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Brooks Addiction 10 Review
Brooks Addiction 10

This motion-control running shoe garners adulation from many quarters. Recommended by specialists in the field, it provides superior support where needed (that would be the arch) -- even for bigger guys who are tough on running shoes. Brooks hits all the marks with specialized technology for stability and cushioning and an affordable price.

If Brooks Addiction 10 reviews are any guide, a fair number of runners seem to be addicted to the Addiction line of shoes. Reviews at Road Runner Sports attest to the overall performance and comfort of these motion-control running shoes for people with flat arches and overpronation; one user, noting her "picky feet," says she's tried other shoes but finds the Addiction models the best for a training regimen of 25 to 50 miles a week. Reviews at Foot Locker extol the arch support, cushioning, and durability, whether the shoe is put to service at jobs requiring long periods of walking on cement floors or during road running and training workouts. Severe overpronation, stress fractures, and bunions are just some of the reasons users commit to this shoe, according to reviews at Amazon, because of the excellent arch support and cushioning. Several users report choosing the Brooks Addiction 10 on the recommendation of podiatrists and physical therapists and others happily report it suits big and tall guys who struggle to find this type of shoe.

The Brooks Addiction 10 (starting at $110, Amazon) is priced just outside the Cheapism niche, understandably so given the motion-control design and construction. Brooks's own MC Pod technology and an extended diagonal rollbar support the arch; gel runs from heel to toe for cushioning; and crash pads add flexibility and a smooth transition through the running gait. The shoe is topped with a breathable mesh upper to manage moisture. As expected, it weighs a bit more than neutral and stability running shoes, coming in at 10.2 to 12.4 ounces, depending on gender and size.

Despite the slightly un-cheap price tag, the Brooks Addiction 10 is a good fit for runners who need lots of arch support. The shoe has hooked lots of runners as well as people who wear them for walking, touring, or jobs that require lots of time on the feet.

by Raechel Conover (Google+ Profile) – May 2, 2013
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