Who should buy the Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14

Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 is the solid shoe for you  if: 

  • You want extra stability and motion control support for mild to severe overpronators
  • You want an appealing lightweight shoe to use for long-distance running or marathons

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Updates to Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 

  • Lighter to give more freedom of movement without feeling weighed down
  • Upgraded to motion control for runners who overpronate
  • New DRB Accel technology was introduced to the midfoot of the shoe to aid in balancing the support and torsional rigidity of the shoe
  • A new web-like saddle in the upper is added to enhance the fit of the shoe through the lacing system
  • The tread of the shoe was redesigned to offer better traction, grip, and flexibility to runners

Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 whole

Enhanced grip and tractions with Adrenaline ASR 14 outsoles

Key areas of the outsole are made up of an abrasion-resistant rubber known as the Brooks HPR Plus. This material is tough, adding more durability to areas that commonly give in when running in trail shoes. It also enhances the grip and traction of the shoe, without sacrificing flexibility.

Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 forefoot outsoles

Other areas of the outsole are made with HPR Plus blown rubber. Compared with the HPR Plus, this rubber material is not as robust, but it gives more flexibility to the sections of the foot that need it the most. On top of that, it also helps to provide a more responsive ride to runners.

Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 heel outsole

Brook’s Stable Pod Configuration was also introduced to the outsole. With some components of this technology found on the midsole, it sets the foot up to a more efficient position which optimizes the movements from heel strike to toe-off. Ultimately, to give maximum stability.

Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 mid outsole

Lastly, the Flextra technology was added as well. Flextra is a special system in the anterior part of the outsole. This system complements the other features that enable flexibility. It offers varying degrees of support resulting in a more fine-tuned level of malleability.

Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 tip of outsole

Reduced overpronation with enhanced stability support in the midsole

Brooks has added BioMoGo DNA in the midsole. This piece of midsole material is Brooks’ environmentally friendly creation. This foam is made out of recycled materials and it degrades naturally post its effective lifespan. The BioMoGo DNA replaces the gel inserts since this technology is safer for the environment, yet it still provides responsive cushioning.

Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 rear midsole

Within the midsole is the Progressive Diagonal Rollbar or the PDRB. This is seen from the outside of the shoe and it’s outlined by a different color. This internal midsole structure greatly helps with pronation. Its stability feature inhibits the foot from turning while enhancing the transition from the midstance to propulsion.

Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 midsole heel

Another component in the midsole that prevents overpronation from happening is the DRB Accel. It can be seen in the midfoot area and is a component that’s made of thermoplastics with varying levels of sturdiness. This unit provides torsional rigidity and balances the support received by the dorsal part of the foot.

Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 pdrb

The design of the platform optimizes flexibility and cushioning by combining two technologies. The first one is the full-length Crash Pad feature. These are segmented structures that provide next-level cushioning, stability, and smoothness of the running transition. These segments are able to move easily and freely because of another feature that heightens flexibility – the Omega Flex Grooves.

Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 front crash pads

A profile sock liner was also introduced to the inside of the shoe. This sock liner is made of BioMoGo foam and is contoured according to the natural shape of the underfoot. It provides extra cushioning and is supplementing the already-comfortable in-shoe experience runners get.

Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 insole

Secured personalized and dependable fit with the Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 upper

The upper of the Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 is made up of  Element Mesh. This type of mesh has been treated with a durable water repellent to combat water or moisture from getting into the shoe. This is a very nifty shoe feature when running on wet terrain or when accidentally stepping into a puddle.

Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 top upper

To further secure the fit of the shoe, Brooks enhanced the design of the synthetic overlays. These structures are now formed into a cage-like design that lightly locks the midfoot in place while also providing more structure to the shoe. The secure fit this feature brings is further augmented with the adjustable saddle construction which really gives runners a personalized and dependable fit.

Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 overlays

The Element Mesh upper is partnered with a lining inside the shoe that is made up of a similar element material. Brooks refers to it as Element Linings, and its primary goal is to aid in moisture transfer within the shoe while also providing a comfortable in-shoe feel.

Brooks Adrenaline ASR 14 collar

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 309g / Women 245g
Drop: 12mm
Arch support: Motion control
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Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 30mm

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