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Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Ariel 16

Item #08784
MSRP:$159.95

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Women's BROOKS® ARIEL® 16 :: You're smart. You know a great shoe when you see it, so count on the Women's Brooks Ariel 16 for steady stability and shock-proof cushion. Your newest Ariel is the most stable in the Brooks® lineup and now guides your body more naturally to support overpronation and low arches thanks to the Extended Progressive Diagonal RollBar®. Enjoy more bounce in your step with soft, Super DNA cushion that automatically responds to your every move, while hugging feet with the new, no-sew upper for better fit and ultimate comfort. Keep going strong because the Ariel will always be there to support you.

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
  • 1000011537
  • Drop: 12 mm
  • WEIGHT: 11.4 ounces
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Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Arch support (5)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Pronation control (5)
  • Cushions impact (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      50% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      60% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 17 customers

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5.0

I would purchase these again

By Julie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

Strong support for overpronators and great styling!

 
5.0

Love these shoes!

By Lori

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

I run about 10-12 miles per week and I have been wearing these shoes for several years. I have flat feet and I've found that I can wear these shoes without orthotics and still be very comfortable. I do order a whole size up from my regular shoe size though.

 
4.0

Great shoe but careless delivery

By Terry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

The shoe is great but not happy with how the delivery person threw the package toward our door and ricocheted off our car.

 
4.0

Greatt "MOTION CONTROL"

By Joy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

Love the support and cushion. Have had to try A LOT of shoes to fing a "MOTION CONTROL" shoes. Everytime I find a shoe it is changed or discontinued. This was the last one. Though I love the cushion and general fit, thses still make my legs ache, but feet don't hurt as they ended up with the GTS, I had found to wear, the lesser of 2 evils? That is why only 4 stars.

 
5.0

Had worn the Ariel 14

By Roma

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

Had worn the Ariel 14 before and liked it but these have a better padded tongue. I am waiting to see if the tread comes loose from the sole as badly as the Ariel 14 did. Otherwise great shoe for people who over-pronate.

 
5.0

Best yet

By RunFerretRun

from Richland WA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Sole picks up rocks fairly easily

Best Uses

  • Endurance Training
  • Pavement
  • Road Running
  • Walking

Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

The newest model of the Ariels is fantastic. It is lighter and more responsive than earlier models and has better cushioning. I have fallen arches. My pronation is fully controlled and the cushion leaves my legs feeling fresh.
The shoe is still heavier than non- motion comtrol models.

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

Amazing shoes!

By Dee

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

Love these shoes! They are probably my 7th or 8th consecutive pair. I used to have knee issues and had rolled my ankles several times until I started using these shoes. They have wonderful wide stable platforms. And...something I have found in these shoes that I have not found in any others is an insole that refuses to break down! Other shoes I find the insole getting thinner and thinner under my heel and ball of foot...in these shoes the insole stays as thick as the day I bought them til the very end!

 
4.0

Supportive and soft

By Emily

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

These are the ultimate cushion. I like the soft feel underfoot and supportive upper. My feet definitely feel locked in and supported. All of that comes with weight however, so these will not be my "speed" shoes but they are definitely a winner for easy or long runs.

 
2.0

Disappointing model change.

By Karen B

from Oregon Coast

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Cushioning

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

    Very disappointing. I have been running in Brooks Ariels since 2002 and the "16" is the worst model yet. I have always worn a size 11 and this show is at least 1/2 size to large. For shoe that is supposed to be heavily cushioned this shoe feels like I'm running with a stiff board inside it. I thought I would get used to it after a couple of runs but that hasn't happened. I guess I'll try to find my old 14's or 15's or start looking for a replacement shoe.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too big
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Okay but not great

    By Karen

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

    I think the fit is a bit more narrow than the 14 version. I'm having a bit of a time getting used to them. I wear an 11 medium in women's. Sole is a different from previous versions. I've been wearing the Ariel since back to the 11 version. This is the first one that I feel is a tad on the narrow side.

     
    5.0

    Best Ariel ever. Love the fit.

    By lizzie

    from Harbor Springs Mi.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Pavement

      Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

      Love this ariel. Fit is perfect. Great arch support.. Like roominess in toe area.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best shoe ever!

      By Free Spirit

      from Northport, AL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Road Running
        • Walking

        Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

        This shoe is very comfortable. It runs narrow so I got the wide with and half a size larger. Perfect. Arch support and pronation control are very good. This shoe feels like a custom orthotic for me. I have already ordered a second pair for later because I know it will be different next time. I like the color combination a lot. I wear this shoe for work. I had stopped walking for exercise until I got this shoe. I'm back up to four miles without pain.

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

        Great color, finally!

        By Free Spirit

        from Northport, AL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Great with Jeans
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym
          • Pavement
          • Walking

          Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

          These shoes are very comfortable right out of the box. They are more light weight than Ariels I purchased years ago. I LOVE the color. I hope Brooks continues to make this shoe in dark colors.

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

          I probably will not purchase Brooks again.

          By Christine

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

          I am partial to Saucony, but was disappointed with my recent Redeemer purchase. I tried Brooks since I was unhappy, and have to say that Saucony does a much better job with a motion control. The Brooks are rigid and lack in cushion in comparison to the Saucony, but to be honest I've purchased Saucony for the past 15+ years and really feel they're a better fit for my feet.

           
          5.0

          LOVE this shoe!

          By Sulli

          from Tennessee

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pavement
            • Road Running
            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

            I really love this new Ariel! I wore out two pair of the Ariel 14's and was really looking forward to seeing what this version had. This is a lighter shoe than the last version of the Ariel which I love. I was skeptical at first regarding the stability - it looked like they removed much of the stiff plastic that stabilized the motion of overpronation. I was very pleasantly surprised that the shoe still feels very supportive in a lighter form. The toe box feels wider than the previous shoe. I like that change but some may prefer a snugger toe box. I look forward to seeing if Brooks releases another color.

            These fit like other Brooks shoes - You tend to need to size up from regular 'dress' shoes or street shoes.

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

            I like the new color and new features of this shoe.

            By Shirley

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

            New running shoe is great, highly recommend it.

             
            5.0

            i would buy these again and again

            By Jennifer

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe:

            so far I love them

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