Evaluation The previous Adrenaline GTS was one of the best shoes in the highly competitive stability market. That hasn’t stopped Brooks making some substantial changes. The good news is they’ve improved an already excellent shoe.
Obvious changes are a lighter, more breathable upper, and a switch to a midsole made entirely from the firm’s Substance 257 cushioning material. Less obvious but most significant is the change to a three-density midsole. This is achieved with the unusual step of making the long medial post two-density.
The firmness of the posting increases gradually from the centre of the heel to the medial side. Brooks calls this “progressive posting,” and it does a good job of improving rearfoot stability by gradually introducing the firmer post. This makes for a smooth heel strike, rather than the soft landing followed by a noticeable firmness that you sometimes get with posted shoes.
In short With the improvements, the Adrenaline is an even better shoe than before, and easily retains its place in the elite of stability shoes.
Try it on if you liked Brooks Adrenaline GTS; Nike Air Structure Triax; Asics GT-2080.