Brooks Adrenaline GTS £69.99

Posted: 16 June 2000

Weight 336g
Evaluation The Adrenaline has always been a firmer-feeling choice for runners in the market for a well-balanced £70 stability shoe like the Asics GT-2060, the Nike Air Structure Triax or the Saucony GRID Omni. It has all the key ingredients – a long medial post, rear- and forefoot cushioning units and a relatively light weight – plus a broad upper and a thinner midsole that puts your foot closer to the ground.
This year’s Adrenaline has added forefoot cushioning – there’s a layer of rubbery Substance 257 under the existing forefoot HydroFlow unit. It adds forefoot shock absorption while keeping the shoe’s positive feel (it’s still firmer than the three shoes already mentioned), though now you may be able to feel the movement from the doubly-cushioned area to the rest of the forefoot, which can be distracting.
Other changes for this year are minor: a slightly tweaked rearfoot cushioning pad for better heel-strike; a tweaked midfoot shank for a smoother lateral ride; and a midsole that wraps slightly higher on either side of the base of the heel to augment the already good rearfoot stability.
In short Always a top-four shoe in the highly competitive £70 stability market, the Adrenaline now has better forefoot cushioning. If you’re a mid- to high-mileage runner who likes a firmer, more direct feel, the Adrenaline is your shoe.
Try it if you liked Saucony GRID Omni (£70); Asics GT-2060 (£70); New Balance 854 (£70)

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hi all. i wonder if anyone can help -
i am training for the marathon and have had some ankle/hip problems after running. Physio and podiatrist have said i am a mild pronator; in addtion i have one leg slightly shorter than the other due to a fracture into the ankle years back. They said the brooks adrenaline is a good shoe for me - anyone got any feedback on this shoe please? They also recommend asics 2080 but i hear bad things about it....
Posted: 24/01/2007 at 14:13

Jason have you looked over on Gear?

Posted: 24/01/2007 at 14:40

thanks mate - new to the site...
Posted: 24/01/2007 at 14:48

No worries - hope you find what you're looking for.

Posted: 24/01/2007 at 16:00

I have a pair of GTS 6 Adrenalines and I love them but I don't find they control my moderate over pronation enough so now have some Addictions too. GTS 6 are very responsive - my racing shoes!
Posted: 24/01/2007 at 17:35

sorry moderate to severe I meant to say!
Posted: 24/01/2007 at 17:35

I am on my second pair of GTS 7 and I find they are much better than previous Asics, I have also a one leg shorter than the other due to a fractured femur a few years back, only problem I find is I wear one shoe out faster than the other, otherwise they seem to keep me injury / pain free
Posted: 14/11/2007 at 22:51

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