Summary

We spent 9.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Element Mesh keeps the feet dry and secure.
  • The 3D Fit Print overlays make the coverage feel lightweight and flexible.
  • Many runners appreciated the stability that this shoe offered.
  • The cushioning given by this shoe kept the feet of a lot of runners well-supported.
  • The colorways of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 are very appealing to look at.
  • The blown rubber outsole provides protection and traction, while also adding a bit of cushioning.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The fabric on the sides tore apart, as observed by a few testers.

Bottom line

The Adrenaline GTS 15 is a stability shoe for road running. High-quality performance, stability, and support are given by the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15. It makes sure to keep the running experience as comfortable as possible, giving great coverage, cushioning and traction. Given the few negative comments, the shoe still needs to improve.

Facts

Update: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Stability
Weight: Men: 11oz | Women: 9.2oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 12mm | Women: 12mm
Pronation: Overpronation
Arch type: Medium arch
Use: Jogging
Material: Vegan
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Brand: Brooks
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $120
Colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Multi, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A popular pick
Better rated than the previous version Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Expert Reviews

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83 / 100 based on 14 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 | Solereview | Level 5 expert

    The takeaway of all this is that the GTS 15 is a slightly cushioned shoe which offers both stability and motion control, with a snug fitting upper package. It uses top notch materials, everything seems well glued and stitched together.

  • 70 / 100 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    Our tests revealed a slightly stiffer forefoot this time around, and at 11.3 ounces, the shoe is one of the heftiest of the bunch--but testers didn't complain.

  • 90 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 4 expert

    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.

  • 89 / 100 | Salt Marsh Running | | Level 4 expert

    I was hoping they’d give my feet some TLC and my tired legs a break. They lived up to their billing as a supportive and stable training shoe. 

  • 62 / 100 | The Running Shoe Review | Level 3 expert

    It wasn't nearly as stable, and a lot of people lost confidence with the series when they've been happy using it for years. 

  • 96 / 100 | Running Shoes And Advice | | Level 2 expert

    No matter what foot shape you may have, the fit on the Adrenaline GTS will provide everything you need to feel comfortable during any distance run you embark on.

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  • The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 is a go-to running shoe for those who want to tackle daily running sessions, exercises and other training activities. It gives a balance of cushioning and support without forgetting stability and long-lasting performance. It has components and systems that provide quality service.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe makes use of a breathable mesh that’s meant to provide a coverage that’s well-ventilated. The interior sleeve is soft and smooth on the skin. The overlay system is comprised of stitched-on and printed units that help in providing a snug fit. The façade of this shoe is even visually appealing.
  • The midsole unit uses the amalgamation of two of the most well-known cushioning systems in the Brooks line of shoes. Lightweight and responsive cushioning is offered to the runner, but the material used here is non-toxic and biodegradable. It’s a welcome change for conservative and environmentally conscious runners. Stability is also given to those who need it.
  • This road running footwear uses blown rubber, which is capable of protecting the rest of the sole unit from wear and tear. It also adds a bit of cushioning because of its responsiveness and mildly springy nature. Flex grooves give the runner more freedom of movement, which is helpful in achieving a very efficient running gait.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 runs a bit small. It is recommended for runners to purchase ½ size larger than what they’re used to in order to get a more relaxed fit. The available width is medium, so it accommodates those with medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curve of the human foot, therefore allowing runners to acclimate well to it when wearing it.


Blown rubber is a responsive material that adds a bit of cushioning with every step. And that’s on top of its durable and protective nature. It shields the mid-sole from the abrasive nature of the asphalt, basically extending the shoe’s lifespan.

Multi-directional flex grooves allow the platform to be more flexible, thus following the natural movement of the foot. It’s a very helpful design when it comes to enabling a more effective toe-off, which requires the foot to bend more in the forefoot section.


The BioMoGo DNA is a mid-sole technology that mixes two cushioning systems. The DNA® tech gives lightweight cushioning that’s tuned to the dimensions and size of the wearer’s foot. It essentially gives contoured support that’s very responsive. BioMoGo® is another mid-sole tech that’s responsive and springy. It is made from non-toxic and biodegradable materials, and it has been used in the latest Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 running shoe.

A contoured insole adds a bit more cushioning and support to the curves of the underfoot. It can be replaced with a new one.


A breathable material called the Element Mesh makes the upper unit feel very comfortable. It doesn’t absorb water or moisture, so it remains dry and cool at all times. It wraps around the foot snugly, but it doesn’t make the cover system feel stiff or restrictive.

The 3D Fit Print Overlays work with stitched-on ones to provide a secure and customizable fit to the runner. They are connected to the lacing system, so whenever the shoelaces are tightened or loosened, they follow suit, therefore causing the upper to adapt, as well.

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