Review – Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12

Over the years the Adrenaline has become one of the most well-known running shoes in the world.

The most noticeable thing about the Adrenaline when you first try it on is how light it feels in comparison to other shoes that provide similar support, as it’s only 320 grams (mens). Brooks have gradually reduced the weight considerably over the past few years, first off, the mid-sole has changed from s-257 to MoGo, then in 2011, DNA cushioning replaced Hydroflow, further reducing the weight. The shoe is now environmentally friendly with Bio-MoGo, in which the mid-sole is chemically treated to be biodegradable within 20 years in landfill.

The Adrenaline has a high reputation for providing an exceptional level of support. The GTS 12  continues that trend, at Royles, we have HD video gait analysis and the Adrenaline consistently performs well in correcting excessive pronation when analysed on the treadmill.

Whilst I prefer to do faster runs and speed-work in lighter shoes, this is the best shoe for hammering in the mileage with the long runs and regular commute runs when I’ve got my backpack on. It’s essentially the shoe that helps me run over 100 miles per week without falling to bits! Durability is excellent, mine are still going good even though they are now smelly, dirty and have covered over 600 miles!

If you need a supportive shoe to batter the miles in then the Adrenaline is well worth a look. You can buy them here.


About vintagerunning

I'm an experienced club runner with a sub 2hr 20 marathon and hold a UK Athletics Level 2 coaching qualification. My main interest is in the post-war era of British distance running.
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