Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 Running Shoe Review
The GTS range by Adrenaline pride itself in being the “Go To Shoe”. The Brook Adrenaline GTS 17 was released in November 2016 as the 17th shoe in the Adrenaline GTS range. It features an updated technology and a slight cut in weight from the previous model. It came before the current version which is the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18. This shoe is meant for daily running on the road. This shoe features a Progressive Diagonal Rollbar that ensures the body of the runner is in proper alignment with each step they take. This hardened plastic corrects every misstep and gives a more natural ride. What makes this shoe stand out is how fast it is its ability to help the runner combat overpronation.
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6 Good Reasons to buy the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17
It is very comfortable and can be used for long-distance running. The Brook Adrenaline GTS 17 is designed for maximum comfort, eliminating pain or blistering. It also has a soft cushioning because the midsole which is made using the BioMoGo DNA technology. This foam provides a cushion for the underfoot as it takes the shape of the underfoot giving it a more comfortable fit.
This shoe is very stable, preventing the runner from discomfort and injury. It comes with a full-length Segmented Crashpad that adapts to each footfall. This simply means that no matter how your foot lands on the ground, you are able to enjoy a very smooth ride. It has a rounded heel that absorbs
Even though the shoe looks bulky, it is in fact very lightweight. It is this lightweight that makes this shoe fast making it suitable for both casual runners and professional marathon runners.
4. Cushioning system
The Brook Adrenaline GTS 17 is cushioned to provide support. Its cushioning system is also long-lasting. The Bio MoGo DNA technology used in the midsole, the outsole HPR rubber and the breathable upper unit all combine to give a pillowy feel for the foot giving more comfort.
5. It has an accommodating toe box
The forefoot section is roomy enough to allow the toes to spread naturally. This creates a smoother toe to heel transition.
6. It’s width
This shoe is wider than other running shoes. This gives it the right fit as it allows room for some wiggle.
2 Reasons not to buy the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17
1. Several consumers have raised concern that the Brook Adrenaline GTS 17 shoe size was half-a-size smaller than what they are used to. For example, if you are a US size 7 then for this shoe you will have to wear a 7.5 to get the perfect fit.
2. There are also complaints that the toe box is a bit narrow causing discomfort around the forefoot section. This can, however, be corrected by just purchasing a half size bigger shoe since the Adrenaline GTS 17 seem to be on the smaller side of the scale.
The Brook Adrenaline GTS 17 seems to be good enough for runners. It has the comfort and support desired by long-distance runners because of the stable mid-sole. The biggest concern about these shoes is its sizing but once you get the right fit then you are able to enjoy these running shoes.
Size and Fit
This shoe weighs 303g which is equivalent to 10.7 oz. This weight may vary depending on the size of the shoe. The men’s Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 comes in sizes 7 to 11.
Offset: 12mm (heel – toe drop)
This shoe weighs 252g which is equivalent to 8.9 oz. This weight may also vary as it is based on size US 7. The women’s Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 comes in size 5 to 11.
In terms of width, this shoe has a variety from Narrow – B, Medium – D, Wide – 2E, Extra Wide – 4E for men to Narrow – 2A, Medium – B, Wide – D, Extra Wide – 2E for women.
The outsole features HPR, a rubber material that is resistant to high abrasion. It shields the rest of the midsole and protects it from potential wear and tear. The forefoot part of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 features a blown rubber which is a more responsive material. It offers more cushioning for the toes and provides more lift.
This shoe has its midsole fitted with the BioMoGo DNA foam. This technology makes the shoe to be responsive and longer lasting. It unfolds itself into the shape of the underfoot providing support for parts of the foot that were not cushioned.
The upper part of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 is designed with breathable material. The fabric on the upper unit manages moisture, therefore, making sure that sweat will not get trapped in the fabric which is what causes bacterial build-up and bad odor.
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 was designed to offer maximum breathability.
The selling point of this and all the other Brooks shoes is their fastness. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 is the fact that it features a Progressive Diagonal Rollbar that ensures the body of the runner is in proper alignment with each step they take. This makes for a smooth and even run.
This shoe is specially designed to suit the needs of long-distance runners.
This shoe is specially designed for runners who seek more stability.
Brooks has a wide range of impressive shoes. The sole focus of this shoe is to provide comfort and support for runners. These shoes are not only fast but they are light too offering you the stability you need to improve your performance. It is versatile as it can be used by both casual and professional runners. This shoe also features a wide range of colors which allows the user to find the right match according to his/ her personal style. The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 has been discontinued since the launch of the more advanced Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18.
- Stability - 9.2/109.2/10
- Comfort - 9.0/109.0/10
- Design - 9.3/109.3/10
- Cushioning - 8.9/108.9/10
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