, 2015

Anonymous

from las vegas, nevada

These are very comfortable but do run wide. I have very wide feet and normally order an EE width. I had to return them for D width and that fit perfectly. I stand on my feet for 10 hours a day these really do support protonation and posture. They are wide where they should be (footbed) and and supportive in heel and arch. I just wish they offered more colors (limited, no black for work) otherwise I would have given five stars overall.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 4, 2015

Anonymous

from Tomball, TX

I normally wear a 9.5 narrow. With this shoe, however, my toes touched the front of the shoe. I exchanged them for 10 narrows and am very happy with the shoes. The 10s are very comfortable, a good walking shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 29, 2015

Anonymous

from Denver Co

These shoes in a EE are great for my bunions. Best looking, most comfortable shoes I've been able to find for daily hikes! Thank goodness for Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2015

Dog M

from Key Largo, FL.

I was wearing the Addiction 10s and loved them, wore out 3 pairs. I needed to order new ones and found that the Addiction 11s had replaced the 10s... I put off ordering them though because of the reviews saying they were more narrow at the toe and the comfort level/quality had gone down... finally I could not wear my old ones anymore (my knee started hurting) so caved and ordered the 11s... I should have done it a long time ago... the 11s are just like the 10s...GREAT! Not more narrow or less comfortable... (note I did have to order 7 1/2 instead of 7 but that's the same as the 10s) guess I should read reviews and then form my own opinion... don't be afraid of ordering these because of the reviews... I'm going to order a few more pair so I have them when needed... BTW... I am on my feet all day long and then I walk at night in them too... and they still feel great. I just wish I could get a quantity discount...lol.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 24, 2015

Anonymous

from Placerville, California

A wonderful shoe having worn New Balance for years and not able to find the right "fit" anymore. I took a chance and couldn't be happier. Yay!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2015

Voyager2012

from Nevada

This is a very comfortable shoe right out of the box. I wore the Brooks 10 and replaced it with this shoe and it is every bit as nice as the 10 was. I am a large woman and I work on concrete floors all day, and these prevent leg fatigue and sore feet. This is my shoe and I won't wear anything else!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 5, 2015

Anonymous

 

These shoes give great support, even with my flat and narrow feet. I bought two pairs- one for work and one for home. They give good support when standing and are great also for hiking outdoors or walking at the gym.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 26, 2015

Sue G

from Holland, MI

True to size. These shoes accommodate my orthotics and ate very comfy. One of the best parts of these shoes is that the tongue doesn't slide around, one of my pet peeves. It's held in place by the laces. Love them and will buy again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 19, 2015

Anonymous

from Chattanooga, TN

My first pair of Brooks! These shoes had the most support and combined comfort of all the shoes I tried. I am 5'5" 110 lbs & have severe over-pronation. I wear them daily at home, not necessarily for exercise. I really like the arch support and the extra support to keep my ankle aligned. I had to order a half size up from 7.5 to 8. Now that I have worn it about a month, I do notice the weight of the shoe more somehow. These are a bit heavier than your typical athletic shoe, but this is not your typical athletic shoe. If you need extra support, you should definitely try this one!

Brands I'd also recommend: Mizuno, New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 19, 2015

Anonymous

from Maryland

Nicely cushioned. I purchased an 8 wide, and it rubs my bunion on one foot and toe on another. Perhaps I should have purchased it in E, but I was concerned that my foot would slip in it.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 17, 2015

Anonymous

from Jeannette, PA

I have worn these tennis shoes for years. I have tried other tennis shoes but none have ever felt as comfortable as the Brooks Addiction. I have been told that tennis shoes should be replaced every six months but this has not been necessary with the Brooks Addiction. I highly recommend them. Arch support is wonderful and the shoe actually, to me, feels like I am walking on air.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 12, 2015

Ee

from California

Extremely comfortable. Plenty of room to put 3/4 length orthotics on top of insole. Will purchase again. Cofort from day 1.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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