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Mens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 Review

Mens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18
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The new Adrenaline GTS 18 is sleeker, smoother and a great motion control choice.

Mens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 Review

The new Adrenaline GTS 18 is sleeker, smoother and a great motion control choice.
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Our verdict

The Adrenaline GTS 18 delivers a brilliantly cushioned smooth ride and a good level of support for the over pronator. Perfect for your everyday needs, this version will reinforce its reputation as a go-to motion control favourite.

  • Positive
  • Cushioning
  • Stability
  • Ride
  • Negative
  • Nothing much to dislike

First impressions

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS is their best-selling running shoe so any new model makes fans break out in a cold sweat, but rest assured GTS lovers…

As with the previous Adrenaline GTS model (which we loved!), this is a shoe for the moderate to over-pronator that doesn’t look or feel like a brick, not always the case in over-pronator world. We are delighted to report that this new version delivers the same exceptional cushioning and support but is even sleeker and offers some pleasing tweaks.

The shoe hasn’t changed wildly but it had been modified. Running in the GTS will afford you a great level of cushioning from its BioMoGo DNA midsole but this foam has been tweaked slightly to deliver a softer ride. The foam is paired with an updated progressive diagonal roll bar which helps keeps your body properly aligned. This combination works very well and the heel to toe transition felt better than in the previous model.

The most noticeable difference with the Adrenaline GTS 18 is in the look of the shoe due to its completely new engineered mesh upper. It has a much cleaner sock-like sleek look and it actually feels more comfortable on foot. The reduction in overlays deliver a more accommodating fit which is great for those which a wider foot.

Grip has also been improved on this model with the addition of some new rubber placements on the outsole.

I’ve run marathons in previous models of this shoe and it’s looked after me through some tough times. It is light enough to not bother with lighter shoes for longer races which is a godsend for us requiring a good degree of motion control. Years of running in bricks is, thankfully, a thing of the distant past.

The Adrenaline GTS 18 also won the Editors Choice award in the recent Runner's World shoe awards.

 

Midsole

BioMoGo DNA is a high-quality foam material that’s actually made from the amalgamation of two distinct Brooks technologies. Derived from recycled materials, it caters to those who are more conscious of the environment. It’s also functional; it gives contoured support & cushioning to the underfoot. As previously mentioned, the foam has been adjusted to provide a softer ride in this model.

The modified progressive diagonal roll bar works with a crash pad in the heel area so slow down the rate of pronation making the transition from heel to toe fairly seemless.

At just 10.1oz for men and 8.8oz for women, motion controllers can consider this shoe light and that it makes it very user friendly; they feel good at virtually any pace.

The 12mm heel to toe drop is very user-friendly.

Upper

We’re a big fan of the new upper. The mesh is now softer delivering a more comfortable feel on-foot experience while still providing a supportive and snug wrap around the midfoot.

The heel collar is well padded and grips your heel snugly and comfortably. Overlays have been welded on to the upper for strength without adding any seams.

Sole

Refinements in softer cushioning and improving the flexibility make the transition of this shoe a very smooth affair and Brooks’ best yet. The usual high abrasion rubber at the heel ensures durability and the blown rubber square grip configuration works well and is comfortable underfoot.

Conclusion

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 delivers exceptional levels of motion control and cushioning in a sleek package. The changes to this new model have been improvements which will come as a huge relief to Adrenaline GTS fans. Ideal for daily training and for pushing the pace along, the GTS 18 will ensure that you’ll run every mile in comfort.

Technical info

MIDSOLE

BioMoGo DNA fuses BioMoGo midsole and DNA cushioning technology for a fully custom responsive ride that adapts to the needs of each and every runner. Cushioning is updated for a slightly softer ride to create smooth transitions.

Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) extending from the heel through forefoot is made of tri-density BioMoGo foam to reduce excess pronation.

DRB Accel is a thermoplastic polyurethane unit located in the midfoot for balanced support and torsional rigidity.

S-257 Cushsole is a midsole compound used as an insole to deliver even more cushioning and flexibility.

Caterpillar Crash Pad is a segmented crash pad that flexes with the foot, offering customized cushioning and stability for a smooth heel-to-toe transition.

Omega Flex Grooves enhance midsole flexibility with updated geometries on the lateral side offering improved cushioning.

Flextra varies the degree of support providing tuned flexibility.

OUTSOLE

HPR Plus is a high abrasion-resistant rubber for long lasting, durable traction.

Blown Rubber in the forefoot offers durability, responsiveness and flexibility

Stable Pod Configuration is a stable midsole/outsole design that sets the foot up for an efficient, balanced heel-to-toe transition.

Omni Grooves works with Omega Flex Grooves to enhance midsole flexibility without compromising cushioning.

UPPER

Engineered Mesh is a sleeker mesh update that provides a streamlined, soft wrap.

Adjustable Saddle Construction allows for a personalized and secure midfoot fit.

Synthetic Overlays are strategically located to provide a snug, secure fit.

Element Linings underneath the upper aid in moisture transfer and comfort.

Internal Support Saddle located in the midfoot provides a more secure fit.

Profile Sockliner made of BioMoGo foam provides contoured support and cushioning.

Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length foam for a comfortable underfoot feel.

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Shoe details

Gender Mens
Year 2018
Season Spring/Summer
Current model
Release date 2017
MSRP $119.95
Heal Drop 12mm
Weight 10.1 oz. / 286g

Suitabilty

Shoe Type
Support
Motion Control
Surfaces
Road
Light Trail
Weight
Light
Regular
Heavy