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Men's Brooks Addiction 8

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Men's Brooks® Addiction™ 8 :: The men's Brooks® Addiction™ 8 is a favorite training running shoe that delivers maximum motion control and more cushioning than ever thanks to full-length MoGo®. Keep feet happy with an improved, more supple upper. 12.9 ounces

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MOTION CONTROL [?]
If you're looking for extra support for your low arches, Motion Control running shoes are right for you. Perfect for overpronators, you'll get maximum guidance and cushioning to flex your feet naturally through each step. 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:

  • Heel and forefoot HydroFlow®: Absorbs shock and provides cushioning from heel to toe off
  • Full-length MoGo midsole: Midsole compound provides a soft, cushy, feel that lasts without sacrificing stability
  • Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB): Dual density post controls overpronation
  • S-257 Cushsole: Durable and energy efficient midsole compound utilized as an insole board for even more cushioning and flexibility
  • HPR Plus outsole: High-density carbon rubber for increased traction and outsole durability
  • Engineered MC-Pod configuration: Midsole and outsole components are engineered to set the foot in an efficient, balanced position throughout gait cycle, offering maximum stability and flexibility
  • Synthetic and mesh uppers: Lightweight, breathable uppers allow your feet to stay cool while keeping weight to a minimum
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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  Addiction 7
  • Shock Absorption: Heel and Forefoot|HydroFlow|
  • Toebox Width: Wide
  • Shoe Construction: STROEBEL
  • Midsole Material: Dual Density|MoGo|
  • Outsole Material: Carbon Rubber|
  • Upper Material: Mesh W/Synthetic Leather Trim|

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Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe
 
4.1

(based on 28 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (6)
  • Pronation control (6)
  • Cushions impact (5)
  • Arch support (4)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking (5)
    • Dry conditions (3)
    • Work (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        75% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        88% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (4), Low arch (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4)

    Reviewed by 28 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best shoe for proffesional runners

    By [@]

    from Canoga Park CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Absorbs Shock
    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Flexible
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Pavement
    • Road Running
    • Wet Conditions
    • Work

    Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

    i am a Emergency ER nurse always on the run for 12 hrs, the shoes do half of my job.
    I run marathons and half marathons. this is definitely the best motion control shoe out there.

    the only bad thing is the limited shoe colors

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My left foot hurt a lot ...

    By John

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

    My left foot hurt a lot after long runs. A podiatrist (who has run 50+ marathons) recommended this shoe 4 years ago, and I have had nothing else since. Great shoes.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Comfort and pronation control

    By Al

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Gym
      • Walking

      Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

      I jog 2 or 3 times a week for short distance - 2-3 miles. I like the support it gives for over-pronators. I've worn this shoe - and it's predecessors for 20 years!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      First Time Brooks Owner

      By Lee

      from Guam

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

        Tried these out after Asics changed the design of the GT21XX. I do not think they are as wide as Asics, but they are comfortable - I've also found that the insole that comes with the Brooks are perfectly fine for flat-footed folks.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great all-round shoe

        By NMRunner

        from Ruidoso, NM

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Traction
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking
          • Work

          Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

          I bought these to wear to work. They provide me a nice stable shoe to walk around in all day long. I run in stability shoes, but thought these might provide some added support considering I would be wearing them 8 or 9 hours a day. They have worked out great so far.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I've been running in the ...

          By Earl Fox, Jr.

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

          I've been running in the Brooks Addiction for many years. I think the first I purchased was the Addiction 2. This new version is not up to par with previous models. I find the shoe uncomfortable and workmanship poor (last two eyelets were not cut all the way through so as to string the lace). I've loved the Brooks Addiction line but I'm not happy with this edition.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          The new, narrower toebox ...

          By Swimfins

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

          The new, narrower toebox is a complete disaster for me. The Addiction 4E was always my favorite shoe. Largely because Brooks seemed to understand that flat-footed people often need a wide toe. Well, like most good things in life, Brooks abruptly stopped understanding. I can't be crippling my big toes with all these pointy toeboxes, which shoe designers have decided are wonderful. For now, I will need to resort to the NB SL-2 last. A shame because I don't particularly like NB. As a certain Officer and a Gentlemen once whined, "I got no place else to go". I don't have an especially huge foot, it is just flat. waiting for more people to recognize their legitimate right to exist.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I am 185# and 6 ft but ...

          By Vince

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

          I am 185# and 6 ft but found the fit on the Beast 10 was too sloppy due to the wide tox box. The Addiction fits great and is quite a bit lighter but still retains all of the Beast's cushion and motion control (I use Superfeet).

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great shoe, this is my ...

          By Greg

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

          Great shoe, this is my first pair of motion control shoes. My feet feel better in these than walking barefoot on carpet or any other surface. Just the right amount of cushion. Will buy theses again.

           
          3.0

          Good over all shoe

          By Rick

          from Springfield Il

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Arch Support
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Gym
          • Walking

          Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

          I have very flat feet so I am looking for a wide shoe with great support. I wear my inserts also. This shoe made the backs of my heels hurt, but they are getting better.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
           
          5.0

          Very pleased

          By Scott in Va

          from Lynchburg Va

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Traction
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Walking
            • Work

            Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

            Very pleased with this shoe. I had been using the Brooks Adrenaline but switched to Addiction for better pronation control.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
             
            5.0

            Great shoe

            By woodman

            from winston-salem, NC

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training
            • Walking

            Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

            These shoes have great cushioning and last well

            • Sizing:
            • Feels full size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            ultra runner tries out addiction 8

            By kountry Mart

            from Lewisville, Texas

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Endurance Training
              • Trail Running

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              Wow, This shoe is something else!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
               
              5.0

              Ive been running for ...

              By Leo (Best Runner Alive) Chappell

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              Ive been running for years. Prior to these i used to run in the nike free 5.0 v2. I have had these shoes for a couple of days and WOW. My knee pain is much less drastic when i run,the fit and feel are true to size. The MOGO cushioning is better than i expected. It basically just feels great to have these shoes on. Once i get over my runners knee i have no doubt i will be able to put this shoe to great use. Perfect for people with flat feet. Also a great walking shoe. I had no idea how important proper footwear was until i got these in the mail. Cheers

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              i have this Brooks ...

              By Jim

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              i have this Brooks Addiction 8 for years. I used this when i play basketball in our yard with my kids. Until now, i wear this shoes even walking with my dog. I prefer to wear this than my sleepers.

               
              5.0

              I was wearing ASICS and I ...

              By John El Grillo Robison

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              I was wearing ASICS and I got ITB inflamation then I switched to these and I have been injury free ever since. Great shoes. I'm 5'7 140 and have been runnning since high school. I got ITB inflamation about 10 years ago but cured it with a few months rest and switching shoes.

               
              5.0

              I rotate Brooks Addiction ...

              By K mart

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              I rotate Brooks Addiction with my Mizuno Alchemys. The Addictions are a good shoe.

               
              1.0

              Loved the 7s...but the 8s ...

              By Tony

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              Loved the 7s...but the 8s gave me knee problems. They felt a little small and I can't put my finger on the other differences but the shoe is definitely different. Good news is that after reading a little more it sounds like the 8s run a little narrow, so I may try the next width up.

               
              4.0

              Sorry too narrow for me.

              By Thomas

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              Sorry too narrow for me.

               
              5.0

              I'm 5'10", 183 lbs and ...

              By Brock

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              I'm 5'10", 183 lbs and have flat feet. These shoes fit me perfectly. These will be the first shoes I've owned that fit great without me having to use my orthodics and two pairs of socks.

               
              5.0

              These shoes are great, ...

              By Ryan

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              These shoes are great, i'm now a brooks fan. I'm 5'10 195 and flat footed and these shoes fit me perfect no problems with the addiction.

               
              5.0

              I had some knee pain with ...

              By steve

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              I had some knee pain with the Mizzuno Alchemys a couple of weeks ago. I have been wearing the Addiction 8 for two weeks and the pain is gone. I like these shoes!

               
              5.0

              I've been running in the ...

              By alan

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              I've been running in the Renegade and Beast. They have been doing the job with controlling overpronation, but at 150 lbs, I always felt I was fighting the shoe. I tried these and wow! Compared to the Beast, these feel like lightweight trainers. I know it's more than just weight as these are only a bit over an ounce lighter. But whatever the reason, these feel great.Glad I found these.

               
              3.0

              The toebox has been ...

              By Marvin

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              The toebox has been narrowed from previous models causing a feeling of instability in the forefoot.

               
              5.0

              Awesome update! New ...

              By james

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              Awesome update! New Addiction 8 offers great cushioning with their new MoGo midsole in this shoe. Feels very natural on low-arched foot! Great Job Brooks!

               
              4.0

              I was a total believer in ...

              By Melanie

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              I was a total believer in the Brooks Addiction 6. When Brooks messed it up and updated their shoe to the 7's I was SOOO disappointed. The 7's were a HORRIBLE update. I actually had to change over to the New Balance 858's just to feel temporarily comfortable in a semi comparable shoe.
              I ran in pain for a solid year and it was NO fun!
              Luckily, I feel that these new Brooks Addiction 8's are very similar to the 6's. I'm very happy with my new purchase. The toe box is much more stable then the 7's and I'm supported through the midsole and the heel. I'm not pronating hardly at all anymore. These shoes were an instant fit for me and they immediately straightened and aligned my knees, ankles, legs and hips. I can't wait to start running tomorrow! Excellent update!
              I think for a year anyway, Brooks has redeemed themselves!

               
              2.0

              I was an avid Addiction ...

              By MarkyMark

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              I was an avid Addiction shoe buyer and supporter until this new update. The toebox feels smaller and the widths are narrower then the previous versions. I tried for a week and was frustrated.

               
              3.0

              Used to run with the old ...

              By Dio

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              Used to run with the old Addiction because the Beast was just too clunky, but seriously battled with shin splints-- The new Beast solved problems and has been great but wear out much too quickly and are expensive so thought I would try these new Addictions-- For the most part they are a very smooth ride-- lighter than the Beast and less $$$. But after two weeks, I have developed a knee problem that I've never experienced before. So, I will go back to the Beast for runs and use these for everyday and walking... Too bad. I wanted them to work out. My guess though, is that if you liked the Addiction before, you will love this update.

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              1.    Earl Fox, Jr. rated this product 1 star
              Fri, January 22,2010:
              I've been running in the Brooks Addiction for many years. I think the first I purchased was the Addiction 2. This new version is not up to par with previous models. I find the shoe uncomfortable and workmanship poor (last two eyelets were not cut all the way through so as to string the lace). I've loved the Brooks Addiction line but I'm not happy with this edition.
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              Mon, October 26,2009:
              The new, narrower toebox is a complete disaster for me. The Addiction 4E was always my favorite shoe. Largely because Brooks seemed to understand that flat-footed people often need a wide toe. Well, like most good things in life, Brooks abruptly stopped understanding. I can't be crippling my big toes with all these pointy toeboxes, which shoe designers have decided are wonderful. For now, I will need to resort to the NB SL-2 last. A shame because I don't particularly like NB. As a certain Officer and a Gentlemen once whined, "I got no place else to go". I don't have an especially huge foot, it is just flat. waiting for more people to recognize their legitimate right to exist.
              3.    John El Grillo Robison rated this product 5 stars
              Wed, August 12,2009:
              I was wearing ASICS and I got ITB inflamation then I switched to these and I have been injury free ever since. Great shoes. I'm 5'7 140 and have been runnning since high school. I got ITB inflamation about 10 years ago but cured it with a few months rest and switching shoes.
              4.    Greg rated this product 5 stars
              Sun, July 19,2009:
              Great shoe, this is my first pair of motion control shoes. My feet feel better in these than walking barefoot on carpet or any other surface. Just the right amount of cushion. Will buy theses again.
              5.    Vince rated this product 5 stars
              Fri, July 10,2009:
              I am 185# and 6 ft but found the fit on the Beast 10 was too sloppy due to the wide tox box. The Addiction fits great and is quite a bit lighter but still retains all of the Beast's cushion and motion control (I use Superfeet).
              6.    Jim rated this product 4 stars
              Sun, June 21,2009:
              i have this Brooks Addiction 8 for years. I used this when i play basketball in our yard with my kids. Until now, i wear this shoes even walking with my dog. I prefer to wear this than my sleepers.
              7.    Leo (Best Runner Alive) Chappell rated this product 5 stars
              Fri, May 08,2009:
              Ive been running for years. Prior to these i used to run in the nike free 5.0 v2. I have had these shoes for a couple of days and WOW. My knee pain is much less drastic when i run,the fit and feel are true to size. The MOGO cushioning is better than i expected. It basically just feels great to have these shoes on. Once i get over my runners knee i have no doubt i will be able to put this shoe to great use. Perfect for people with flat feet. Also a great walking shoe. I had no idea how important proper footwear was until i got these in the mail. Cheers
              8.    John rated this product 5 stars
              Sun, April 19,2009:
              My left foot hurt a lot after long runs. A podiatrist (who has run 50+ marathons) recommended this shoe 4 years ago, and I have had nothing else since. Great shoes.
              9.    Brock rated this product 5 stars
              Wed, April 15,2009:
              I'm 5'10", 183 lbs and have flat feet. These shoes fit me perfectly. These will be the first shoes I've owned that fit great without me having to use my orthodics and two pairs of socks.
              10.    Ryan rated this product 5 stars
              Sun, March 22,2009:
              These shoes are great, i'm now a brooks fan. I'm 5'10 195 and flat footed and these shoes fit me perfect no problems with the addiction.
              11.    K mart rated this product 5 stars
              Thu, March 19,2009:
              I rotate Brooks Addiction with my Mizuno Alchemys. The Addictions are a good shoe.
              12.    Tony rated this product 1 star
              Sun, March 01,2009:
              Loved the 7s...but the 8s gave me knee problems. They felt a little small and I can't put my finger on the other differences but the shoe is definitely different. Good news is that after reading a little more it sounds like the 8s run a little narrow, so I may try the next width up.
              13.    Thomas rated this product 4 stars
              Tue, January 13,2009:
              Sorry too narrow for me.
              14.    Marvin rated this product 3 stars
              Mon, October 27,2008:
              The toebox has been narrowed from previous models causing a feeling of instability in the forefoot.
              15.    alan rated this product 5 stars
              Fri, October 10,2008:
              I've been running in the Renegade and Beast. They have been doing the job with controlling overpronation, but at 150 lbs, I always felt I was fighting the shoe. I tried these and wow! Compared to the Beast, these feel like lightweight trainers. I know it's more than just weight as these are only a bit over an ounce lighter. But whatever the reason, these feel great.Glad I found these.
              16.    steve rated this product 5 stars
              Mon, August 04,2008:
              I had some knee pain with the Mizzuno Alchemys a couple of weeks ago. I have been wearing the Addiction 8 for two weeks and the pain is gone. I like these shoes!
              17.    Melanie rated this product 4 stars
              Sun, July 27,2008:
              I was a total believer in the Brooks Addiction 6. When Brooks messed it up and updated their shoe to the 7's I was SOOO disappointed. The 7's were a HORRIBLE update. I actually had to change over to the New Balance 858's just to feel temporarily comfortable in a semi comparable shoe. I ran in pain for a solid year and it was NO fun! Luckily, I feel that these new Brooks Addiction 8's are very similar to the 6's. I'm very happy with my new purchase. The toe box is much more stable then the 7's and I'm supported through the midsole and the heel. I'm not pronating hardly at all anymore. These shoes were an instant fit for me and they immediately straightened and aligned my knees, ankles, legs and hips. I can't wait to start running tomorrow! Excellent update! I think for a year anyway, Brooks has redeemed themselves!
              18.    MarkyMark rated this product 2 stars
              Thu, July 24,2008:
              I was an avid Addiction shoe buyer and supporter until this new update. The toebox feels smaller and the widths are narrower then the previous versions. I tried for a week and was frustrated.
              19.    Dio rated this product 3 stars
              Sun, June 22,2008:
              Used to run with the old Addiction because the Beast was just too clunky, but seriously battled with shin splints-- The new Beast solved problems and has been great but wear out much too quickly and are expensive so thought I would try these new Addictions-- For the most part they are a very smooth ride-- lighter than the Beast and less $$$. But after two weeks, I have developed a knee problem that I've never experienced before. So, I will go back to the Beast for runs and use these for everyday and walking... Too bad. I wanted them to work out. My guess though, is that if you liked the Addiction before, you will love this update.
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              Wed, May 28,2008:
              Awesome update! New Addiction 8 offers great cushioning with their new MoGo midsole in this shoe. Feels very natural on low-arched foot! Great Job Brooks!

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