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Running Shoes Brooks Men's Adrenaline GTS14

Published on January 16th, 2014 | by Daniel Feinstein


Brooks Men’s Adrenaline GTS 14

Brooks Men’s Adrenaline GTS 14 Daniel Feinstein
Stability - 100%
Comfort - 100%
Cushion - 100%
Design - 70%
Price - 80%

Summary: Fantastic support and stability in a lightweight package.


Support and stability.

The Adrenaline GTS is Brooks’ premier line of running shoes and the Adrenaline GTS 14 is the latest update in the iteration. The shoe underwent some very subtle changes which, together, resulted in a marked improvement in stability, cushion and overall performance all in a significantly lighter feeling package.

While I have never owned a pair of Brooks running shoes myself, my father has owned a number of pairs over the course of the years and he swears by them. This was actually the first pair of Brooks that I tried on and I was absolutely floored. From the moment that you slip your feet into these shoes, you become instantly aware that you are dealing with a truly quality product. The support that they offer is unreal and the cushioning is simply outstanding. I was left with the impression that my knees and joints would be perfectly fine running in these shoes even if I were carrying an additional 100 pounds of weight on my body. Moreover, they managed to fit all of this support, cushioning and performance in an astonishingly lightweight package.

The Uppers

The upper of the Adrenaline GTS 14 provides both comfort and support through the use of a light and plush mesh coupled with a fantastic internal support saddle that wraps around the entire foot. The upper features linings within the mesh that help to keep feet dry and cool. The lacing has also been updated in the Adrenaline GTS 14 to allow for uniform pressure on the foot all up and down the instep.

The Sole and Midsole

In an effort to make your run more stable, Brooks has included their special PDRB system in the midsole. The foam located on the medial side of the shoe is somewhat firmer than in the rest of the shoe while the heel and forefoot are pampered with an innovative cushioning system. The heel of the shoe has a Caterpillar Crash Pad which offers incredible shock absorption and allows for improved heel to toe transition.

Through the use of various flex grooves in the shoe’s outsole, Brooks has enhanced the shoe’s flexibility. In addition, the blown rubber material provides for an additional level of cushioning.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 is a very smart looking and smart feeling high performance shoe ideal for the serious runner that requires enhanced support and cushioning.

  • Enhanced support
  • Terrific shock absorption
  • Comfortable
  • Could be prettier

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About the Author

Dan began running at the age of 10 and ran competitively through high school participating in both Cross Country and Track. He later found himself in the military where accumulated a great deal of knowledge and experience in hiking, camping and survival. Dan continues to run and has become an avid cycler, taking extended tours on a regular basis. He is currently training for the 2015 NYC Ironman.

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