As the winner of the Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year award in the 2018 Winter Buyer’s Guide, the Men’s Brooks Bedlam Running Shoes are among one of the top-rated running shoes. These shoes are an ideal pair for any road running experience ahead. With internal booties and a wraparound heel collar to keep your feet comfortable, the arrow-point midsole provides a quick heel-to-toe transition. The GuideRails holistic support system provides supportive movement while the DNA AMP energized cushioning converts your energy to fuel your run every step of the way. Don't just select any running shoe to transform your experience, choose the Men's Brooks Bedlam Running Shoe today. Features: Ideal for road running Internal booties for maximum shoe comfort Arrow-point midsole for quick heel-to-toe transition Wraparound heel collar keeps your feet comfortable Intuitive Fit Knit upper includes a heel wrap and heel tab GuideRails holistic support system for supportive movement DNA AMP energized cushioning converts your energy to fuel your run Specs: Midsole: 8mm Weight: 9.9oz / 280.7g Arch: Medium, High Experience Type: Energize
I am on my second pair of Bedlam's now and foresee many more pairs in my future. At first the asymmetric tongue and the "Guide Rails" in the shoe made me unsure of how the shoe would feel and hold my foot. It didn't take long though to have the shoes feel like a natural extension of my foot and support me without feeling like it is there. Compared to more aggressive insoles or heel cups this form of support is really nice to have and keeps my feet happy on all my runs.
These are excellent shoes to a while to adjust to the grip of the heal (which is wonderful). My new favorite shoe. 60 days later... I ordered a second pair to wear as my daily drivers too.I have been wearing Adrenalines for 3 years I am thrilled to move to these. Just a tad more room in the box.
Before I was running in a Glycerin 11 2E, but in the Bedlam the 11 in normal D width fits great. The Glycerins always felt a bit clunky, but I ran injury-free in them - the Bedlams are feeling great after the first few runs. They definitely feel springier and more responsive, I also use gel soft sol inserts. The asymmetric tongue hasn't bothered me. No heal slip, although I prefer a little more material above the heal if I'm nitpicking. The Levitate 2 was too narrow. All in all, really loving this shoe and bought 3 pairs.
Perfect shoes for me! For training I typically use the Adrenalin but these have become my racing shoes. They seem to run a half size larger than all my other brooks shoes. Got them exchanged without issues.
On the fence but think I am really going to like them!
I just recently purchased the Bedlam, I am giving them a 5 because I think I am really going to like them but not totally sold yet and not convinced they are the best shoe for me but the knowledgeable person at the shoe store convinced me to try them. I am mostly a neutral shoe person normally wearing Glycerin's or Gel-Nimbus but have worn Adrenaline GTS and Gel Kayano. Jokingly speaking this shoe is evil in a good way, I love the energy return these shoes provide. First run in them was a 6-mile mid-week in which I beat my normal pace by 24 SPM, OK great on a 6-mile run not too big of a deal. Second run was a 15-mile run, tried to hold back and worked good for the first mile or so but found my pace increasing again which I paid for in the last few miles but again notched a personal best going from 9:54/M to 9:48/M. So, they are fast and that is something I need to adapt to but that is a great problem to have and very pleased that my second run in them was 15 miles with no hot spots from the new tongue/lace configuration or the ankle wrap changes. My last pair was Asics Gel Nimbus 19 with 350+ miles so yes these feel amazing compared to them and my body seems to like them with no serious aches or pains. The only reason I am still on the fence is they do seem to be heavy and stiff. Comparing manufacturers specs, the weight of the Bedlams and Gel Nimbus 19's is identical. So, I am thinking the heavier feel could be caused by the increase in pace I am getting with them but will post more after a several more miles. The reason my last pair were Asics is because after 4 pair of Glycerin's the last few pair did not fair well but do prefer Brooks greatly over the Asics so hoping these give me many good miles.
I use this for running as well as at work, since I have to cover a lot of distance (usualy anywhere between 5 -10 miles of walking) I needed something that would keep me comfortable for long periods of walking. This shoe has completely taken care of me.
The brooks bedlam are simply amazing!! They make me feet feel like I am floating on clouds. I don't feel the impact of the floor when I am running, and I they're extremely comfortable. I typically wear an 11-2E, but unfortunately they do not have wides, I ordered an 11 1/2 and it worked perfectly. This was my first pair of brooks ever, I usually wear and buy asics/Mizuno, but not anymore!! Brooks are amazing, and the technology that is put into make it comfortable for a 3-5x a week runner like myself is so beneficial and comfy. Lastly, I am a nurse I am constantly on my feet, I also wear these shoes for work and they are phenomenal and very lasting throughout the duration of an 12-14 hour shift. Overall I am a satisfied online shopper with Brooks! Will be purchasing more!
Tried the Levitate after having run in New Balance 1080v7. It was okay, but I never felt great in them. After knee surgery, I felt the Levitate would not provide enough cushion or support, so I tried the Bedlam. Awesome choice! Feels like you're slipping into a sock, the feeling of support is amazing as is the cushioning. My knee feels safe and running is enjoyable again.
I'm 6'0" tall 185 lbs. with low arch feet. I believe this is a high quality, well designed shoe but the wrong shoe for me. I love Brooks & been running in them for years. I've been running in the Transcend 4 & put 450 miles on them & loved them. But I was excited to try the new Bedlam. It was slightly too narrow for my foot & the sole felt a bit stiff. I like more cushioning. I loved the heel cup of the Bedlam, it felt very stable. I also really like the design & styling of the Bedlam. I'm returning the Bedlam & buying the Transcend 5.
I saw a list of common running misconceptions in a magazine, including the idea of using the same shoe model after finding one that suits. In my case, this was the Brooks Transcend. I was on my third pair, the fourth edition model. I wanted something different to alternate with, and the new Bedlam fit the bill. Both the upper and the sole are very different from the Transcend, but also comfortable. The tongue of the shoe is unique, attached to the upper on one side. The tread features on the sole are not as deep as on the Transcend, and capture fewer pebbles.
I started using these as everyday shoes, but decided to buy a second pair to test out for running. I've never switched from the adrenalines, so I was nervous. So happy I made the switch, I'll definately switch back and forth between the two shoes, but these seem to have a lot more spring in them + they look AMAZING! When I travel, I like to pack light, so these work perfect as running + everyday shoes for vacationing.
I have always ran in Adrenalines. I wanted to try a new shoe, something "cooler looking". The Bedlam do have good support for pronation, however they do not have near the cushion of the adrenaline. I also noticed the Bedlam were wider and my forefoot slide from side to side as I ran. I ended up going back to the adrenaline. I gave them a 4 because they do what they say, they have support and more of an energized feel. They just werent right for me coming from the Adrenaline.
I have run in the Adrenaline GTS for many years and trusted it. When I heard of this shoe coming out I felt I should give it a try. So far it has lived up to my expectations. Very comfortable and supportive during the run. I also did not experience any strange pain that would indicate a problem. so far so good. I would like a different color combo, maybe something in a blue?
I've been wearing Brooks since Addiction 5. Along the way, I tried different models and nothing has worked as well for me as the Addiction - until I tried the Bedlam. I have flat feet, and get shin splint if I worn anything other than an Addiction. But I feel fine with the Bedlam, and they are definitely softer and lighter. I in fact average 2 minutes faster in Bedlam than Addiction in a 4-mile jog.
Excellent shoe and it's the perfect balance between a stability shoe and a quick bouncy shoe. After the first run you will see that you get the perfect balance between cushion, stability, energy return and comfort
My wife uses Brooks Ghost model men's version to get the width she needs. Since getting the recommendation to try the men's version....all her shoe/feet issues have disappeared. We will only use Brooks, in fact, I got my daughter's family to try them recently, another SOLD customer.
I absolutely love my new Bedlams. I bought these as a shoe to rotate for Marathon training and it's starting to become my primary shoe very quickly. The cushioning is springy without being mushy and the guide rails system must be working because I no longer have any knee pain from over pronation on my long runs. I absolutely love these and will definitely be snagging another pair of version 1 before version 2 comes out.
I have been running for 45 years. During that time I have tried almost every brand of running shoes. I do not pronate but have always liked a supportive shoe. I was very interested in the Levitate but the upper was a little restrictive for me. My local running store brought in the Bedlam and asked me to give them a try. I could tell right away I was going to like this shoe. The upper has plenty of room for my higher volume foot. The under foot feel is firm and cushioned at the same time. I like the concept of the guide rails keeping my foot centered and this shoe is quite responsive.While I only have 12 miles on them I am looking forward to many more miles of FUN running with the Bedlam!
Fall has arrived, or at least it felt like it today. Crisp air, smell of damp fallen leaves on the breeze. Perfect weather to go and test out my new Bedlams. The knit upper in black and orange reminds me of an ugly halloween sweater, but in looks only. On my foot it wraps the wraps nicely and doesn't chafe me like my grandma's sweaters would. Walking in the shoe I felt nothing incredible in terms of midsole, but my first few bounding steps through an intersection were amazing and the bounce just kept on coming my entire run. I'll admit I've been a skeptic of the DNA AMP hype. High energy return just seemed like another way of saying "firm." But I'll eat my words cause this baby preformed. The ride was great, each step felt energized or springy, and the GuideRails support system seemed to be integrated into the shoe so smoothly, no chunky posting or awkward transition from mid to forefoot while running. Didn't notice it, which to me is what I'm looking for in a support shoe: a show that gives me the guidance my foot needs without me feeling it doing so. It's like a pumpkin spice latte for your feet. Great stuff!!
I've been running in the Brooks Bedlams for two days now and would highly recommend them. Brooks is my favorite running shoe brand, and I normally wear the Adrenaline GTS 18, but received a free test pair of the Bedlams to try them out and write a review. • Support – like all Brooks shoes, they have strong support. The Bedlams boast Guide Rails and DNA AMP technology to properly align my feet. Prior to wearing the shoe, I didn't appreciate the improvement in support, but these designs permit the rest of the shoe to be softer to more freely fit my feet. On the other hand, my Adrenaline GTS pairs have a more sturdy knit that adds additional support. Moreover, the sole seems very durable (albeit from only a few days of wear). • Comfort – for one, the added support features make the shoes very comfortable (e.g., the soft knit) for a runner. Moreover, this is my first pair of shoes with an ankle collar, which is another feature that makes the shoes feel softer on my feet. • Style – the Bedlams generally look more stylish than my other running shoes as they go well with jeans or shorts on a walk. I normally wear Brooks for running, but this shoe will make it in my wardrobe for casual wear.
Brooks delivers- another great running shoe and my favorite brooks shoe to date. In full disclosure, I did receive the Bedlam shoes at no charge in exchange for an honest review of the new shoes. Out of the box the shoe just has a different appearance; the materials appear very durable. I got the black, orange, white color scheme and it looks much better in person even than it does online. I was concerned about the ankle collar around the shoe because I couldn't tighten the laces enough to give a tight fit around the ankle. However, while running in the shoe I never noticed any heel slip and never thought about the ankle collar not being as tight; my heel stayed snugly within the cup. Likely, the best feature of the shoe is the comfort and stabilizing rails. As a runner who's had a few knee surgeries, stability in a running shoe as well as comfort made for logging miles is of upmost importance. My legs and knees have felt great pacing away the miles in these new shoes. I would highly recommend them to any runner especially any runner needing a little more stability and/or comfort. The bedlam shoes were ready to go out of the box, and I didn't feel like I needed several miles for a break-in period. I feel like my legs just have more energy when running in the Bedlam shoes. Overall impression, excellent shoe.
Was looking for something with a little bit of support and something felt soft but responsive. WAaaaLaaa! This is the shoe. I'm 5'9" 148lbs. 55 year old male that runsaround 1400 miles a year. I ran 4 miles tonight on my first run in these, you just know with Brooks when they get it right. It's a winner. NOW PLEASE don't change it!
I am not a runner but a very high mileage walker and usually tend more towards neutral shoes - especially the Ghost and as of recent, the Revel 2. The guide rails on the Bedlam shoes concerned me slightly but after a quick adjustment, I was very happy with the comfort of these shoes after a full day on my feet. My only concern is the tongue as it tended to bunch up and cause some hot spots on the top of my foot. The overall fit and quality can't be beat as with all Brooks shoes. The best part - 8mm drop! These shoes will definitely have a place in the rotation, however, I am now eagerly awaiting the Ricochet next month since it appears to be the same shoe without the added guide rails. It should be noted that I received these shoes for free in exchange for my honest review.
I want to thank Brooksrunning very much for allowing me to be a wear tester for the new Brooks Bedlam model. I received these shoes free of charge from Brooksrunning.com in exchange for my valued and honest opinion about this new model Brooksrunning will release soon. I wear a size 10.5, medium width in most Brooks model mens shoes. The Bedlam's were true to size, width and overall are a very comfortable shoe. Slight to moderate overpronators will do well in this shoe as it has ample cushioning with Brooks DNA AMP cushioning combined with guide rails that kept my foot in place. The Bedlam had a very responsive, balanced ride and good springiness and transition from heel to forefoot. I felt tremendous energy return with no sloppiness running in the mens Bedlam, a testament to Brooks DNA AMP cushioning! The knit upper provided a good, secure wrapping of the midfoot area combined with the wrap around style heel collar that was very comfortable. The upper is very breathable which was great during a few hot weather runs. Overall , the Bedlams are fairly lightweight and stable. Those needing a stability trainer should do very well and RUN HAPPY selecting the Brooks Bedlamshoe!
For some time now, due to my pronating stride, I have worn only Adrenaline GTS. Selected for loyalty and sent free of charge this Bedlam shoe, in exchange for my honest review. A walker nowadays. Comparing GTS specs, Bedlam shoe fits securely, without as much cushion. Not as supportive of my left heel as osteoarthritis restricts motion of my left foot. Brooks 'guide rail' construction is built into the Bedlam and GTS shoes. The construction of Bedlam shoe is sturdy, esp the toe box fits my foot real well. I love Bedlams lacing esp adding greatly to the secure fit. I am active with golf and walking.
One sneaker, all feet. The Bedlam takes immediate shape with its flexible, yet supportive structure, while providing a 'running in the clouds' experience. Combining the perfect balance of feeling light on your feet and knowing that you have a proven foundation to land on. With a just slightly too high heel tab being the only, yet subtle downside, this free trial of the Bedlams has reinforced my loyalty to Brooks. You put them on, forget they are there, and your feet feel incredible.
I was contacted by Brooks to see if I would test out some new shoes for part of their up and coming campaign . 3 weeks later the Bedlam landed and out the box they came . Impressions - Great looking shoes , great fly knit upper and loved the fit . The first 10K was a touch raw with a hotspot on the heel as the flyknot rubs slightly on the back , I would have liked to see the foam roiled over on the back lip for a smoother fit. The next runs were great , no hotspots , a great ride and a quick tempo pace meant the shoes were zipping off . Only real gripe was that the flyknit can be warm and running in Dubai meant a bit of sweat on the feet but not a deal breaker . All in all this is a great shoe and the best Brooks I've tried yet . many thanks to the guys who let me try these ones out