- 100% Leather
- Synthetic sole
- SHOE SIZE: "D" = Medium width, "EE" = Wide width, "B" = Narrow width, "EEEE" = Extra wide width
- MAXIMUM SUPPORT: Our Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar strategically supports your arch to guide and keep your body in its natural path of motion.
- SLIP-RESISTANT, SECURE FIT: The forefoot MC Pod construction and an innovative outsole sets your foot in an efficient, balanced, and stable position.
- SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA adapts to your stride, weight and speed, to make every step comfortable.
- LONG-LASTING: Both comfortable and durable, this shoe with a full-grain leather upper will be a staple to your wardrobe.
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The fit and feel of a running shoe in a casual everyday walker? Whats not addictive about that? The Addiction Walker now comes with durable, energy-returning MoGo midsole cushioning, a more supple full-grain leather upper, strong support, and a reliable, slip-resistant outsole.
Designed to elevate the running experience, Brooks' advanced stability, cushioning, and motion control gear is recognized as the product of choice among runners of all levels. Entirely focused on the run, Brooks is dedicated to inspiring people to be active. Brooks creates innovative equipment that keeps you running longer, farther, and faster -- and with more enjoyment of the run.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Package Dimensions : 13.9 x 8.6 x 5.3 inches; 13.7 Ounces
- Item model number : 1100391B
- Department : Mens
- Date First Available : December 21, 2002
- Manufacturer : Brooks
- ASIN : B0012I8YA2
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Wearing a size 13EEEE shoe since the middle of high school, I learned early to have measured expectations about shoes. Much like the infamous contractor's triangle of good/fast/cheap, where you are only ever permitted to have (at best) two out of those three on any given project, I was generally pleased anytime I could find a pair that offered any pairing of stylish appearance, genuine comfort or durability. For the decade-plus prior to finding these shoes, I'd generally settled on whatever New Balance's walking shoe du jour was as my best option, and with three pairs in rotation I could expect a year of wear out of each with pretty good comfort for the first 60% of that timeframe. Thankfully, those days are over and even if I have to buy the Brooks company to keep it in business, I will never go back.
When I got these shoes in 2014, I was hitting my stride with online shopping and resolved to purchase my first pair of shoes that way since the devil-may-care attitude towards shoe comfort I'd had through my 20s was giving way to the creaks and groans of my 30s. After combing through online reviews and foot pain forums, my decision was to try a pair from a brand I'd never even heard of despite over 15 years of shopping in specialty footwear stores. After receiving these shoes, I no longer believe in any benefit to buying shoes from a brick-and-mortar store, because there is no excuse for letting people throw money away on New Balance and Dunham when the Brooks Addiction Walker exists in the same size. The difference in experience is as striking as going from walking barefoot to wearing sandals: you go from seeing some discomfort as inevitable to being very surprised in the rare occasions when it occurs. After the first week with them, I threw all three pairs of New Balance that I had in the trash with that smug sense of satisfaction that you only find when overcoming an obstacle after years of wrestling with it, the kind that makes animated leprechauns jump in the air while clicking their heels together.
It was 38 months ago, to the day, that I bought my first pair of these shoes, and I am just now back to replace them. ... You heard me right, that single pair has lasted me through over three years of daily wear, and it's only the separation of the soles from the uppers that is prompting that because otherwise they still look fantastic and feel like clouds under my feet. Living on a dirt road in a very rural area that regularly requires walking on coarse gravel and forest trails that kind of longevity is something I'd only seen before from the most premium of hiking boots, though I expect those to start lasting much longer now that I have far less cause to wear them. The first day I wore them I was actually uneasy with how much more natural they felt against my feet than any shoes I'd worn before, to the point that my gait changed a bit to what I now realize is how my body always wanted to move. By the second day I was strutting around like John Travolta in the opening scene of Saturday Night Fever complete with invisible Bee Gees soundtrack in my head; I've never received so many compliments on new shoes from friends and family all at once. Most people never even noticed when I'd worn new shoes before.
They check all the boxes for me, from having a broad toe box without looking too angular in front, to simply amazing tread and grip that has never once left me nearly losing footing or even slightly rolling an ankle no matter how rugged the terrain, to remaining as comfortable in the 16th hour of wear as they were when I put them on in the morning. They also breathe as well as the last pair of running shoes I had (an Asics model I've since forgotten though they were awesome), which shouldn't be possible since those were mesh above the toe box and these are solid, but it's true. I have low arches almost to the point of non-existence, and even the insoles they came with gave good support, but after replacing them with my trusted Powerstep insoles, I knew instinctively that I had found the footwear the Universe intended for me to use. If forced to find something to gripe about I would go for the fact that they squeak on highly polished floors, but as I find that's a function of high grip soles, I'm fine with occasional squeaking over occasional pratfalls.
If you made it this far, then just scroll up and buy these shoes. There are too few things in the world that:
a) are so incredibly good that they merit a review like this, and
b) can improve your quality of life more than having good shoes.
Here is some background on me: I'm a woman. I wear a 11 wide in woman's shoes and a size 9.5 4E wide in men's shoes ( I got some big feet!). I also have very VERY flat feet with overpronation.
Not sure if I received knock-offs or a defective product, but the shoes were so uncomfortable, partly due to the filmsy/cheap insert made from a cardboard/paper material. So I placed a much softer/better quality shoe insert. Even with the new shoe insert it felt like I was walking on concrete, barefooted.
For a $100 pair of shoes, that was unacceptable. I ended up returning them and buying a $30 pair of Dr. Scholl's "Catalyst" men's shoe. The Catalyst is not perfect, but it's far more tolerable for me than these $100 shoes.
If you do end up buying the Brook's Addiction Walker, I truly hope the shoes work out for you.
Top reviews from other countries
They couldn't be any more wrong.
The style isnt too great its all one solid colour and do not look very trendy. More like a work shoe or for someone much older than my age group 25 to 35.
They are comfortable the standard width is quite wide so helps people who over pronate or have flat feet, the toe box is also nice and roomy. However, after wearing there is no breathability, your feet get ridiculously hot and sweaty and this isn't even on a hot day. When you take your feet out your left with a swimming pool of sweat, its not great and as a result i started developing Athletes foot as the shoes make your feet an ideal breeding ground.
The outside durability is decent and the soles will probably last about 2000miles of walking if not more (average shoe lasts me about 6 months which is about 500miles of walking).
The inside isn't too great it starts to rip and disintegrate in the toe box. As a result i have had to return mine after a week as they started to break from the inside and i wasn't impressed at all for the price paid
Update (Sept 2, 2018) - so I’ve worn these shoes for a couple of months now. They’re still comfortable and although I still have plantar fasciitis and the pain that comes with it, these shoes have reduced the pain a lot. I can walk for longer and faster with these shoes.
way. I walk my dog for 3 hours every day over different surfaces and in all weathers , these shoes have proved near faultless.
They are well made, smart looking and can be cleaned by just a lick of polish, so far they seem water proof or at least water resistant,they are extremely comfortable, I have ordered and received another pair for the future just in case they are discontinued.An oversight by the manufacturer not to use proper eyelets make it a little difficult to tighten the laces but this is minor criticism I have no hesitation in recommending these shoes.