Rated 3 out of 5 by kdbiorun Brooks Beast 2012
After wearing and running in the 2011 Beast and previous models, this revised model did not feel the same. Toe box narrower and shoe less comfortable. I could not get comfortable in them. I opted to return them and purchase the old model for $45 less.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brian14 Most comfortable shoe ever!
I have flat, wide feet. This is the first pair of shoes that I have worn and experienced a pain free day! They are a bit pricey, but worth every penny.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lp19 great running shoes
great running , great arche suppport, since using these shoes I have no more aches and pioan in my knees
September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scooter51 A Great Running Shoe For Full Figure Guys!
After using the Asics MC, MC Plus and Evolution running shoes over the past two decades I was forced to make a change after the Asics Forte running shoe was introduced. Unfortunately the reviews for the Forte that I read were generally horrible (i.e. "Like running with cardboard on your feet." etc.). I'm sure there must be a number of positive reviews, but then I 've become tired of Asics penchant for always having to introduce a new shoe to replace shoes I was very happy with (i.e. MC, MC Plus, Evolution).
Tinker, Tinker, Tinker and finally people look for alternatives. As A 6', 230 lbs. self professed "fat guy" who runs 20 to 30 miles a week and ran the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon I found the Brooks Beast to be an outstanding alternative to Asics. Asics lost is Brooks gain as once I find a shoe that meets my requirements I stick with it. Thanks to Brooks for being there for us fat guys.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eric Great shoes for bigger runners.
I purchased these after doing research into the better running shoes for different types of runners. I am 6'0" and 250 lbs so I wanted a shoe with great support for my frame. These shoes are perfect.
I've previously used Nike Air Pegasus and other Nike running shoes with disappointing results. They always start out comfortable until a couple of miles into a run where I can really feel the pavement beating up my feet and legs. To be fair, they were not the ideal choice for someone of my size and may be perfectly fine for other people.
The Brooks Beast is perfect for me. They completely remove foot fatigue as a factor during runs. They are comfortable and stable. Even better, they encourage me to run farther and more often. I don't feel the shock in my feet and legs as I have with other shoes.
September 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by bruce "Beast" is a little stiff for these knees
I requested a shoe with maximum padding to protect my knees of many miles and years. The Brooks "Beast" was recommended. However, upon trying them on two runs, my knees hurt worse than any time in recent memory. Dick's was great about taking them back and I've now found a competitive brand at the same store that works better for my individual needs. Thanks, Dick's. Satisfied customer and great store.
September 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cook Brook's Beast
I have worn New Balance for the last twenty years. I wished that I had known about these shoes years ago. I would have switched.
September 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by atxlover Expensive beasts
These shoes are the best we've found for my 15 year old son with wide, flat feet. The price keeps increasing so it is getting harder to justify, but they look good and last very well for him.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick The best shoes for someone like me
I have run with Beast shoes for many years now. The latest version is a great shoe for me with support and cushioning that I have found in no other shoe. I am a heavier runner with low arches, over pronate terribly and I have nice bowed legs. The only shoes I can run in with no problems.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dred The first time
Bought these shoes yesterday, took them out around 0430 this morning for a quick 5 mile run. I honestly never felt so good running, normally I have to push through some pain. These shoes are amazing, truly amazing, I don't want to run in anything else.
July 15, 2013