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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use
    Use

    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.

  • Price
    Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 11.1oz
    Women: 9.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 31mm
    Women: 31mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: narrow, normal, wide, wide
    Women: narrow, normal, wide, wide
  • Release date
    Release date
    Nov 2015
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Summary

We spent 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The segmented design of the crash pad assisted in cushioning the landing impact, many runners noted.
  • Those who have tried the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 generally agreed that it felt lightweight.
  • ‘Comfortable’ was a word that runners listed as a part of this model’s ‘Pros’.
  • A lot of users stated that the mid-sole unit was able to support the arch and correct over-pronation.
  • According to a lot of reviewers, this running shoe felt true to its size.
  • Many testers appreciated the fact that this version came in different widths—narrow, medium, wide and extra wide.
  • Some runners were able to use it on both the pavement and on light trails; they didn’t feel short-changed in terms of performance and durability.
  • There were reviewers who wrote that the materials used in this running shoe were reliable and consistent.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A tester felt that it had too much padding; it caused some discomfort to their feet.
  • The mid-sole unit felt stiff for one runner.
  • The toe box was narrow for several runners; the fabrics rubbed uncomfortably against the toes, resulting in blisters.

Bottom line

Runners stated that the 16th version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS mostly delivered. They felt that this versatile running shoe was durable, that its cushioning systems were comfortable, and that its pronation control feature was effective. Also, the accommodating width choices made it easy for consumers to get a more relaxed fit. Still, some complained that the coverage felt uncomfortable, and that the mid-sole felt unwieldy.

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Updates to Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

  • The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 comes with an updated upper specifically the overlays. In the latest version, the overlays are more symmetrical in both medial and lateral side. These overlays were brought closer to the little toe and big toe. Those wide footed and have big bunions will find a tight fit because of the repositioning of the overlays.
  • The V-Groove in the shoe’s outsole was also changed. It is deeper than the previous version to improve shoe transition and to deliver an added cushioning.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 size and fit

The shoe is available in regular running shoe length. The fit is medium in the heel and forefoot with a snug midfoot like previous version. It is a fit that most runners will find very comfortable. Available widths are normal, narrow, wide and extra wide.


Outsole

The outsole utilizes a high-abrasion rubber that delivers reliable traction and sole durability. The outsole also has the full-length segmented Crash Pad that efficiently accommodates foot landing impact and offers a smoother heel-to-toe transition. The updated V-Groove delivers a more flexible ride without affecting the cushioning.


Midsole

The Adrenaline GTS 16 uses the brand’s BioMoGo DNA cushioning that efficiently adapts to every stride to deliver a responsive ride. The Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) reduces excess pronation and guides the body to do its natural movement pattern.


Upper

The upper of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 uses a mesh material that is highly breathable and durable. It has moisture-managing capacity that keeps foot cool and dry especially on warm conditions. The inner linings keep feet moisture-free and give added comfort.

The overlays are strategically positioned in the shoe to deliver a secure and snug fit. This works perfectly with the adjustable saddle construction that gives a more secure and personalized midfoot fit.