Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 General Info
For those runners looking for a stylish, versatile shoe that offers the complete package of superior stability, updated cushioning while allowing for a smooth, quick transition, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 is your shoe.
There have been some major updates with this latest version of the Adrenaline GTS which build on the solid history of its predecessors.
A few of the key updates to the Adrenaline GTS 15 are targeted to increase cushioning, enhance stability and improve the overall control of the shoe during a runner’s stride.
Some of the key changes include the new BioMoGo DNA material used in the midsole, an updated full-length segmented crash pad has been included from heel-to-toe to allow for a soft transition and a new Progressive Diagonal Rollbar has been designed to assist in the overall responsiveness of the shoe during a run.
The Adrenaline GTS 15 continues to be a solid, overall shoe providing a secure, comfortable fit while delivering the stability, cushioning and control most runners seek.
A main detail to keep in mind is that the shoe runs about a half size smaller than previous versions. I noticed this size difference from the moment I put them on to go out for the first run.
The shoe was comfortable and I had plenty of room in the toe box for my feet and running style. However, for others, this difference may create a snug fit so going up in size should be considered.
I am hopeful this will be changed in the next version but overall this did not affect the performance or quality of the Adrenaline GTS 15, just something runners need to keep in mind.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 Sole Info
The sole unit of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 is where you will find a majority of the updates found in this version. All the updates were designed to provide for a more comfortable and stable ride throughout a runner’s stride and allow for a smooth transition.
The midsole has been updated to a new BioMoGo DNA material which delivers just enough additional cushioning underfoot for a soft, comfortable ride.
This new midsole material works well with the Adrenaline GTS 15 which is the latest shoe to benefit from this new technology that has debuted in many Brooks’ shoes in the last year.
The shoe now has a full-length segmented crash pad that is designed to increase the overall responsiveness and smooth transition throughout the runner’s stride.
The design of this new crash pad on the sole was not only comfortable but the flexibility it provided increased the control I experienced.
Brooks also introduced a new Progressive Diagonal Rollbar throughout the shoe that delivered more control and stability. This rollbar additionally assists those runners who tend to pronate during their foot strike.
The Adrenaline GTS 15 felt like a stability shoe from the moment I first put it on, however, it still had plenty of responsiveness and control.
With the updated design of the sole and the reactive, natural feel underfoot, this shoe is one that can handle the demands of the pavement and can be taken on light trails.
The Adrenaline GTS 15 comes in with the same 12 mm offset as the previous model, is comparable to others in its stability category and this heel-to-toe drop did not affect the performance.
Some runners may feel that 12 mm seems high; however, the offset is a very individual preference in my opinion.
All these changes to the midsole increased the cushioning just enough to be noticeable and enhanced the all-important control or stability that runners desire.
The end result is the sole provides a balance between the stability and cushioning, while providing an adaptable and responsive heel-to-toe transition.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 Upper Info
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 upper has a very simple, yet effective design. This version is updated with a new no-sew overlay mesh that allows the shoe be breathable while providing a snug fit.
The synthetic overlays used throughout the upper wrap the foot to provide a solid and comfortable feel which is combined with the liner underneath to wick moisture away.
The Adrenaline GTS 15 includes a midsole saddle that can be customized to each individual runner providing for a reliable fit.
The shoe runs a half size small, however in my experience there is ample room in the toe box, so I did not have to go up in size.
The fit of shoe from my first run was comfortable as my heel was locked securely in place while and the rest of my foot firmly held in the upper.
In my experience, the trend has been for many shoes to add features that do not add benefits to the runner or are bulky. The Adrenaline GTS 15 upper’s simple design contains many ideal features runners are looking for.
The breathable and lightweight synthetic mesh overlay along with the uncomplicated saddle design gives the runner a customized individual running experience. The upper in this version, in my running experience, delivered a snug, secure fit.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 Conclusions
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 remains a “must have” for runners who are looking for a solid stability shoe that continues on its long tradition of being a secure daily trainer capable of handling the demands of fast runs or long, high mileage outings.
With updates to a full-length segmented crash pad, the new BioMoGo DNA in the midsole and the addition of a Progressive Diagonal Rollbar, the latest version of Adrenaline GTS provides a smooth, comfortable ride. The upper has a lightweight, simple design allowing runners to have a customized running experience.
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 is a shoe that will be added to my daily rotation due to the its combination of stability and cushioning while still giving me the control I need on various types of terrain.
I have trained on pavement as well as taken it off-road on light trails and it has performed well. For runners looking for a durable stability shoe which provides plenty of cushioning, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 should be included in their lineup.
We thank the nice people at Brooks for sending us a pair of Adrenaline GTS 15 to test. This did not influence the outcome of the review, written after running more than 50 miles in them.