At first glance this is a lot of shoe. There's loads of cushioning and a large medial post. This adds a certain weight and bulk to the shoe. But it's made for the more severe over-pronator and it works very well for that runner.
The shoe sits under the much more expensive Brooks Transcend and to some degree under the brilliant Adrenaline GTS although that's more of a support shoe with the Addiction being a full-blown motion control shoe. If you just need some support and want to spend around this amount, also have a look at the Brooks Ravenna 11.
There deep cushioning makes the shoe stand out, as does the medial post. It is a big old chunk of denser material in the shoe - old school style - but it works. If you are a more severe over-pronator and/or a heavier runner, this shoe will control that roll!
A well made upper with plenty of padding around the heel counter and collar helps make this a very comfortable shoe from the very first step. That comfort helps, particualrly for the heavier runner, in that it gives the shoe a more welcoming feel given its weight.
There's nothing of particualr note about the outsole, but there doesn't need to be to be honest. It's durable and does the job. In a shoe like this it's all about the cushioning and control and that works just fine.
If you are a heavier runner and/or need lots of support this shoe stands out in that it offers all you'll need at such a great price. It's almost a secret, a forgotten shoe, but seek it out and you'll be amazed at its performance, value and durability.
BioMoGo DNA fuses BioMoGo midsole and DNA cushioning technology for a fully custom responsive ride that adapts to the needs of each and every runner.
Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) extending from the heel through forefoot is made of tri-density BioMoGo foam to reduce excess pronation.
S-257 Cushsole is a midsole compound used as an insole to deliver even more cushioning and flexibility.
Caterpillar Crash Pad is a segmented crash pad that flexes with the foot, offering customized cushioning and stability for a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
HPR Plus is a high abrasion-resistant rubber for long lasting, durable traction.
MC Pod Configuration is a stabilizing midsole/outsole design used in Brook's motion-control shoes. This design sets the foot up for an efficient, balanced heel-to-toe transition.
Engineered Mesh is a moisture-managing mesh upper with plenty of breathability.
Synthetic Overlays are strategically located to provide a snug, secure fit.
Ultimate Sockliner is a contoured insole that provides additional plush comfort underfoot.
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