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

Women's Brooks Ariel 9

Item #BRK881
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Women's BROOKS® ARIEL 9 :: Old dogs can use new tricks, but the new MoGo™ midsole thats been added to the women's Brooks® Ariel 9 is no trick. Its a bit softer than Substance 257 and it's also lighter and more resilient. Mile after mile, the feel of the Brooks® Ariel 9 will be there. Otherwise, the Brooks® Ariel 9 remains the same and is perfect for larger runners with flat arches. What more could you need from the most popular Motion Control shoe for 8 years in a row now? 12.5 ounces

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Specifications:

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

I love Roadrunner Sports

5

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

LTLDEB

Arizona

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

4

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

K Seeks Relief

Pittsburgh, PA

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I work in an extremely ...

5

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

heather

Undisclosed

I never tried the older ...

5

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

Whitney

Undisclosed

I ran a couple of shorter ...

3

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

swoods1958

Undisclosed

I have been wearing ...

1

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

Lori

Undisclosed

Very disappointing. This ...

3

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

Betty

Undisclosed

Horrific! I felt like my ...

1

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

wanda

Undisclosed

Absolutely terrific shoe. ...

5

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

Lisa

Undisclosed

Terrific shoe! Awesome ...

5

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

**

Undisclosed

cushioning feels pillowy ...

5

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

Veronica

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LOVE these shoes. Do not ...

5

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

Esther Lan

Undisclosed

I have been wearing the ...

1

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

druzicka

Undisclosed

If there were a 6 star ...

5

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

Lisa

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The BEST running shoe I ...

5

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

Debra

Undisclosed

I used to wear Brooks ...

2

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

A.M.

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I LOVED my Addictions but ...

3

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

Leanne

Undisclosed

I have bad running ...

1

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

Annoymous

Undisclosed

I believe this shoe is a ...

2

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

Kathy

Undisclosed

i give the brooks ariel 9 ...

5

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

Anonymous

Undisclosed

P.S. I just read some ...

5

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

Melissa

Undisclosed

I'm so disappointed in ...

1

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

Annette

Undisclosed

The best one so far, very ...

5

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

Sigal

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Excellent shoes for long ...

5

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

Melissa

Undisclosed

This shoe is very heavy ...

1

This shoe is very heavy and not comfortable at all.

Nancy

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Hated this shoe. Too ...

1

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

Donna

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Very little cushioning. ...

1

Very little cushioning. Returned the shoes.

Trav

Undisclosed

shoe feels great on my ...

5

shoe feels great on my feet-- very light

tkiekhofer

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The brooks Ariel 9 are ...

5

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

Chloe

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1.    Melissa rated this product 5 stars
Mon, September 22,2008:
P.S. I just read some other reviews and I have both the last version and this one, and I still use both while training for a marathon: I can't tell the difference between the two versions.
2.    Melissa rated this product 5 stars
Mon, September 22,2008:
Excellent shoes for long distance running for those with flat arches. Can't ask for anything better.
3.    Donna rated this product 1 star
Sun, August 10,2008:
Hated this shoe. Too heavy. Felt like running with bricks on. Otherwise fine. Back to Asics.
4.    Sigal rated this product 5 stars
Wed, June 25,2008:
The best one so far, very comfortable I feel like I am walking on clouds. The only problem I have now is finding my shoe size again. I hope they'll never discontinue it.
5.    heather rated this product 5 stars
Wed, June 04,2008:
I work in an extremely active environment (busy clinical lab in a busy hospital) and most shoes just don't do the job (either they fall apart altogether, literally, in a very short time, or they are extremely uncomfortable by day's end, and this includes so-called comfort shoes). The Brooks Ariel 9 has been a godsend. It's the only shoe that can carry me comfortably through the day (no pressure points or pain at quitting time) and they last a whopping 6 months which is a huge improvement over other shoes I've worn there (one exception is Berkenstock's which lasts over a year). Foot support is awesome. The cushioned comfort is exceptional. I have an injured back (lower spine) and arthritis, and these shoes have been wonderful at preventing pain and discomfort through my busy days. Not to mention the width on the D models is perfect for my wider foot. I sure hope Brooks come up with a worthy successor, since they are discontinuing this model. Ariel 9 is simply the best!
6.    Annoymous rated this product 1 star
Fri, April 25,2008:
I have bad running mechanics. The previous version of this shoe helped solve my problems. This version is terrible. I now have ankle trouble and knee problems. Please bring back the last version. What did you do to this shoe? I had better luck with buying sneakers off the rack in the department store. Very dissapointing!
7.    Debra rated this product 5 stars
Sat, April 12,2008:
The BEST running shoe I have ever put my foot in too. I have been running for 17 years and try other shoes and the Ariel 9 is by far the best shoe for me. I've been wearing the Ariel 9 for about five years now. Last year I bought a different shoe and was not happy at all with it. I love the new colors. I've travel many roads with the Brooks Ariel 9 shoe then with any one else.Love the shoe...
8.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
Tue, April 01,2008:
i give the brooks ariel 9 and A+. They might be a little on the heavy side, but they have so much support and so comfortable. I have been in the Adrenaline, Addiction, and the Trance. The ariels are by far the best. I recommend them to anyone.
9.    Nancy rated this product 1 star
Thu, March 20,2008:
This shoe is very heavy and not comfortable at all.
10.    Whitney rated this product 5 stars
Sat, March 15,2008:
I never tried the older version of theses, so I can't say whether this version is better or worse. But, I personally think these shoes are great for me, a severe overpronator. In comparison to other motion control shoes I've tried (and I've tried A LOT) they feel very cushioned to run on, while still providing maximum control.
11.    Chloe rated this product 5 stars
Sun, January 27,2008:
The brooks Ariel 9 are the most comfortable shoes i have ever worn!
12.    Lori rated this product 1 star
Tue, January 15,2008:
I have been wearing Brooks shoes for many years. I bought 2 pair of these --- big mistake. The support broke down in less than 2 months. I am truly disappointed and will spend my money on my other favorite brand in the future.
13.    Annette rated this product 1 star
Mon, October 22,2007:
I'm so disappointed in the Ariel versions of the last few years. They are not as supportive and wear out much faster than the older versions. It's off to find a new shoe for me....
14.    Betty rated this product 3 stars
Fri, October 05,2007:
Very disappointing. This is my fourth or fifth pair of Brooks Ariels. I've always loved these shoes and never had a problem. The first time I ran in this 2007 model, I got a huge blister on the bottom of my foot -- the inside arch -- after just a few miles. I've never had a blister or any discomfort with Ariels before. Overall, the shoe feels flimsier and much less supportive especially on top. When I look at the inside of the shoe, the finishing of the stitching looks rougher than on my last pair, and the footpad seems less cushioned than before, though they say the new shoe has more cushioning. I also think it fits a little smaller in length. I'm very disappointed and wish I could find the 2004, 2005, or 2006 Ariel instead.
15.    druzicka rated this product 1 star
Fri, September 21,2007:
I have been wearing the Brooks Ariel for running for 8 years and have been entirely injury free. This version is not as nearly as good, and caused me to feel sore in knees after one long run. It did not control motion even as well as my shoes I have well broken in with over 400 miles. In comparison to older versions, it is narrower and has less roll bar material. Shame on Brooks for messing with a great product!
16.    Leanne rated this product 3 stars
Sun, August 19,2007:
I LOVED my Addictions but thought these might be better...no way!! I hate them they are tight across the foot and heavy. I would rahter run barefoot.
17.    A.M. rated this product 2 stars
Wed, August 08,2007:
I used to wear Brooks Beast years ago and loved them. I have flat feet and wear orthotics. When I tried these on (and I am a true size 8), they were too small. Tried the 8 1/2 and they were too big. Needless to say, I am very disappointed. Also they do not seem to as supportive as they older version. Will stick to my New Balance 1122 and 1010.
18.    swoods1958 rated this product 3 stars
Mon, August 06,2007:
I ran a couple of shorter runs with these shoes on the advise of my podiatrist and no problems. However, when I ran a longer 13 mile run, I started getting an instep blister around 6 miles and had to try and deal with it the rest of the run. It's hard to say if it was the shoe or just my foot but I'm going back to the Adrenalines.
19.    Kathy rated this product 2 stars
Tue, July 17,2007:
I believe this shoe is a cheaper version of the Ariel 4. It's very cheap feeling, not nearly as supportive and will probably wear out quickly. It also runs a bit smaller than the previous Ariel. I wish these companies would stop changing a good design.
20.    Trav rated this product 1 star
Fri, June 15,2007:
Very little cushioning. Returned the shoes.
21.    ** rated this product 5 stars
Mon, May 21,2007:
Terrific shoe! Awesome for wide/flat feet. Its a little clunky looking but for the support and cushioning it can't be beat. I run in these 6 days a week, and am on my 4th month in these shoes, longer than any others have lasted.
22.    wanda rated this product 1 star
Sun, May 13,2007:
Horrific! I felt like my feet were making direct contact with the road. Afterward my run, my hip, knees and shins hurt. I've been running in older versions of this shoe for years and loved them. I don't know what the deal with this model is.
23.    Lisa rated this product 5 stars
Sun, April 22,2007:
If there were a 6 star this shoe would receive that rating. Great, comfortable shoe, will choose Brooks in the future. Support all the way around and comfort Wow! Love it!
24.    Lisa rated this product 5 stars
Tue, January 09,2007:
Absolutely terrific shoe. It is a big improvement over the last version of the Ariel. It feels lighter and more cushioned. Not clunky. I am more of a mild pronator, but like the great stability of this shoe. It runs a tiny bit small.
25.    tkiekhofer rated this product 5 stars
Wed, January 03,2007:
shoe feels great on my feet-- very light
26.    Veronica rated this product 5 stars
Fri, November 24,2006:
cushioning feels pillowy soft. i ran my marathon in these and had no pain whatsoever. my knees usually hurt in asics but the cushioning that brooks put in this shoe is unbelievable. everybody should run in these, flat feet or not!
27.    Esther Lan rated this product 5 stars
Sat, October 14,2006:
LOVE these shoes. Do not feel like motion control shoes at all. Ran in these for a mile and was so surprised. Superb cushioning and controlled my pronation. Brooks did a really good job.
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