Brooks Beast 14
Brooks is back with its updated Beast 14 premium running shoe. They are so confident in the toughness of this shoe, its slogan is “Unleash the fury of the Beast.” As a stability shoe providing a comfortable and supportive ride, the Brooks Beast 14 is an optimal choice for runners with moderate to severe overpronation. With a completely updated saddle and unique “no sew” synthetic overlays that offer a more confident and secure fit, Brooks once again scores high marks. Also sporting a full length BioMoGo cushioned sole that aims to adapt to each runner’s personal stride and a technologically superior heel-to-toe rollbar, runners will have the full arsenal of Brooks’ most advanced materials at their disposal as they take on the roads. In the following review, we will take a look at the latest incarnation of the Beast and see how well it lives up to its name.
The shoe stands up to wet conditions and keeps feet cool and dry, both promoting comfort and durability, as its element mesh and element lining is water repellent and moisture wicking.
Secure fit courtesy of a unique support saddle cradling the midfoot.
Near personalized ride made possible through Brooks' use of its Tuned Density Midsole
Enhanced flexibility provided by Flextra rubber and Omega Flex Grooves in the sole yielding a more confident, fluid ride.
Between smaller sizing and a narrower forefoot, runners reported that finding a proper fit was more difficult than expected.
While many feel the cost is worth it, The Beast comes in with a heftier price tag.
One of the most acclaimed components in Brooks' arsenal is its DNA cushioning support system that promises to deliver a personalized ride for increased comfort and confidence. With its adaptive highly viscous liquid, the system provides real-time adjustments for each runner's specific biomechanics, weight, pace, and gait. The reviews indicate it does the job - and well. This customized fit is only enhanced by Brooks' Segmented Crash Pad that efficiently absorbs shock and encourages a smoother heel-to-toe transition for more solid running adventures.
13.8 ounces for men and 12.2 ounces for women. While it is tipping the scales a bit as a heavier shoe, runners have come to trust Brooks to preserve the integrity of its shoes without compromising important features for a small savings on weight. Also, many larger runners are non-plussed by the extra heft as it feels more substantial and provides a comfortable ride. With the moisture management system, runners will not have to contend with the added weight of waterlogged shoes. The fact that this shoe is notably responsive with all the features in the sole help offset the weight and many feel 13.8/12.2 ounces is a small sacrifice for all the benefits afforded, and so will you as you tear through your miles.
There’s also felt that the Beast 14 is extremely accommodating for the forefoot, mid-foot and medium-sized heel. There’s no question that Brooks paid extra special attention to providing a well cushioned design and they were very successful in providing that for runners.
•Premium Sock liner with moisture wicking properties for better breathability and durability.
•Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar that provides maximum control and stability
•Brooks’ DNA midsole that dynamically adapts to your stride for a personalized experience with cushioning and stability
•Updated design wraps your foot for a glove-like fit thanks to its “no sew” technology
•Segmented Crash Pad creates smooth heel-to-toe transition with every step helping to keep feet stable and less likely to incur injury
Biodegradable material in the sole help make the Beast more environmentally friendly