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Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Ariel 12

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Women's BROOKS® ARIEL 12 :: Enjoy a smooth, controlled ride the moment you slip on the Brooks® Ariel® 12. Your feet will love the way these plush, uber-cushioned shoes provide the comfort you crave without sacrificing the motion control features that you need. You'll be able to get a handle on moderate to severe overpronation, and for runners with flat arches, you can always expect a reliable, resilient ride. You'll keep a spring in your step mile after mile with these lightweight running shoes. 12.3 ounces

Category Type:

MOTION CONTROL+ [?]
Get the maximum support and maximum cushioning you need to feel strong and stable as you rack up the miles. Enjoy ideal low-arch support with Motion Control+ shoes to help overcome overpronation and guide your feet comfortably. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Your feet, legs and back will appreciate the shock-absorbing properties of a full-length layer of DNA custom cushioning gel, a viscous liquid that adapts to your unique biomechanics, pace, weight and the running environment
  • Sleep easy knowing that the Ariel® 12's midsoles are crafted from earth-friendly BioMoGo, a resilient, full-length layer of biodegradable softness
  • Enjoy enhanced support with the DRB Accel unit, a lightweight TPU system in the midsole that adds torsional rigidity and support
  • Expect flexibility and support with Omega Flex Grooves at the midsole
  • Enjoy smooth heel-to-toe transitions with Brooks® innovative MC Pod Configuration that stabilizes the midsole and the outsole
  • You'll have an extra level of support with the internal support saddle at the midfoot
  • Keep your feet fresh and healthy with Element Mesh uppers
  • Keep your feet dry with the dual wicking power of Element Lining and the Ultimate sock liner
  • Stay steady on your feet with outsoles made from a blend of High Abrasion Rubber and environmentally friendly HPR Green rubber
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Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 38 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (32)
  • Pronation control (29)
  • Breathable (26)
  • Cushions impact (23)
  • Arch support (22)

Cons

  • Poor arch support (4)

Best Uses

  • Walking (12)
  • With orthotics/inserts (9)
  • Road running (6)
  • Gym (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      78% 

      (28 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      85% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Low arch (15), Average arch (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (17), Enthusiast (8), Gym rat (8), Rarely work out (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

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5.0

Solid Shoe

By Marie

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

My podiatrist recommended a motion control shoe to control my plantar facitis, which I got after running a half marathon in normal stability shoes (and maybe not enough training..). I was hesitant to go for motion control because I know how "old womanish" they can look, but I was pleasantly surprised by the Ariel 12s. They were by far the best looking motion control shoe on the shoe wall at Road Runner Sports. The knowledgable staff there helped me to realize why a motion control shoe was important, and I have experienced a huge improvement in my comfort level while running. After getting planters facitis I didn't think I would be able to run far distances again, but with the Ariel 12s I know that I can! Thanks Brooks!

 
5.0

Love this shoe

By Kju

from Columbus, oh

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

This is my third pair of ariels. I love them because they hold up very well and enabler to run even though I over pronate really bad. My surgeon recommend these shoes if I ever wanted to run again. I tried a different stability shoe once but it wasn't as good as this.

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

Love this shoe - but....

By Cynthia

from San Diego, CA

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Can't Get 65 Ee
  • Hard to find
  • Rarely On Sale
  • Very Expensive

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

I have trouble finding this shoe in a 6.5 EE. I thought I'd try it in a wide since this particular model runs wide but it didn't fit. This shoe is VERY expensive, rarely no sale.

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

will buy more Brooks

By Betty

from Harrogate,TN.

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Traction
  • Great with Jeans
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

    Feel great on my feet !

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    My very favorite shoes

    By ERE

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Great with Jeans
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

      I love these shoes! I have been having terrible problems with a hammer toe and have gotten very thick orthotics as well. These shoes are just perfect. I bought 2 pair in the older version but they only had a wide size. I am normally not a wide but I took the shoes to my orthopedist and to my local RR store to confirm that the wide size would work. I am thrilled. I usually get about 500 miles or 5 - 6 months of wear. (I can no longer run but wear them on a treadmill and outdoors, walking between 3 -6 miles per day/7 days per week.) So they get a lot of use. I just hope they never stop with this design. I used to wear only Asics and they fooled around so much with the shoe that they lost me permanently as a client. No worries since I am much happier with the Brooks!

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

      my favorite running shoes

      By ltldeb

      from Chandler, AZ

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

        I've been wearing Ariel 12 for years. They're on the endangered list and I'm afraid they will be gone soon. I like the wide toe box, my toes go numb in some other shoes. I only wish they were a little more attractive and came in better colors.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Toe Box Too Small

        By LisaKaye

        from Susanville, California

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Toe box too narrow
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

        I got these to replace my Saucony ProStabil CS3's because my toenails were turning black on my long runs and Saucony doesn't make half sizes past size ten. I was told this shoe was comparable and it came in the 11.5 I need. I tried them on two runs and they were worse than the Saucony. Very narrow toe box and my arches and toes cramped up in them. They're going back today.

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

        Great Running Shoe

        By Florida runner

        from Grant, FL

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

          Most comfortable shoe that I've run in yet! I have flat feet and I don't need to buy any insoles with this shoe ( I do with Nike , Asics, etc.) My toes aren't smashed either. Do order a 1/2 size up. I wear 8-8 1/2 in regular shoes and size 9 fit me perfectly. I even bought a pair for my daughter!

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

          LOVE LOVE LOVE This Shoe!

          By Cynthia

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Great with Jeans
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym

            Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

            I'm a gym rat, I also walk, a lot. I have really wide feet, I normally have to order 1/2 size larger to accommodate the width issue. Not so with this shoe. It's wide & SO comfortable!

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

            Won't Go Anywhere Without Them

            By Shoe Shoe

            from Palm Coast, FL

            About Me Rarely Work Out

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Great with Jeans
            • Makes My Feet Feel Happy
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • With Orthotics/Inserts

              Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

              They provide the support I need with my orthotics and helps keep the pressure off the knees.

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

              "I would buy these again !"

              By Debbie

              from Summerville, PA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Walking

                Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                These shoes have helped my feet feel great!

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

                Ariel 12

                By ltldeb

                from Chandler, AZ

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Arch Support
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gym

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                  This is my 5th or 6th pair of these shoes. I like them because the toe box is wide and my feet don't go numb during my workout. Other shoes are too narrow at the top. I just wish that Brooks would expand the colors and make them look cuter. The Royal Blue is the best color they have had, others have been ugly green or light blue. I see that they are on the endangered list. Does this mean that the Ariel 13 is on it's way or they are discontinuing this shoe for good? There are not many shoes out there with amount of motion control that this shoe has. Keep making em, please!

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

                  Can't walk without them

                  By LovesAriel

                  from La Mesa, CA

                  About Me Rarely Work Out

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Fits my orthotics
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Motion Control
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • With Orthotics/Inserts

                    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                    With my acute post-tibial tendonitis, collapsed arches, and severe pronation, I can't walk without these shoes. They are exceptionally supportive, and I literally wear them all my waking hours. My custom orthotics fit perfectly, and if Brooks ever stopped making the Ariel, I'd be up a creek.

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

                    Perfect for roads

                    By califb

                    from Yuba City, CA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Traction

                    Cons

                    • Poor Arch Support

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                    I bought the extra wide because I have a bunion on my right foot. I also have wide and flat feet. The shoes come with a fantastically cushioned insole that felt great but the shoe did not have enough arch support for me so I had to replace their insole for ones with arch support. Wish I could use theirs :( Other than that the shoes are great. The extra wides are plenty wide enough so I don't have to cut a hole in the side to stop the pressure on my bunion. The only bad thing besides the inadequate arch support (for my feet) is that there were no other color choices in the extra wide so I had to get the ugly boring silver and blue. :(

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

                    Outstanding service!

                    By OB Library Lover

                    from San Diego, Ca

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Pronation Control

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Walking

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                      I ordered it Friday afternoon and it was delivered to my home Saturday afternoon. I attended my workout class Monday morning, wearing my new perfectly fitting shoes.

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

                      great shoe limited durablility

                      By Pressing On

                      from Wash, D.C.

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Wears Out Quickly

                      Best Uses

                      • Pavement

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                      Use for walking and running avg 40mi a wk. Overall integrity of the shoe fails quickly- especially the shoe box area and wears out quickly but provides excellent support for pronation during use. I have not found another shoe to replace them thus a repeat buyer.

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

                      Just the 'number' in WIDE.

                      By DogWalker

                      from Canyon Country, CA

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • I Am A Supinator
                      • Lightweight
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Walking

                        Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                        After 71 years my feet are changing.....NO FAT PADS...with bony prominences on my soles, makes for a lot of pain. These shoes offer the padding and comfort I've been looking for. The ball of my foot is wide and heels are narrow with high arches and I used to supinate but now I just hit the ground bone on skin and orthotics adversely affected foot structure so my podiatrist recommended these shoes, and out of the box, offer the best I've experienced.

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

                        Terrific Brooks Ariel running shoes

                        By debkempf

                        from Indianapolis, IN

                        About Me Gym Rat

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Durable
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Good Traction
                        • Great with Jeans
                        • Lightweight
                        • Pronation Control

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • With Orthotics/Inserts

                          Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                          I walk every day and have plantar faciitis, heel spurs, and I over pronate a great deal. These Brooks Ariels do the trick. They are great for all of these conditions. I have worn Brooks Ariel shoes with inserts for years now and they are definitely my choice of shoe compared to all the diferent shoes I tried to help alieviate pain and provide stability. I highly recommend them!!

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

                          This is actually the only shoe I wear

                          By Cindy same Shoe girl

                          from Newbury Park Ca

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • With Orthotics/Inserts

                              Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                              This is the only shoe I wear for probably 10 years plus. I have planter fasciitis and the stability of these shoes along with my orthotics helps my feet to not hurt. I look forward to new colors every year.

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

                              changes not improvement

                              By kaz

                              from western Australia Perth

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Pronation Control

                              Cons

                              • Narrow / Tight

                              Best Uses

                              • Walking

                              Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                              Purchased a new pair of Ariel and have found a few of the changes diminish the comfort for my use, which is for walking. The movement of the plastic design on the side no longer comfortably accommodates foot width and bunions as did my previous pair even though I moved from a medium to a wide fitting. The new design does not have reinforcement over the big toe which may result in toenails damaging the fabric if not kept short. The more splayed sole on my previous pair, although looking bulky, seemed to give better stability. It appears that the changes to the shoe have been for cosmetic rather than performance reasons. The Ariel is the best shoe I have found to address my pronation problems, being comfortable to wear all day and eliminating problems I had experienced. It is just a shame that the new version is not as comfortable as my previous pair.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels half size too small
                              • Width:
                              • Feels too narrow
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Low Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Support and motion control

                              By Sistermoon76

                              from Riverside, CA

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Great with Jeans
                              • Pronation Control

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Walking

                              Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                              I am so happy Roadrunner started carrying this shoe in a dark silver/blue combination (I hate the girly colors). This is my second pair of Ariel's and I have to say that they are the best when it comes to pronation control and support. I do recommend ordering one size up from your normal size. I am a size 9 in addidas, saucony, etc...but need to order a size 10 in Brooks.

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

                              This is the only athletic shoe I wear!

                              By debkempf

                              from Indianapolis, IN

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Good Traction
                              • Great with Jeans
                              • Lightweight
                              • Pronation Control

                              Cons

                              • none

                              Best Uses

                              • With Orthotics/Inserts

                              Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                              I love these shoes and have worn only Brooks Ariel for 11 yrs. now. They are great for pronation, plantar faciitis, and heel spurs. They have excellent arch support. They are the best shoes I have tried and I've gone through a lot of brands to find what helps my foot problems so that I can still exercise without pain. I will never buy anything else as long as the quality remains.

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

                              replacement for Addiction 9

                              By clevermichelle

                              from san diego

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Addiction 9
                              • Bone Spurs
                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Lightweight
                              • Pronation Control
                              • Support

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                This shoe is a much better replacement for the Addiction 9 that I loved, than the addicition 10. accomodates orthotics and provides stability with support for outward roll. I bought 2 pair for myself, and one for my daughter, highly recommend if you need more room on the arch of the foot.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                2.0

                                Not for my feet

                                By 3cansup

                                from Omaha, NE

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Arch Support
                                  • Poor Cushioning
                                  • Uncomfortable

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                    My feet were burning within 2 miles, blisters...just not the right shoe for my feet. I have a friend that has them...she loves the shoe.

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

                                    Comfort for wide feet

                                    By Golden Retriever

                                    from Avon, OH

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Room For My Ee Wide Feet
                                    • Wonderful cushioning

                                    Cons

                                    • Wears Out Quickly

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                      Followed advice and sized up 1/2 size. The EE has room for my wide feet - and comfortable. got both the Ariel and the Adrenaline to compare. The Ariel is more cushioning than the Women's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13. Walk ~6 miles/day with an active golden retriever so I go through about 3-4 pairs per year. Wish the wide size came in more than just 1 color.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels half size too small
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      3.0

                                      Not a replacement for Asics Gel 6

                                      By justarunner

                                      from East Coast

                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Not Good For Overpronater
                                      • Over priced
                                      • Poor Arch Support

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Walking

                                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                      I bought these shoes to replace Ascics
                                      Gel Evolution 6. Very cushiony Not enough overpronatation
                                      control for me. My foot rolled a lot. They are pretty but a little bright in color for me. I ordered the Gel Forte (Asics)
                                      despite the reviews . The Forte could use more arch support as earlier Asics shoes have provided
                                      but the pronation support is there and it is lighter than earlier Ascis. Returning Ariel
                                      keeping Gel Forte

                                      I am less than 20 miles a week runner- clysdale

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

                                      Great Shoes!

                                      By Rubella

                                      from Southwest Virginia

                                      About Me Gym Rat

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Good Arch Support
                                      • Good Traction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • With Orthotics/Inserts

                                        Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                        I ordered a half size larger and it fit. However I also ordered wide which usually adds length as well. I have a VERY wide foot and also flat feet. I started training for a 10k and decided I needed better support when my ankles
                                        started to hurt. My brother wears the man's equivalent Brooks recommended by his orthotics maker and loves them. I ordered both the wide and extra wide and chose the extra wide. It is the first shoe that has actually fit me! I wear my orthotics and my ankles don't hurt using this shoe.I

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

                                        Perfect

                                        By deegabe

                                        from knoxville,tn

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Walking

                                          Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                          Have been suffering from plantar fasciitis and these have been very comfortable.

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

                                          comfortable!!!

                                          By Patricia

                                          from Yorktown Heights, NY

                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Breathable
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Durable
                                          • Good Arch Support
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Pronation Control

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Pavement

                                            Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                            race walk four days a week - very comfortable

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No
                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Love at 3rd Run

                                            By ponychick

                                            from the NW

                                            About Me Avid Athlete

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Breathable
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Cushions Impact
                                            • Fast
                                            • Good Traction
                                            • Pronation Control

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • With Orthotics/Inserts

                                              Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                              Only took 3 runs to feel broken in, and then ran a PR in the BigBackYard 5k last Sunday. I did add orthotics but pronate horribly so that would be true in any shoe. They are more breathable than my last pair - the only con, and its a small quibble, toe boxes on all these shoes (not just this pair) are huge...just because I pronate and wear an 8.5 not a 6 doesn't mean I need a ginormous toe box.

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

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