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Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe

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 Brooks® 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
 
3.6

(based on 27 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (6)
  • Cushions impact (5)
  • Arch support (3)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Good traction (3)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (4)
  • Narrow / tight (3)

Best Uses

  • Pavement (5)
  • Road running (4)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      38% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      50% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (4), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (3), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Reviewed by 27 customers

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5.0

I would buy this Beast again!

By Ron

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

I use this shoe for walking. I walk 5 to 6 miles per day, usually at something over 4 miles an hour. So far, this shoe has been just as comfortable as my previous Beast model. I like the motion control, since I have a tendency to over pronate. and I do enjoy the cushioning. I've been using them for about two weeks, and, so far, so good.

 
3.0

Wait for the next version

By Brian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

I run/ walk about 40 miles per week and I am a hefty guy, and 235 lbs. The stability part is great but overall fit is not good. 11s are a tad small but 11.5 is to wide in the ball area and my foot slides around.
Keeping these as my every kicks but moving on to a different brand for running.

 
1.0

Not the shoe it used to be

By JeffS

from Boerne, TX

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Narrow / Tight
  • Poor Arch Support
  • Poor Cushioning
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Door stop

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

I don't know what they've done to this shoe but I think the quality is down and fit has gotten progressively worse since the '12 model. I have been buying Beasts since 2006 and this one has little cushioning and is very uncomfortable compared to previous models. I have loved Brooks shoes and customer service, but had to return these after just a few hours of wearing. They were killing my feet! I am trying the Adrenaline GTS 16 in hopes that it will be softer, as Brooks claims. If not, it is reluctantly back to NB 990V4s for me.

Service and delivery comments:

Great customer service let down by an expensive and questionable product.

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

Favorite Beast so far

By Renu

from Santa Monica, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Fast
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • Pavement
    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

    Amazing support and comfort without feeling clunky. Was surprised that the suede is even more comfortable than the regular version, since it doesn't have all the extra stitched panels. It also feels fairly cool, with lots of ventilation and a light-feeling material. It's my favorite Beast of all-time (I think I've been through at least five generations).

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Great Support

    By linda

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

    Brook's Beast has been my go to shoe for several years now however this last pair has not lived up to the standard I am used to. With every foot strike the right shoe makes a loud clap as if a board were attached to the bottom. While I have no doubt Brook's would have gladly exchanged these shoes due to my training schedule I couldn't afford not having them. I must say they are great in all other areas. Hey, at least I don't have to worry about scaring other runners as I creep up on them!

     
    3.0

    Need to change the toe design of the Beast

    By Bill

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

    Toe of the Beast still keeps coming apart, the thread starts coming undone after a couple of months of wear.

     
    2.0

    Problem with Beast 16

    By Thomas

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

    I will not buy another pair of 16s. I've worn Beasts (size 9, D width) for approximately 20 years. Over the years, I could count on motion control, decent cushioning, consistent fit and comfort. I noticed a little change in fit on the 14. I find significant change on the 16. The increase in "roominess" in the ball area is too much, adversely impacting comfort and ability to move with agility/control.

     
    5.0

    20+ year repeat customer of Brooks Beast

    By Michael

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

    These at the absolute BEST running shoes ever!

     
    5.0

    Definitely would buy again.

    By Edgar

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

    Lighter than previous Beast shoes...very comfortable.

     
    5.0

    Great shoe

    By Eliot

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

    Comes in really wide width. 4EEEE

     
    5.0

    Comfortable Shoe

    By Craig

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

    Really nice shoe. Pricey, but nice. Comfort and stability is make for my flat foot over pronater feet.

     
    3.0

    Sizing problem

    By Glenn

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

    Sizing is way off! Normally wear 10 had to return and order 11 4E to get to fit.

     
    5.0

    Best Shoe ever!

    By Steve

    from Kingwood, TX

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Pavement
      • Road Running
      • Trail Running
      • Wet Conditions

      Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

      I've been a serious runner for 40 years and currently put it 100 miles per month. I just went over 100 miles in my Beast 16's and I couldn't be happier. In performance, comfort and looks, this is the best shoe I've ever owned!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Low Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love my Brooks Beasts

      By jeffrey

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

      I'm a big guy and I have been wearing Brooks Beasts for many years. I can't find anything better for me.

       
      2.0

      Not durable

      By DustyCNY

      from Syracuse, NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Poor Arch Support
      • Poor Traction
      • Uncomfortable
      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Road Running
      • Trail Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

      I only have 150 easy miles on this shoe since September 2016 and the lugs on the sole of the shoe are worn off at the toe and the heel. I'm a light weight at 145#. I've owned at least 5 or more pair and this shoe has a tight fit and the runner soles are not durable. Very disappointed.

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

      I would definitely buy this product again

      By Reginald

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

      I use the shoe for walking and i gives me great cushion. Love the look and the feel of the shoe

       
      3.0

      A previously excellent shoe that lost its way.

      By Harri

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

      I have been running in Beast shoes for over 20 years. They have become lighter, sexier, more expensive and less functional. The motion control is still excellent but the cushioning of the original shoe is long gone. I think the Beast, has lost its way somewhere along its evolution. I don't plan to buy this shoe anymore. If you need cushioning, try the Hooka One series.

       
      4.0

      Purchased Brooks Beast repeatily over the years

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

      purchased to use as training shoe

       
      5.0

      Great improvement on a already good shoe.

      By Bruce

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

      Great improvement on a already good shoe. This is my third generation of Beasts and I like this one best. Sizing for me is correct but they do fit a bit more snug on the sides which may have meant an overall tighter fit for some. But I was a 10 on old Beasts and 10 with new.

       
      2.0

      The Problem with Brooks Beast.....

      By SEA

      from Seattle

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

      When Brooks went from the Beast 10 to the Beast 12 stores were urged to tell their customers to go up 1/2 size. So with the Beast 12 I went to a size 12.5 Extra Wide (aka 4E) shoe. It fit fine. Luckily with the Beast 14 the fit/feel of the shoe didn't change, I was still a 12.5 Extra Wide. I loved the Beast 14 and was looking forward to the Beast 16. But Brooks went and did it again, making the shoe's fit/feel a guessing game. A 12.5 Extra Wide in the Beast 16 is simply too big and caused pain for me instantly. I shipped my Beast 16 back and decided to stay with the Beast 14. I understand the need to change a show cosmetically every few years and adding/removing technology that works better for the shoe, but the actual fit should remain the same. I have no idea what size the Beast 16 will be for me, others report the Beat 16 fits too big for them, some say too small for them. This shouldn't be a guessing game for the consumer as now we need to try and send back sizes we may not need or work out for us.

      The Beast is on a 2-year cycle as are all Brooks shoes, so we won't see see a new Beast until September 2018 so the Beast 16 is it until then. Who knows how that shoe will feel when released, but I just wish Brooks would not make it so the consumer has to waste time trying multiple sizes in their quest to find the proper size. Customer service with Brooks is some of the best though.

       
      1.0

      Poor Fit, not worth the extra money, buy Beast 2014s instead

      By Jim at EarthFit

      from New Fairfield, CA

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Cushions Impact

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

          I have been buying Brooks Beasts for years, and have been very pleased with the fit and the feel. I use them for fitness training (3-4 times a week) and for running (a few miles a week), The 2014 fit very well, but seem to lose their cushioning in the heel - perhaps as a result of the fitness training exercises. So I thought I would try the 2016, even though they are more expensive. I bought size 12.5, which has been my correct size in the 2014 and earlier models, but the 2016 are too big in the toe box and too long. Then I bought size 12, and they are too tight in the length. So I am sending both pairs back and getting the 2014.

          It seems Brooks changed the last and it is far different than the previous version, or perhaps there is a lack of control in the sizing chooices. In any event, after the 2014s are gone, I'll be looking for a different brand.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery is excellent and so is customer service.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too big
          • Width:
          • Feels too wide
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Size up for surw

          By Roberta

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

          The info says to order half size up, and I would agree. I used the size from my precious Beast's and they were super tight. Ordering next size and will see how they go from there.

           
          4.0

          Beast 16 : Fit not as good as Beast 14

          By SG

          from Silicon Valley

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Insane Cushioning. Like walking on pillows.
          • Prevent / help recovery of plantar faciitis
          • Pronation Control
          • Super Arch support & Motion Control

          Cons

          • 2nd toe in right shoe hurts after walking
          • 2nd toe in right shoe touching front of shoe
          • Cramped Toe Box
          • Slippage ( up & down movement ) in heel

          Best Uses

          • Pavement
          • Walking

          Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

          Me:

          I have medium to high arches and foot roles inward towards ankles ( over pronation ).
          I walk minimum of 60 miles per month, average 100 miles, max 150-200 miles.

          a. minimum of 3 miles per day typically first thing in morning.
          b. typically 6 miles a day : 3 miles morning & evening

          Since getting Beast 14s & 16s; the past few weeks I've easily been walking 5.5 to 7 miles in one session five days a week.

          The Beast 14s & 16s should be excellent for prevention and recovery of plantar faciitis as the shoe is rigid from heel all the way to just behind the toes and the shoe cannot be twisted.

          Quick Summary:

          Beast 14s & Beast 16s do not fit nor feel same:

          Normally I wear 12.0 D in all other shoes
          Beast 14s I wear 12.5 D
          Beast 16s I wear 13.0 D

          Beast 16s:

          Pros:
          a. Superb Cushioning.
          b. Excellent Arch support.
          c. Excellent Motion Control ( over pronation ) ankle roles inward.

          Cons:
          Heel Box isn't very snug
          Toe Box is a bit cramped.

          Costs:
          Beast 16's are expensive, much more than I've ever paid for a running shoe before.

          Beast 14's are on sale since Beast 16s have come out and are reasonably priced.

          Fit & Feel:
          Feet feel great in Beast 14s. Love this shoe, no complaints.

          Beast 16s has lot more cushion and better arch support than Beast 14s.

          Beast 16s feel really good, much, much better than Beast 14s in arch support, motion control, cushioning.

          Beast 16s also feel better than Beast 14s in landing and transitions from heel to toe.

          The Beast 16s feel so comfortable, like walking with pillows on your feet, but not too squishy…

          I'd go as far to say, Beast 16s are much better shoe than Beast 14s " if " they " fit " perfectly and are " completely " comfortable to " your " feet.

          I agree with Brooks statement that Beast 16s are "insanely comfortable" following exceptions:

          Heels on both shoes doesn't feel as snug when walking. There's slight slippage ( moving up and down ) when walking.

          Toe Box is lil cramped, especially right shoe.

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

          One foot; One great shoe!

          By Geno

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

          I am an amputee unable to wear a prosthesis at this time. I wear the Beast 16 on my right foot. It provides balance, comfort, and stability. Hope to be back in a prosthesis soon, but am glad to have the Beast!

           
          5.0

          Awesome shoe - again!

          By Bruce

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

          Just got it; been wearing them every day - so far so good - as great as they've always been!

           
          1.0

          Just leave the fit alone.

          By Cal

          from Hawaii

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Pavement
            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

            Every time I find a great shoe this happens. A new model comes out and they make them tighter in the toes or narrow on the sides. Why cant companies leave the the overall fit alone. It makes no sense.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels full size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels too narrow
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            2.0

            Toes cramped. Seem to shorter length and smaller toe box

            By SG

            from Silicon Valley

            About Me Gym Rat

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Looks Good
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

            • Heel not snug as Beast 14
            • Length full size shorter than Beast 14
            • Toe box seems smaller, less room than Beast 14
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training
            • Gym
            • Pavement
            • Walking

            Comments about Mens Brooks Beast 16 Running Shoe:

            I'm trying to find good motion control and stability shoe with excellent cushion and room in the toe box.

            For as long as I can remember I've always wore size 12 D in any shoe dress, atheletic, running, basketball.

            I've been trying New Balances 990v4 and Brooks Beast 14 and 16.

            Both New Balance 990 v4 ( 12.5 D ) and Beast 14 ( 12.5 D ) feels good in length, snug in heel and comfy in toe box.

            I try Beast 16 12.5 D & 13 D and toes feel cramp in toe box and pushing against top of shoe because length of shoe seems shorter. I'm going to order a 13.5 D which is 1.5 size longer to sew if that makes a difference.

            The Beast 16 heel box doesn't feel as snug as the Beast 14s. The Beast 14 and the New Balance 990 v4 seem to have a slightly higher lip that grabs the heel and holds it more snugly or it could be cushion which permits heels to sink more deeply into shoe in the heel area.

            I'm going to order a Beast 16 13.5 D which is 1.5 larger than what I've always wore before and full size larger than the Beast 14 and New Balance 990 v4 I've been trying and testing ( walking 3 to 6 miles ) daily in.

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

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