The Brooks Adrenaline GTS has long been touted as a comfortable, reliable support shoe. Runners love the shoe’s dependable cushioning and stable structure.
The latest version of the Brooks Adrenaline takes things a step further with a resigned midsole. The midsole is made with 100 percent DNA LOFT cushioning, Brooks’ softest midsole cushioning ever. Previous versions of the Adrenaline combined DNA LOFT and BioMoGo DNA foam.
“The shoe’s cushioning really surprised me,” says one Fleet Feet tester. “The latest version of this shoe not only feels soft and supportive, but it also feels nimble in a way I haven’t experienced from the Adrenaline before.”
DNA LOFT is made up of EVA foam, rubber and air. The EVA foam provides added softness while the extra air ensures the cushioning remains lightweight. Rubber adds durability to ensure the shoe holds up to wear and tear.
The result? A plush midsole that absorbs shock and cushions landings. Reviewers noticed how comfortable the newly designed midsole felt during runs.
“I’ve been wearing these shoes for regular training runs and recovery days. They’re supportive without feeling overly stiff, and they offer plenty of pep if you want to pick up the pace,” says one reviewer.
While the midsole feels slightly softer than previous versions, the shoe still offers the same supportive fit runners expect from the Adrenaline.
Brooks’ signature GuideRail technology, two firm pieces of foam located along both sides of your heels, minimizes excessive inward or outward rolling. This reduces the effects of overpronation and encourages a more efficient, neutral gait cycle.
Brooks’ Segmented Crash Pad, a system of shock absorbers placed under the forefoot, offers maximum protection while helping you rebound off the ground for smooth transitions.
Reviewers appreciated the extra support during long training runs and recovery days.
“The heel is firm and stable, while the front of the shoe still has enough flexibility to be propulsive and not feel like a rock,” one reviewer says.