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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

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.

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
$120
Weight
Men: 11oz
Women: 9.2oz
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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 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.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Many of the complaints were about its size, which was a bit smaller than what runners were used to.
  • The fabric on the sides tore apart, as observed by a few testers.

Bottom line

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.


Rankings


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 806 ratings

5 star
66%
4 star
16%
3 star
7%
2 star
5%
1 star
6%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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83 / 100 based on 14 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 by Solereview • 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 by Runner's World • 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 by Running Shoes Guru • Travis Trampe • 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 by Salt Marsh Running • Jason Saltmarsh • 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 by The Running Shoe Review • 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 by Running Shoes And Advice • Scott Stevens • 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.

  • 91 / 100 by WearTesters • Jarron Ramos • 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.

  • 90 / 100 by The Hungry Runner Girl • Janae • Level 2 expert

    I have loved the Adrenalines in the past and so when the Adrenaline GTS 15s came out in all black I knew I wanted to try them out for of all of their new improvements and also because I really love their look.

  • 90 / 100 by Gear Patrol • Tucker Bowe • Level 1 expert

    Combined with a very grippy sole that’s perfect for slippery conditions, the GTS adds up to an excellent winter training shoe.

  • 88 / 100 by CHAARG • Chaarg • Level 1 expert

    But after my first run in the Kaleidoscope, I retired my old Brooks Ravenna 5s [which is saying something because I have been holding onto those Ravennas for about 500 more miles than I should have, whoops. *wide-eye emoji*]. They provide plenty of stability + they don’t irritate my feet because there are no sew-overlays.

  • 85 / 100 by Finish Line • Brian Kelly • Level 1 expert

    I was able incorporate the Adrenalines fairly quickly into my running routine without any concerns.

  • 85 / 100 by Running Fitness • Amy Curtis • Level 1 expert

    The big win with these shoes is their ability to hit the ground running – there’s no breaking in and no worries with support or comfort.

  • 70 / 100 by Embrace Running • Embrace Running • Level 1 expert

    Although I've never had a problem with the stitches in the prior versions I could feel a difference running in the GTS-15, they did feel better.

  • 70 / 100 by Embrace Running • Embrace Running • Level 1 expert

    Although I've never had a problem with the stitches in the prior versions I could feel a difference running in the GTS-15, they did feel better.

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Updates to Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

  • 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 mid-sole 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.
  • The outsole unit 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.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 size and fit

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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.

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


Upper

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.