Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports

Women's Brooks Ariel 9

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Women's BROOKS® ARIEL 9 :: Old dogs can use new tricks, but the new MoGo™ midsole thats been added to the women's Brooks® Ariel 9 is no trick. Its a bit softer than Substance 257 and it's also lighter and more resilient. Mile after mile, the feel of the Brooks® Ariel 9 will be there. Otherwise, the Brooks® Ariel 9 remains the same and is perfect for larger runners with flat arches. What more could you need from the most popular Motion Control shoe for 8 years in a row now? 12.5 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:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  Ariel '04
  • Shock Absorption: Heel|HydroFlow|Forefoot|HydroFlow
  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: Medium
  • Midsole Material: Slip last
  • Outsole Material: Dual density compression molded EVA
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic leather
  • Country of Origin: China

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

By K Seeks Relief

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Cushioning
  • Poor Stability

Best Uses

  • Walking

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

This is a running shoe but I use it for walking. I bought it for it's exceptional arch support, based on past experience with Brooks Ariel. However, this updated model doesn't seem to have the same support of the older models. I've had to resort to inserting heel cups in these shoes because I've been feeling heel pain since I got them. It's a shame because I like the way they look.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels half size too big
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • High Arch

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I have been wearing ...

By Lori

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

I have been wearing Brooks shoes for many years. I bought 2 pair of these --- big mistake. The support broke down in less than 2 months. I am truly disappointed and will spend my money on my other favorite brand in the future.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

P.S. I just read some ...

By Melissa

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

P.S. I just read some other reviews and I have both the last version and this one, and I still use both while training for a marathon: I can't tell the difference between the two versions.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent shoes for long ...

By Melissa

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

Excellent shoes for long distance running for those with flat arches. Can't ask for anything better.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best one so far, very ...

By Sigal

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

The best one so far, very comfortable I feel like I am walking on clouds. The only problem I have now is finding my shoe size again. I hope they'll never discontinue it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I never tried the older ...

By Whitney

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

I never tried the older version of theses, so I can't say whether this version is better or worse. But, I personally think these shoes are great for me, a severe overpronator. In comparison to other motion control shoes I've tried (and I've tried A LOT) they feel very cushioned to run on, while still providing maximum control.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

i give the brooks ariel 9 ...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

i give the brooks ariel 9 and A+. They might be a little on the heavy side, but they have so much support and so comfortable. I have been in the Adrenaline, Addiction, and the Trance. The ariels are by far the best. I recommend them to anyone.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I have bad running ...

By Annoymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

I have bad running mechanics. The previous version of this shoe helped solve my problems. This version is terrible. I now have ankle trouble and knee problems. Please bring back the last version. What did you do to this shoe? I had better luck with buying sneakers off the rack in the department store. Very dissapointing!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The BEST running shoe I ...

By Debra

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

The BEST running shoe I have ever put my foot in too. I have been running for 17 years and try other shoes and the Ariel 9 is by far the best shoe for me. I've been wearing the Ariel 9 for about five years now. Last year I bought a different shoe and was not happy at all with it. I love the new colors. I've travel many roads with the Brooks Ariel 9 shoe then with any one else.Love the shoe...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Very disappointing. This ...

By Betty

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

Very disappointing. This is my fourth or fifth pair of Brooks Ariels. I've always loved these shoes and never had a problem. The first time I ran in this 2007 model, I got a huge blister on the bottom of my foot -- the inside arch -- after just a few miles. I've never had a blister or any discomfort with Ariels before.
Overall, the shoe feels flimsier and much less supportive especially on top. When I look at the inside of the shoe, the finishing of the stitching looks rougher than on my last pair, and the footpad seems less cushioned than before, though they say the new shoe has more cushioning.
I also think it fits a little smaller in length.
I'm very disappointed and wish I could find the 2004, 2005, or 2006 Ariel instead.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I have been wearing the ...

By druzicka

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

I have been wearing the Brooks Ariel for running for 8 years and have been entirely injury free. This version is not as nearly as good, and caused me to feel sore in knees after one long run. It did not control motion even as well as my shoes I have well broken in with over 400 miles. In comparison to older versions, it is narrower and has less roll bar material. Shame on Brooks for messing with a great product!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I'm so disappointed in ...

By Annette

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

I'm so disappointed in the Ariel versions of the last few years. They are not as supportive and wear out much faster than the older versions. It's off to find a new shoe for me....

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I believe this shoe is a ...

By Kathy

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

I believe this shoe is a cheaper version of the Ariel 4. It's very cheap feeling, not nearly as supportive and will probably wear out quickly. It also runs a bit smaller than the previous Ariel. I wish these companies would stop changing a good design.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I used to wear Brooks ...

By A.M.

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

I used to wear Brooks Beast years ago and loved them. I have flat feet and wear orthotics. When I tried these on (and I am a true size 8), they were too small. Tried the 8 1/2 and they were too big. Needless to say, I am very disappointed. Also they do not seem to as supportive as they older version. Will stick to my New Balance 1122 and 1010.

 
5.0

I love Roadrunner Sports

By LTLDEB

from Arizona

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    Brooks Ariel are my favorite running shoes. I had problems with my toes going numb before. I haven't experienced this since I have been wearing these shoes to work out. I'm at the gym 6 days a week on the cardio machines, so I guess I'm a gym rat. Roadrunner Sports has the best selection of shoes for all feet types.

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

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Hated this shoe. Too ...

    By Donna

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    Hated this shoe. Too heavy. Felt like running with bricks on. Otherwise fine. Back to Asics.

     
    5.0

    I work in an extremely ...

    By heather

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    I work in an extremely active environment (busy clinical lab in a busy hospital) and most shoes just don't do the job (either they fall apart altogether, literally, in a very short time, or they are extremely uncomfortable by day's end, and this includes so-called comfort shoes). The Brooks Ariel 9 has been a godsend. It's the only shoe that can carry me comfortably through the day (no pressure points or pain at quitting time) and they last a whopping 6 months which is a huge improvement over other shoes I've worn there (one exception is Berkenstock's which lasts over a year). Foot support is awesome. The cushioned comfort is exceptional. I have an injured back (lower spine) and arthritis, and these shoes have been wonderful at preventing pain and discomfort through my busy days. Not to mention the width on the D models is perfect for my wider foot. I sure hope Brooks come up with a worthy successor, since they are discontinuing this model. Ariel 9 is simply the best!

     
    1.0

    This shoe is very heavy ...

    By Nancy

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    This shoe is very heavy and not comfortable at all.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The brooks Ariel 9 are ...

    By Chloe

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    The brooks Ariel 9 are the most comfortable shoes i have ever worn!

     
    3.0

    I LOVED my Addictions but ...

    By Leanne

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    I LOVED my Addictions but thought these might be better...no way!! I hate them they are tight across the foot and heavy. I would rahter run barefoot.

     
    1.0

    Very little cushioning. ...

    By Trav

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    Very little cushioning. Returned the shoes.

     
    5.0

    If there were a 6 star ...

    By Lisa

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    If there were a 6 star this shoe would receive that rating. Great, comfortable shoe, will choose Brooks in the future. Support all the way around and comfort Wow! Love it!

     
    3.0

    I ran a couple of shorter ...

    By swoods1958

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    I ran a couple of shorter runs with these shoes on the advise of my podiatrist and no problems. However, when I ran a longer 13 mile run, I started getting an instep blister around 6 miles and had to try and deal with it the rest of the run. It's hard to say if it was the shoe or just my foot but I'm going back to the Adrenalines.

     
    1.0

    Horrific! I felt like my ...

    By wanda

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    Horrific! I felt like my feet were making direct contact with the road. Afterward my run, my hip, knees and shins hurt. I've been running in older versions of this shoe for years and loved them. I don't know what the deal with this model is.

     
    5.0

    Terrific shoe! Awesome ...

    By **

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    Terrific shoe! Awesome for wide/flat feet. Its a little clunky looking but for the support and cushioning it can't be beat. I run in these 6 days a week, and am on my 4th month in these shoes, longer than any others have lasted.

     
    5.0

    shoe feels great on my ...

    By tkiekhofer

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    shoe feels great on my feet-- very light

     
    5.0

    cushioning feels pillowy ...

    By Veronica

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    cushioning feels pillowy soft. i ran my marathon in these and had no pain whatsoever. my knees usually hurt in asics but the cushioning that brooks put in this shoe is unbelievable. everybody should run in these, flat feet or not!

     
    5.0

    Absolutely terrific shoe. ...

    By Lisa

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    Absolutely terrific shoe. It is a big improvement over the last version of the Ariel. It feels lighter and more cushioned. Not clunky. I am more of a mild pronator, but like the great stability of this shoe. It runs a tiny bit small.

     
    5.0

    LOVE these shoes. Do not ...

    By Esther Lan

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Ariel 9 - Road Runner Sports:

    LOVE these shoes. Do not feel like motion control shoes at all. Ran in these for a mile and was so surprised. Superb cushioning and controlled my pronation. Brooks did a really good job.

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