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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
 
3.2

(based on 10 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (3)
  • Cushions impact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Pavement (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      75% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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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, CA

        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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