Facts

Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Stability
Use
Daily running
Water repellent
Price
$130
Weight
M: 315g | W: 261g
Heel to toe drop
M: 12mm | W: 12mm
Heel height
M: 31mm | W: 31mm
Forefoot height
M: 19mm | W: 19mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The Adrenaline ASR 13 is extremely comfortable, according to most reviews.

  • The price is within range of most trail shoes with this kind of performance.

  • It runs lighter than its weight shows, based on a few comments.

  • Unlike the earlier model, the 13th version of the Adrenaline ASR needs no break in time, as observed by several fans of this line.

  • A handful loved the sock-like feel of the upper.

  • The cushioning feels soft with enough responsiveness, noted a small number of users.

  • Some runners appreciated the grip on the road and trail.

  • Arch support was exceptional, as reported by a handful of reviewers.

  • A moderate group of runners use the shoe for hiking on varied trails.

  • Breathability is superb despite the water-resistant upper.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A good number of Adrenaline ASR fans did not like the “tamer” outsole as it changes the performance of the 13th model on rugged trails.

  • A few comments mentioned the lack of outsole durability.

  • A small number of reviewers pointed out that the toe box is narrower than before.

Bottom line

The Brooks Adrenaline ASR 13 bridges the runner’s need from outside the door to the trails. It is deceptively light that it can tack on the miles while being cushioned and stable enough for the daily poundings of everyday training. The cushioning of this shoe is responsive enough that middle to long-distance runners should give this shoe a hard look.



World wide, Adrenaline ASR 13 is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Brooks, is the 5th most popular.

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Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 13 ratings

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Expert reviews

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82 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 82
    New England Running CompanyLevel 4 expert
    by New England Running Company
    With the same support as the road shoe, this trail version has a little extra teeth underfoot to handle uneven surfaces with ease.
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  • Richard Shop Zappos
    These great-looking trail runners are really lightweight and built to handle just about anything you'll encounter outdoors.
  • Nelly Shop Zappos
    These shoes are built for the overpronator, with a durable DWR mesh and synthetic upper.

Updates to Adrenaline ASR 13

Brooks does a considerable job where changes come in the Adrenaline ASR 13. The latest model has a new and more pliable mesh. Brooks also eliminated the heavy overlay around the toe box with a thinner and welded overlay. The result is a more forgiving feel and added space in the toe box besides removing risks of irritation in the forefoot.

The stitched support in the eyelet is also removed to lessen hotspots or blisters. In this version, a welded overlay provides decent durability without the mentioned risks. It also helps with the weight reduction.

The outsole gets some significant modifications in the new version. From the toothy forefoot lugs, Brooks uses a plainer rubber configuration. It helps the shoe become the road/trail hybrid that it is intended to be.

Another substantial change in the upper is the presence of a deep vertical flex groove that extends from the heel to the forefoot. This groove improves the transition of the foot from landing to take-off and flexibility.

Adrenaline ASR 13 size and fit

The fit of the Adrenaline ASR 13 is largely the same as the previous edition. It has good space in the forefoot while the midfoot and heel are quite snug. Most runners of different types of feet should be able to get their most comfortable feel in the shoe. The sizing of the shoe runs true.

Outsole

The outsole lugs in the forefoot are not as rugged as before. Replacing the rugged outsole is a more regular configuration for better road to trail use. The sides of the foot, though, and the heel still continue to offer significant lugs for excellent traction. Brooks uses HPR Plus carbon rubber in the heel and other impact areas to curb wear and tear. The forefoot has Blown Rubber, which is a bit softer, for more traction.

Midsole

Brooks’ unique BioMoGo DNA midsole foam covers the full-length of the midsole for noticeable responsiveness, durability, and smooth transitions. The stability of the 13th iteration of the Adrenaline ASR is made possible by the Progressive Diagonal Rollbar or a tri-density foam stretching from the heel to the midfoot. As the density goes from soft to firm as it goes to the midfoot, there is a gradual progression of the degree of the stability. Adding more stability in the midfoot is a TPU insert called the DRB Accel. The material also helps with torsional rigidity for more structure and support. A Segmented Crash Pad delivers superb shock-attenuation and improves flexibility.

Upper

A water-repellant Element Mesh that is very breathable and comfortable covers a large portion of the Adrenaline ASR 13’s upper. The welded overlays provide support and greatly help with the midfoot hold. Brooks utilizes its own BioMoGo Sockliner for more comfort and cushioning. The interior also keeps the foot dry because of the Hydrophobic Foam Package.


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