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Men's Brooks Beast 16

Item #08783
MSRP:$159.95

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Men's BROOKS® BEAST® 16 :: You've been a fan of this shoe for its powerful stability and shock-proof cushion so you're sure to go wild for the Men's Brooks Beast 16. Your newest Beast is the most stable in the Brook lineup and now guides your body more naturally to keep you aligned and support overpronation and low arches thanks to the Extended Progressive Diagonal RollBar®. Feel the charge of super smooth cushion underfoot because the Beast® also has a soft side thanks to Super DNA cushioning that instinctually adapts to your every step! As always, feel free to go long because the Beast 16 is built to take a beating and now sports a no-sew upper, wrapping your feet in ultimate comfort and fit.

Features & Benefits:

  • Super DNA Midsole: Dynamic cushioning underfoot
  • No-sew upper: Delivers ultimate comfort and an improved fit
  • Extended progressive diagonal rollbar: Guides body into natural motion path
  • 1000011479
  • Drop: 12 mm
  • WEIGHT: 13.6 ounces
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Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe
 
4.1

(based on 74 reviews)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (7)
  • Cushions impact (7)
  • Pronation control (7)
  • Good traction (5)
  • Arch support (4)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (6)
  • Narrow / tight (5)
  • Heavy (3)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Pavement (6)
  • Road running (6)
  • Distance / endurance (4)
  • Walking (4)
  • Gym (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      36% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      57% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (7), Low arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (6), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Brooks Beast Mode

By Candace

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

The only tennis shoe that my husband will wear.

 
5.0

Great shoes

By Grady

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

I love the shoes.

 
5.0

They'd better not discontue this one

By Mark

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

The best shoe I have found with great support for a big guy with ankle issues and the wide toe case perfect for 3 to 4 E foot. I wish they would make 4E in other colors than this one and Black

 
4.0

I would consider it again.

By Joe

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

I have wide feet (EE). I've heard a lot about the "Beast". I find Brooks "Beast" a little tight on the toe area. Out side of that they are good.

 
3.0

Brooks Beast 16 seems off...

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

I purchased this year's model Brooks Beast 16 as a replacement for my last BB pair and have been an owner and great fan of this model shoe for the last decade. Me: heavier walker/occasional runner, slight pronator requiring stability in a shoe; orthotics in shoe also worn. Have used Brooks Beast since 2006'.

In reading reviews, I knew the 16' was not as well taken as earlier models, but I couldn't find any earlier stock so I gave these a go.

In using these, they are made lighter it seems - and this equates to a cheaper "feel" from my perspective. I have wide feet and typically order the 4E widest model and they've fit like a glove in the past; true to length and width. Now, although the 16' feel fine in the midfoot, they're entirely loose in the toebox and I can't get them tightened to provide any cradling effect for the forefoot; length is still true. The large, swimmingly large toebox also contributes to a "cheap" feel this years model provides.

Finally - the color options scream "old" to me... disappointing, because I I'm kinda old and would enjoy some color aside from the shiny metallic appearing material that put me off (almost prompting me to immediately send them back).

The skinny - though they're cushioned, these don't have the feel of the Beast model line I've come to expect from Brooks. Not sure what they were trying to accomplish here, but as an end user I'm marginally disappointed at the outcome. Hope next year's model addresses some of the issues. Not worth the premium price I paid for them, not in comparison to the last three Beast models I've owned.

 
5.0

Great shoe, but they don't last as long as the older ones

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

Great shoe. I've been wearing the beast for over 10 years. The useful life on the newer ones are not as good as the older versions.

 
5.0

no

By ray

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

Excellent shoe. Have been wearing the beast for about 15 years.

 
5.0

Support running shoe

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

Good fit, 1/2 size over. Room for my orthodics. Black color looks great!

 
1.0

no thanks

By Bj

from GA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Traction
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Narrow / Tight
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

    Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

    tight, heavy ... didn't like overall

    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow
     
    5.0

    My kind of shoes

    By Steve

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

    As a big runner (6' 4", 200 lbs), these shoes are the only ones that I have found that work for me. Other shoes I've tried have broken down early and don't provide the support that my flat feet need.

     
    4.0

    I bought 3 pairs. Only quibble is the 12 mm drop

    By Wayne

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

    I've bought three pairs of this shoe. My size is 16 4E and I have a very small selection of shoes that fit. This shoes works well for me. The 12 mm drop is a little high for me. My gait is low to the ground and uneven. I wear out the heel on the left shoe early because my heel scrapes sometimes on the return stroke. I'd be happy if this shoe had a 10 or 8 mm drop. But other than that quibble, I like the shoe.

     
    5.0

    Durable shoe

    By Steven

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

    Perfect for my personal running situation-heavy pronator w/orthotics.

     
    4.0

    A workhouse, not a racehorse

    By Brian

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

    A bit clunky, not soft at all.

     
    2.0

    Breaking Down

    By MK

    from Lebanon TN

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Traction
      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

      I have worn Beast since 2005. These are the best running shoe...until now. The sole is already breaking down and after 150 miles my heal is completely into the foam and no rubber at all. I am extremely disappointed and will now look to say goodbye to the beast and move onto another shoe. This is a sad day!

      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
       
      4.0

      Had to send back

      By Rookie

      from Tennessee

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

      Sent back because toe box was not wide enough, the 2E was just a little tight. The shoe look great wish it had fit.

      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
       
      4.0

      Buy again for sure

      By mitchell

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

      Best all around running and workout sneakers I've purchased - again... Tried other mainstream brands and none match the comfort and quality of the Beast!

       
      2.0

      Bulky blah blah

      By Bj65

      from ATL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Narrow / Tight
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

      Bought for support/guidance. It provides that but nothing spectacular. Shoe is bulky and HOT, seems too small. Did I mention bulky .? Sending back

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery good, as promised.

      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
       
      5.0

      Comfortable fit

      By Scott

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

      Comfortable fit right out of the box.

       
      4.0

      Newer... Not always better

      By AP

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

      Toe box and mid sole tighter than my beloved 14s...seems a decent shoe, but not an upgrade. Only about 30 miles in to our relationship, so we'll see!

       
      2.0

      disappointing

      By rcb

      from NYC

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Poor Cushioning
      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

        Have been running in Beasts for years, and very disappointed in this model. As other reviewers have mentioned, the sizing feels way off. And even worse, this model seems much less durable than the previous models - maybe because by making it lighter they've lessened the cushioning. Either way, after only several months of 25 miles/week, I'm already feeling the shoe break down and pain in the knees. Won't buy again - time to start shopping for a new go-to shoe.

        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch
        • Sizing:
        • Feels full size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
         
        5.0

        Yes

        By Dale

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

        Best of prior nine pairs I have had.

         
        5.0

        Absolutely it's the only shoe I buy and that always works fo

        By Terry

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

        Everyday work shoe; I use the same ahoe for running and workout; Brooks are my favorite shoe!

         
        5.0

        Great fitting running shoe

        By Kenneth

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

        I love these shoes. I'm running on supportive clouds.

         
        5.0

        Thumbs up for Beast 16

        By Bill

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

        Good cushioning, good stability. Will buy again

         
        5.0

        Superb shoe

        By Michael

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

        Used for long walks and light runs. It is the ideal shoe for massive stability and cushioning. Very comfortable, very well made, and a joy to wear. Worth the high price tag.

         
        4.0

        Not sure if I would buy again.

        By Marvin

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

        Comfortable snug fit. As recommended I ordered a half size up but the tight fit doesn't leave room to wear a sock. Luckily I don't wear socks with running shoes.

         
        4.0

        LIke

        By Glendon

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

        Wish the laces went through the tougue of the shoe so that it would stay in place

         
        5.0

        Been wearing Brooks Beast for years

        By Matthew

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

        Love them. I wouldn't go with anything else for running and cross training. Good support for those who need it.

         
        5.0

        Great Shoe

        By Curtis

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

        Great stable shoe with a lot of cushioning .

         
        5.0

        I will buy this shoe again

        By Robert

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

        Fantastic shoe. Great support and cushion.

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