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Men's Brooks Beast '04

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Men's BROOKS® BEAST® 04 :: Get the Classic men's Brooks® Beast® '04 for the right amount of support and cushioning you've relied on for years. Deep flex grooves in this running shoe's outsole give you superior flexibility and high-performance responsiveness. 15.6 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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Specifications:

  • Shock Absorption: Heel|HydroFlow|Forefoot|HydroFlow
  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: Slip last
  • Midsole Material: Compression molded EVA
  • Outsole Material: Carbon rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic leather

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5.0

I've been wearing the ...

By John Castleberry

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

I've been wearing the Beast for years. They are the most comfortable,stable shoe I have found for my needs. I am 5'11' 57 years old,do 45+ cardio daily,weights,yoga,pilates,hike ect. I do cardio and weights in the the Beast. I have "duck" flat feet and moderate to severe pronation. I also love the double layered socks sold by RoadRunner. No blisters and plenty of stability and comfort with the Beast.

 
1.0

God-Awful Clodhoppers! ...

By Jamie

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

God-Awful Clodhoppers! This shoe gave me a stress fracture in my foot during a 10K race. I'm the right body type (flat-feet, etc.) for this shoe but they were heavy and felt like they over corrected the pronation.

 
5.0

perfect fit for me, ...

By Bruce

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

perfect fit for me, excellent shoe. i've discovered i probably don't need this much pronation correction (or weight), but i'm keeping a pair because they're GREAT FOR WALKING...but it seems they're finally being discontinued.

 
5.0

Been wearing the Beast ...

By Jensen

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

Been wearing the Beast since it's conception and love it. 3 of the 04' version each lasting about a year. Couldn't run 6 miles before getting fitted with this shoe. 5'7" 206 lbs and this shoe takes a beating, not my back and knees like with other shoes. Gotta stock up before it's discontinued.

 
5.0

This shoes felt great ...

By Gerard

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

This shoes felt great when I weighed 288 lbs and the still do 90 lbs later. From brisk walking when I first started to 25-35 miles a week as I gear up for my first Marathon. Great stability, comfort, and wears evenly. Great Shoe!

 
5.0

I was never a runner. I ...

By Don

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

I was never a runner. I started running when I was in my 30's. I would try to run and would eventually quit because my shins and knees would hurt so badly. I had heard about the different styles of shoes but thought it was just marketing bunk. I learned there was a difference. I'm 44, 5-11 @ 201lbs. I run 4-5 times a week, 3-4 miles per day with no pain. Keep making this shoe!

 
5.0

I am on my third pair of ...

By Tony S.

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

I am on my third pair of Beasts, and these are far and away the best running shoes I have ever owned. They are durable, comfortable, roomy, and I have never endured one injury with the Beast on my feet.

 
5.0

Liked this shoe a lot. It ...

By Aaron

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

Liked this shoe a lot. It felt secure without being tight. Even without lacing the shoe up fully, my feet felt fine in the shoe. Just enough cushioning. Right out of the box they felt good and continued to fell good during a run. Get it as long as it is available.

 
2.0

I'm disappointed in these ...

By Rich

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

I'm disappointed in these shoes. I'm 6', 215, run 45 miles a week, and the toe box is way too narrow for me.

 
4.0

Now on my seventh pair of ...

By Joseph

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

Now on my seventh pair of Beasts and they are by far the best motion control shoes I've run in. Pronation is controlled and the foot is well supported along with decent cushioning. Outersoles wear exceptionally well but heel area tends to compress after 200 miles.

 
1.0

These shoes are ...

By Jamie

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

These shoes are God-awful. I am an overpronator and I have been running for nearly two years so I bought these shoes. Two issues: the stitching on the inside arch of the right shoe ate into my foot and made the nastiest blister you could see. Next problem: 10K (the sixth time I ran in these shoes) - stress fracture in my left foot...I believe while the shoes shift the feel out to even the foot fall but do not give enough stability and cushion to help the impact of the bones and muscles aren't used to the pounding.

 
5.0

50 years old, 5'10", 230 ...

By Scott

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

50 years old, 5'10", 230 lbs, size 11. Run 3.5 miles, 4-5 times a week on the street. I've been running Beasts for 17+ Years. No knee problems. No foot pain or toe crunching. I don't know squat about over-pronation or motion control, but these babies are my ONLY shoe, and will be until they stop making them.

 
5.0

I should be the poster ...

By BlindRunner

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

I should be the poster guy for Brooks Beast. I run 30-50 miles a week and as a totally blind runner, EVERY FOOT PLANT is crucial! I train in Beasts and used the ST's for a recent half Marathon and Bolder Boulder 10K. Nothing but Brooks for me!

 
2.0

I hate to post the only ...

By Diana

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

I hate to post the only negative review here but beware the Motion Control claims. This shoe exacerbated my posterior tibial tendonitis by allowing overpronation. Plus the toebox is way narrow (for me). I sized up for more toe room and ended up with even more lateral slop and pain. I highly recommend NB1010 for Motion Control.

 
5.0

I'm on my third pair and ...

By Matthew

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

I'm on my third pair and will keep ordering them so long as Roadrunner stocks them. I've worn Asics Evolution/Koji and Saucony Stabil in the past - the Beast combines the cushy feeling of the Asics and the rigidness of the Saucony for the best high-mileage shoe for flat-footers. As a plus for those of us that are rough on our feet, the insole material is so nice that you can run fearlessly without socks. Like other reviewers, I've found 300 miles is about the limit.

 
5.0

I've used the Beast all ...

By Richard Nyce

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

I've used the Beast all year. I run 50+ miles/week. I have very flat feet. I am 6'3" and about 200 lbs. I tried Mizuno and New Balance. The Beast gives the support I need and lasts for me. The Mizunos were comfortable, but only lasted about 300 miles. I am on my 4th pair of Beasts. I can't wait to try the new one.

 
5.0

I am 6'1" at 185 lbs. I ...

By Phillip

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

I am 6'1" at 185 lbs. I have fairly high arches but still prefer to wear Brooks Beasts. The substantial motion control and padding allow for my genetically less then optimum 50 year old bone structure to pound the pavement (and trails) with far less discomfort then with other shoes. In addition, the Beast toe box room have saved me from the usual bout of black toenails that I end up with when wearing any other shoe. It takes a little getting use to the weight of the shoe but it is well worth it.
I run everything from 5k to 100k.

 
5.0

Where have these shoes ...

By Special K

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

Where have these shoes been all my life? I just purchased my first pair of Brooks Beast '04 after trying several other brands of motion control shoes for several years. The fit, support, and sizing are incredible. I couldn't be more pleased. I'm a shorter and heavier runner (5"10 and 220 lbs.) with very flat feet who runs primarily on the Treadmill and the Brooks Beast '04 give me just the motion control and cushioning I need. I'm running injury free and pain free for the first time in years!!! Why would anyone chose any other shoe?

 
5.0

I have run steadily 30-35 ...

By johnny

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

I have run steadily 30-35 miles/week. I have run in New Balance before I could not find a durable shoe for a guy that pronates. I am 5'8" 160 lbs. I do not consider myself a heavy runner, however I have not had one problem with these shoes, very durable, and make you feel sturdy if you pronate. No knee problems as before!! They are a heavy shoe, but I believe in a solid shoe!! I have ordered 3 pair since October. Always like to have one new pair on stanby.

 
3.0

I find these shoes to ...

By Sabins

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

I find these shoes to wear out quickly in large sizes. I have a pair that I run 15 miles a week on, and also weight lift for an hour after each run and I only get 2-3 months out of them. I do recommend for body builders to only use these shoes for running and don't even attempt to do any squats or deadlifts in them. Being 6'3, 230 lbs. with a size 16 foot, running shoes are hard to find, but most others last 6 months before they need to be replaced.

 
5.0

I've run on the Beast for ...

By Gordon

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

I've run on the Beast for 1 season and found it very good. I need the support being 55 with two bad knees. I tried a mizuno for extra cushion but went back to the beast after 1 run. I like it

 
5.0

Rowey ...

By rowey

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

Rowey (darowe62@hotmail.com ) rated this product Thu, Oct 06, 2005 06:37:48 AM ......I have two pairs of the latest model and love them..... for a 6.1 200 lb orthotic wearer, there is nothing I have tried that comes close to the Beast. - I wore out Nike Kantaras after 120 miles ($1 per mile!!!)- the other 380 miles of training for the New York marathon have been done in Beasts. At first a bit wary of the new designs, I am now sold on the value of the e2 wedge....and the Ultimate Sockliner would make Brooks a lot of money if sold as a stand alone item. This includes runs up to 20 miles so far..... Keep up the good work Brooks- who cares about fashion when you can get something that makes running this good..... rowey Ottawa NY 05 ps copied across from last model page.

 
5.0

I am a tall (6'5") runner ...

By stoney

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Beast '04 Running Shoe:

I am a tall (6'5") runner with a medium frame and flat feet. Unfortunately I went through a painful experience in a half-marathon (compressed cuticles on my toes and blisters) until I finally found out about the Beast. I can't speak highly enough about these shoes. I just ordered my third pair. I think the word is getting around to all large frame runners - this is the only shoe you should be training and racing in.

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1.    Jamie rated this product 1 star
Wed, February 25,2009:
God-Awful Clodhoppers! This shoe gave me a stress fracture in my foot during a 10K race. I'm the right body type (flat-feet, etc.) for this shoe but they were heavy and felt like they over corrected the pronation.
2.    Bruce rated this product 5 stars
Sun, November 23,2008:
perfect fit for me, excellent shoe. i've discovered i probably don't need this much pronation correction (or weight), but i'm keeping a pair because they're GREAT FOR WALKING...but it seems they're finally being discontinued.
3.    Tony S. rated this product 5 stars
Fri, November 07,2008:
I am on my third pair of Beasts, and these are far and away the best running shoes I have ever owned. They are durable, comfortable, roomy, and I have never endured one injury with the Beast on my feet.
4.    Gerard rated this product 5 stars
Sun, August 31,2008:
This shoes felt great when I weighed 288 lbs and the still do 90 lbs later. From brisk walking when I first started to 25-35 miles a week as I gear up for my first Marathon. Great stability, comfort, and wears evenly. Great Shoe!
5.    Aaron rated this product 5 stars
Sun, August 17,2008:
Liked this shoe a lot. It felt secure without being tight. Even without lacing the shoe up fully, my feet felt fine in the shoe. Just enough cushioning. Right out of the box they felt good and continued to fell good during a run. Get it as long as it is available.
6.    Don rated this product 5 stars
Thu, August 14,2008:
I was never a runner. I started running when I was in my 30's. I would try to run and would eventually quit because my shins and knees would hurt so badly. I had heard about the different styles of shoes but thought it was just marketing bunk. I learned there was a difference. I'm 44, 5-11 @ 201lbs. I run 4-5 times a week, 3-4 miles per day with no pain. Keep making this shoe!
7.    Jensen rated this product 5 stars
Tue, August 05,2008:
Been wearing the Beast since it's conception and love it. 3 of the 04' version each lasting about a year. Couldn't run 6 miles before getting fitted with this shoe. 5'7" 206 lbs and this shoe takes a beating, not my back and knees like with other shoes. Gotta stock up before it's discontinued.
8.    John Castleberry rated this product 5 stars
Mon, June 09,2008:
I've been wearing the Beast for years. They are the most comfortable,stable shoe I have found for my needs. I am 5'11' 57 years old,do 45+ cardio daily,weights,yoga,pilates,hike ect. I do cardio and weights in the the Beast. I have "duck" flat feet and moderate to severe pronation. I also love the double layered socks sold by RoadRunner. No blisters and plenty of stability and comfort with the Beast.
9.    Jamie rated this product 1 star
Thu, December 20,2007:
These shoes are God-awful. I am an overpronator and I have been running for nearly two years so I bought these shoes. Two issues: the stitching on the inside arch of the right shoe ate into my foot and made the nastiest blister you could see. Next problem: 10K (the sixth time I ran in these shoes) - stress fracture in my left foot...I believe while the shoes shift the feel out to even the foot fall but do not give enough stability and cushion to help the impact of the bones and muscles aren't used to the pounding.
10.    Scott rated this product 5 stars
Sun, December 02,2007:
50 years old, 5'10", 230 lbs, size 11. Run 3.5 miles, 4-5 times a week on the street. I've been running Beasts for 17+ Years. No knee problems. No foot pain or toe crunching. I don't know squat about over-pronation or motion control, but these babies are my ONLY shoe, and will be until they stop making them.
11.    Rich rated this product 2 stars
Mon, October 01,2007:
I'm disappointed in these shoes. I'm 6', 215, run 45 miles a week, and the toe box is way too narrow for me.
12.    Joseph rated this product 4 stars
Sun, September 09,2007:
Now on my seventh pair of Beasts and they are by far the best motion control shoes I've run in. Pronation is controlled and the foot is well supported along with decent cushioning. Outersoles wear exceptionally well but heel area tends to compress after 200 miles.
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Mon, June 11,2007:
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Mon, March 12,2007:
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Sat, March 10,2007:
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Thu, October 12,2006:
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17.    Phillip rated this product 5 stars
Sat, September 23,2006:
I am 6'1" at 185 lbs. I have fairly high arches but still prefer to wear Brooks Beasts. The substantial motion control and padding allow for my genetically less then optimum 50 year old bone structure to pound the pavement (and trails) with far less discomfort then with other shoes. In addition, the Beast toe box room have saved me from the usual bout of black toenails that I end up with when wearing any other shoe. It takes a little getting use to the weight of the shoe but it is well worth it. I run everything from 5k to 100k.
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Thu, April 20,2006:
Where have these shoes been all my life? I just purchased my first pair of Brooks Beast '04 after trying several other brands of motion control shoes for several years. The fit, support, and sizing are incredible. I couldn't be more pleased. I'm a shorter and heavier runner (5"10 and 220 lbs.) with very flat feet who runs primarily on the Treadmill and the Brooks Beast '04 give me just the motion control and cushioning I need. I'm running injury free and pain free for the first time in years!!! Why would anyone chose any other shoe?
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Sun, March 26,2006:
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22.    Sabins rated this product 3 stars
Thu, February 09,2006:
I find these shoes to wear out quickly in large sizes. I have a pair that I run 15 miles a week on, and also weight lift for an hour after each run and I only get 2-3 months out of them. I do recommend for body builders to only use these shoes for running and don't even attempt to do any squats or deadlifts in them. Being 6'3, 230 lbs. with a size 16 foot, running shoes are hard to find, but most others last 6 months before they need to be replaced.
23.    stoney rated this product 5 stars
Wed, January 18,2006:
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Tue, November 15,2005:
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