OverviewThis shoe takes on where the Adrenaline GTS 7 left off. No radical changes so if you liked the last model you should still find it fits well, has good cushioning, nice support and has a good overall feel.
Road Race Suitability
So, where does the shoes come in? I contemplated the decision to run a half marathon in them first time on, I thought about the fact that I had run a half marathon the week before, and whether that had contributed to the injury. I could see there were many more factors to consider regarding the injury, one of them being that my foot maybe had to much room to move in the shoe. What I thought was a plus point for the shoe was now eating away at me as a potential negative. So too was the "infinity wave" sole. It's true that the ride is firm but my weight coupled with that fact was also a potential negative. Maybe there was too much shock going through my feet and legs?
With this on my mind constantly, and knowing the running shop would take back the shoes within thirty days for an exchange, I chose to follow the advice of one of my colleagues and return the Mizunos for a pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 shoes.
I'm sure the Mizunos are a good shoe, there is ample comfort but to my novice mind the rear of the shoe wants to be a cushion trainer where the front wants to be a speed/racing shoe. Another niggle is that the tongue is secured within with elastic which when worn, pulls the tongue to the outside edge of the shoe.
I've ran in the better cushioned, more supportive Brooks a few times now and when the results of my x-ray comes through confirming there is no stress fractures in my left foot, I'm sure I will confidently say that I won't look back. Try Brooks, in the words of my colleague "They are under-rated but over-sold" and he's an in-training Ultra-marathoner!!!!!
Ignore the above rating its a 10
OK A 10 not a 1 like bigairshole said....what a plonker
10, 10, 10, 10, 10 etc
Simply the best
Brooks....Keep up the good work and lets not make too many changes to this fantastic product.
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