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Womens Brooks Ariel 16 Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Ariel 16

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Women's BROOKS® ARIEL® 16 :: You're smart. You know a great shoe when you see it, so count on the Women's Brooks Ariel 16 for steady stability and shock-proof cushion. Your newest Ariel is the most stable in the Brooks® lineup and now guides your body more naturally to support overpronation and low arches thanks to the Extended Progressive Diagonal RollBar®. Enjoy more bounce in your step with soft, Super DNA cushion that automatically responds to your every move, while hugging feet with the new, no-sew upper for better fit and ultimate comfort. Keep going strong because the Ariel will always be there to support you.

Motion Control: What's This?

SHOE CATEGORY What is this?


The Nuts & Bolts

  • Super DNA Midsole: Dynamic cushioning underfoot
  • No-sew upper: Delivers ultimate comfort and an improved fit
  • Extended progressive diagonal rollbar: Guides body into natural motion path
  • 1000011537
  • Drop: 12 mm
  • WEIGHT: 11.4 ounces


Women’s Brooks Ariel 16: The Facts

Release Date:

September 2016

Best For:

Daily Running



Cushion Type:

Motion Control

Top Reasons to Buy the Women’s Brooks Ariel 16

The Brooks Ariel line is developed for female runners who overpronate, or whose ankles tend to roll inward on their feet as they run. When motion stability is a concern, the Ariel 16 helps you achieve a more stable, natural gait. Several features work toward stabilizing the foot, such as the Progressive Diagonal Rollbar and External TPU Heel Counter, which lock you in to prevent rolling or sliding.

On top of all the arch support and stability control features offered by the women’s Brooks Ariel 16, you’ll find that it delivers tons of cushioning and comfort. The Super DNA midsole provides a bouncy, responsive ride. The cushioning conforms to each lady’s unique foot shape for a truly adaptive fit.

The Ariel 16 for women is great for both forefoot and heel strikers. It comes equipped with a segmented crash pad that’s designed to evenly distribute pressure upon landing with each and every step-no matter how your foot falls.

What People Are Saying About the Women’s Brooks Ariel 16

Users praise the durability in the women’s Brooks Ariel 16. The innovative midsole cushioning can take tons of pounding before any wear and tear becomes even slightly noticeable.

As noted, the women’s Brooks Ariel 16 is geared towards female runners with low arches or weak ankles. If you use an orthotic that’s helped correct these problems in the past-but are looking for a softer, more stabilizing base shoe-you’ll be happy to hear that this shoe has space to fit many different types of orthotics.

With respect to motion stabilization, the women’s Brooks Ariel 16 takes the gold medal. Plenty of users report a dramatic lessening of pain in their foot, knee, or back due that was caused from being on their feet. The relief from standing, walking, and running is so great, in fact, that many people wear these as everyday shoes, not just athletic trainers.

Women’s Brooks Ariel 16 Updates

Brooks amps up the comfort in the Ariel 16 for women by adding extra padding to the ankle collar. To make your ride even more luxurious, the Ariel 16 comes with a moisture wicking lining to keep your feet cool and dry, in addition to a padded tongue for even more cushioning.

Size and Fit of the Women’s Brooks Ariel 16

General Size and Fit

Normal, wide, and extra wide shoes are available in the Brooks Ariel 16 for women, but consider going up one have size when making a selection in length.


The no-sew upper in the Ariel 16 for women delivers an awesome wrap-around feel and optimal foot-hugging support. It features newly designed mesh which protects against heat and moisture, and the overlays serve structural support without impeding its breathability.


Check out the big cut between the heel and midfoot-it’s designed to offer a firmer, more responsive ride that allows you to feel and push off the ground in cloud-like comfort. That, when coupled with the DNA foam lends to a well-cushioned and highly-durable performance.


The new women’s Brooks Ariel 16 replaces the old, triangular rubber pods with square pods that cover nearly the entire surface of the outsole. The added grip performs well on a variety of flat surfaces, enhancing both stability and ground contact, so you can run with more confidence across a variety of terrains.

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