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Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Addiction 8

Item #BRK935
MSRP:$99.95
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Women's Brooks® Addiction™ 8 :: The women'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. 10.7 ounces

Category Type:

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
Product BRK935 Review

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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Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe
 
3.9

(based on 21 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (7)
  • Breathable (6)
  • Pronation control (6)
  • Arch support (5)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • 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

           

          75% 

          (6 reviews)

          Feels too wide

           
        • Arch Type:
        • Average arch (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (4)

      Reviewed by 21 customers

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Why did they go and ...

      By Jo

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

      Why did they go and change the perfect shoe. I've worn Addictions for years but with the 8 they changed the toe box and seaming. I've been trying to break in this pair for over six months and still get blisters any time I run more than six miles in them. I'm looking for another brand.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I have always worn Brooks ...

      By chandra rhymer

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

      I have always worn Brooks addiction's for years. Never had any problems like other runners with shins. Thank God for Brooks Addiction's!!! Great looks!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I have been wearing the ...

      By Joyce G

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

      I have been wearing the Addiction since version 4 and this is the worst!! They made the toe box shorter and my orthotics do not fit. I had to go to a 1/2 size larger which still doesn't work. Brooks, please change these and make the toe box just like version 7.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      I wore and enjoyed Brooks ...

      By CHO

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

      I wore and enjoyed Brooks Addiction 5s for almost three years and several hundred miles. Figuring they were worn out, I bought some Addiction 8s for Christmas 2009. Have run in them twice, and both times they have caused my mid-calf a lot of pain and soreness. Have gone back to wearing the Add 5s the last two runs, and the pain and soreness are reduced 90%. Maybe these shoes are too stiff, it's hard for me to put my finger on, but I am going to have to move to Asics. I'm preparing for a race and I can't wait a month for these things to "break in".

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      I've been wearing the ...

      By M

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

      I've been wearing the Addiction for several years. This version feels similar to the 7 but something is different. Foot pain has returned, after trying several different kinds of orthotics I've dumped these and gone to another brand.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Geri N. gives 1 star
      My ...

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

      Geri N. gives 1 star
      My rehab therapist pointed me to the Brooks Addiction several years ago for my plantar ficiatis. They worked great and were a relief to my tired feet. However this new Addiction 8 does not help at all. The toe box is narrower and shorter. I went to a larger width, but the old tired, aching feet are back.
      You wouldn't have any left over Addiction 7's size 7 1/2 D?

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I loved the Addiction 7 ...

      By Monica H

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

      I loved the Addiction 7 and completed a number of marathons in the two pairs I owned. This shoe is much different. The fit is a bit shorter but that is not the worst of it. They are extremely stiff and seem to require a lot of break in --- over 20 miles and we're not there yet. The tongue also seems a bit short and I like a little extra to cover where I tie the shoe! This is one of those where if you're not careful you are tying it against your foot. So overall I am not pleased but I am going to keep them in my rotation hoping they will prove good for something. I alternate between a stability shoe and a motion control shoe. I loved the Addiction 7 for my long, slow runs and I wish they had not changed it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great shoe for ...

      By delbot

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

      Great shoe for overpronator with wide feet (D width). I can actually run without thinking about my feet. And, I've logged countless miles without injury. I'm on my fourth pair.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love 'em- just bought ...

      By Tonya

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

      Love 'em- just bought another two pair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A very happy runner. Been ...

      By Ledy

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

      A very happy runner. Been using Addiction since Brooks Chariots were replaced sometime in the 80s or early 90s. No injuries, comfortable and affordable. Why should I change?

       
      3.0

      Good Shoe

      By Jules

      from Cedar Rapids, IA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Good Arch Support

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

      I bought this shoe because I have no arch and need motion control. The reviews were favorable, so I thought I'd try it. When the shoe arrived, I noticed it was a Wide - which I was leery of because I have a normal toe box, but narrow heal. I decided to try it out and so far so great. They have worn well and are very comfortable. However they are a little heavy.
      My average rating of this shoe is due to it's heaviness and I'm not quite sure on the Wide fitting; which is not necessarily the shoe's fault

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was great!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels too wide
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Nice Shoe!

      By Sam

      from Appleton, WI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Poor Cushioning

      Best Uses

        Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

        Nice shoe. Toe area is wide. I use these just for walking and they could use more cushioning. I need them for over-pronation. My last pair had a heel that was raised up somewhat. This one is more flat. Overall, for pronation control, a pretty good shoe!

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

        Love Brooks Running Shoes

        By MC

        from Cheyenne, WY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

          I have sore feet and Brooks running shoes work the best for me to walk long distances. I have used Brooks for about 8 years now and love them.

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

          You don't have to be a runner!

          By Backpack Girl

          from Defiance, OH

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Walking

            Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

            I'm a walker and have been wearing Brooks for 25 years. My feet are "weird" (nearly flat arches, narrow heel, bunion on one foot) and I can wear the Addiction series with no problems. Be sure to order half a size larger as recommended.

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

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Old Faithfull!

            By Alikia

            from Newberg, Or.

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • With Orthotics/Inserts

              Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              I've worn these shoes for years and recently tried multiple pairs of other shoes......nothing compares to these shoes! I have neuromas and wear orthotics and put about 24-30 miles on these per week. They are great on gravel too!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
               
              4.0

              Overall Good Shoes

              By mermiesmom

              from Norfolk, VA

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

              Overall a good shoe. Very stiff at the beginning, but I'm starting to break them in now. They are a bit heavier then the other shoes I've used (Asics, Nike), but I'm starting to get used to that too. They seem to be very stable as well. The arch support that comes in the shoe is very flimsy, so I put in my own arch supports that I bought at Sports Authority. Other than those things, they seem to be very good shoes.

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

              Most comfortable running shoe ever!

              By Not so fast anymore

              from Valencia

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Pavement

                Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

                No breaking in required. Every pair consistant and reliable,

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

                My favorite running shoe of all time!!!

                By Yaya

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Gym Rat

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gym

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

                  This is my favorite running shoe ever! I found this shoe about 7 years ago and I'm on my 9th pair of them! I love them because of their stability control. I have wider feet and these fit them just perfectly. I also have to wear running shoes deep enough for my orthodics and I've never had a problem with these shoes. They're a quality shoe and made very well. I'm not one to write a review on a product unless I have a very strong opinion of it, and these I do! I LOVE them!!! I have recommended many friends to these shoes and they're sold too!!

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

                  I have been wearing the ...

                  By Lisa

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

                  I have been wearing the Addictions for 3 years now and can't say enough good about them. I just purchased the 8 and love it. I did find that the 8 ran much narrower than my previous models (6 and 7) and I had to move into a Wide Width for the 8 to achieve the same fit.

                   
                  5.0

                  Unfortunately, I had to ...

                  By Kathie

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

                  Unfortunately, I had to buy this shoe elsewhere even tho I am an RRS VIP member. I needed a 10.5 Narrow Women's. I have one of the most difficult set of feet to fit! I am flat footed & have an oversized navicular bone along with an additional small bone(that should not be there). The tendon attached to this bone can become mildly to severely aggravated, leading to tendonitis. Seemingly appearing all of a sudden, I had a necrotic 1"+ additional fat mass attached to my fat pad in my left knee, causing severe motion restriction & swelling, which then led to the worst tendonitis I had ever experienced. I was unable to even walk without crutches until after the surgery to remove the mass, & it has taken weeks of searching for the appropriate shoe to help me recover. I am about 90% recovered - but am still working on some mild flare-ups of tendonitis. These shoes are absolutely the best - I also have the Addiction 7's - but like the Addiction 8's better and will be ordering again!

                   
                  5.0

                  THIS SHOE IS AWESOME. I ...

                  By JUDY Lett

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe:

                  THIS SHOE IS AWESOME. I HAVE TRIED OTHER MOTION CONTROL SHOES, THIS ONE IS THE BEST. FIT IS GREAT. I AM A P.E. TEACHER,AND I AM ON MY FEET ALL DAY. THIS SHOE IS COMFORTABLE AND IS ALSO GREAT TO RUN IN. I ALSO LIKE THE NEW COLOR. I RAN IN THEM TODAY AND HAD NO KNEE OR FOOT PAIN. PLEASE BROOKS, DO NOT CHANGE THIS SHOE NEXT YEAR.

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                  1.    CHO rated this product 2 stars
                  Thu, December 31,2009:
                  I wore and enjoyed Brooks Addiction 5s for almost three years and several hundred miles. Figuring they were worn out, I bought some Addiction 8s for Christmas 2009. Have run in them twice, and both times they have caused my mid-calf a lot of pain and soreness. Have gone back to wearing the Add 5s the last two runs, and the pain and soreness are reduced 90%. Maybe these shoes are too stiff, it's hard for me to put my finger on, but I am going to have to move to Asics. I'm preparing for a race and I can't wait a month for these things to "break in".
                  2.    M rated this product 2 stars
                  Wed, October 07,2009:
                  I've been wearing the Addiction for several years. This version feels similar to the 7 but something is different. Foot pain has returned, after trying several different kinds of orthotics I've dumped these and gone to another brand.
                  3.    Jo rated this product 1 star
                  Sun, September 13,2009:
                  Why did they go and change the perfect shoe. I've worn Addictions for years but with the 8 they changed the toe box and seaming. I've been trying to break in this pair for over six months and still get blisters any time I run more than six miles in them. I'm looking for another brand.
                  4.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
                  Fri, May 01,2009:
                  Geri N. gives 1 star My rehab therapist pointed me to the Brooks Addiction several years ago for my plantar ficiatis. They worked great and were a relief to my tired feet. However this new Addiction 8 does not help at all. The toe box is narrower and shorter. I went to a larger width, but the old tired, aching feet are back. You wouldn't have any left over Addiction 7's size 7 1/2 D?
                  5.    Tonya rated this product 5 stars
                  Mon, March 23,2009:
                  Love 'em- just bought another two pair
                  6.    Monica H rated this product 1 star
                  Wed, February 25,2009:
                  I loved the Addiction 7 and completed a number of marathons in the two pairs I owned. This shoe is much different. The fit is a bit shorter but that is not the worst of it. They are extremely stiff and seem to require a lot of break in --- over 20 miles and we're not there yet. The tongue also seems a bit short and I like a little extra to cover where I tie the shoe! This is one of those where if you're not careful you are tying it against your foot. So overall I am not pleased but I am going to keep them in my rotation hoping they will prove good for something. I alternate between a stability shoe and a motion control shoe. I loved the Addiction 7 for my long, slow runs and I wish they had not changed it.
                  7.    Joyce G rated this product 1 star
                  Sun, February 15,2009:
                  I have been wearing the Addiction since version 4 and this is the worst!! They made the toe box shorter and my orthotics do not fit. I had to go to a 1/2 size larger which still doesn't work. Brooks, please change these and make the toe box just like version 7.
                  8.    delbot rated this product 5 stars
                  Thu, January 29,2009:
                  Great shoe for overpronator with wide feet (D width). I can actually run without thinking about my feet. And, I've logged countless miles without injury. I'm on my fourth pair.
                  9.    chandra rhymer rated this product 5 stars
                  Fri, January 23,2009:
                  I have always worn Brooks addiction's for years. Never had any problems like other runners with shins. Thank God for Brooks Addiction's!!! Great looks!
                  10.    Ledy rated this product 5 stars
                  Fri, August 15,2008:
                  A very happy runner. Been using Addiction since Brooks Chariots were replaced sometime in the 80s or early 90s. No injuries, comfortable and affordable. Why should I change?
                  11.    Lisa rated this product 5 stars
                  Thu, July 10,2008:
                  I have been wearing the Addictions for 3 years now and can't say enough good about them. I just purchased the 8 and love it. I did find that the 8 ran much narrower than my previous models (6 and 7) and I had to move into a Wide Width for the 8 to achieve the same fit.
                  12.    Kathie rated this product 5 stars
                  Fri, July 04,2008:
                  Unfortunately, I had to buy this shoe elsewhere even tho I am an RRS VIP member. I needed a 10.5 Narrow Women's. I have one of the most difficult set of feet to fit! I am flat footed & have an oversized navicular bone along with an additional small bone(that should not be there). The tendon attached to this bone can become mildly to severely aggravated, leading to tendonitis. Seemingly appearing all of a sudden, I had a necrotic 1"+ additional fat mass attached to my fat pad in my left knee, causing severe motion restriction & swelling, which then led to the worst tendonitis I had ever experienced. I was unable to even walk without crutches until after the surgery to remove the mass, & it has taken weeks of searching for the appropriate shoe to help me recover. I am about 90% recovered - but am still working on some mild flare-ups of tendonitis. These shoes are absolutely the best - I also have the Addiction 7's - but like the Addiction 8's better and will be ordering again!
                  13.    JUDY Lett rated this product 5 stars
                  Mon, May 12,2008:
                  THIS SHOE IS AWESOME. I HAVE TRIED OTHER MOTION CONTROL SHOES, THIS ONE IS THE BEST. FIT IS GREAT. I AM A P.E. TEACHER,AND I AM ON MY FEET ALL DAY. THIS SHOE IS COMFORTABLE AND IS ALSO GREAT TO RUN IN. I ALSO LIKE THE NEW COLOR. I RAN IN THEM TODAY AND HAD NO KNEE OR FOOT PAIN. PLEASE BROOKS, DO NOT CHANGE THIS SHOE NEXT YEAR.

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