I'm 6'3" and 260 pounds.. I run 3-4 miles a day, 6 days a week. Being a heavier guy, the Brooks Beast line is the only shoe I have found that supports my feet during this kind of running. This style is very similar to the Beast 11 in support and comfort, but I like that they've changed the design a little to hide the large sole that all motion control shoes have. I'm very pleased with this Brooks update.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend