Summary

We spent 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Many people claimed that the in-shoe experience was comfortable right out of the box.
  • The façade didn’t have a bulky look, and a lot of testers liked that aspect.
  • The upper unit gained favor for being breathable and flexible.
  • Some runners felt that the pronation support given by the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19’s midsole was more substantial than the ones in the previous iterations.
  • The general quality of the components wasn’t overshadowed by the price, some runners noted; they felt that this shoe had an affordable starting price.
  • Purchasers liked the fact that, for a stability shoe, the Adrenaline GTS 19 didn’t have a heavy build.
  • The upper offered smooth and non-irritating coverage, many runners stated.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The durability of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 was criticized by several reviewers as they experienced the sole coming apart or the stitches unraveling.

Bottom line

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19, similar to another Brooks stability shoe, the Transcend 6, was able to capture its target audience, runners who needed support to combat overpronation. People felt that it was comfortable, secure and non-irritating as it wrapped the foot. The quality of the components was also praised. Meanwhile, a consistent complaint among users is the poor construction of the shoe, which has resulted to a lack of durability.

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Facts

Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
Top 1% most popular running shoes
It has never been more popular than this August
Better rated than the previous version Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18

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Video reviews and unboxing

  • 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.

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.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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