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WeightMen: 11ozWomen: 9.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 12mmWomen: 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.
WidthMen: normal, wideWomen: normal, wide
Release dateNov 2018
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My thoughts on the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19
The Brooks GTS remains true to its Acronym being the "go-to shoe." As a pronator, I’ve been loyal to this shoe for the last couple of years and find them really comfortable.
The GTS shoe is high mileage, everyday stability trainer with maximum support. I’ve currently been wearing mine for Marathon training, so they are getting some good mileage. Even when they were new, I didn’t suffer from any blister which is usually the case with new shoes.
Shoe type/Category Stability Weight 10 oz Shoe drop 12mm Sizing Standard running shoe length Heel Medium Forefoot Medium width Previous model Adrenaline GTS 18
This year, Brooks has released the 19 with a bold move of a redesigned sole. Risky? Yes.
Brooks has decided to redesign the sole with guide rails support system totally. The reason for this is to provide a softer and springier ride.
The idea behind the guide rails support system is to make a point that there is not a right way to run and therefore the shoe focuses on individuality rather than directing your foot and ankle into landing somewhere it doesn’t want to.
Therefore, everyone’s unique way of running will perform best when the footwear works with an individual’s unique gait. The shoe weighs the same as the previous edition (it also looks similar, to be honest) although the sole looks slightly chunkier than the Brooks 18.
When I put these on, they felt bouncy and secure. The ride felt comfortable with the midsole rails on each side of the shoe, cradling my foot. Brooks version of this shoe is to allow your foot to guide rather than it being corrected.
The rear section of the midsole has been updated with a new DNA loft foam (foam air and rubber if you are wondering) hence giving your ride some extra bounce.
The heel drop on them is 12mm which is perfect for someone like me who suffers from Achilles problems. I found the material more breathable although the stripes on the front of the show lead me to think that I had mud or a mark on the front.
I wore mine out in the rain and found that they dried very quickly and without soggy socks! The toe box is roomy, and there was no slippage from the heel.
The laces were generous enough to lace right to the top of the trainer not like others who scrimp on lace length. The tongue of the trainer is still padded and comfortable. The width of it is just right and helps to improve the fit of the shoe. Overall a winner!
- Comfortable and well padded
- Great choice of colors
- A soft ride
- The change may not be for everyone
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This, to me, feels like the best Brooks Adrenaline I've put on.
Overall fit and feel great so far. I would definitely recommend this.
Similar to bumpers in bowling, GuideRails are there when you need them and out of your way when you don’t. They work hard to reduce excess heel and shin rotation to keep your natural knee motion within a safe range, so you can run without pain or discomfort.
Updates to Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19
- The Adrenaline GTS 19 is an update to a series of stability running shoes designed for overpronated foot motion. It features the next iteration of Brooks’ cushioning technology, the DNA LOFT, which is a blend of EVA, air, and rubber. The usual BioMoGo DNA cushioning is still in place to provide defined support to the foot that is wearing the shoe. The GuideRails Holistic Support System supports the medial part of the arch and the lateral portion of the heel, thereby giving a balanced underfoot performance.
- The upper unit of this model contrasts its immediate predecessor because of the engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print technologies. These elements work together to provide secure and form-fitting coverage.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 size and fit
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 has a standard running shoe length, which entails that runners can get a pair with their usual sizing choices in mind. Widthwise, the available options for men are B – Narrow, D – Medium, 2E – Wide and 4E – Extra Wide; for women, the choices are 2A – Narrow, B – Medium, D – Wide and 2E – Extra Wide.
The outsole unit of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 is made of blown rubber, which is a compound that offers traction and protection against abrasion. It also provides extra cushioning through its spongy configuration.
Flex grooves allow the entire sole unit to bend with the foot as it goes through the gait cycle.
A segmented platform design helps in isolating the impact forces generated by the foot-strike, concentrating the energy to the contact point instead of rippling to areas that don’t need affectation.
The midsole unit features the usual BioMoGo DNA technology from Brooks. This environment-friendly feature is meant to follow the cushioning needs of the individual, giving targeted cushioning to the entire underfoot.
The DNA LOFT is a lightweight but durable material that offers bouncy and consistent cushioning. It is made using ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) piece, rubber, and air. These constituents mesh with each other to deliver sturdiness, comfort and consistent support.
The GuideRails Holistic Support System involves sidewalls on the lateral heel and the medial midfoot. These add-ons are constructed to lock the foot in place and prevent overpronation.
Providing breathable and form-fitting coverage is an engineered mesh upper. This cloth-like silhouette is also lightweight and smooth; it avoids rubbing uncomfortably against the skin of the wearer.
The 3D Fit Print technology entails a set of printed overlays that are placed on the sides and the heel. These add-ons are designed to hold the foot in place and prevent accidental shoe removals.
The padded tongue and collar are responsible for cushioning the topmost dimensions of the foot, particularly the instep, the ankles, and the Achilles tendon. These parts of the shoe are also meant to avert any in-shoe quivering during the run.