Rated 2 out of 5 by SomeWhereOverTheRainbow Hard to Fit. Very Narrow and All Over Small.
I usually take a size 8 in sneakers so just in case, I ordered a 1/2 size larger 8.5 to wear with thicker socks if I needed to. It was really hard to get my foot into them and they were really small and extremely narrow! If I could, I would have gone up to size 9.5 and would have gotten extra wide, but now they are sold out. I am very disappointed. The color gray with the pink is really pretty though.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLLaura Great Shoes
Really dislike breaking in shoes, so that is why I waited a while before composing a review.
The shoes fit very well and are very comfortable. I walk at least four miles a day, so I needed something with great ankle support and have to say that these shoes really work well.
I like how the shoes are breathable, so that helps on hot and humid days. I would purchase these again.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanSurfer1 Great fit, comfortable, long lasting
Problems with arthritic feet. Shoes give much support, roomy in ball of foot and toe box.
This is my second pair of this style Brooks.
Size 8 1/2 wide true to size.
May 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArtCatNightOwl So Comfortable
I have both the light gray and the blue in these shoes and love them. I went up a half size and wider also and it give my toes great room to splay normally after recent foot surgery. I'm on my feet all day and these are fabulous!
November 29, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by notmuchleft Brooks running shoe
The fit is tight and my big toe hits the front. Once on it seems alright and am not sure if I went up 1/2 size if the shoe would be to big and slip around. The construction is sturdy and once on after a struggle to get it on seems ok. So not sure if a larger size would have been better or too big?????? Will hope this shoe improves with wearing it.
November 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by grandma52 therapeutic shoe for old feet that walk a lot
this is my second pair of Ariel's in a size 8. they are much smaller than the last pair, for which I'm grateful because the previous shoes were much too large. I normally wear a size 7.5, and the new Ariel is a very good fit, but a little narrow. I have bone spurs in both feet and these were recommended by my podiatrist
September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bold Great shoes
Excellent shoes. Provide much needed support. I ware a size 8.5, I ordered size 8.5. Fits great
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tarheelanna Excellent shoe too narrow
I love Brooks shoes and this one was excellent quality and the color was good . The fit of this current style is much narrower than previous ones. My foot measures 9 Medium. In Brook I always order 1/2 size up but the medium width was very uncomfortable. Had to return and order from another company that offered a Wide.
I think the problem is mainly this current style as I have read other reviewers stating the same problem. Am sure they will correct with next style. Usually very comfortable. Hard to find Brand. Thanks LLBean for carrying this.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Funretirement great for your feet
Highest recommendation from shoe/foot experts for pronation and stabilization is the Brooks Ariel. Hard to find but so happy that Bean now carries them. ARIEL is not the same as other Brooks models..I have tried Adrelenine, etc. Ariel is best for above issues.
Brought with coupons earned, makes the price easy.
This are the only tennis shoes I buy now.... 8 yr user of Brooks Ariel.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toothill PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!
I am 70 years old and I've been wearing Brooks Ariels for years because they give me the stability I need and the support for my back. I was delighted to see that L.L. Bean carries them. The fit is perfect, they arrived in a very timely manner. I will always get them here from now on!
April 1, 2015