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

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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
 
4.3

(based on 29 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (23)
  • Pronation control (21)
  • Breathable (18)
  • Arch support (16)
  • Cushions impact (16)

Cons

  • Poor arch support (4)

Best Uses

  • Walking (11)
  • With orthotics/inserts (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      78% 

      (21 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (24 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Low arch (13), Average arch (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (15), Enthusiast (5), Gym rat (5), Rarely work out (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

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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

"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
                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Featherweight but...

                                  By Marialab

                                  from NJ

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • color
                                  • Poor Arch Support
                                  • Poor Stability

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Gym

                                  Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                  I am flat footed and there is nowhere near as much motion control as in Asics Gel Evolution 6. My foot appears to under-pronate excessively in the Brooks but at the same time I don't feel the arch support as I would like. Quality appears lack-luster in comparison. Not very fond of the aqua mist color. The Asics works better for me. Will be returning the Brooks.

                                  Service and delivery comments:

                                  Ultra fast delivery
                                  Nicest customer service people

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

                                  Love this shoe

                                  By Mountain Girl

                                  from Temple, TX

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                      This is my second pair of Brooks Ariel. I loved the first pair so much. I had to buy a second pair, when those wore out. I am an over-pronator; these shoes provide the right amount of motion control without rubbing a blister on the inside of my heel just behind my arch. The first pair helped me lose 60 pounds. I'm hoping the second pair will help me lose 60 more.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Low Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      1.0

                                      I don't like the changes

                                      By Eliz

                                      from Litchfield Park, AZ

                                      About Me Rarely Work Out

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Pronation Control

                                      Cons

                                      • Narrow / Tight

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                        For 2012 the toe box was narrowed ever so slightly and the plastic design on the side was moved just enough that it painfully pressed on the side of my foot. I've worn Ariels for four years and now I am searching for another shoe.

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

                                        Great shoe!

                                        By Free Spirit

                                        from Northport, AL

                                        About Me Gym Rat

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Breathable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Cushions Impact
                                        • Pronation Control

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                          Great cushioning. Wish it came in a darker color.

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

                                          Good shoe for heel pain

                                          By Cookie Beth

                                          from Suwanee, GA

                                          About Me Gym Rat

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact
                                          • Durable
                                          • Good Arch Support
                                          • Help With Foot Pain
                                          • Pronation Control

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Walking

                                            Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                            I do strength training and little cardio but have developed plantar fasciitis (self-diagnosis). I'm not a runner. I wear these shoes around the house and for errands. The shoe's arch support and motion control features have helped reduce the foot discomfort in the heel. I picked this shoe based off the shoe questionnaire on the website. I'm pleased with the shoe and considering buying another pair for the gym. I normally wear a size 8 & thought sizing was accurate.

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

                                            Good shoe

                                            By *

                                            from Concord, CA

                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Breathable
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Pronation Control

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Walking

                                              Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                              ......

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

                                              Take the quiz!

                                              By Little Dog Singer

                                              from Austin, Texas

                                              About Me Rarely Work Out

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Walking

                                                Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                                I took the quiz on the Home page for help to choose the right shoe for me. After exploring 5 suggestions by Road Runner Sports, I chose the Ariel 12. It was a perfect choice for me, and the size chart suggested I get a half size bigger than normal. I was doubtful, but did as suggested, and I am so glad I did because I needed the extra half size up! IF YOU ARE INACTIVE AND EXTREMELY OVERWEIGHT LIKE ME AND DO NOT KNOW WHICH SHOE TO CHOOSE, THIS IS THE WAY TO GET IT RIGHT!

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

                                                Love these shoes!!

                                                By Duckfoot

                                                from Baltimore, MD

                                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Walking

                                                  Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe:

                                                  I used to swear by Asics but I wanted more cushion. These shoes are such a big upgrade!

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

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