Disclamer: Brooks Running provided me with a pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 running shoes for review. All options are my own in this Brooks Running Adrenaline GTS 16 running shoe review, and as always I keep things honest and real.
I was excited to get a pair of Adrenaline GTS 16s in the mail from Brooks to try. Normally, I run in the Glycerin13s, which are a neutral shoe. The Adrenaline GTS 16s are a support shoe that was designed for women who need extra cushion and tend to pronate. I do not pronate, but I liked the idea of extra support and cushion as I ramped up my miles in November and December.
I have around 120 miles on these shoes and they have held up very well! I wore these on the majority of my long runs, unless I needed my Ghost GTX Goretex due to the weather and, they are incredibly comfortable. In addition, they held up really well durability wise and cleaned up great after I stepped in a ton of berries on the sidewalk one fall day with just a damp towel. They have the quality, workmanship and durability that I love about Brooks shoes.
Weighing in at 9.2oz with a 12mm midsole drop, the Adrenaline GTS 16s have an updated V-Groove to absorb shock and disperse it away from the foot. They Adrenaline also have the Brook’s DNA Misdole that guides your body into it’s natural alignment with the help of a supportive Progressive Diagonal Rollbar. Technically speaking, they have all of the bells and whistles to provide a smooth ride and help guide your body into it’s natural position.
From the Brooks Website:
• BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to every step and stride
• Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) guides the body back into its natural motion pattern
• Full-Length Segmented Crash Pad accommodates any foot landing and delivers smooth heel-to-toe transitions
• Updated V-Groove folds deeper inward to absorb and disperse impact outward
• Conformable saddle with adjustable eyelets pulls from the heel to wrap the midfoot in a secure fit
One more technical point, they are also a near seamless construction which I personally love! I have found way too often that certain shoes have tended to crease on the top of my foot right below the eyelets causing not only pain, but in some cases premature wear to the shoe. I have had no issues at all with the Brooks.
Overall, I give these shoes a 10/10 review and I highly recommend them for anyone who needs extra support and tends to pronate. They are made extremely well and I predict will be with you for many happy and comfortable miles!
Have you tried the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16s?