Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Ariel 10

Item #BRK955
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Women's BROOKS® ARIEL 10 :: Find salvation from pronation in the #1-selling Brooks Motion Control running shoe with maximum support and long-lasting cushioning. The women's Brooks Ariel 10 gives you a new eco-friendly BioMoGo with the same great comfort and performance. 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:

  • Full-length MoGo midsole: Midsole compound provides a soft, cushy, feel that lasts without sacrificing stability
  • Heel and forefoot HydroFlow: Absorbs shock and provides cushioning from heel to toe off
  • Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB): Dual density post controls overpronation
  • Full-length S-257 midsole: Provides excellent energy return and cushioning on every stride
  • 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
  • Element mesh and lining: Lightweight, breathable upper that protects against the elements
  • DRB Accel: Single density compound engineered into midfoot for added support and torsional rigidity
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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  Ariel 9
  • Shock Absorption: Heel and Forefoot|HydroFlow|
  • Toebox Width: Wide
  • Shoe Construction: STROEBEL
  • Midsole Material: MoGo|Dual density compression molded EVA|
  • Outsole Material: Carbon Rubber|
  • Upper Material: Mesh W/Synthetic Leather Trim|

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Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe
 
4.0

(based on 42 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pronation control (18)
  • Comfortable (17)
  • Cushions impact (17)
  • Breathable (14)
  • Durable (13)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (13)
  • Walking (3)
  • With orthotics/inserts (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (21 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (12), Low arch (6), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11), Casual/ recreational (5), Gym rat (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I have gone through 3 ...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

I have gone through 3 different pairs of the previous Brooks Ariels. I was so sure that Ariels were the right shoe for me, I went ahead and bought 2 pairs of the Ariel 10. Bad decision. The support and cushioning is still great, but the tongue is way too stiff and long. It rubs and presses against the ankle in the most uncomfortable way.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I would advise not to buy ...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

I would advise not to buy this model of Ariel. I have worn Ariel's for years. This shoe wears out too fast, top bunches up and has made nerve problems on the tops of both my feet. To tolerate them i have to use foam pads, and a callouse cushion on each foot. As the years have gone by I have noticed the padding inside the shoe has become less and less. I think Brooks is cheaping out on quality ,but of course the price is still high isn't it?? .

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Comfort, at last!

By Mudponys

from Reston VA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cool in summer
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Great with Jeans
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Too cool in winter months

Best Uses

  • Walking

Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

Wonderful sneaker. Immediate comfort in my lower back once I put these on. Supports the pronation very well! Comfort on the ball of the foot. Only suggestion would be to make the same model w/out the "airy" toes for winter walking.

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent for pronated runners

By ED

from Arlington, VA

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

    I injured my left foot running in worn out shoes, and since then have relied on these Brooks Ariels to prevent a re-occurance. The keep my feet from rolling inwards & don't feel like I'm wearing clunky orthotic shoes. I've been wearing these for 3 years now, and my feet are injury free!

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    I have worn the Ariel for ...

    By Lori

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

    I have worn the Ariel for several years and really liked the previous models. The Ariel 10's caused a hip problem with severe pain and I couldn't run for several days. The shoe is also very stiff and hasn't loosened up. Brooks better fix this model and quickly get out a model 11. In the mean time, I've had to switch brands.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I have been wearing this ...

    By Lea

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

    I have been wearing this shoe for long-distance and marathon running for many years, since before they switched the name from Beast to Ariel. I am only 140 lbs., but my feet overpronate, and this is the only shoe that is supportive enough to prevent soreness and pain in my hip flexors. I wear them with Thorlo running socks and have never had any problems with blisters or such. The tongue is short enough to stay out of the way of your foot as you run. For those of you having problems with the lacing and "nerve problems" on the top of your feet, try lacing them parallel - (Lace the first two eyelets on the big-toe side of the tongue - not the first eyelet on either side of the tongue like you normally would. Bring the lace from the first eyelet straight across to the first eyelet on the other side of the tongue and push it through. Pull it straight up the side, skipping one eyelet, and thread it through the third eyelet. Pull it straight across the tongue, and push it through the third e

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    I love the Brooks ARIEL - ...

    By LC

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

    I love the Brooks ARIEL - this is my 4th or 5th pair - but this version is very tight in the toe area and something is off with the heel padding as the achilles tendon is very sore wearing these shoes. I'm off to order something else.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    I've been wearing Brooks ...

    By JO

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

    I've been wearing Brooks Ariel for as long as I can remember and this is the first time I've been unable to run in them. They bruise the top of my foot - it's as if the tongue bunches up or the silver material lining the laces is too stiff. It's awful. I've had to return to wearing my worn-out old ones or I would be hobbling around. Brooks: please fix this and bring on the Ariel 11 before my shoes wear out!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    I too have been wearing ...

    By Diana

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

    I too have been wearing Brooks Ariel for 3 years and have loved them. When I got version 9, I could not fit my foot into them much less insert my orthotics. They were definitely tight through the forefoot. Despite this, I walked my first marathon only to get numerous blisters. I have sent them back to try the same size but widder.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    I have been buying Ariels ...

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

    I have been buying Ariels for years and have been pleased up until now. The new version seemed promising, but, after my first few runs I found that something was going on with the tongue/laces-the end result was that my feet were very badly cut up where the laces would tie by my ankle. I hoped that after a few runs my feet would adjust, but they didn't, so I switched to the Mizuno Wave Renegade. Lighter and more flexible, although possibly less supportive-so far I'm happy with them. Hopefully the next Ariel will be better...but for now staying far away from this model

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    I have used Ariels for so ...

    By Longtime Ariel User

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

    I have used Ariels for so long I cannot remember what model number I started with but it was before 6! I cannot stand Ariel 10s. I had to try to find a place to buy an earlier model. Like those who have reviewed previously, it is the tongue on the shoe - causes all sorts of bruising and other problems. Brooks, what were you thinking??!!! Please come out with an updated model with a fixed tongue soon before I have to switch brands!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    I've been wearing Brooks ...

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

    I've been wearing Brooks Ariel for about 5 years and was looking forward to trying version 10 for the first time since it is slightly lighter than version 9. This shoe is not as comfortable as Brooks Ariel 9 and has a lot of tightness in the forefoot. I loosened up the laces considerably (the laces on this version are a bit too short), but this did not solve the problem. I will stick with version 9 until Brooks fixes this problem.

     
    5.0

    Best Product For Orthodics

    By lindafauvelle

    from Alamo, Tx

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

      My husband and I have been wearing Brooks runners for about 5 years and we find that they are unsurpassed in terms of durability and comfort. Both of us suffer from arch problems and have been prescribed orthodics which fit beautifully in the runner and allows us to be fully active in performing our Gym exercises.

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

      Nearly the best shoe ever

      By Colleen

      from Corvallis, OR

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

      I am a trail runner and I have found that I need a motion control shoe. Unfortunately, I have not found a trail runner/motion control shoe so I have used the Ariel 10 as a trail running shoe. It has been a great shoe! I seem to develop various ankle and hip problems with other shoes, but not with the Ariel 10! It is comfortable and solves my pronation problems perfectly. The only thing it could do better is last a little longer. If the Ariel were build as a trail runner it may last longer for my uses. On the road this shoe may last longer??

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

      Awesome shoe

      By LittleRunner Nina

      from Asheville, NC

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

        This shoe is wonderful...I have been using it for years.

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

        they are great!

        By lynndi

        from mobile, al

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

          Very comfortable on long runs!!

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

          Can't wait for the Ariel 11

          By LeoRunner

          from Columbus, OH

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

          I keep having to come back to the Brooks Ariel. I was running in an expensive Saucony shoe that started to cause me pains in my shin and as soon as I started wearing my Brooks shoes the problem has started to subside. They do take a few runs to break the flexibility from back to front in but once you do, they are good to go. Can't wait for the Ariel 11 to arrive at my doorstep! Will let you know what I think after a few runs.

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

          ariel is great

          By lynndi

          from mobile, al

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

            very comfortable on long runs

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

            Ariel is a 10!!!

            By Lynndi

            from Mobile. AL

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

              Very comfortable -- you do need to go up a size from your normal shoe.

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

              Ariel 10

              By pp

              from Flagstaff, AZ

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

                I switched from Brooks Addiction and will not go back. This is a better shoe!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                 
                4.0

                My "go to" shoe

                By goddess

                from St Petersburg, Fl

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cushions Impact
                • EXCELLENT SUPPORT
                • Good Arch Support
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                • Order a size larger
                • Price

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

                These shoes help me & my temperamental back work out on a consistent basis. I used to run with these but, due to back issues, I'm using them now as a daily walking shoe. I ran approx 5K 3 times a week & now I'm walking about 2-3 miles 5-6 days a week. I also wear them to the gym & biking. When my back does flare up, these shoes have been the 1 or 2 of the shoes I can wear. My usage of them makes them my "go to" shoe. The drawbacks are price (wow!) & the vanity takes a hit when I have to order a size larger than usual. I also seem to go through them quicker than I'd like (back to price concerns here). I have tried orthotics (soft, store-purchased) with them but not been as happy with it. I just buy a newer pair of shoes instead.

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

                Sustainable performer

                By Dancing Monkey

                from Sydney, Australia

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

                  This is a shoe that does what it was designed for. It helps pronation and since wearing them my bones aren't sore anymore. They are very comfortable and they have great shock absorbing qualities. I recommend these shoes to people with pronation problems. I don't have to wear my orthotics when I wear these shoes.

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

                  Relief of pain

                  By LoMedHi

                  from Pittsburgh PA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

                    I was having hip pain from running before I got these shoes. Roadrunner recomnended these for pronation control and my pain was gone! Just bought a second identical pair. I run 1-2x a week for a total of 6-10 mi./wk. They told me to order a half size large, which was correct.

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

                    Running is fun again.

                    By Hzl63

                    from Antelope, CA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Pronation Control

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

                      I went thru many different brands of shoes before I found the Brooks Ariel. With all the other shoes I used to get leg and foot injuries. I was always in pain and wondered if running was for me. I finally found Brooks Ariel and it is the perfect shoe. I can run for hours and never have any pain or injuries. They are the best motion control shoe I've ever owned. I love them so much I buy a couple pairs at a time to make sure I always have them. It makes running fun again.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                       
                      4.0

                      good shoe!

                      By Jen 123

                      from Maryland

                      About Me Gym Rat

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Heavy
                      • Poor Arch Support

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

                      I use to suffer from heel pain but not with these shoes, no problems when I wear these shoes. I do use my own insert because the one that comes with the shoe is great but does not have enough arch support. It also is a heavy shoe but other than that the shoe is very supportive and wears well.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                       
                      4.0

                      Improves my posture

                      By Mrs. Busy at Home

                      from Easton, MO

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Durable
                      • Fast
                      • Good Traction
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                      • Poor Cushioning
                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                      • Walking

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

                      This shoe helps correct a curvature of the spine problem that I have by keeping my feet and legs in proper position. While I believe I could be more comfortable in a shoe with more give, this shoe does seem to keep my back straight still at the end of the day.

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

                      Always a great shoe!

                      By heather, runnergirl

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable
                      • Good Traction
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                      • Poor Arch Support

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

                      I love these shoes. I have run in this brand and this model of shoe for almost 10 years now. I switched to a different brand once, and ended up suffering from plantar fasciitis, so I will never deviate again. I am a long-distance runner (half marathons and marathons) and love the cushioning and the pronation control. I do not like the arch support of the shoe, but that is only because I am used to running with my own inserts. All around a great shoe and Brooks is a great brand.

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

                      Excellent shoe for Overpronators

                      By runnergirl jr

                      from Tulsa, Oklahoma

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Endurance Training

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

                      Since I started wearing the Ariel, I have had very little ankle and foot pain. It has excellent arch support. Like all motion control shoes, it has a more boxey appearance and weighs a little more. Great support.

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

                      I love these shoes!

                      By Happy Feet

                      from Solomons, Maryland

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • With Orthotics/Inserts

                        Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

                        This is my second pair of Brooks, I love them. My orthotic fits perfectly.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                         
                        4.0

                        Good buy

                        By janmper

                        from cos cob ct

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Good Traction
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Walking

                          Comments about Womens Brooks Ariel 10 Running Shoe:

                          use mostly at home,little bit of treadmill, but mostly around the house running after the grandkids. Pretty comfortable, but had to get a whole size bigger than usual., also, because of planters fasciitis, an extra insole, also available at this site. [...]

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

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                          1.    Karen Neede rated this product 5 stars
                          Wed, January 27,2010:
                          These shoes are perfect for my flat feet and overpronation! I'm on a strict diet and excrise program which is hard enough by itself. So to not have to worry about my knees hurting from the shoes that I'm wearing is a true life saver!
                          2.    cyr rated this product 5 stars
                          Thu, December 31,2009:
                          I was suffering from piriformus pain that was getting worse and worse and these shoes were the first pair that made that pain less and eventually fade (well massage therapy helped too)!!
                          3.    Lori rated this product 1 star
                          Tue, December 29,2009:
                          I have worn the Ariel for several years and really liked the previous models. The Ariel 10's caused a hip problem with severe pain and I couldn't run for several days. The shoe is also very stiff and hasn't loosened up. Brooks better fix this model and quickly get out a model 11. In the mean time, I've had to switch brands.
                          4.    Rachel rated this product 5 stars
                          Thu, November 19,2009:
                          This is the only shoe that works for me, and I've tried many others. They seems tight at first, so I relaced them for a little extra breathing room, and haven't had any problems since.
                          5.    Lea rated this product 5 stars
                          Mon, September 21,2009:
                          I wear them with Thorlo socks and never have any problems with blisters or callouses.
                          6.    Lea rated this product 5 stars
                          Mon, September 21,2009:
                          For those of you having problems with the lacing and "nerve problems" on the top of your feet, try lacing them parallel - (Lace the first two eyelets on the big-toe side of the tongue - not the first eyelet on either side of the tongue like you normally would. Bring the lace from the first eyelet straight across to the first eyelet on the other side of the tongue and push it through. Pull it straight up the side, skipping one eyelet, and thread it through the third eyelet. Pull it straight across the tongue, and push it through the third eyelet on the opposite side. Repeat until all eyelets are laced. Tie.)
                          7.    Lea rated this product 5 stars
                          Mon, September 21,2009:
                          I have been wearing this shoe for long-distance and marathon running for many years, since before they switched the name from Beast to Ariel. I am only 140 lbs., but my feet overpronate, and this is the only shoe that is supportive enough to prevent soreness and pain in my hip flexors. I wear them with Thorlo running socks and have never had any problems with blisters or such. The tongue is short enough to stay out of the way of your foot as you run. For those of you having problems with the lacing and "nerve problems" on the top of your feet, try lacing them parallel - (Lace the first two eyelets on the big-toe side of the tongue - not the first eyelet on either side of the tongue like you normally would. Bring the lace from the first eyelet straight across to the first eyelet on the other side of the tongue and push it through. Pull it straight up the side, skipping one eyelet, and thread it through the third eyelet. Pull it straight across the tongue, and push it through the third e
                          8.    Longtime Ariel User rated this product 1 star
                          Wed, August 26,2009:
                          I have used Ariels for so long I cannot remember what model number I started with but it was before 6! I cannot stand Ariel 10s. I had to try to find a place to buy an earlier model. Like those who have reviewed previously, it is the tongue on the shoe - causes all sorts of bruising and other problems. Brooks, what were you thinking??!!! Please come out with an updated model with a fixed tongue soon before I have to switch brands!
                          9.    Anonymous rated this product 2 stars
                          Sat, August 01,2009:
                          I would advise not to buy this model of Ariel. I have worn Ariel's for years. This shoe wears out too fast, top bunches up and has made nerve problems on the tops of both my feet. To tolerate them i have to use foam pads, and a callouse cushion on each foot. As the years have gone by I have noticed the padding inside the shoe has become less and less. I think Brooks is cheaping out on quality ,but of course the price is still high isn't it?? .
                          10.    Anonymous rated this product 2 stars
                          Mon, July 27,2009:
                          I have gone through 3 different pairs of the previous Brooks Ariels. I was so sure that Ariels were the right shoe for me, I went ahead and bought 2 pairs of the Ariel 10. Bad decision. The support and cushioning is still great, but the tongue is way too stiff and long. It rubs and presses against the ankle in the most uncomfortable way.
                          11.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
                          Mon, July 20,2009:
                          I have been buying Ariels for years and have been pleased up until now. The new version seemed promising, but, after my first few runs I found that something was going on with the tongue/laces-the end result was that my feet were very badly cut up where the laces would tie by my ankle. I hoped that after a few runs my feet would adjust, but they didn't, so I switched to the Mizuno Wave Renegade. Lighter and more flexible, although possibly less supportive-so far I'm happy with them. Hopefully the next Ariel will be better...but for now staying far away from this model
                          12.    Brittany rated this product 5 stars
                          Mon, July 20,2009:
                          I love my Brooks Ariel 10's. I'm on my third pair. I agree that the 9's were better because I too have had a bit of soreness in my achilles while wearing the latest edition. That's usually only until they're broken in though. I like that the 10's are a bit narrower because it is rather difficult to find motion control shoes that fit average to narrow width feet. I run high mileage, and I need lots of support. In my opinion, these are the most comfortable motion control shoes on the market and provide the highest level of support. My second choice is the New Balance 1011. They're not quite as comfy as the ariel, but they're nice and supportive.
                          13.    LC rated this product 2 stars
                          Fri, July 10,2009:
                          I love the Brooks ARIEL - this is my 4th or 5th pair - but this version is very tight in the toe area and something is off with the heel padding as the achilles tendon is very sore wearing these shoes. I'm off to order something else.
                          14.    Diana rated this product 1 star
                          Tue, July 07,2009:
                          I too have been wearing Brooks Ariel for 3 years and have loved them. When I got version 9, I could not fit my foot into them much less insert my orthotics. They were definitely tight through the forefoot. Despite this, I walked my first marathon only to get numerous blisters. I have sent them back to try the same size but widder.
                          15.    JO rated this product 2 stars
                          Sun, May 03,2009:
                          I've been wearing Brooks Ariel for as long as I can remember and this is the first time I've been unable to run in them. They bruise the top of my foot - it's as if the tongue bunches up or the silver material lining the laces is too stiff. It's awful. I've had to return to wearing my worn-out old ones or I would be hobbling around. Brooks: please fix this and bring on the Ariel 11 before my shoes wear out!
                          16.    Naomi rated this product 2 stars
                          Mon, November 24,2008:
                          This shoe actually felt good for my plantar fasciitis, but the big, bulky heel caused the anterior tibialis tendon to become very inflamed. I couldn't run for 6 weeks until that healed. I went back to my Asics. Road Runner did take back my used pair of Brooks and sent me a new pair of shoes, no questions asked!!!!
                          17.    Anonymous rated this product 2 stars
                          Sun, October 19,2008:
                          I've been wearing Brooks Ariel for about 5 years and was looking forward to trying version 10 for the first time since it is slightly lighter than version 9. This shoe is not as comfortable as Brooks Ariel 9 and has a lot of tightness in the forefoot. I loosened up the laces considerably (the laces on this version are a bit too short), but this did not solve the problem. I will stick with version 9 until Brooks fixes this problem.
                          18.    Priscilla rated this product 5 stars
                          Fri, September 19,2008:
                          I have literally tried EVERY motion control shoe and this is by far the best! They do not feel heavy at all. I didn't get any blisters and did not experience any rubbing at all. There was no heel slippage. I honestly felt like I could run and run. My legs didn't even feel tired and I didn't experience any knee pain. If you are an overpronator who is prone to blisters please try this shoe!! You will not regret it!
                          19.    Teresa rated this product 5 stars
                          Wed, September 10,2008:
                          I have multible foot problem. the shoes feel so good I'd like to wear them to bed
                          20.    JW rated this product 5 stars
                          Wed, September 03,2008:
                          UNBELIEVABLE COMFORT!! I've worn Saucony for years and they never held up due to my being very heavy. These shoes are amazing! I am calling these my 'miracle shoe'! I am able to be on my feet without the burning now! Plus, I'm a supinator (I know these are made for pronators) but trust me, if you supinate these will help! I feel they are more a neutral and balanced shoe than Saucony (which are absolutely made for pronation). The hydro-flow provides a support and cushioning like I've never known before!! For runners the hydro-flow chambers fluctuate the fluid...but if you are heavy and flat footed (which I am) the fluid settles into BOTH chambers and creates a cushion that is like nothing else I've ever experienced. Even my ankles have stopped swelling! I know there are a lot of overweight folks looking for a miracle, too...here it is! I plan on ordering a back up pair!!! What a great shoe!

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